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Meatless Monday with Vegan Cleansing Detox Soup to Kick Off 2018

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

After the excesses of the holidays and with the hope and possibilities of a new year ahead of us, we thought we’d start the year off with something that will help us cleanse our bodies from the inside out. Today’s recipe for Vegan Cleansing Detox Soup is the perfect solution to getting your 2018 food choices off to a healthy start. According to the chef “This soup is packed with all the good stuff! Even though it’s oil-free, it’s full-flavored, thanks to fresh lemon juice, fresh ginger, bright turmeric, balancing cinnamon, and a touch of spicy cayenne. The soup’s leafy greens, broccoli, celery, and carrots will nourish you and make you feel whole. Enjoy this soup as a light lunch with a salad on the side.” This delicious and healthy recipe comes courtesy of Shannon Leparski of The Glowing Fridge via One Green Planet. If you haven’t checked out either website yet, head on over now. You won’t be disappointed.

INGREDIENTS (serves 6)

  • 1/4 cup water or vegetable brothvegan-cleansing-soup
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 small head of broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • fine-grain sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups water or 4 cups vegetable broth, plus 2 cups water
  • 2 cups kale, de-stemmed and torn in pieces
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 of a small lemon

PREPARATION

  1. In a large pot, add the water or vegetable broth and turn on the heat to medium-high. After it’s hot, add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, and fresh ginger.
  2. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, adding in extra water or broth as needed. Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, plus salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add in the water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  4. Add in the kale, cabbage, and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering, then remove from heat and serve.

NOTES

  • Leftovers stay well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

Happy new year – may all your wishes come true.

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