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Shitake Mushroom Vegetable Soup
with Chipotle Pepper
A Spicy Combination of Chinese and Tex-Mex Flavors

12 - Shitake Mushrooms, fresh or dried, cut or broken into pieces (6-9 pieces/mushroom)

1 cup - Broccoli Florets, cut into bite size pieces
1 - Onion, medium size, sliced and cut into small pieces
2 oz. - Water Chestnuts, sliced thin
1 cup - Carrots, shredded
2 cups - Cabbage, shredded
2 tsp. - Garlic, chopped or crushed
1 lb. - Tofu, cut into small cubes

1 - Chipotle Pepper, finely cut or chopped
1 tsp. - Ginger, powdered
1/2 tsp. - Mustard, dry powder
1/2 tsp. - Turmeric, powder
1/4 cup - Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. - Corn Starch


Put 5-6 cups of water into a pot and place on the stove top on high heat.   Add all the ingredients except the Soy Sauce and Corn Starch.   Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer.  in a cup, mix the Corn Starch with the soy Sauce until the Corn Starch is evenly dispersed.  When the onions become translucent, pour in the Soy Sauce - Corn Starch mixture and mix well until all the Corn starch is dissolved.  Do no let the soup come to a boil.  Remove from the stove and serve.

Note:  A 1 lb. package of frozen Stir-Fry vegetables can be substituted for the Broccoli and Water Chestnuts.

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!

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