The best “Super immune boosting” soup ever! Garlic is great for the heart and immune system PLUS kale is one of the most nutrient rich food you can eat. Never had kale much before and today it is a staple in our home.
Soups makes the house smell warm and “comfy”. This soup calls for “Lacinato” Kale. I could find it in my area. I used good old fashion kale or spinach!
Discovery: combining celery,onion,garlic first to the oil. I would always add the celery with the rest of the other veggies. The spices are the magic. Who uses only salt and pepper anymore?
The nutritional yeast adds a little too much sweetness for our tastebuds. I cut it down to 1/2 Tb
Fire fighter approved…again ! Cashew stir fry with cashew creamy sauce !
Original recipe makes 4 servings. I double the creamy cashew sauce and tripled the veggies . This was delicious and a big success at the fire station. The flavor of the coconut oil really comes out and the spiciness from red pepper flakes is just right. I used whole wheat curly pasta instead of the soba noodles or buckwheat noodles simply because I was feeding 9 people. The cashew creamy sauce is very delicious and easy to make. Chinese cabbage, bok choi and broccoli are some of these amazingly veggies in the recipe.
Veggies before the pasta !
The complete meal ready to serve !
AH! The smoothie..
Life’s way of including all the good nutrients our bodies need in one glass.
This green smoothie was my “mission” for Day 4 of Operation Feel Good with BodyHeart. I am a secret agent for 21 days. My “mission” is a journey of making myself and others feel “the love” the Universe has to give through small gestures and thoughts. A fun thing to do !
PLUS this is one of the recipe in my fave cookbook of KarmaChow…Bonus !
The smoothie was delicious! Never imagine a banana, kale and avocado tasting so yummy!
My blender had a tough time with the ice and frozen banana.
1 portion is huge! I am sure that we can share this with a friend.
This is especially good for you first thing in the morning, as it is alkalizing for the body. Ingesting alkaline foods regularly, such as leafy greens, helps our body to fight disease.
Now who doesn’t want that ?
Curious about BodyHeart, have a look see and join me in Operation Feel Good! February is such a difficult month for many, let us help them with kindness and love.
Actually very simple and soooo delicious! Roasting the veggies on parchment paper really adds something special to the taste. I added an extra 1 1/2 cup of veggie broth because I found it too thick but that is me!
What I learnt: Substitute for fresh herbs…use 1/2 the amount with dried herbs.
Warning! Warning! Warning!
Do not put hot ingredients in your glass blender. Let them cool down !
The glass container will crack if it does not explode from the temperature difference!
How do I know this ? Well, I am using my spare blender because I did attempt to blend together the hot ingredients of a soup. So let it cool down first and enjoy this delicious colourful soup with a salad.
Searching, planning the next recipe with a little help from my friend. The recipes require some planning and some shopping in health food stores. It allows for great discoveries and I find that the people in the health food store more relaxed and happier that at my regular grocery market. Yes! Not everyone but the overall energy or feeling when you enter a health food store is different. First, it is of a smaller size with just the right amount of items on the shelves. The fresh produce smell and look alive. Maybe it is just me! I do not know. You ask for the “strangest” item and “of course” they have it. They know what you are talking about when you inquire about cardamome, hemp, tempeh, arrowroot,… Anyways, simply wanted to mention that I like my little health food store near by (Biotope).
Planning my next recipe, going for a soup. Winter is far from finished and a good warm soup is so comforting. Check out the next post for the soup of february ! It will be creamy without the cream !