By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
I know what most of you are thinking: Corn is a starch – how could it possibly help with cancer prevention? Well, I was just as surprised to hear that corn has it’s right to sit at the table. There is a recent research study at Cornell University which indicated that cooking corn unleashes beneficial nutrients including carotenoids (plant version of vitamin A) that can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer. Plus cooked corn retains its anti-oxidant activity even after the loss of vitamin C. In fact, cooking increases the anti-oxidants in corn by approximately 53 per cent. Isn’t this a good thing to find out. I love corn. Always use organic ingredients when possible.
4 cups vegetable stock
1 to 2 cups of non-dairy option (soy, almond, coconut or soy)
4 Yukon potatoes diced in cubes
1 cup of diced celery
1 cup of carrots sliced in 1/2 inch cubes
4 cloves garlic
1 yellow onion (large)
2 lbs frozen corn
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 teaspoon pink salt
- Heat oil in a 4 quart pot over medium heat. Stir in onions and celery; cook until just slightly golden 3 minutes. Stir in carrots, celery, garlic and red pepper flakes; cook until slightly golden 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring water to a boil. Stir in bouillon to 4 cups of water. When bouillon cubes have dissolved, add water, corn and potatoes to pot. Cook until vegetables are tender. Stir in cumin, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Add water, if necessary.
- Reduce heat to low for 10 to 20 minutes.
- Using a blender put 1 cup of soup in blender with 1 cup of non dairy choice and blend for 30 seconds. Here you have a choice of blending the entire soup or adding half blended and half unblended soup together. This makes the soup a bit chunky. If the soup is still steaming hot, make sure to either keep the opening on top of your food processor open, or lift the lid often for steam to escape. If steam builds up in a close container it can explode the lid off.
About Diana Ross: E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.