Split Peas are popular in many cuisines from India to the Caribbean. You can find them in soups, breads, curries and stews. These beneficial Legumes are available in almost any supermarket, are high in fiber and protein, low in fat and easy to cook. Being high in fiber, it will keep you satisfied for a longer time and will also help prevent constipation. The following recipe is easy to make (it only takes 45 minutes) and can be served in many different ways! Serve it today as a Soup and save some leftover to serve with brown rice or Naan Bread tomorrow! You can always throw a tablespoon or two of Coconut Milk and have a totally different flavored soup. This recipe can be vegan by using veggie stock instead of the chicken and can be topped with Cilantro, minced Chives or Yogurt. This is one of my teenage daughter's favorite Meatless Mondays
The following Vegan Tahi Coconut Soup is a nice option as an appetizer or main dish. You can always add your favorite julienned vegetables to make it heartier.
I present you with our Homemade Chicken Stock: Eleven ingredients (all REAL Foods), 0 preservatives, 0 added salt or "natural" flavors, 0 cane sugar and a much needed low sodium option to the canned stuff- should I continue? You just need a little time to make this recipe and the outcome can last for weeks in your freezer (already portioned), this is a super convenient and a healthier option to canned chicken stock.Use it in stews, soups, risotto and pretty much any recipe that calls for it. BTW! Join us and learn how to make all kinds of chicken stock based soup at our next Adult Cooking Class this Thursday at 7 pm!
This mix of greens and superfoods can become part of a wrap a side or a meal on its own. You can top it with baked pieces of tofu, fish or chicken breast. Make it for dinner, take it to the office or a picnic and you will be replenishing your body with REAL foods that will give you nutrients and energy. Note: We like to keep the tomatoes, cucumber and feta on the side until the time of service so our greens stay crunchy.
Kale is here to stay. A "wild" member of the cabbage family, this rough green can be cooked or made into salads such as the classic Caesar Salad created by August Escoffier for his friend Caesar Ritz. Kale is high in fiber (which helps digestion), full of phytonutrients which help detoxify our bodies and has a wide array of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the whole family. Make sure you "massage" the dressing on to the Kale so it really absorbs the flavor of the dressing. Serve it with grilled Portobellos, tofu or add it to a wrap for a twist!
Jícama, aka the Mexican Turnip, is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and also a good source of potassium and Vitamin C. This recipe for Jicama chips is easy to make and will surprise your guests with its refreshing flavor. You can always shred Jicama and add it to salads, wraps and stews.
Superbowl Sunday is one of those days in America where you know for sure there will be plenty of party foods in every home. Not necessarily this dishes will be the healthiest so we wanted to share our easy version of Fish Tacos which includes an Avocado Cole Slaw that can be served by itself, in wraps or sandwiches. The following recipe is high in monosaturated fats, phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber from the avocados, cabbages, radishes, lemon, garlic, and cilantro. So not only you and your family can have a fun and yummy snack, you all can also add the benefits of this real recipe so you can start the week energized! BTW! You can make this recipe with shrimp, sauteed veggies or chicken and place a bottle of Siracha nearby for any hot sauce lover!
This Homemade Tortellini can be filled with a mixture of 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese and a tablespoon of Parmesan or try it out with our Mushroom Pate recipe! Use the Tortellini for soup or saute them in Pesto for a dish on it's own!
Let food be thy medicine...
Antioxidants in general, prevent the accelerated oxidation process in your cells which can cause the onset of Cancer. This soup is a lighter version of your regular Tomato Soup and is packed with the strong antioxidant Lycopene!
Lycopene has been found to aid in the prevention of certain Cancers and also maintains the health of the cardiovascular system. You can find it in red pigmented fruits and vegetables and when cooking your tomatoes, the absorption of Lycopene in the body is even higher.
You can make this soup thicker or thinner depending on your taste. When using fresh tortellini, make sure that they are not over cooked. Prepare your soup base first and then add the tortellini. You kids will lick their fingers with this delicious soup all year round and will be adding a strong antioxidant to their bodies which will aid their immune system!
Follow this recipe and stay warm during the Holidays! Leftover Turkey can be used in soups, wraps, sandwiches, salads and empanadas, just to name a few recipes that come to mind. You can always strain the broth and keep it in the freezer for future use. The advantages of making your own broth; low in salt, free of preservatives and food coloring. Enjoy!