Citrus Peel Medicine: Turkey-Carrot Soup With Citrus Peel

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<p>You can add or vary the vegetables as you prefer. <em>SERVES 4</em>
<p>• 1 1/2 pounds turkey wings, neck and back bones<br />
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<br />
• 1 bay leaf<br />
• 1/2 to 1 whole sweet orange peel<br />
• 2 quarts water (enough to cover bones)<br />
• 1 small onion, diced<br />
• 2 large carrots, sliced<br />
• 1 to 2 tablespoons ginger juice, to taste<br />
• Salt to taste<br />
• Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish</p>
<p>1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat;  reduce to medium-low. Cook 30 minutes and skim off foam that rises to the surface.</p>
<p>2. Reduce heat to low and simmer at least 2 hours. Remove from heat and cool 30 minutes or until room temperature.</p>
<p>3. Pour broth mixture through a colander into a large bowl, discarding bay leaf and orange peel.  Remove meat from bones, chop meat and reserve for soup. Discard bones.</p>
<p>4. Combine onion, carrots, ginger juice, turkey meat and turkey broth in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender. Season with salt and sprinkle with parsley.</p>
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<em>Don Matesz, L.Ac., is a nutritionist, board-certified herbalist and acupuncturist. He lives and practices in Arizona. E-mail</em>
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