Recipe For Vegetarian and Gluten Free Potassium Protein-Rich Soup

Nutrient-Rich Adzuki Bean Soup Is Entirely Gluten Free and Vegetarian.

This is my own recipe for gluten-free vegetarian broth which I have found is an excellent sustaining food, being rich in protein and healthy carbohydrates.  It is a great protein food, and is an excellent source of  important minerals and vitamins.  It has just about the whole range – iron, potassium, iodine, magnesium, manganese, traces of the other minerals, depending on where the vegetables were grown, and where the kelp was sourced. It is also very high in Vitamins, especially beta-carotene, the essential ingredient which the body uses to make Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps protect the immune system, helps fight off infections, and is important for the health of just about everything in the body, including skin, hair, nails, bones and the nervous system.

This broth makes a great meal, perhaps in combination with some gluten-free cornbread, or rice, or raw or stewed fruit, or salad to follow. You can also use this gluten-free broth as part of your cleansing programme, and to help you on the road to losing  weight, and that unwanted fat.

It can either be used for several days as a mono-diet, to help detoxify the body, or in combination with raw salads.  If you were to have a bowl of this soup three times a day, wih a salad afterwards, and ate raw foods the rest of the day whenever you were hungry, your body should reward you.

How To Make Adzuki Bean Soup – Protein Rich, Vegetarian and  Gluten-Free.

Take 2 cups of dry brown adzuki beans.  You could use dry green mung beans if these are not available, but I like the brown adzuki beans for this soup.

Put these into a large saucepan, large enough to hold a couple of litres.

Cover with one litre of water.

Now chop up one large onion.  Add this to the adzuki bean pot.

Chop up two medium sized carrots and add these also.

Chop up one large potato, or a couple of medium sized ones,  into walnut sized pieces.  Unless the potato has started to sprout, or is green, leave the skin on the potato.  Potato skin is a rich source of potassium, Vitamin A and other nutrients, but it is no good to use the skin if the potato is green or sprouting, as the solanum in green potato skin is slightly poisonous and will make your soup taste bitter.

Bring the pot to the boil, then turn down to the lowest heat so that the soup mixture is just simmering.

Leave to simmer gently for two hours  with a lid lightly over the pot to keep the steam in.

After two hours, take off the heat and allow to cool.  Then blend up the soup in your blender.  Put back into the pot and add another half  litre of water.  Bring to the boil again, then turn the heat off.

At this stage,  just before serving, chop two or three organic tomatoes into the soup.  Add 1 teaspoon sea salt or kelp to taste, and a few dashes of  sweet, red, powdered paprika pepper.

Pick two nice young silver beet leaves from your garden and, using only the green part of the silver beet, chop it very finely.   Chop a little freshly picked parsley and coriander, if you have it.  If not, it does not matter, as the soup will still taste good.  It is important to have some fresh green leaves in the soup though.  You could use some celery tops and some Chinese cabbage such as bok soy, or spinach, instead of the silver beet. Tip the silver beet and herbs into your soup pot.

These greens should be chopped nice and fine.  Do not cook the soup any more once the tomatoes and chopped greens have been added.  They will wilt nicely in the soup, but because they are not directly exposed to stove heat,  will still contain many of their nutrients.

Serve immediately.  Of course, any remaining soup can be let to cool and then stored in the refrigerator for a day or two, but fresh is always best. Try to use the soup up on the day that you make it.

Olive Leaf Tea

Olive Leaf Benefits Health:

The value of olive oil in treating gall bladder and liver disfunction and in strengthening the heart is discussed on several other posts on this site. Olive oil is well known as having value as a detoxifier of these organs  and as a laxative. Olive oil is a natural liver cleanser.

But today, let’s look at the benefits to the health in using olive leaves as an infusion and as a tea.

Olive Leaf Is a Natural Antiseptic

Olive leaves are a natural antiseptic. Leaves of the species olea europaea, from the Oleaceae family, can be infused in boiling water to make an antiseptic solution. This infusion, once it has cooled, can be used to bathe sores and cuts and bruises.

Circulation: A well as lowering the blood pressure, this olive leaf infusion can help to improve circulation. It is therefore a good remedy for varicose veins. It can be used externally to bathe varicose veins and to use as a footbath. A footbath of olive leaf infusion can help relieve varicose veins and improve circulation to the legs.

Olive Leaf Tea can be taken internally to help lower blood pressure, and improve circulation, provided you are not already on any medication to alter your blood pressure. Check with your health professional before using olive leaves to lower your blood pressure.

Olive Leaf Tea is rich in nutrients, one of which is an antioxidant called Oleuropein. Olive leaf tea is a tonic which can help reduce free radical damage. It is also a relaxant which can soothe frayed nerves.

Olive leaf tea, and also olive oil itself, is a gentle and safe natural laxative.

Olive Leaf Tea can be made from any of the following varieties of olive tree:

Olea Arbequisa: This comes from Catalonia in Spain. It produces a small brown olive fruit.

Olea Kalamata: This variety comes from the Kalamata region in Greece. It has a large black fruit.

Olea Picholine: This variety is French. Its fruit is a longish green olive.

How To Preserve Olives

Home Made Olives

Olives are Gluten Free. These preserves are delicious, and very nutritious, being rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E.

All you really need to preserve your olives at home is plenty of salt and water. Brine made with water and salt, and just a dash of olive oil for the final part of the operation, will produce you delicious home made olives that will keep for a year at least.

Here is one way to preserve olives:

Olives are very bitter and inedible in their raw state. They need to be cured of this bitterness, and so we use salt to remove the bitter flavour. This done over a period of time:

Generally, green olives will take about 12 to 14 days, and black olives between 10 to 12 days to cure.


Begin by washing your freshly picked olives. Remove any stalks from the olives. Now put them into a ceramic or glass bowl or large open necked jar. Do not use stainless steel or any other metal, as this will spoil your olives – even stainless steel has a reaction to salt.

Step Two: Make your brine. Use one cup of sea salt to every 20 cups of water. Pour this over your washed olives.

Step Three: Put a plate or other ceramic or glass weight on your olives to hold them down beneath the brine. All olives must be covered with brine.

Step Four: Leave for 24 hours. Then drain off the brine.

Step Five: Make a fresh lot of brine.Pour over the olives and leave for another 24 hours.

Step Six etc: Keep changing the water every 24 hours for 10 to 12 days, or for as long as is needed to produce a nice sweet olive.

TheFinal Step: When you are satisfied with the flavour of your olive, put them into jars suitable for storing. Then make a brine using 1 cup of sea salt to only TEN cups of water. This final brine is double the strength that we used before.

Bring this brine to the boil and dissolve all the salt. Let this cool to warm then pour over your olives in the jars.

Leave an inch or so at the top of the jar. Top with virgin olive oil to prevent the air getting in, and seal.

How To Use Your Home Made Olives:

Simply open a jar. Then drain off the brine and wash with fresh water several times. Fill with more fresh water and keep the olives in the fridge as you use them.

Alternatively, you can use olive oil to fill the jar with at the eating stage. You still need to keep the olives in the fridge though. This olive oil can abe used for cooking with.

Help Teeth Regrow Reply to Becca’s Query

Key Points of the Diet for Helping to Grow Tooth Enamel

Hello Becca – I lost your comment somehow on my site – However, the answer, in a nutshell, has come to light, so here is the reply which I formerly had posted up for you.

Your comments on any of this material are welcomed.  I make every attempt to answer questions where I am able.

Thankyou to all my readers, especially to all those people who make valuable comments and provide us with new information.

Have a great Christmas and New Year – regards, Merrilyn.

2010/11/12 at 11:45 pm | In reply to becca.

Hi Becca, Thankyou for your comment.
The key things to avoid are sugar, dairy foods and wheat. Avoiding gluten is important. Use brown rice instead of wheat products. No bread or pasta.
The other key factor is to eat lots of RAW CELERY and CARROTS. End each meal with these.

Chewing a stick of celery after each meal keeps the mouth alkaline.  Eating raw celery – or carrot – cleans your teeth naturally.  Celery juice and celery fiber do wonders for the teeth.

Celery has natural antibiotic-like properties, and it helps to kill damaging bacteria in the mouth which cause decay. Eating raw celery and carrots also provides plenty of fiber for your digestion. Your intestines will be cleansed by eating these raw foods, which means that they will process your foods more efficiently.
Eat as much of your food raw as you can. All protein foods are OK – flesh foods and vege. Raw and cooked vegetables are good. Always eat something raw with every meal.
It takes a while to notice the effects of such a programme, especially to regrow tooth enamel. But you should see some positive results after about 3 months if you follow the diet faithfully.
Regards, Merrilyn

PS Remember that there ARE people about who have proved that you can regrow teeth.  Jacqui Davison is one such person who has written about her experience with cancer, and the diet which cured her.  After a year of following a specific diet and following detoxification procedures, Jacqui had grown new teeth as well as a full head of dark hair.  Her hair had gone grey before she got the cancer, but it grew back to its natural colour after she adopted the Gerson approach to cancer therapy which included lots of raw vegetable juices and raw foods.

My son grew back tooth enamel after 9 months of following a gluten free, wheat-free, dairy free, and sugar free diet. We ate plenty of protein during this period, as well as heaps of salads.

Regrow Your Tooth Enamel

The Key Points Of The Diet To Regrow Teeth:

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I have just had a comment from Becca who is attempting to improve her teeth with diet.  Here is a summary for Becca and for anyone else interested in working on diet to help the condition of the teeth.

It takes a while to regrow tooth enamel, so you have to be prepared to follow the programme for at least 6 months.  My child’s tooth enamel repaired itself after 9 months on such a programme.

My friend who came for advice about her diseased gums recovered completely after only 3 months on the diet.  However, in this case, the tooth enamel itself was not the problem, but her diseased gums:  She was told by a dental specialist that she would lose all of her teeth if she did not have them all removed one by one and scraped.  Each tooth was going to cost $5,000 to fix.  After three months of putting all her energies into the diet and getting well, she went back to the dentist to show him the result.  He said that there couldn’t have been anything wrong with her teeth if she had got better by diet alone, even though it was HIS diagnosis that said she had an incurable gum disease in the first place.

Of course, there are multiple ways in which you can improve the health of your gums and strengthen tooth enamel. Here is just one suggested method, which is similar to that method which we followed.

Merrilyn’s new book is available on Amazon:


  • Remove sugar, dairy foods and wheat altogether.  Avoiding gluten is important.
  • Stay Gluten Free: Instead of wheat pasta and bread, use brown rice.
  • Avoid vinegar and other fermented foods. No alcohol.  No sauces such as tomato sauce, or soy sauce. It is important to avoid fermented foods, as well as gluten, dairy and sugar, because these foods feed candida, or yeast infection.  Candida albicans is the source of many problems with health, including poor gums and teeth.
  • No preservatives.
  • EAT LOTS OF RAW  CELERY and CARROTS;  The other key factor in regrowing your tooth enamel and improving the health of your gums is to eat lots of RAW CELERY and CARROTS.  End each meal with these. This improves digestion, as well as the health of the teeth.
  • KEEP THE MOUTH ALKALINE:  Chew a stick of celery after each meal to keep the mouth alkaline.  Celery is a natural germicide and antibiotic which will keep those tooth-eating beasties in check. Celery will help to discourage those damaging bacteria which cause decay.
  • Celery is well known for its ability to help build strong bones:  It helps to build strong teeth as well.
  • Celery is a high fiber alkaline food.   Eating raw celery and carrots too, helps to provide plenty of fiber for your digestion. Your intestines will be cleansed by eating these raw foods, which means that they will process your foods more efficiently.
  • Eat as much of your food raw as you can.  Begin sprouting mung beans and alfalfa at home.  Mung bean sprouts and alfalfa sprouts are especially alkaline.  These clean the teeth as well, keep the mouth alkaline, and provide more fiber for the bowel.
  • All protein foods are OK. Eating meat will not do your teeth any harm as long as you eat enough alkaline salads and cooked greens to go with it. Generally speaking, high quality protein is good for those on anti candida diets. Protein eaten with raw foods will help your teeth to grow. If you are vegetarian, then make sure your protein is adequate:  supplement with plenty of sprouts, nuts and seeds and pulses.
  • Organic free range eggs are excellent.  Try to eat two free range egg yolks each day.  This is very nourishing for the body and easy on the digestion.  You can include these with your olive oil dressing for your salad, or put them into a smoothie such as a banana smoothie with almonds, sesame or sunflower seeds.  Two raw egg yolks per day is recommended for vegetarians especially.
  • Use plenty of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds,  and coconut milk, especially if you are on a vegetarian diet. These are all very high in calcium and essential fatty acids.
  • All raw and cooked vegetables are good.
  • Always eat something raw with every meal.

It takes a while to notice the effects of such a programme, especially to regrow tooth enamel. If you really put the effort into following this diet, and faithfully exclude wheat, dairy, sugar, and yeasts, then you should see some positive results  on your general health after about three months.  If you were to continue on for another 6 months beyond that, you should see your tooth enamel beginning to repair itself.

Calcium Ascorbate Powder: This is a non-acidic form of Vitamin C which helps keep the body alkaline.  It also kills bacteria and works as a potent digestive which maximizes your vitamin and mineral intake from the food you eat. It helps to detoxify the body.

Calcium Ascorbate was used in treating my friend’s gum problem.  My family also used this quite frequently, which would have helped my child to regrow tooth enamel.    You need to take at least 1000 mg once or twice per day.

Castor Oil Treatment: People on cancer diets who have regrown their tooth enamel have used castor oil as part of their treatment.  I think that taking castor oil even once a week will have a beneficial effect on your teeth.  However, if the person is young, or healthy, with a strong recuperative power, regrowing tooth enamel can be done without castor oil.

See Merrilyn’s other post

Diet To Help Regrow Tooth Enamel