Candida-Friendly Soup Recipe

31Dec10

I’ve decided to start posting recipes that fit in with my Candida diet.  Most people have never heard of a Candida, so here is a definition in a nutshell.  Anyway, when I first realized I had Candida, it required a complete change in the way I ate. No more starches , processed foods, no sugar in ANY FORM, etc.  It is easier to list what I can eat than what I can’t eat. Basically I can consume  meat, veggies and some complex carbohydrates like rice and barley.  I can also eat grains no one has ever heard of like buckwheat, amaranth, and the like.  I was seriously depressed for quite some time because I was hungry and had no idea what to make that I could actually eat.  But with the help of my Mom, my sweet friend Carmen, and lots of experimenting, I have a pretty broad range of recipes to choose from.  So in case anyone else with Candida ever stumbles across my blog, maybe they can benefit from some of the recipes I’ve collected.

So all that to say, I threw this soup together last week when we all wanted something warm, satisfying and comforting.  It turned out delicious! All of the ingredients are Candida friendly except the potatoes.  Those can easily be eliminated and the soup is still tasty and, most importantly, FILLING!

Ingredients

3 cups chicken stock

3 cups water

1 large can diced tomatoes

1 small can Italian diced tomatoes

½ cup rice or barley

½ cup lentils

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 large onion, roughly chopped

3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1 lb. sautéed sausage

2 tsp. thyme

2 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

Simmer all ingredients until veggies, rice and lentils are soft.

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4 Responses to “Candida-Friendly Soup Recipe”

  1. Thank you. And thanks for agreeing to be a guest writer on my blog.

  2. Thanks for making me a guest writer 😉

  3. ugh I had to do a 6 week candida cleanse diet a cpl of years ago and I well remember the misery of those first few days! I stood in the doorway to my pantry crying, literally .. from frustration and hunger lol..

    I think for me, it meant I couldn’t just cook from instinct, I had to THINK about my meals .. I love to relax in the kitchen with a wine (yeah 1st problem lol) and create ‘stuff’.

    Which actually didn’t have to stop when I did this cleanse, if anything the creating got more intense .. but it was just so much thought and effort required at first! I’m about to embark on the same thing in 2 weeks time so wish me luck!!! : )

    • Joan, it is difficult when you first start cooking while on a Candida cleanse. I was depressed because before I discovered I had a problem with Candida, dinners consisted of hot dogs, boxed mac ‘n cheese, boxed rice packets, casseroles, etc. I have acually learned how to cook properly in the last five years or so due to having Candida!

      And yes, I miss a good glass of red wine 🙂


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