Barley Butternut Veggie Soup
This version of vegetable soup includes my signature Chinese version of vegetable soup includes my signature Chinese Healing Yam that strengthens spleen and Kombu - kelp sea that strengthens spleen and Kombu - kelp sea veg that nicely accompanies grains - and beans -- enriching veg that nicely accompanies grains - and beans -- enriching
the broth with trace minerals like iodine. the broth with trace minerals like iodine.
Additional Ingredients include: split mung beans for more protein benefits, barley, sweet potato, golden potato, onion, , shallots, garlic, celery, carrots, parsley, poultry blend herbs, cumin, Bragg's soy mineral sauce, dry sherry, tomato puree, butternut and kombucha squash, rainbow chard greens, wild rice, olive oil, sea salt and cracked lemon pepper garlic.
I soak the barley overnite for added digestibility. Squash belongs to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers. The kombucha Japanese pumpkin, like the butternut, is rich in beta- kombucha Japanese pumpkin, like the butternut, is rich in beta- carotene, with iron, vitamin C, potassium, and smaller traces of carotene, with iron, vitamin C, potassium, and smaller traces of calcium, folic acid, and minute amounts of B vitamins.
Researchers studied the association between consumption of carotene-containing vegetables and subsequent five year mortality of 1271 Massachusetts residents 66 years of age or older. They observed that those in the highest quintile of intake of these carotene-containing vegetables intake of these had a risk of cancer mortality which was 0.3. The trend of decreased risk of cancer mortality with increasing intake of carotene containing vegetables was significant. Thus, carotene may have benefits of cancer prevention.
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This week's chanting ingredients were inspired by the Threshold Singers of Pittsburgh, once again, and our ever-expanding repetoire of luscious healing words, melodies, harmonies and heart.
We've bren practicing Open My Heart and just shared it at a home visit to a dear friend and her family and her friend and daughter - to bring comfort and strength to those in bereavement. There were a few family dogs and seeing-eye dog also witnessing this very sacred singing. Quite a blessed experience for one and all. In fact, I'm now inspired to begin a second blog - that my Threshold sisters can also contribute to - documenting our journey of sharing this healing power of mindful singing.
For now, I will share here the words of the first song we shared last evening, composed by Patricia McKernan, with deep gratitude:
Open My Heart
Open my heart, let holy love flow through me Center my soul upon the paths of peace.
Make of my life a melody of love, singing Alleluia, Oh Great One, Alleluia.
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