Will this “joyless vegetable soup” help you live longer? That, I don’t know. But it looks easy to make, so I’m in!
Lured by a simple soup recipe, (below via Gawker) the soup is simply not the most interesting part of the, admittedly long, article about David Murdock, a billionaire obsessed with nutrition.
He wants to reach 125, and sees no reason he can’t, provided that he continues eating the way he has for the last quarter century: with a methodical, messianic correctness that he believes can, and will, ward off major disease and minor ailment alike.
[You can read the full article here, at the New York Times Magazine]
Doctors are skeptical, saying genes may trump soup. But I say a little extra veggie soup can’t hurt. And so does Murdock. Here’s the recipe, as quoted in Gawker.
Murdock Recipe: Vegetable Soup
1 quart organic vegetable broth
4 cups diced vegetables, like: ½ yellow onion, 1 medium carrot, large handful kale leaves, 1 medium zucchini, 1 medium tomato, 1 handful spinach, 1 handful green beans
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, like basil and Italian parsley
Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, to taste.
1. In a medium soup pot, heat broth to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
2. Add onion and carrots and simmer covered for 2 minutes. Add remaining vegetables and simmer until just tender.
3. Add fresh herbs and salt and pepper, to taste. Serves 4.