A very nice soup on its own, but flushing toxins from the liver takes it to the 5th star. This is like a hearty beef vegetable soup with beans. Ann Gittleman didn't specify which beans in her recipe, so I used cannellini beans from my pantry, and they worked fine. I couldn't find a 14-oz. can of crushed tomatoes, so I used a 14-oz. can of diced tomatoes instead. We avoid intense fire in spices, but I used 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne anyway, and that added a teensy kick but was still mild; the cumin was pronounced, so make sure you have good cumin (we LOVE cumin!). As usual I more or less doubled the garlic with no complaints. I will definitely make this again!
Forget the title, this is a great soup! I halved the ground turkey and cumin, doubled the garlic and lemon and chose the black beans, which went really well with it. I didn't have enough tomato juice, so I had to sub some of it with canned tomatoes that I pureed. I bet smoked paprika would be good in this too, since it lends itself to a certain smokiness. The flavor was delicious, and everything blended nicely. Baked tortilla chips were the perfect accompaniment.