Nutrition and Healing: Mighty Cabbage Soup Recipe November 1, 2013 • 0 Comments Our body is our vessel. Home to an infinite number of dynamic inner eco-systems, the adaptability of the human body is amazing, but its fragility is never more apparent than when we encounter trauma, stress or illness. Nutrition becomes paramount and a tremendous amount of healing can be accomplished through simply eating well. According to the Doctrine of Signatures, every whole food has a pattern that corresponds to physiological function or a body organ. For example: carrots resemble the human eye and enhance optical function; a walnut closely resembles the brain and assists neurotransmitter activity; onions resemble the cells of the human body and help to clear toxins that have accumulated therein. Cabbage is a nutrition powerhouse and although I could not find an example of how it might fall into this doctrine, I can’t help but think that the layers and layers of tightly woven leaves might somehow represent the way we cloak ourselves in layers of emotional armor. When Suzani and I were slicing and chopping the ingredients for this soup and cut this gorgeous cabbage in half, an interesting image revealed itself. I think its beautiful – make of it what you will. Soup is the most healing food I can imagine. The preparation can be meditative (if you allow it to be so) infusing the final result with love. Consuming soup is deeply nourishing on both a physical and soul level. And of course, here we are in Fall, my favorite time of year, the best time to gather up your healing soul by the fire and enjoy a bowl of soup. Mighty Cabbage Soup Recipe 4 T olive oil 3 carrots, peeled & sliced diagonally 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled & chopped into cubes, soak in water until needed 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 green cabbage, shredded 3 medium cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 8-10 cups homemade beef or chicken broth 2 t salt 1 t fresh ground pepper Heat the olive oil and sauté the onion until translucent. Add carrots and cook until just soft. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat the broth in a stock pot. Add the cabbage and allow to wilt. Add carrot mixture, drained potatoes and beans. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Enjoy in the spirit of healing and let me know how you like it. I would love to hear from you. Sending Fall love. -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.