Those wonderful miscellaneous ingredients that can suddenly “become” a meal with little more than a dump into a pot.
After watching “Food Matters” and hearing wonderful options for healing one’s self I realized the staples within my kitchen could be adjusted in minor ways and create one the most documented healing soups and that the soup could in itself become the base for other soups and even sauces.
The Hippocrates Soup can be found in many dimensions from “The Gerson Therapy” to “The Herbal Advisor”. The key to this soup is the benefits that come from fresh and preferably organic vegetables.
Hippocrates original formula was to be put into 1 ½ quarts of water and simmered slowly for 30 minutes:
1 cup chopped or grated carrot
1 cup chopped or grated celery
1 cup chopped leek
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Below I have placed Dr Gerson’s recipe -A Google Search will give you alternative recipes.
Hippocrates Soup Recipe
Dr. Max Gerson – The Gerson Therapy
Use 4-quart stainless steel pot
Assemble the following vegetables
Cover with pure quality water (see pure water)
1 medium celery knob or 3-4 stalks of celery
1 medium parsley root – if available
Garlic as desired
2 small leeks (if not available, replace with 2 medium onions)
1 ½ pounds tomatoes or more
2 medium onions
1 pound of potatoes
A little parsley.
1. Do not peel any of these special soup vegetables
2. Wash and scrub them well
3. Cut them coarsely
4. Simmer them slowly for 2 hours
5. Then put them through a food mill in small portions
6. Only fibers should be left
7. Vary the amount of water used for cooking according to taste and desired consistency.
8. Keep well covered in refrigerator no longer that 2 days
9. Warm up as much as needed each time
No matter the version of the recipe you use the benefits of this soup is obvious just in it’s ingredients.