Saturday, June 23, 2012

Green Soup

This one is a recipe my friend Meghan told me about. She serves it to her 14 month old. Mine didn't love it (today, anything can change in 24 hours), but I found it amazing. Creamy, sweet, just the right amount of everything. My oldest daughter is fighting the flu and I hoped this might be medicine to her. Too bad she is refusing to eat. At least I can enjoy it!

1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots
5-8 yellow potatoes
3/4 bunch of kale chopped
1 long strip Kombu
3 small pieces astragalus root

Saute olive oil, garlic and onion for about 15 minutes on low.
Add the carrots and potatoes. Let saute for 7-8 minutes. Add broth of some sort. I use veggie bouillon cubes and 4 cups of water. Cook on medium until carrots and potatoes are soft, then add kale. Cook for about 3 minutes more and, after removing the kombu and astragalus root, puree and enjoy!

For those is a little snippet from WebMD about Astragalus.

It is a natural dietary supplement that's used for various health conditions. For instance, it's used to treat the common cold, upper respiratory infections, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. Some proponents of astragalus use it for its heart benefits. They claim it may protect against heart disease. It's also used to help improve overall weakness.

Proponents also say astragalus stimulates the spleen, liver, lungs, circulatory, and urinary system. It's also used to treat arthritis, asthma, and nervous conditions as well as to lower blood sugar and blood pressure.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Amazing new discovery

This came from one of my favorite blog's I don't know why it took me so long to try it.
I used my beloved Vega as the protein powder, and proceeded to make and consume three servings!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer is almost here-tomorrow in fact!

As the days get shorter and shorter and our layers clothes become more and more important I am thinking fondly of summer cucumbers and tomatoes-such a simple meal....that makes me so happy. Throw a little homemade balsamic dressing on it and I am flying high. Side note-I wrote this last October and I like it so much I am finally going to publish it! Hurrah, we will soon be eating these little tasty morsels soon!!!

Easy Breezie

My youngest daughter Lola is very easy to cook for. She simply loves everything. I'd say her favorite food is frozen peas....straight out of the freezer. Too bad everyone in my family isn't so easily satisfied. In this shot she has noodles, blueberries and yup you guessed it-frozen peas!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

MMMMM...These were good! My husband loves banana muffins and I think he purposefully buys too many bananas so I am forced to make these. I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and it turned out so good! Mix the dry then the wet and then combine! Here is the recipe ... Its originally from 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips