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Beautiful Borscht

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    Borscht is an incredibly powerful soup. Its rich colour signifies the presence of powerful plant pigments that have been shown to prevent the body from aging, environmental damage, and disease.

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    1 or 2 small beets
    1 small onion
    1 medium potato
    1 carrot
    1 celery stalk
    1 cup (250 mL) red cabbage, shredded
    2 cups (500 mL) vegetable stock
    1 cup (250 mL) tomatoes, crushed
    2 cups (500 mL) water
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) dill
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) caraway seeds
    1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) black pepper
    2 to 3 Tbsp (30 to 45 mL) natural cane sugar
    1 to 2 Tbsp (15 to 30 mL) apple cider vinegar

    Using a food processor, grate all the vegetables and place them in a pot with the stock, tomatoes, water, dill, caraway seeds, and pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are very soft, about 25 to 40 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar, stir, and simmer another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve. For a more elegant soup, blend before serving. Serves 8 to 10.

    Nutrition Information

    Per serving: 91 calories; 2.7 g protein; 0.5 g fat (0.1 g saturated); 22 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fibre; 84 g sodium

    source: "Build Better Food Habits" alive #291, January 2007

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