Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tomato Soup – Best I Ever Had

Homemade soup is so easy to make and good for you. Are you a ingredient checker? Next time your in the grocery store look at the ingredients in the soup before you buy it, do you know what they all are? If you don’t know what the ingredient is, it’s likely a chemical to preserve the food and it’s cause inflation and bloating in your body.

This recipe is from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cook book It’s All Easy. It is easy and delicious!

EASY TOMATO SOUPtomatosoup
serves 4

Ingredients:
2 table spoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons tomato paste
5 large fresh basil leaves
1 can of whole tomatoes with their juice
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup cream
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
On medium heat in a heavy bottom pot melt the butter, add the olive oil, saute the onions with salt. Once opinions are soft after about 10 minutes add garlic, tomato paste, and basil leaves, saute for about two minutes. Add can of tomatoes with the juice from the can, break up the tomatoes a bit, add the chicken stock, bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce to a simmer, cook for 20 minutes. Take of heat and using a hand blender blend the soup to make it smooth. Salt and Pepper to taste, stir in the cream. Enjoy!

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Where to Start? Add Greens.

Want to feel better than you do now? Thinking of using nutrition to improve your health? Wondering how to get started?

Add Greens to everyday. Before I became a Health Coach and I was on my own discovery journey to better nutrition I learned the way to start is to add more greens to your life before taking anything away. This alone will make a difference in your energy level. 

So I bought some kale, because everyone was talking about how great it is for you. A SUPER green.

You can cook just about any veggie by baking it, boiling it, steaming it, or frying it. Pick a way give it a try. 

green veggies

My first time trying to cook kale was baking it into kale chips, now I’m hooked and LOVE kale chips.

Add some greens to normal everyday food: By greens the best ones are kale, spinach, collards and swiss chard, but also any green vegetable!

Throw some greens into the pasta water.

Throw some spinach is my favourite to have with fried eggs.

Throw some greens into your rice as it’s boiling.

Saute greens on their own in butter to have on the side of what you normally eat.

Keep it simple, just get some greens and add them into everything you normally eat.

Try my kale chips:

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Simple Food Makes Cooking Fast & Easy – Simple Brown Rice & Simple Green Beans

I had a really simple dinner last night and I found it really easy to make. The more you make food from simple whole ingredients the easier it becomes. It took me a while, a few weeks or a couple of months to make a habit of piecing together whole ingredients and not searching for the packaged processed food to just add water to.

Make changes start small.  Add good food before taking things away from your diet. 

For dinner last night I had brown rice, sauteed green beans from my garden and grilled sausage.

There is something so satisfying about eating from the garden in your back yard. It will be the best food you ever eat.

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Simple Brown Rice Recipe:serves 4
Ingredients:
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 table spoons olive oil
2 cups Brown Rice

Directions:
Chop onion and garlic and finely as you can or want. Saute together in a pot with the olive oil, until the onions get soft, but before the oil start smoking on medium heat. When the onions are soft add the dry rice and stir it in. The rice will start slightly toasting. I usually serve 1/2 cup of rice per person, more if I want left overs. After no more than 5 minutes or so add the water, 4 cups of water for 2 cups of rice. Turn the stove to low medium and let it simmer. When all the water is soaked up into the rice, remove from heat.

Simple Green Beans
Ingredients:
fresh and local green beans
butter
slice of lemon
salt & pepper

Directions:
Clean the beans and remove the tops. Add to frying pan, add however much butter you want, turn on stove to medium heat. Once butter has melted and the beans start to cook add salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Taste beans until they are at a cooked but crunchy consistency. Enjoy!

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