Last evening Mark came home from work and saw his bowl of soup sitting on the table ready to go. The first thing he said was, “What did you put in that soup, beets?” Of course I did. I decided to make a Super Red Soup that is antioxidant rich. I know, it is a bit extreme, but we are still working toward improving Molly’s kidneys. She needs to have a diet RICH in antioxidants, greens, vegetables, kidney beans, and tons of water. Being the creative lady that I was designed by God to be, I try to think of new recipes everyday that are unusually tasty but so unusual. Mark is definitely not surprised and often crinkles his face at first, but actually likes the unique flavors that REAL food have.
I have to share our good news about Molly. We scraped together enough money to send one lab to a naturopath. The lab showed that her numbers were NORMAL! The naturopath could not even begin to explain why. She has never seen diet work that immediately. We are rejoicing but the work has just begun. We need to continue on this path to her wellness and we yet have to send labs to the conventional kidney doctor and endocrinologist. I was nervous, but I believe the Lord’s hand is on Molly. So many of you are lifting her up in prayer, coupled with her unwavering faith, God is working on her. I have every hope that the labs will show significant improvements. It is a full time job to keep up with this, and some days we do become very weary with the well doing, but as long as we faint not, in due season, we shall reap some wonderful results. We have already cut her insulin down little by little. She needs less and less as the days go on. I watched the Raw for Life movie with the family that our friend, Janet sent us. It was so good. I know God can use his fresh raw foods to nourish our bodies. It is so glorious. Our foods are cooked and depleted to the point that our bodies are just starving and shutting down functions. The group was eating all raw veggies, nuts and seeds. Sprouted grains and such. We are enjoying the same results in a way, although our naturopath tells us to feed her corn, millet, and some other non gluten grains that are cooked, because she is still growing and does need some carbs for building blocks. Adults can get by without things like that because they are grown, but a child needs glucose to keep growing. We have to pray for wisdom along the way and feel that Molly is definitely on the right path. Glory to God!
This is my Super Red and Green Recipe:
- 2 cups chopped mustard greens or kale
- 1 whole onion
- 3 stalks of celery chopped
- 5 stalks of bok choy chopped
- 4 carrots peeled and chopped
- 2 large beets peeled and ground up fine in a food processor
- 2 cups of chopped red cabbage
- 3 quarts of tomatoes
- 1 quart of water
- 1 quart of kidney beans cooked
- 2 cups of corn noodles
- season with salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder
The color is so RED, so pretty. It tastes lovely. Very rich. The children really liked it.
Served on the side:
One Super Green Smoothie:
- 1 quart raw yogurt or kefir
- 8 cups kale greens
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 3 Tablespoons of Erin’s Super Green Drink Mix
- 3 Tablespoon xylitol for cleansing
Blend until smooth and you will LOVE it. It is better than good. We drink our Super Green Shake, 3 times a day!