Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to enjoy family and friends and to celebrate the bounty of seasonal food at this time of year. Over the years, I have gathered a handful of Thanksgiving recipes that have become my go-to for a delicious and, yes, healthy meal. So, in addition, to cooking the turkey on the outdoor grill and to simply roasting sweet potatoes (no marshmallows please), you’ll find these dishes on our Thanksgiving table.
Coconut milk and curry bring a tasty twist to regular carrot soup in this recipe. This incredibly healthy, creamy soup can be enjoyed during any season--and perfect for a crisp fall day or evening.
You have the option of serving the soup either hot or cold. If it is served cold, add a little water in order to thin it out to your desired consistency. Garnish with cilantro to serve.
Autumn is here. Is your body ready for it? Or are you one of the runny-nosed masses who dreads those Indian summer days because of all the ragweed-filled breezes and sneezes they bring? Well, I'd like to help you change all that – without drugging yourself senseless with Benadryl or prescription drugs. Here are a few of my favorite tricks of the wellness trade to help you welcome the season with open arms, clearer nasal passages and less watery eyes:
I joined a CSA this year that has provided such a beautiful bounty - and that’s what inspired this recipe! It’s seasonal, grounding and delicious. The blend of spicy and sweet is truly satisfying.
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 big parsnip (or a few smaller ones), peeled and chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 apple (optional), peeled, cored and chopped
4 cup organic vegetable broth
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. After it’s cooked, either transfer the ingredients to a blender and blend in batches until smooth or using an immersion blender, blend until smooth in the slow cooker.