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Vegetarian Curry Soup

We took a trip to a Farmers market this morning to get our weekly veggies.  On our way out, there was a woman selling food.  I tried her soup and it was pretty tasty!  Yup, you guessed it!  It was so good I had to whip up a soup of my own for dinner!  I hope you like it as much as I did!

Vegetarian Curry Soup (GF/V/DF)

Vegetarian Curry Soup

Vegetarian Curry Soup

Ingredients:

3 Cloves Garlic

1 tsp. olive or sesame oil

6 Cups Water

4 Small Red Potatoes (Quartered with peel)

4 Carrots (Sliced or Julienned)

1 Celery Stalk (Chopped)

6-8 Fresh Green Beans (Cut into small pieces)

1 – 4 inch piece of parsnip (Thinly Sliced)

1 T Muchi Curry Powder

1 Large Handful of Baby Kale

1/3 Cup Coconut Milk (optional-not shown in photo)

Directions:

1. Mince garlic then brown in pan with 1 tsp oil.

2. Add water, potato, carrots, parsnip, green beans, and celery.

3. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce to simmer.

4. Add curry powder and simmer for 45 minutes.

5. Turn stove off and toss in the baby kale.  Mix so kale will lightly wilt from heat.

6. Add coconut milk and enjoy!

Let me know what you think!

Breakfast for two

I’ve put several miles on the ‘ol Vitamix lately!  Grateful to own one and my body has been thankful I’m putting it to good use!

I’ve been on this spinach craze lately.  I joined a 30 day green smoothie challenge and have my own “raw” group that I share info with almost daily .  Since I had already been increasing raw food in my diet, I decided to go along with the green!  I’ve made some very tasty smoothies and one lately that wasn’t so tasty. I won’t bother to share that one, yeah, it was THAT bad!

This was what we had for breakfast a couple of days ago!

Breakfast for two

Breakfast for two

Well, not quite like that, of course.  Tossed it in the Vitamix first!

Viola!

Viola!

Got my spinach ‘fix’ and a healthy breakfast!

If your interested in joining a raw food group, totally free, very informational, all levels welcome!

Click here!  ♥ Raw for the Health of it ♥

Going Places! Raw Flax Crackers

Going places I’ve never gone before.  I will share with you along my journey!

As I mentioned in some of my earlier posts, I have been trying to incorporate more “live foods” (raw) into my diet.  I lost a few pounds a few years ago when I went from eating a S.A.D (Standard American Diet) to eating about 90% raw.  I didn’t get into the more time-consuming or creative aspect of it.  I basically had lots of salads, smoothies, and fresh fruits!

Why raw crackers?  Well, for me, it’s the crunch addiction!  I know that if I can still have things that I enjoy in my diet, it makes changing my way of eating that much easier for me.  If I deprive myself of thing my body craves, I fall of the wagon.  Sometimes it’s hard to get back up.  That’s why I know for me, for my body, I know that I likely would not ever do 100% raw.   Also soaking raw flax and dehydrating at 115 degrees, I know that I’m consuming something live, something raw.

Enough rambling and onto the recipe!

Raw Flax Crackers

Raw Flax Crackers

Raw Flax Crackers (Raw/GF/Veg/Vegan)

Ingredients:

2 C Flax Seed

2 C Water

1 Jalapeno

1/2 Red Pepper

1 T Garlic Powder

3/4 T Onion Powder

1/4 T Sea Salt

Directions:

Soak flax seed in water for  2-3 hours.  It will form a 'gel-like' consistency.

Soak flax seed in water for 2-3 hours. It will form a ‘gel-like’ consistency.

 

Process jalapeano and red pepper til minced.

Process jalapeno and red pepper til minced.

Measure out garlic & onion powder, and sea salt.  Add to minced peppers and add all to gelled flax seed.  Mix til well combined.

Measure out garlic & onion powder, and sea salt. Add to minced peppers and add all to gelled flax-seed. Mix til well combined.

Spread as thin as you can get it on dehydrator trays or parchment paper and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 hours or until dry and crispy.  Flip over after about 4 hours.

Spread as thin as you can get it on dehydrator trays or parchment paper and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 hours or until dry and crispy. Flip over after about 4 hours.

Store in an airtight container.  Should keep for about 5 – 7 days.

This recipe is a little on the mild side, if you like really spicy, really hot foods, try adding another jalapeno or a habanero pepper.  For an interesting variation you could also substitute the onion/garlic powder for 2 T of taco seasoning or Chili powder!If you change it up, let me know how it is!

Happy crunching!


Raw Avocado Bites

Raw Avocado Bites

(My take on Avocado “Fries”)

WARNING: VERY ADDICTING!!!

Raw Avocado Bites

Raw Avocado Bites

1 Large Avocado (pitted and diced)
1/3 C Nutritional Yeast
1T Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Mix last 3 ingredients then toss avocado til evenly coated!
Y~U~M!