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Live Well is the online blog of Gilead Healing Center and is designed to inform, inspire, and educate others to make wise choices that lead to health and wholeness.

Try a Great Recipe with Many Health Benefits

Countless studies have suggested that increasing consumption of naturally-grown foods like mushrooms decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight. Enjoy some healthy mushrooms in a great soup today…

Hot and Sour Soup



Dried shitake mushrooms (5 pieces)
Dried wood ear mushrooms (5 pieces)
Vegetable broth (1, 32 oz)
Fresh ginger (1 Tablespoon)
Garlic (1 teaspoon, minced)
Rice vinegar (1/4 Cup)
Soy sauce (1 Tablespoon, low sodium)
Tofu (1/2 lb, reduced fat firm, drained and cut into small cubes)
Corn Starch (2 ½ Tablespoons)
Green onions (1/2 Cup, chopped)
Dark sesame oil (1 Teaspoon)


How to Prepare:

Place mushrooms in a bowl containing boiling water and cover with a lid. Let it stand for 10 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Drain and cut them into thin slices. Add 2 cups water, broth, garlic and ginger in a large saucepan over medium heat and bring it to boil. Now, add mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix vinegar, tofu and soy sauce. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the remaining water to corn-starch and stir the mixture properly. Add this mixture into broth mixture and let it boil. Reduce heat and simmer for three minutes. Stir frequently and let the soup thicken. Now , add egg whites to the soup and stir constantly with a wooden spatula. Remove from heat and add green onion, cilantro and sesame oil.