Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mushroom Barley Zoupa!

Barley Mushroom ala Sharda

'Sorry for the delay on this post -- last week's Healing Soup Subscription, available exclusively in Pittsburgh, for now, presented a warming childhood favorite, updated. Both the soup and the sample of "Mary's Gone Crackers" are gluten and wheat-free. These crackers have been my favorite for years - only surpassed by another gluten-free one made with millet flour and seeds (later for that one!) Mary's is packed with brown rice flour and poppyseeds, flax seeds, sesame and this version, caraway. -- way crunchy and lite!!

The pearl barley (as most grains I'll use) is soaked overnight to support easy digestion, making the enzymes more active. I've added a hint of dry sherry to the Magic Mineral Broth c and tm base. Additional ingredients include: Kombu (mineral rich kelp - that also aids digestion of all grains/beans) This was cooked in with the barley - separate from the broth; fermented soy paste (miso - just a teaspoon per quart), garlic, yellow onion, shallots, wheat-free tamari (shoyu soy sauce), dry shitake mushrooms, fresh beech, baby button and baby bellas, sea salt and cracked pepper, Earth Balance soy-free butter substitute, and for good measure, some dried healing Chinese yam.

Chanting Ingredients:
The first two are Jain prayers Navkar Mantra - Centering and Protecting and
Shivum Astu for Healing, The Threshold Choir's Blessing of Light, and in honor of/praying especially for Debbie Friedman - the following prayer for healing was put to music by her and became quite famous and beloved:
Mi Shebeirach
May the source of strength, who blessed the ones before us, help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing and Let us say...Amen

Bless those in need of healing, with r'fuah sh'leimah, The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit and Let us say...Amen

Friends in Berkeley Springs, and those close enough to get there, may be able to purchase the Healing Soups by the end of January!! I'm working on traveling to this Wild and Wonderful spa town, monthly, weather permitting. Stay tuned for details!!
From you I receive, To You I give, Together we share and From this we live
Many Species...One Planet...One Future

~I See You ~ Namaste ~
Yours in Wellness, Gratitude, Vitality and the Rhythm of Nature,
Suzen Sharda Segall

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Suzen Sharda Segall, Wellness Personal Trainer/Consultant, designer and facilitator of BodyArts Therapeutics, has provided an integrated approach to health and wellness for a wide variety of populations, internationally,for over thirty-five years

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