Asparagus is one of the most nutritious foods on earth,
prized for its medicinal properties for nearly
2,000 years! It can be served hot or cold and
tastes delicious roasted, steamed, or sautéed.
a delectable asparagus soup recipe that’s quick
and easy to prepare and sure to satisfy.
2 bunches (3 lbs.) of asparagus
4 tsp. powdered vegetable broth or 2 bouillon cubes
4 ½ cups water
2 medium onions, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 cup raw cashews
salt & white pepper (to taste)
Cut off the stems of asparagus (about 1 inch)
Cut off two inches of the asparagus
tips and simmer (tips only) over low heat in
one cup of boiled water for about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, set aside, and save with
In a 4-quart saucepan, add onions,
remaining asparagus stalks, garlic, onion,
seasonings, water, and the liquid from the
Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes,
or until asparagus is tender.
Puree soup in
a blender in small batches; in final batch,
add and puree cashews.
Return to saucepan;
thin with water if necessary (up to 2 cups);
heat and serve with tips.
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Supportive of good causes, Primal Spirit Foods
is generously donating product samples for
educational activities taking place in honor
of the Great American
Meatout this month.
important studies have revealed the presence of mercury
in many foods and beverages. The first study was
published in the current issue of Environmental
Health. Researchers found mercury in nine of twenty
samples of commercial High-fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
The second study, conducted in 2008 by the non-profit
watchdog group Institute for Agriculture and Trade
Policy, found that approximately one in three
of fifty-five brand-name foods contained mercury.
Since HFCS has replaced sugar as a sweetener in many
products, mercury may be present
in foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars,
soups, and condiments.
The good news is that fruits and veggies can help protect
against the harmful effects of mercury and other
toxins present in processed foods. The amino
acid glutathione is considered the most powerful,
versatile, and important of the body’s antioxidants,
critical in detoxification. Asparagus contains more
glutathione than all other fruits and vegetables.
It also contains a host of other valuable
nutrients and anti-cancer compounds.
is Meatout month! Be an inspiration
in your community by spreading a message
of health and compassion in honor of the
American Meatout. On (or around)
March 20th — the first day of spring — caring
people around the world educate their communities
about the benefits of a veg diet. This year’s
slogan is "Change
Your Diet – Change the World!"
are just a couple of fun, easy ways you can
participate this month: