Food Should only be Natural not Fake! Enjoy this Hot and Sour Turkey Soup

Things have to be real to be called food in my book. You know, apple oranges, avocado, chicken, sweet potatoes, pork, shrimp, almonds, mangos. Chemicals, artificial sweeteners, colors, dyes, fat blockers, preservatives, pesticides, plastics, paint thinners, oven cleaners, weed killers, and spider spray just don’t count as food.

Have you ever looked up the uses for some of these chemicals commonly found in our “food”? And what exactly is Yellow #5 or Blue #6? What purpose do aluminum, sodium benzoate, quinolone, carmoisine, and tartrazine 19140 serve in the body? I was reading a package the other day and its second ingredient was Sunset Yellow FCF15985 (E110). I wasn’t sure if I was to bake, broil, or deep-fry “yellow,” so I decided to skip that ingredient for dinner.

Many of these chemicals are designed to add color to your paint or remove stains from your carpets, to build navy ships and bulletproof vests. They are not food! Therefore, they should not be consumed.

Use them to decorate your house and build bomb-proof shelters, but do not put them in your mouth. The American Medical Society has coined a term for these industrial chemicals found in sprayed on foods: obesogens. These obesogens can literally make you fat! Sadly, and ironically, most “diet” packaged foods are loaded with obesogens.  

Say goodbye to the fake, packaged foods and start enjoying delicious homemade recipes like my Hot and Sour Turkey Soup.

Hot and Sour Turkey Soup

Phase 2 | Serves 4
Prep time: 20 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


3 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon powdered stevia
1 tablespoon arrowroot
1 tablespoon cold water
2 cups shredded cooked turkey breast
2 cups sliced cabbage
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions


  1. In a large pot, combine the first seven ingredients (broth through stevia).
  2. Bring this mixture to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the arrowroot and cold water.
  4. Slowly stir this into the boiling broth mixture.
  5. Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and bubbly, and then cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  6. Stir in the turkey, cabbage and red bell pepper.
  7. Pour the egg whites slowly into the soup in a steady stream while stirring two or three times to create shreds.
  8. Remove the soup from the heat, stir in the green onions, and serve.


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