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    I lived in Russia for a couple years and fell in love with their cuisine. Their food is actually very IC-friendly, because they cook with a lot of vegetables and the country doesn’t allow preservatives in its agriculture. I was thrilled when I found out that borscht (Russian beet soup) is IC-friendly, because it’s delicious. I hate beets, but can’t get enough of this soup! It’s super-easy to make – the only prep work is cutting vegetables and grilling meat (if you use it in the recipe). The soup freezes really well, so it’s something you can keep on hand for the nights you don’t feel like cooking.

    Borscht
    1½ liters of water
    3 cups of IC-friendly chicken, beef or vegetable broth (or bullion cubes can be added to the water)
    ½ lb of cooked, cubed meat – chicken, pork, beef, or lamb (I’m vegetarian, so I skip the meat)
    4-5 medium-sized beets
    3-4 potatoes
    ½ medium-sized head of cabbage, chopped
    3-4 IC-friendly tomatoes, chopped (if tomatoes are a problem, they can be left out)
    3-4 carrots, chopped
    3-4 stalks of celery, chopped
    1-2 small onions or 6-7 green onions, chopped (if you can tolerate them)
    Bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
    Bunch of fresh dill, chopped
    3-4 garlic cloves, minced
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Sour cream (or imitation sour cream)

    Pour the water and broth in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.

    Skin the beets and potatoes, and chop into small cubes. (I boil the beets and potatoes in separate pans until they’re soft. Then I let them cool till they’re safe to handle. The skins peel right off after that.) Add to boiling water.

    Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.

    Serve with a spoonful of sour cream in each bowl. (It’s good without the sour cream, too.)

    (Note: This makes A LOT of soup. You can adjust the ingredients to make smaller amounts. I usually make it to have for several meals, and freeze the rest.)
    Allison

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    3/07 – laparoscopy with excision of endometriosis, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, hydrodistention, insertion of stent in ureter

  • #2
    This sounds so good. I really like beets but Hubby won't eat them.
    Sharon

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    • #3
      You can also add fresh mushrooms... forgot to mention that ingredient.
      Allison

      Allergies (Claritin)
      Anemia (iron supplement)
      Asthma (albuterol inhaler)
      Bilateral hearing loss (hearing aids)
      Chronic migraines (amitryptiline, midrin, special diet)
      Chronic rhinitis and sinusitis
      Endometriosis – stage IV (lapex surgery done by specialist 3/07; now pain- and symptom-free!)
      Other treatments tried: surgery, 13 birth controls, Lupron (poison! ), and Depot Provera (the worst thing my body’s ever gone through! )
      Interstitial Cystitis (Elmiron, Tramadol, Darvocet, IC diet)
      Knee problems (ballet-related injury – no diagnosis 10 years later)
      Scoliosis (>10 years of chiropractic treatment – none currently)
      Seizure (4/03)
      Surgeries: 6/95 – maxillo-facial surgery to realign jaw; currently have 8 screws in jaw
      2/06 – laparoscopy with excision of endometriosis and ovarian cyst, appendectomy, hysteroscopy, D&C, removal of uterine polyp
      3/07 – laparoscopy with excision of endometriosis, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, hydrodistention, insertion of stent in ureter

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