Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Hippocrates Soup – Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I have a special healthy recipe for you and a new book!


I had a hearty soup planned for last Wednesday, but we’ve been so busy with the puppies and I haven’t had much time to post like I’d like to. I’m hoping to share some amazing recipes throughout November and December!

In the fall and winter, I eat soup nearly every day. I love it first thing in the morning. This just happens to be a staple from Dr. Gerson that I hope you will try.

This soup (Hippocrates soup) comes from The Gerson diet. Some of you may have heard of Dr. Gerson–he treated cancer with many unconventional treatments until his death in 1959. When I went through my healing process of trying to stop my body from attacking itself, I started on the Gerson diet while supplementing with smoothies and juices. This is just one of the things I did to help myself.

What I do is make the soup on the weekend. The yield I aim for is about six quarts and I refrigerate them, using one per day, throughout the week. Some of you might be thinking that soup isn’t a good breakfast food, but the truth is, breakfast is whatever you want it to be and this recipe is a very healthy way to start the day. It’s a delicious hot drink for any time of year! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with it. You don’t have to be sick to have this soup either. It’s an overall healthy start to the day or any time of the day for that matter.

Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases


Here’s how I make it…

Hippocrates Soup



I like to get about six quarts, so I usually double the recipe. Also be sure to use organic whenever possible.

I bunch of celery

1 bunch of parsley

1-2 pounds of potatoes. I’m using Japanese sweet potatoes. They are so delicious!

1-2 pounds of tomatoes

2 large onion

2 leeks

About 6-8 cloves of garlic


Chop it all up into a pan. I like to peel the potatoes and garlic.


For the leeks, you really need to chop up any green that you use and then rinse. There’s always dirt in the layers. This is personal preference, but you never know what’s in the layers if you don’t chop them first. You can see all the dirt in these organic leeks below.


Just give the chopped up leek a good spray. I like to use most of the leek, but I do cut off about 1/3 of the green ends.


Fill up your pan until everything is chopped.


Then add water just to cover the vegetables. I ended up adding a garnet yam that needed to be used.


As soon as it boils, turn it down and simmer it for about 1 1/2 hours.


Let it cool a bit. Then you can transfer it to your blender and blend it in batches.



Blend it up until smooth. What’s nice about the Vitamix is that you can put it in hot if you want to. It can handle super hot liquids!




Ladle into jars and store in the fridge until you’re ready for them.


Every day when you are ready to drink some, just heat it in a pan and enjoy with fresh healthy salt and pepper. I don’t recommend using the microwave for heating foods, but this is personal preference. Drink the entire 32-ounce jar if it’s your main source for your meal. Sometimes I’ll eat some dried figs or something after, but this is fairly filling and FULL of nutrients!


This Week’s Book:

I just finished Sweet Bean Paste last night, which I loved. This week I’m reading Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney!

Watching Glass Shatter

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Blurb: The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death.

We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re all a mix of quirky personalities. Will Olivia be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? What will she do when she discovers the son behind Ben’s secret? Check out this ensemble cast where each family member’s perspective is center stage, discovering along the way who might feel the biggest impact from all the secrets. Welcome to being an honorary member of the Glass family.

*I’m so excited to read this book! I started it early this morning and I’m already enjoying the characters and the writing. I can’t wait to find out how the story will unfold and what will become of the Glass family.

I’ll be interviewing the author, James J. Cudney, later on next week. I’m delighted to be part of this blog tour so please check back later for my review of the book and my interview with the author!*

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 24, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1978233434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1978233430


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Thanks for checking out this week’s Breakfast and a Book! Please feel free to comment with thoughts and suggestions below. Have a great day!

28 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Hippocrates Soup – Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

  1. Nel

    So this is what you were talking about. I see! I noticed you have tomatoes in your picture but you didn’t mention them in your ingredients list? How many do you use? If I wasn’t on a noodle crave at the moment I’d try this soup out tonight!

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    1. I fixed it. Sorry, LOL! I think I was too excited talking about the Japanese sweet potatoes. ❤ Heehee.

      It's so good! You can use any potatoes you like. You can play with the ingredients too, but if you do it Gerson's way, you have to watch what you put in. He doesn't recommend any spices for people who are fighting cancer or another serious disease. Once I healed, I started using pepper and Himalayan salt. I love it. I usually make it once or twice a month and take breaks from it with other soups. I hope to share more! 🙂

      Have you tried the Tortilla soup in the Vitamix yet? That one is so good too! It's healthier if you use stock though. Thanks, Nel!

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      1. Nel

        I don’t have cancer or any disease that I know of but I’ve never been a huge spice person anyway so salt and pepper will do just fine for me! I haven’t tried the tortilla soup yet! I need to since it’s winter and that would be just fabulous! 🙂 I came across this recipe for blueberry soup today that I hope to try and maybe make into a breakfast staple. I’ll let you know!

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    1. It is really good. I don’t eat meat that much, but I will share a chicken soup recipe soon. Hippocrates soup is more of a healing soup that was created for people fighting cancers and other diseases. It gives the digestion system a break. ❤ I hope you enjoy the book too! 🙂

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    1. Oh! I see. They’re so easy to clean though? I make it a rule to clean my juicer and blender before I allow myself to drink whatever it is I make. I admit it’s easy to walk away from it and leave it dirty, lol. ❤ Now I just fill it a little over half way with hot soapy water and blend it up. Seems to work really good! I hope you can enjoy another blender soon.

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  2. WOW! This all sounds so good, Mischenko… I have a friend that loves a soup similar to this one but its all greens and she jars it and drinks it for her meal! (For her the day but for me the morning!) This sounds like a great alternate one. And Jay’s book sounds good, hope you enjoy it to the end!

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  3. I’m looking forward to more yummy soup recipes 🙂 I love soups as well, especially in winter! But it’s getting too hot soon, to really enjoy it, so they will be replaced by salads! The last soup we had was a really yummy Beetroot soup made entirely from veg from our garden ❤ That's always so rewarding!

    I agree on have whatever you want for breakfast!

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    1. Oh I love salads too! 💖 Fall and winter are my faves. 😊 I definitely need to get the beetroot soup recipe from you because it sounds delish! I love beets. 😉 Gardening is for sure rewarding. The best soup! 💜

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  4. Hi! What a surprise and a shock today when I saw this post. You are so amazing. I love leeks and it is very cool to be associated the recipe and food in today’s post, as well as part of your Wednesday recommendations. Wow. I cannot begin to thank you for how wonderful you are being!!! xoxo

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