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Oh this apricot lentil soup from Super Soups really hits the spot on a cold, wintry day! Savory but with a touch of fruity sweetness, it's just delicious. And honestly, it's no work at all to make! You really need to try this one!

One of the health tips associated with this recipe:

The seeds of pod-bearing plants, or legumes, are particularly rich sources of protein. These include peas, beans, and lentils. All of them contain carbohydrates as well, of the low-glycemic-index sort. In addition they are high in fiber, folic acid, and protective phytochemicals. But buy organic beans. The others may carry residues of toxic agrichemicals. Folic acid is deficient in the diets of many Westerners. It's important, along with vitamins B6 and B12, in regulating levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid formed in the metabolic breakdown of protein, especially animal protein. A high level of homocysteine in the blood is an independent risk factor for arterial disease and heart attack and may also elevate the risk of cancer and a number of chronic degenerative diseases.
Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D., pp 117, 127
ASIN: B00NT6MOOC

Hot soups, chilled soups. Soups for all year through. Soups to make your taste buds sing and keep you healthy too!
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If you want a delicious meal in a flash, try this five bean soup from Super Soups! With all those beans as well as barley, you get loads of protein to keep you satisfied all day! And the flavor? Oh my! Is it ever divine! This really is comfort food fit for the coldest winter day!

One of the health tips associated with this recipe:

Beans, legumes, grains, and leafy green vegetables are good plant sources of protein. In fact, all plant foods except fruit provide some protein. And a diet of plant-based protein can make you look as good as you feel. In addition to lower rates of ischemic heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and prostate and colon cancer, individuals who eschew meat have smaller waistlines and overall lower body mass index. Those who favor plant proteins also endure far lower rates of osteoporosis. Excess protein has to be eliminated by the kidneys. Excess protein, especially animal protein, winds up leaching calcium from the bones, causing osteoporosis. A diet high in protein may also cause deterioration of the nephrons, the kidney's filtering system, resulting in an increased risk of developing kidney stones. A well-planned vegetable, soy, and grain-based diet can supply enough nutritional benefits for all stages of the life cycle.
Energy Times November/December 2005, Allan Richter, Editor, p 34




Reviews

Of Super Soups, Sven Ohah writes on Facebook: Sven 5:18pm Jun 20 omg, Vila, I just made your vichyssoise from your Super Soups book and it tastes amazing! Thank you so much. Straff and I are going to have a delicious dinner tonight, thanks to your recipe. And on Amazon, he writes: 5.0 out of 5 starsDelicious! By Sven Ohah on June 21, 2016 Verified Purchase Shop no further! You will not need another soup cookbook ever. Spiderhawk's "Super Soups" has delicious recipes as well as useful health advice. Yesterday I made vichyssoise that was perfect for a long summer evening (with enough left for lunch today). Spiderhawk's writing style is smart. informed, and with a dash of humor.

Of Super Soups, Sven Ohah writes on Facebook:
omg, Vila, I just made your vichyssoise from your Super Soups book and it tastes amazing! Thank you so much. Straff and I are going to have a delicious dinner tonight, thanks to your recipe.

And on Amazon, he writes: 5.0 out of 5 starsDelicious!
Shop no further! You will not need another soup cookbook ever. Spiderhawk's "Super Soups" has delicious recipes as well as useful health advice. Yesterday I made vichyssoise that was perfect for a long summer evening (with enough left for lunch today). Spiderhawk's writing style is smart. informed, and with a dash of humor.




Of Super Soups, Richard E Boswell September 2, 2015writes on Amazon:
a great cookbook for those who like to make soups
By this time I have tried out three of the recipes in this cookbook, and I must say I have become devoted to the book. The Green Goddess Cucumber Soup was the hit of a pot luck lunch I was invited to. The Potato Leek Soup adorned a meal at home. Thirdly, I made the Creamy Mushroom Soup. I occasionally make minor modifications, for example, peeling the red-skinned potatoes for the Potato Leek Soup. Not knowing where to get maitake mushrooms I used portobellos and they were fine. This cookbook will be my livre de chevet or at least a permanent resident of my kitchen table. Richard le Grand Gourmand




By moonwillow on September 8, 2015
Super Soups is (as all her cook books) crammed full of excellent tips for health and what products work best, not just recipes. I didn't know there were so many soups for every season. Every one of these tasty soups are nourishing and filling. If your not drooling just looking at the cover, wait til you see them all. I would also suggest her book on breads to accent the soups...mmmmmm... for Summer she shares the coolest chilled soups for those humid 90 + temperatures, and winter the tastiest and heartiest soups for a cold snowy day. You can't go wrong with this year round book of soups....




The Green Goddess Soup from your Super Soups was the rave of the picnic yesterday and I went home with an empty pot. For today I have prepared another from this book. Looking forward to the next one. Richard

   Richard Boswell





Helen M. Collins
Bought Super Soups on Kindle last night after having Vila's tomato bisque soup for lunch yesterday. Honestly, that is the absolute best tomato soup I've ever tasted, and it has no salt and no msg. I am adding the ingredients to my shopping list for this week!!!




Of Super Soups, Pamela Strizek writes on Amazon:
5.0 out of 5 stars The best soup cookbook February 27, 2015
This is the best soup cookbook I have ever experienced. Her soup recipes are very tasteful and healthy. I made the Cabbage Soup and it was awesome. With such healthy ingredients such as Garlic, reduces the risk of a heart attack and helps with keeping cholesterol in check. This soup was so tasty and it made me feel healthy. I was able to make enough to freeze for future use.
I also made Alotta Beans Chili. This recipe was the best Chili I have ever experienced. And it is a very good way to get a great fiber content for your system.
There are chilled soups to enjoy also.
I would highly recommend this cookbook for all. And you can not beat the price of a cookbook with so many recipes.




Each time I get a SpiderHawk book, I think it's the best she's done. Once again, I'm wrong. She has outdone herself with Super Soups! This book is an amazing compilation of mouth-watering recipes and a wealth of information on herbs, fruits, vegetables, and grains--their uses, and their benefits. The recipes are only one part of this cookbook; it's more like a few books in one. She not only shares her recipes, she shares her endless knowledge of healthy eating.

She has combined recipes for chilled soups (more than I ever imagined) for those sweltering summer months as well as warm comforting soups for those chilly fall days and hearty winter stews to enjoy in a snowstorm.

The information she has included is invaluable. Instead of just throwing something in the pot, she explains why it's important to use this ingredient or that. Especially helpful are the hints on particular brands that best serve the recipes, especially if you are new to vegan or vegetarian cooking.

When I first opened this book, I wondered just how many soups could there be. The answer was more than I could have dreamed. She has renewed my interest in healthy, tasteful cooking and left me with a new respect for soup! Now I'm begging for a book on breads to go with these awesome soups!

  ~Sharon Beller





Today I'm reviewing Super Soups for the 2nd time (and there will be many, many more) and I wonder how can one tiny person have so much knowledge in her little head.

As I look at the recipes, my stomach begins to growl and my brain gets hungry too. The more I read the more I want to know about this "vegetarian" way of life. It's not only the recipes that make this book, but all the invaluable information on the ingredients and preparation of them. I have never seen a cookbook that offers information on the best brands and health benefits of what goes into the recipes. If this book doesn't leave you wanting a change in the way you eat, it will give you the instructions to the most amazing comfort foods, be they cool summer soups or body-warming winter stews. If you own only one book on soups this is definitely the way to go. You will not only gain awesome recipes, but also the reasons you should eat them and the benefits you will reap from them. Thank you Vila for sharing your knowledge and good food with us...This truly a book of "Super Soups"!

  ~Sharon Beller



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