Love is in the air... and what is more romantic than the scintillating aroma of simmering soup? Sharing a heavenly dish with someone you love is the perfect way to celebrate this Valentine's Day. Our broccoli and arugula soup sizzles with nutrients and flavor truly spreading love from the inside out. And for the record, broccoli is more than just some pretty florets. It's one of the healthiest veggies you can eat (your mom knew what she was talking about). Celebrated as a cancer fighter, it is also loaded with fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, and folic acid. Just saying'!
Heat olive oil in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and...
Let's talk lentils. If you are not already eating them... START. They may look like a pile of non-descript disks, but in the kingdom of legumes they are nothing short of superheroes. This high-iron treat is packed with protein (in fact, by weight, they actually have the highest protein level of the plant-based foods) and low in fat and sodium. Lentils lower cholesterol, nourish the kidneys, improve digestion, aid the adrenal glands, and boost energy. Just one serving provides about 64% of your daily recommended fiber. And... unlike other dried legumes, lentils do not require soaking before cooking. So, we have very healthy and easy to prepare. Convinced yet? Well, how about this? They are super cheap!
Ingest nature's gift and let this savory soup flavor your holidays with warmth and health.
What's low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, yet flourishes with rich dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, and tasty pleasures? You guessed it! The pumpkin! Often referred to as a "storehouse of vitamins and flavonoid compounds, it is one of nature's delicious, nutritious gifts. So as you enjoy this guilt-free unbelievably delectable pumpkin soup, remember that pumpkin is often recommended by doctors and dieticians for cholesterol control and weight watching programs. Ready? Set? Soup!
Please refer to our blog for all details about selecting, cleaning, and cooking a pumpkin.
Do not use classic Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin for this recipe; it can be watery and flavor-deficient. Heirloom organic “pie pumpkin” varieties burst with flavor!
Root vegetables.... they help us stay grounded. In Autumn, our bodies start craving stews, soups, and other warming foods. So, why not prepare a bowl of delicious carrot ginger soup to get you into the season?
The ingredients in this soup have powerful benefits. Carrots are a rich source of nutrients. They contain large quantities of vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene, and are excellent for the eyes. Ginger tops the list of effective natural home remedies; it has been useful for a host of ailments. For centuries, it has been used as an effective cure for the common cough and cold. Carrots and ginger together feed your soul with warmth and comfort. It's a perfect way to get ready for the cooler climates ahead.
Wash, peel, cut carrots and onion into chunks. Sauté lightly with 2...