Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
I’m talking using quinoa, kale and shit. Trying to be really healthy and experiemental. Tonight we are making a pizza crust out of quinoa. Yesterday I made sun dried tomato hummus, with homemade sun dried tomatoes!
Post # 3
Here’s 10 healthy, pureed soup recipes… I’ve tried several of them and they’re really good – especially the roasted apple and sweet potato. I always substitute any cream for plain yogurt.
I also have a recipe for a garlic tomato soup….
8-10 tomatoes peeled and cut into chunks
12 garlic cloves
Low sodium veg broth
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
I saute the celery, garlic and onions in 1 tbsp oil in the big soup pot for 5 min. Then add the tomatoes and just enought broth to reach the surface of the tomatoes. THen bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to a simmer and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Puree soup in a blender when done. And that’s it!!! It’s SOOOOOO good, and tomatoes and garlic are so good for you – can’t go wrong!
Post # 4
I had a friend who made homemade pizze this week and they made the crust out of ground up cauliflower… she said it was pretty good!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@MrsPhilly: I failed horribly at the cauliflower pizza! Forgot to microwave and squeeze the cauliflower so it was just wet mush. Ended up throwing it out!
Post # 6
Oh no!!! I’ve never tried it so I can’t say how she made it or anything… but it sounded interesting! lol
Post # 7
@Pixienickie: I don’t know if this is crazy healthy, but it’s a healthy lasagna recipe. It’s really good.
Post # 8
You should also check out two peas & their pod blog. I love most of her recipes on there. And she has an awesome sauce recipe that I love.
Post # 9
Love skinnytaste.com for their healthy recipes. It is the perfect mix of delicious but still healthy.
Post # 10
@Pixienickie: I make a chicken soup from scratch.
boil chicken bones, retain broth and chicken leftovers
add chopped veggie (carrots, celery, rutabaga, beets? Anything really) fry some onions in coconut oil, add garlic, a bunch of spices (um.. Paprika, pepper, cumin seeds, dash of salt) add minced garlic, cook, add it to the soup with some coconut milk mixed with a couple table spoons of coconut flour.
So creamy, delicious, healthy, and works in the crock pot! bonus
Eta add chopped kale or spinach about 15 minutes before serving
Post # 11
Just in case you’re not sure, it looks like this. So amazing!
Post # 12
IDK if this counts at all but I LOVE my smoothie that I have for breakfast every morning. I try my hardest to use to use organic when it comes to my smoothie.
1 Greek Yogurt (any flavor–but I use apple or coconut)
Handful of frozen purple/red grapes (makes it soo sweet!)
A few blackberries
Ground Flax Seed (1 or 2 tbsp)
Spinach (I add it at the end so I add as much as I can fit.)
Post # 13
@Pixienickie: I have been drinking A LOT of kale lately. Ususally in the morning I make a shake out of about 1 cup kale, 2 tsps flaxseed, 1 scoop protein powder ( only sometimes), 1.5 cups mixed berries OR pneapple, some coconut water and ice. Soooo good! Sometimes I put in some almond milk or orange juice.
Kale is an amazing superfood and it has been making my hair grow like crazy! Just be sure to always buy organic as the regular kind is loaded with pesticides. Also I always steam my kale as they say it helps with digestion ( and makes it blend better)
Post # 14
@Pixienickie: I have a delicious raw kale salad recipe! My friend taught it to me– she actually is a certified raw foods chef!
4 cups/1 bunch chopped kale (cut stems into very short pieces and use also– they’re delicious and crunchy; cut leaves into 1″ squares or so)
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1-2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tblsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp ume plum vinegar
1 Tblsp shoyu or reduced-salt soy sauce
4 tsp rice, cider, or malt vinegar
Dump all ingredients into a bowl, allowing toasted sesame seeds to cool slightly before mixing. Mix thoroughly, using your hands to squeeze and massage the kale– this is essential because it makes the kale tender and allows it to absorb the dressing.
Half an avocado, or even a whole avocado, cut up and mashed into this to make the dressing creamy makes it extra delicious. I can imagine adding hot pepper too, but don’t add salt– ume plum vinegar is salty stuff.
I like this thread! I love cooking very healthy food!
Post # 15
@MrsPhilly: Thank you for the pureed veggie soup recipes! I have been looking for something like this to freeze for work lunches!
Post # 16
I make awesome stuffed bell peppers!
Cook the quinoa with garlic and a can of roasted tomatoes (low sodium)
Cook chicken or turkey sausage then set aside. Sautee zucchini, onion, spinach, mushrooms, and whatever other veggies you want. Mix everything together, stuff the peppers (I only use red bells, I HATE the greens) then bake.
I also make sort of a southwestern version where i add black beans, corn and roasted green chiles.