John H. Keefe III, D.C.
DIET: SUPER ENERGY KALE SOUP Ingredients:1 medium onion, chopped,4 cloves garlic, chopped,5 cups chicken or bone broth, 1 medium carrot, diced into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 cup), 1 cup diced celery, 2 red potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch cubes, 3 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped very fine, 2 tsp dried thyme, 2 tsp dried sage, salt and pepper to taste. Directions: Chop garlic and onions and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health benefits. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute. Add broth, carrots, and celery and bring to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 more minutes. Add kale and rest of ingredients and cook another 5 minutes. If you want to simmer for a longer time for extra flavor and richness, you may need to add a little more broth. Serves 4 Kale contains more than 45 unique flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Kale is rich in disease-fighting vitamins K, A, and C, along with respectable amounts of manganese, copper, B vitamins, fiber, calcium, and potassium. Super Energy Kale Soup is tasty and healthy, and an ideal way to enjoy kale in the winter.
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