Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quick TIP for fall!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!

I'd like to share with you a quick tip!  I love fresh herbs, from the garden or the farmers market...what I dislike is when you buy a bunch and it goes to waste!  Why not use those extra ice trays (we all have them) and chop up your herbs and put them in tray, cover them with olive oil and freeze!  Label with a permanent marker and VOILA!  Herbs in any season, ready to cook with!!

Blog again soon!  Bye for now! xoxo

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


One of my favorite past times, especially in the autumn is to experiment and make wonderful and fragrant and delicious and yummy SOUPS!!! 

I started a bit early this summer and began testing a few new ones that I thought would would work!  Thank goodness I was right he he!  

Spiced Carrot and Corn Soup

What you'll need:

3 cups- chopped carrots (food processor works well)
2 med. onions- chopped
2 cobs of corn (raw)- cut off cob
3 cloves garlic- chopped
2 tsp. ginger- grated
1/2 tsp. of each: coriander seeds, turmeric, anise seeds- crushed
1 1/4 (1125 ml)- organic chicken/vegetable stock (homemade is great!)
1/4 habanero pepper (or jalapeno=less spice)
2 tbsp- extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper to season

~ Large pot, wooden spoon ~


Saute onions in EVOO until soft and translucent.  Add ginger, garlic and spice mixture, let cook for 2 mins to release the oils and fragrance.  Add carrots and corn.  Add enough stock (1125 ml) to cover vegetable by 1 inch.  Bring to a full boil and then lower temp to simmer for 20-25 minutes.  Puree in blender, food processor or with immersion blender.  I like to serve mine with a dollop of Greek yogurt, fresh dill/spring onions or some grated carrots!  Try a new spin with edible flowers, beet chips or some chopped chili peppers if you want to spice up your life!

Bon Appetite xox


***Not only is this soup yummers, its also quite nutritionally sound;  

Corn: Promotes antioxidant protection and lung health, increases energy production and is a source of vitamin C (free radical scavenging and immune health) and manganese and phosphorus (bone-builders).

Carrots: Also promote lung health and heart health too!  Great source of vitamins K (bone-building), vitamin B1 (energy), molybdenum (detoxifying) and fiber to help keep you full!

Onions/Garlic: Great for lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease and great for digestive health!!!

*All these benefits from a little bowl of homemade soup!  How easy and rewarding is that!*

Until we meet again, GET YOUR SOUP ON!!!!

The Healthy Bies