Imagine the delicious smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove dancing in your kitchen, making its way from the oven as it warms the rest of your house. Lifting your spirits in a way that says "I know life right now is difficult, but try and find comfort in the little things... like the way you can whip up this magical treat with pantry ingredients - from nothing to something wonderful". It's ok to indulge and seek refuge in something sweet on occasion. Just remember, if you're going to cheat - CHEAT SMART.
This soup is brimming with cabbage ribbons, fresh herbs, barley and beans. It is a nourishing soup that hits all the right notes. I used to call this my stormy day soup because I'd want a big warm bowl of this while cuddled up on the couch as I watch the rain pour down. But lately it hasn't been raining, and I still find myself craving this.
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Homemade soups have a way of bringing warmth to any situation or day. And its probably no surprise that they are my go-to meal for health. Homemade soup is incredible for your health AND your wallet. Having a bowl of soup a day gently nourishes your spleen and stomach to support overall organ function and optimization. But it's not only what's in them that makes soups so nourishing, it's what they are lacking.
MSG is a highly controversial food additive and flavor enhancer that is found in most broth and broth concentrates. It has been linked to headaches, obesity & depression - just to name a few. This illusive ingredient is also tricky to spot on nutritional labels. This is because it's often hidden under numerous names, like yeast extract or hydrolyzed protein. On top of that, broth that comes in carton containers are lined with an aluminum and plastic coating. And guess what? All of that contributes to your toxic overload that your body has to work to detox.
This farro salad is a delicious and easy to make meal that can be enjoyed during the heat of Spring and Summer. I love it because each bite is different, bursting with delicious combinations of flavors and herbs. Farro is one of my favorite ancient grains as it has this really nutty flavor and a good bite to it when cooked properly. I've been craving flavor, especially with being on quarantine lock down, so this really hit the spot!
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I love this time of year when the stillness settles in around us after the hectic holiday season has died down. It's a time for reflection and togetherness. These chestnuts encapsulate that. Gather around a bowl of these warm chestnuts with those close to you, taking your time to gently peel away the hard shell. There is something methodical and ritualistic about this that will be such a welcome delight.
It's pouring outside and golden leaves of Florida's winter are falling to the ground with each gust of wind. It's a gorgeous view. A cold front is coming and it couldn't be any more of a beautiful process to watch. It's the type of weather that calls for a creamy soup with notes of winter spices. This soup is start to finish in under 30 minutes but it's flavors are rich as if it's been simmering for hours.
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 large onion, diced
4 turnips, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
2-3 shallots, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Hefty pinch of ground cloves
1/4 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
Makes 3 large bowls
Pictures by Trevor Walsh
Hot Cocoa and the holiday season go hand and hand. There is just something magical about the pair. I don't think there is anything like watching the snow fall outside your window with a delicious mug of cocoa in your hand. But traditional hot cocoa can be a trap! It's often hidden with refined sugars, chemical sweeteners, binding agents and artificial flavorings. Instead lets indulge in this Healthy Holiday Hot Cocoa this season!