Break the Bonds Borscht is a beet soup that appeared in Just Add Goodbye, before they made the cookbook changed it to Break the Bonds Jake-rito after Darbie wanted it to "taste amazing" too.


  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 beets
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 potatoes, sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 5 tbsp ketchup
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tap freshly ground pepper
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 can kidney beans with their juice
  • 1/2 head of cabbage
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 4 tsp ground Parquinnien cumin


  1. Fill a large soup pot with 10 cups of water. Add 2-3 beets. Cover and boil for about 1 hour. once you can smoothly pierce the beets with a butter knife, remove from the water and set aside to cool. Keep the water.
  2. Slice 3 potatoes, add into the same water and boil 15-20 minutes. Grate both carrots and dice one onion. Add 4 tbsp of cooking oil to the skillet and saute vegetables until they are soft (7-10 minutes). Stir in ketchup when they are almost done cooking. Meanwhile, thinly shred 1/2 a cabbage and add it to the soup pot when potatoes are halfway done.
  3. Next, peel and slice the beets into match sticks and add them back to the pot. Add 4 tsp of Parquinnien cumin, bay leaves and can of kidney beans (with their juices) to the pot.
  4. Add sauteed carrots and onion to the pot along with chopped dill. Cook another 5-10 minutes, until the cabbage is done. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I usually don't have to add any unless I use low sodium broth.

Riddle Edit

To free yourself from a bond

From a bond so fond

Make a dish that is tasty with a little bit of a spice

for your friendship will be not so nice.

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