Foodie Friday: World’s Best Tortilla Soup

Healing Broths
By Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / March 6, 2009

My old buddy David Hamilton, knowing of my recent foray into healing broths, gave me a large grocery sack of collard greens from his garden. Why it took so long to seek out these old remedies I do not know, as throughout the ages broths have been used to heal what ails us. I got out the big soup pot, and cleaned out the fridge, throwing in some old celery, onions, and carrots.

Boiled in three gallons of water for a few hours, I got a couple gallons of terrific broth, which I drink in the evenings instead of wine, beer, tea or coffee. Surprisingly delicious and satisfying. Another one is to take 6 artichokes and boil three hours. Very nice and a great way to spend an evening sipping hot broth with friends that you care about.

Additionally, you have on hand an excellent broth for the making of soup. Guests confirm that this is the best tortilla soup they have eaten!!

World’s Best Tortilla Soup

Take three cups of rich vegetable broth in a pot. Add a sliced tomato or two, and a couple tablespoons of miso, for depth, and for the microbes that we need for proper food digestion. Heat.

In each of two bowls put:

Two tablespoons hummus (mashed garbanzo beans, sesame tahine, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil)
Chopped green onions and cilantro
Sliced corn tortillas (cooked rice also quite delicious!)
Avocado slices

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2 Responses to Foodie Friday: World’s Best Tortilla Soup

  1. Anonymous says:

    I like the monthly food bit & the
    tortilla soup sounds great!
    I also understand the caloric and perhaps even the spiritual advantage of sipping broth over tea, coffee or beer. But I wonder how many actual nutrients are left after vegetables have been boiled for several hours? Might the broth be even more beneficial if the ingedients were just cooked until tender? Just asking if anyone knows…

  2. janetg says:

    Yes, there is value in raw foods, but additionally there is value in broths. The wisdom of the ages is to boil broths and heal with them. Acupuncture is a 5000 year old knowledge of healing, and they say boil the artichokes and the cruciferous vegetables for several hours, and then drink the broth.

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