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Thursday
Sep042008

Kohlrabi Garlic Soup a.k.a. Kick Parasites and Fungus in the Ass Soup

kohlrabi, my favorite antibacterial food

This recipe makes a naturally anti-fungal, anti-parasite super soup. I love kohlrabi. An odd-looking member of the cabbage family, kohlrabi is a versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked, and has a slightly sweet flavor. Raw, it is crunchy and light. Cooked, it has substantial body. Even better, kohlrabi is a really healing food! Kohlrabi, Garlic, Onion, and Thyme are all naturally anti-fungal, and help transform dampness in the body. Garlic and onion also help dispel worms and parasites. Yes! This soup is fast, easy, tasty, and full of good things for you.

Kohlrabi Garlic Soup a.k.a. Kick Parasites and Fungus in the Ass Soup

Serves 4

4 Kohlrabi
1 bulb garlic
1 onion
fresh thyme sprigs
fresh parsley
dash Herbamare, Trocomare, or sea salt
dash kelp powder
1 1/2 - 2 c broth
optional: unsweetened rice/soy/oatmilk, flax oil

First, prepare your garlic and onions for roasting. Cut off the top of the garlic bulb, exposing each clove. Peel the onion and cut in half. Wrap the garlic and onion in tin foil and roast until soft at 350* (about 30-40 minutes). Meanwhile, peel kohlrabi and chop into chunks. Cook kohlrabi until tender with your favorite method - steam, saute, roast (yum!), braise, etc. Important note: Don't overcook kohlrabi! It takes on a funky, overcooked cabbagey flavor if overcooked.

Once garlic is roasted, squeeze out as many cloves as you would like - or as much as you can stand! Wrap up any unused garlic and refrigerate, and use in other recipes. Place roasted garlic mash, onion, cooked kohlrabi, thyme leaves, parsley, and broth into a blender or food processor. Puree in batches if necessary. Blend/process until smooth. Use more or less broth, depending on how thick or thin you'd like the soup. If you'd like, add a splash of your favorite milk substitute to make it creamier.

Once pureed, heat soup through in pot and adjust seasonings/liquid quantity as necessary. Then serve up! I like to pour on a little flax oil once I have it dished up, for some added flaxen goodness. The flax oil could also be added during the pureeing process. If you do add while pureeing, just make sure that you do not heat the soup to a high tempurature after - the flax oil will lose potency.

Once heated through, dish up and enjoy!

This soup is also great served with salads, grain/vegetable dishes, or meats. Or, want a really antifungal/antiparasite meal? Serve up with some pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds, in addition to being delicious and nutritious, also have anti-parasitic properties.

This is a flexible recipe - I've added a little lemon juice, have made without parsley and with other herbs instead, have sauteed garlic and onion instead of roasting, have added dulse flakes and mixed in other seaweeds. I have also added blanched kohlrabi greens and blended them in - resulting in a very very bright green soup. If you can tolerate raw garlic (I can't, but lucky you!), use raw instead and blend up for a super strong treat. You can do just about anything! Make this recipe yours!

Enjoy!

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