Asparagus soup recipes tempt you to new flavours and experiences. This make a dish for four.
This page was last updated by Bernard Preston on 22nd July, 2019.
A beautiful Dutch couple brought me two kilograms of fresh asparagus snipped from their lands this morning. Have you any idea how much that is? It is nearly five pounds.
They are particularly rich in a phyto-nutrient called a saponin which has a wide range of benefits.
Not only do they help prevent malignant disease and inflammation, but they regulate blood pressure and sugar; and cholesterol too. That is amazing.
They also have large amounts of beta-carotene.
Read more about saponins at our phytochemical foods page.
It is particularly rich in vitamin K and folate.
Fresh asparagus shoots are to die for. Ha, I never realised that slightly bitter flavour that I have associated with the soup is simply a sign that they were harvested several days previously.
By then the sugars and starches have begun to break down and the veggies have lost their fresh, sweet taste.
There are also abundant quantities of many of the B vitamins and minerals.
This happens much quicker than with other vegetables. Three times as
fast as lettuce, for example; eat your asparagus the same day you purchase them.
The fresh piquant flavour is just right for dozens of delicious dishes. Ria insists that the asparagus stalks must be stored in a moist tea cloth. She is right; that slows down the oxidation of the nutrients, I have discovered.
The first dozen were snapped up at lunch. Ah, the virtues of living only two minutes away from your place of work on a bicycle; home for fresh asparagus on toast.
But two kilogrammes? Asparagus soup is in the planning.
Asparagus soup recipes take no time at all to prepare, especially if you have frozen chicken bones bouillon all ready in the freezer. Avoid cubes; they are loaded with chemicals; they give me serious indigestion and there's risk of cancer if you use them regularly.
Prepare vegetables: 5 minutes
Chicken bones bouillon: 1 hour (20 mins with a pressure cooker)
Cooking time: 20 mins.
(30 mins max + bouillon preparation)
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Where to start your asparagus soup
Doesn't look that fantastic, eh! But just remember, the proof of the soup is in the eating. This asparagus soup recipe makes one very delicious meal.
Just drop a dollop of double thick Jersey cream into your soup! If you're eating these kinds of foods every day, you won't have any worries about cholesterol.
But do beware of refined carbohydrate; it's the croutons that will disturb your blood glucose and make you fat; the healthy fats help to keep down the high levels of sugar.
Chicken bones bouillon is rich in the precursors of cartilage. Harvard medical school research shows it's very effective in the treatment of recalcitrant arthritis; it is a vital ingredient of our asparagus soup. For the vegetarian I'd recommend a tablespoon of chickpeas and more herbs.
Don't dump your bones; freeze them.
Even the best chiropractic, or medicine for that matter, won't save you from misery if you eat crap. Sorry to be brutal, but that is the way it is. And as the Dutch say, those who will not hear, must feel.
If you don't look after your body, just where do you plan to live, huh?
Rather follow my passion for healthy choice foods, made fast; they're delicious anyway. All the food planning here is absolutely divine and you can prepare them in a jiffy. Making it look pretty is not high on my agenda, except when guests are coming.
Canned soups incidentally have very large amounts of salt; make your own.
The onions incidentally are rich in phytochemicals that help stabilise blood glucose; read more about allicin benefits.
Aside: How many of us are putting off cooking from scratch because we are intimidated by the complexity and time it takes to make dishes that LOOK pretty like you see in all the books? Forget what it looks like, the proof of the soup is in the eating, not the looking!
Before bed, after you've finished your Asparagus Soup recipe ...
Toss a cup of Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) into a pot, and cover with water. Then tomorrow you'll be able to make up some hummus to go with your Quaker Oats Recipes. Now that's got you guessing.
Chickpeas and oats are the top two anti-cholesterol foods. Foods that lower cholesterol.
We should all be trying to gradually replace
our cheese and red meat with legumes. But you won't find fresh green
lima beans in the shop. They are very easy to grow however. Sufferin
growing lima beans ...
Bread and Soup
Heartburn in the middle of the night? Many folk find that bread and soup in the evening gives them severe heartburn. Perhaps you'd like to try this
Gluten free bread recipe if our asparagus soup recipes gives you pain a couple hours after dinner.
Of course, soup without bread is an option, or less onion in the soup, or simply enjoy for lunch. Perhaps also check out our indigestion heartburn page.
If you're still getting heartburn, use less of the chicken bones bouillon; it's very rich.
Another delight is our Toscanini celery soup, also like asparagus rich in phytosterols, the cancer-prevention stuff, is this favourite of the maestro, the only food he would eat before a concert. He swore it calmed his finely pitched nerves; yours too?
Have you seen the film High Pitched incidentally? I loved it.
Healthy choice foods are for those who seriously want to enjoy twenty years after retirement without bucketfuls of pills and weekly visits to the doctor and chiropractor; these asparagus soup recipes are just one way to get more of the anti cancer phytochemicals in a delicious way into our bodies.
As one wag put it, if you don't look after your bod, just where are you planning to live? There really is no alternative to healthy choice foods, is there?
More anti cancer ...
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