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       Title: Chinese vegetable soup
  Categories: Chinese, Soups, Low-Fat, Mcdougall
       Yield: 4 servings
      10 c  Water
   1 1/2 c  Mushroom liquid
     1/4 c  Tamari soy sauce, low sodium
     1/4 c  Sherry; optional
       3    Garlic cloves; crushed
       1 tb Fresh ginger root; grated
       2 pk Shiitake mushrooms; dried
       1    Onion; cut in wedges
       1 bn Green onions; cut in 1 piec
       3    Celery; sliced
     1/2 lb Chinese cabbage; sliced
     1/2 lb Soba noodles; or buckwheat s
   Recipe by: McDougall Plan Preparation Time: 1:00 Pour 2 cups hot water over
   the mushrooms in a bowl; soak for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, put 10 cups water
   in a large soup pot. Add tamari, sherry, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a
   boil. Add onion wedges. Reduce heat. Squeeze excess water from the
   mushrooms, reserving the liquid. Add 1 1/2 cups of this liquid to the hot
   broth. Chop mushrooms discarding tough stems, and add to broth. Add
   remaining ingredients, except for the noodles. Simmer over low heat 15
   minutes, add noodles, and cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.
   HELPFUL HINTS: This will make a meal for four people, or a first course,
   with other Chinese food, for eight people.
   From the collection of Sue Smith, S.Smith34, Uploaded June 16, 1994