Hearty Veggie Lentil Soup

Why Lentils? High fibre, high protein and plenty of carbohydrates. Rich sources of potassium, calcium, iron and several B-vitamins. The Lentil is particularly beneficial to the heart and circulation, stimulates the adrenal system, increases vitality of the kidneys. And cooks quicker than the other beans. This is a base recipe for many or my soups. [...]

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Avocado Salad

2 teaspoons fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (cooked well and rinced) 2 ripe avocados, chopped in squares 1/4 cup minced chives or green onion 1 ripe mango Smash the basil and salt into a paste in a [...]

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Creamy Green Spinach Broccoli Soup

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, chopped, 2 medium onions, roughly chopped, big pinch of salt, 2 1/2 cups potatoes (2 medium) cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 2 1/2 cups broccoli chopped, 4 cups vegetable stock, 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed, 1 cup cilantro, loosely chopped, one lemon Directions: In a large, [...]

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Steamed Beets with Fresh Herbs

(Makes 3-4 serving as a side or snack) 3-4 medium/small beets sliced and steamed 2 tbsp diced onions/shallots ½ cup chopped fine herbs (parsley, cilantro, basil) 2 tbsp cold pressed olive oil 2 tbsp lemon or apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar Directions: In a pot steam beats for aprox. 15mins or until cooked, then [...]

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Mexican Bean and Veggie Stew

(inspired by: el Mercado municipial de San Jose del Cabo) 2.5 soaked and rinsed black-eyed peas 4 garlic cloves crushed 1 onion diced fine 2 small potatoes diced 2 small yams diced 2 carrots diced 1 zucchini small diced 3 roma tomatoes diced 1/2 tsp. turmeric 1 tsp. salt or to taste 1/2 tsp. pepper [...]

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