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Citrus Cucumber Salad

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Calories:  127.6, Protein: 2.81 g, Carbohydrate: 29.2 g, Fat: 1.73 g, Fiber: 5.36 g, Sodium: 1.25 mg

Servings: 4, Serving Size: 1/4

Ingredients

3 Blood oranges

3 Cara Cara oranges

1 Large Cucumber

2 tbsp Sliced almonds

Dressing

1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar

8 Mint leaves, chopped

1 tsp honey

1 tsp grated ginger root

2 tbsp water

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Directions:

Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients in a small bowl. After ingredients are thoroughly combined, set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, to let the flavors intensify.

Wash and peel the oranges, then cut them in round circles, about an inch thick widthwise.

Wash the cucumber, and pat dry with a paper towel. Also cut in round circles an inch thick widthwise.

Combine oranges and cucumber together, and toss in the sliced almonds for an extra crunch.

Pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy.  You can garnish the salad with some more chopped mint leaves or almonds. Serving suggestion provided above.

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Eggplant and mushroom soup

 

Eggplant soup

Soup and cold weather go hand in hand. Spice things up with this non-traditional hearty soup. You don’t even need to add salt. The combination of ingredients give the soup tons of flavor.

Servings: 5, Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories:  83, Protein: 2.38 g, Carbohydrate: 11.3 g, Fat: 3.64 g, Fiber: 3.16 g

Ingredients:

Eggplant mushroom soup

1 large eggplant, cut into chunks

1 cup celery, diced

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

1 can (10 oz) cream of mushroom  soup

2 cups vegetable stock

3 stalks of green onions, chopped

6 basil leaves, fresh, chopped

2 garlic cloves

½ tsp paprika

1 inch turmeric (optional)

½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

 Directions:

Combine eggplant, vegetable stock, garlic and turmeric in a blender. Pulse until a chunky consistency is achieved.

Pour this mixture in a large pot. Mix in the cream of mushroom and the rest of the ingredients. Cook on medium high heat for at least 30 minutes. Remember to stir occasionally.

Tips: This soup would go incredibly well with our garlic bread. You may add some water / or extra vegetable stock to the soup, if you don’t want your soup consistency as thick. 

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One pot pasta meal

spinach pasta

You probably already know this by now but I really love simple yet nutritious meals.  I got inspired to re-create a one-pot pasta dish thanks to this post on A Beautiful Mess  I thought it was such a scrumptious idea that I had to put a spin on it and create my own Asian inspired version.  I am going to be using this method quite a bit in the future and I cannot wait to try different combinations of ingredients and flavors.

Servings: 4, Serving size: 1 cup

Calories:  246, Protein: 6.9 g, Carbohydrate: 35.4 g, Fat: 9.75 g, Fiber: 8.00 g

Ingredients:

veggie pasta

3 large carrots, diced

1 large red bell pepper, sliced

4 green onion stalks, chopped

1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 cup bean sprouts

½ tbsp of olive oil

1 cup bella baby mushrooms

3 fresh basil leaves, chopped

½ inch ginger root, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 can of coconut milk, light (14 ounces)

3 cups (or 4 oz) of spinach fettuccine pasta

Pink Himalayan sea salt (or table salt to taste)

Directions:

veggie pasta

Combine all the ingredients with the exception of the salt in a large pot. Make sure the pasta is completely immersed in the coconut milk.

Cook pasta on medium heat until al dente. Stir often to ensure the pasta does not stick. Add salt to taste.

spinach pasta with coconut milk

I garnished my pasta with some crushed peanuts (optional). I told you this was so easy. Enjoy, heartily.