Curried Carrot and Apple Soup

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

Curried Carrot and Apple Soup

Curried Carrot and Apple Soup The flavor and texture is reminiscent of butternut squash soup, but the curry, apples, and coconut milk add many layers of flavors. A self-proclaimed soup connoisseur once told me this was the best soup she’d ever had. It’s especially satisfying on a cold winter’s night. Serves 6-8 1 Tbsp. coconut oil (or butter or olive oil) 1 cup onion, diced 1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely grated 1• tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. curry powder 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and chopped 1 13.5 oz. can of coconut...

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Indian Spice Roasted Vegetables

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

Indian Spice Roasted Vegetables

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables With most recipes I remember the thought process that led to their creation, this one, however, is a bit of a mystery. I don’t remember ever cooking with whole cumin seeds before, and then one day, I tossed them with potatoes, cauliflower, and coconut oil, and this delicious dish was born. Perhaps, Spirit guided me… This is an especially handy recipe for a large group since the preparation is relatively quick and easy, and then you get to stick it in the oven and practically...

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Smoked Salmon Crostini

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Smoked Salmon Crostini I tend to shy away from making appetizers as they generally seem to be overly time consuming, especially when a cheese and cracker plate or a few crudités tend to be just as popular. This recipe, however, is not overly complicated. It’s well worth the effort and will be a hit at your next party. Makes about 3 dozen 1 baguette, cut into •-inch thick slices (cut at an angle to increase the surface area) cup extra virgin olive oil 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese 1 8-oz pkg. of smoked wild...

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Seckel Pears in Mulled Red Wine

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

Seckel Pears in Mulled Red Wine

Seckel Pears in Mulled Red Wine Seckel pears are small and sweet and make for an elegant dessert when poached in red wine and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The powerful combination of mulling spices creates a harmonious alchemy that will transport you back in time. With your first bite, you’ll feel as though you’re dining with Medieval kings and listening to minstrels sing of far off lands. Serves 4-6 1• cups sugar 1 750-ml. bottle of full-bodied red wine 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in...

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Rainbow Blessings

Posted by on May 12, 2012

Rainbow Blessings

Rainbow Blessings Pops You don’t have to wait for a rainstorm. You can bring rainbow blessings to your home anytime you want. Choose an assortment of fruit, cut into bite-size pieces, and line them up on a bamboo skewer. You could even consider briefly grilling them to caramelize the sugars in the fruit. (If you grill them, be sure to soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes beforehand to prevent them from burning.) Consider the following fruit: Red: strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, red apples, pitted...

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