Updated: Oct 9, 2020
KITCHEN ITEMS YOU'LL NEED:
Large size crockpot
Glass, granite or quartz cutting board. (Avoid wood and plastics)
Stainless steel sharp chopping knife for vegetables.
Large glass, ceramic or stainless steel bowl
1 teaspoon baking soda
*optional: bpa-free (glass) freezer storage containers to freeze soup for later convenience. You can buy them HERE
2 gallons of freshly filtered water
1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil (COOC certified)
2 tablespoon of celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh organic parsley
1 dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
3 organic bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon or lime (in this recipe lemon was used)
1/2 lb GrassFed beef, thinly-sliced (Eye of round was used in this recipe)
1 whole organic red onion
1 whole organic garlic
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
3 large organic carrots
3 stalks of organic celery
Pre-filter two gallons of water. (We love Berkey or Aquasana)
Wash Vegetables: Using the large bowl pour half a gallon water in the bowl along with the teaspoon of baking soda. Rinse all vegetables in the recipe in the soda solution. (This kills any surface fungi without killing beneficial bacteria). Dump the water when you are done or save it to use for 24 hrs. I like to save mine to conserve water.
Using your knife and cutting board chop all vegetables, herbs and spices to your desired size. Nickel size portions are great for soups.
Pour one gallon of the filtered water into your crock pot.
Add your chopped vegetables to the crockpot.
Cut your beef into small strips or bite-size portions.
Add beef to the crockpot.
Once vegetables and beef are done then add ALL additional ingredients to the crockpot.
Cover your pot and cook on high for 4-6 hrs
Remove bay leaves before serving.
If you plan to freeze the remainder of your soup so that you can have healthy options available when you are not feeling well, here are some freezing tips.
ALWAYS wait until the soup is room temp or slightly warm before putting in freezer or containers.
AVOID ziplock or freezer bags unless they are made of bpa free or silicone.
AVOID all plastic containers
Freeze for up to 6 months
AVOID radiating frozen soup in microwave. T re-heat, place frozen soup in a small stainless or ceramic saucepan on stovetop on low.