This is a recipe my sister gave me to help build up my DD's immunity, and not get sick so often. Here's what she said about the ingredients: "Basically the miso, the seaweed and the shitakes are DEEP immune builders, the ginger, the cayenne, the scallions help remove excess heat from the body and get circulation going." The ingredients can be increased or decreased to your preference. This is just what I did.
I found this recipe online in an article about a Philadelphia restaurant and tried it out at home. I wasn't overawed by it, but love the flavors, so I decided to play around with it a bit. By the third batch I had hit gold.
This recipe is from Gourmet magazine's very interesting November 1990 article about fennel. Fennel stimulates the appetite, refreshes the palate, and aids the digestion. It also contains few calories. Fennel is a member of the carrot family. It is also a 'cousin' of parsley and dill. It adds an interesting flavour twist to a classic Greek recipe.
This recipe came out of our home school Bible Workbook called Genesis to Joshua. My children had to make it one day for Bible Class. For those who need a refresher...Esau came in from the wilderness after hunting and sold his birthright to Jacob for some of his soup.
I have to tell you, I have never been a big lentil soup fan, but the lemon juice in this soup really brightens the flavor and I found it to be very pleasing...even my picky eaters enjoyed it!
I saw this being made on TV (AWW) and thought it looked really good. On the programme they said to serve with toasted slices of french bread which were topped with crumbled blue cheese and grilled. I didn't have any on hand so I topped mine with parmesan cheese. I also, the second time round added some chopped bacon and simmered for another 15mins after I had blended the soup. You could also top each bowl of soup with a spoon of cream for a special occasion.