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Winter Squash and Millet Soup

This deliciously sweet soup will relax the middle organs of the body--spleen, pancreas and stomach.  And your looks?  Think about how great your face looks after a vacation...ten years younger, usually.  Removing constricting stress from the body will relax the face and open the body so you can breathe more deeply, oxygenating the blood and creating a smooth, line-free, relaxed, youthful face.  And with celery working to help the body eliminate accumulated fluid, you can knock off a few more years...
 
Makes 6-8 Servings
Ingredient List: 
1-inch piece kombu 
1 yellow onion, finely diced 
2 stalks celery, finely diced 
1 cup finely diced winter squash (butternut, buttercup, kabocha) 
2/3 cup yellow millet, rinsed well
5-6 cups spring or filtered water 
2-3 teaspoons white miso 
2-3 whole green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal, for garnish
Step By Step Instructions: 

Layer kombu, onion, celery, squash and millet in a soup pot.  Gently add water and bring to a boil, covered.  Reduce heat to low and simmer soup until vegetables are tender and millet is creamy, about 35 minutes.  Remove a small amount of broth and dissolve miso.  Stir into soup and simmer, uncovered for 3-4 minutes to activate enzyme activity.  Serve garnished with green onions.