Month: October 2017

Savory butternut squash and potato soup

It’s another fall day in the Chicago area and that means soup time! Don’t allow the seasonal shifts and the inevitable approach of winter, keep you from embracing your creativity in the kitchen. Also, I like to use this time to buckle down on creating healthy meals for the upcoming holiday season and avoid the temptations of overindulging in foods that don’t do anything good for my body or mindset! That doesn’t mean I don’t have fun meals and snacks during the holidays. It simply means that by staying aligned and balanced I’m more likely to sustain healthy habits that serve my higher good in mind, body, and spirit. Today’s recipe is a simple, healthy and filling fall stoup that’s loaded with goodness and an awesome full-bodied flavor! Ingredients: 5 medium potatoes or 2 cups, cubed.(Preferably Yukon gold or red potatoes). 1 medium (2 cups) butternut squash, cubed. 1 cup of cubed sweet potatoes. 2 cups of shredded kale. 2 cups of shredded red cabbage 1 cup of thin sliced/shredded Brussels sprouts. 5 cups of water. 2 tablespoons of sea salt. 1 tablespoon of curry powder. 1/2 teaspoon of spicy paprika. 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme. 1 tablespoon coconut oil 3 tablespoons of olive oil. 1/4 teaspoon of allspice. 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Putting it all together: Bring your water to a boil using a medium-sized pot. Next, add...

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3 Clues that you are a late bloomer

If you’ve ever felt like life seems to be passing you by, you’re still figuring out who you are, haven’t hit your “sweet spot” yet or fully come into your own, guess what? You are not alone! You might just be, a “late bloomer”! We all travel different paths in this life and while there may be some points of intersection along the way, we are unique and our paths tend to reflect that truth. So you’re wondering if you too are a late bloomer? You’ve come to right place to help you figure that out!There is nothing overly...

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Quick and healthy fall recipes

When I think of Fall, I think of cozy fires, a stack of my favorite books in my favorite nook, and the yummy fragrance of savory dishes baking in the oven. Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty to be found in each season and more recently, to cherish every moment. Fall is a great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen!   I love the challenge of creating yummy and healthy meals using products that are in season and are ethically and sustainably sourced. Fall veggies ring in a new season of goodness and are a...

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