Hot and Soup Soup with Extra Veggies
Here’s one of my favorite – easy to make soup meals. It’s so easy you don’t need a recipe!
Start with hot and sour soup from a Chinese restaurant that makes good quality soup (not loaded with corn starch and msg).
Then at home, add plenty of vegetables plus some tofu — and you have a great, light soup meal!
So this is how I made our soup tonight…
I put the hot and sour soup from the restaurant into a pot on the stove over medium heat. (Our microwave is broken or I could have done this in the microwave in either one big bowl or in individual soup bowls.)
To the soup in the pot or bowl, add:
- thinly sliced green or red cabbage
- lightly sautéd sliced mushrooms
- lightly sautéd (still crispy) diced onions
- tofu, cut into bite-size cubes
Heat the soup until the cabbage is tender crisp.
Top each serving with:
- thinly sliced green onions
- chopped fresh cilantro
If you add a lot of veggies and tofu like I do, then the resulting soup will be like a bowl of veggies in a little broth – a nice light meal!
Enjoy and be healthy!
Cabbage and other veggies in the cabbage family, including Brussels sprouts, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, collard greens, watercress, and arugula all contain powerful anticancer substances — sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I3Cs).
“Sulforaphane and I3Cs are capable of detoxifying certain carcinogenic substances. They prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors. They also promote the suicide of cancer cells and block angiogenesis. In 2009, at the Cancer Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh, biologist Dr. Shivendra Singh and his team studied the impact of sulforaphane—an antioxidant contained in cruciform vegetables—on prostate cancer in mice. They made two radical new discoveries. First, consumption of sulforaphane three times a week considerably increases the action of NK cells against tumors (by more than 50 percent). Second, tumor-carrying rats that consumed sulforaphane were shown to have half as much risk of developing metastases as those that did not.”, [page 135, Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, David, Anticancer, A New Way of Life, 2009 Edition]
Note: Do not boil cabbage or any of the cabbage-family foods because boiling may destroy sulforaphane and 13C’s. [page 135, Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, David, Anticancer, A New Way of Life, 2009 Edition]
For more on cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables’ benefits see WebMD.