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I recently came across a new cookbook called Food Swings by Jessica Seinfeld. I found some great recipes in her new book and since I love making soups I decided to try this recipe first. I added some vegetable fusilli pasta to make it more of a meal.

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 medium vidalia sweet onion diced

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

2 large garlic gloves minced

5- 6 cups water

2 – 3 celery ribs cut 1/2″ thick

2 medium size carrots cut into 14/ inch sticks

2 medium zucchini not peeled cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 cup green beans cut into 1″ pieces

2 cups shredded green or white cabbage

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 19 ounce can red kidney beans rinsed and drained

1/4 cup of flat leaf Italian parsley

1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

1 box fusilli pasta

DIRECTIONS

In a medium pot boil salted water and then add a box of dried fusilli pasta. Cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is soft. Drain and set aside. In a separate large pot heat olive oil and saute chopped vidalia sweet onions and 1/2 tsp sea salt. Once onions are fragrant add minced garlic, celery and carrots. Cook for another 4 minutes. Add in zucchini, green beans, cabbage and 5 cups of water. Season with remaining sea salt and ground black pepper. Bring soup to a boil and reduce to medium temperature. Cook for 25 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Combine kidney beans and parsley to the soup and cook for another 10 minutes. Add in pasta and serve with grated parmesan cheese into each bowl. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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I recently purchased a mini spiralizer so I could make zucchini pasta. This dish is so fun and quick to make and is actually very satisfying.

INGREDIENTS

3-4 Zucchini

2 tbsp Olive Oil

2-3 Minced Garlic Cloves

1/2 Onion – minced

4 cups Baby Spinach

1/4 cup Parmesan or Gruyere Cheese – grated

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

DIRECTIONS

Spiralize the zucchini into a large bowl and then set aside. In a large skillet heat olive oil with onions and garlic. Sauté for 2 -3 minutes on medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and spinach and mix until spinach starts to wilt. Add parmesan or gruyere cheese with salt and pepper. Toss and serve. Enjoy!

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I purchased the Michael Smith Cookbook called Real Food, Real Good recently and made these easy and delicious burritos. They are a quick meal to make for lunch or dinner. I switched a few ingredients like using brown rice.

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp safflower oil

1/2 vidalia onion chopped

2-3 garlic cloves chopped

1 tbsp chipotle chili powder

1 tbsp cumin powder

1 19 oz can red kidney beans or black beans rinsed and drained

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

2 cups water

1 cup brown rice rinsed

1 tsp sea salt

Burrito Toppings

8 large whole wheat tortillas

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 avocados diced

1 handful cilantro

1 cup spicy salsa

DIRECTIONS

In a pot put 2 tablespoons of oil. Saute onions, garlic, chipotle chili powder and cumin on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add in kidney beans, diced tomatoes, water, brown rice and sea salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 – 45  minutes and then remove from heat covered until juices absorb for another 10-15 minutes. Warm up tortilla on a pan and then add rice bean filling, shredded cheese, diced avocados and cilantro. Roll into a burrito. Serve with sweet potato as a side dish. Serve salsa on the side to dip. Enjoy!

 

 

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Whenever we go to visit our extended family, we always try  to go to our favourite Ramen Noodle Restaurant called Ajisen Ramen. I decided to try to make a similar soup. It turned out pretty delicious and quite easy to put together.

INGREDIENTS

1 package ramen noodles (20 ounces)

5-6 cups organic vegetable broth

4 garlic cloves minced

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tbsp safflower oil

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp rice vinegar

4 tbsp soy sauce

1 package enoki mushrooms separated

4 cups shiitake mushrooms sliced

4 cups baby bok choy – rinsed and pealed into pieces ends slices off

6 green onions sliced fine

4 organic eggs hard boiled

4 cups frozen corn

1 package firm tofu cut into small square cubes

DIRECTIONS

In a pot heat safflower oil and sesame oil. Sauté the minced garlic and ginger powder on low heat for a few minutes. Add in vegetable broth, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Then add in mushrooms and baby bok choy. Cook for 5 minutes. Add to the broth green onion, frozen corn and tofu. While broth is cooking, in a small pot place eggs with water and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes and then place eggs in cold water. In a kettle boil water. Place ramen noodles in a bowl and pour boiling water on top of noodles. Let stand for 3-4 minutes and then drain noodles in a strainer. Add in ramen noodles and hard boiled eggs into the soup and continue cooking for another 10 minutes until hot. Take ramen soup off stovetop and serve in a large bowl. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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