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Chilled Asparagus Soup

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One of my favorite things to eat lately is Purple Asparagus from the farmers market. It is so sweet, nutty, tender and delicious I just can’t get enough of it. It is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, even a snack. Some of my favorite ways to prepare asparagus is on the grill, or sauteed with peppers, broccoli, onions and garlic with a farm fresh over easy egg on top.

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The last time I prepared the above I only used the tips of the asparagus, and I was thinking what I could make with the left over and then I remembered a chilled soup that a friend of mine was talking about so I thought I would try it out. I am so glad that I did because it is soooo good!!!

Chilled Asparagus Soup

This recipe only has a few ingredients, it is super easy, super yummy, and anyone can eat it…. This recipe can be raw, vegan, low calorie, low carb, gluten and dairy free, paleo anything that you desire….

Ingredients

20-30 Asparagus Spears

Half of a Sweet Onion

1 Garlic Clove or more if you like

Water or Chicken Broth

Lime Juice just a small wedge for brightness and freshness

Salt and Pepper to taste

Small pinch of Red Pepper Flakes for some Heat

About 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

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Optional: Green Onions, Sour Cream, Greek Yogurt, Vegan Sour Cream etc.

My favorite way to prepare this is to saute the onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in the olive oil. I am not a fan of raw onion flavor and I like the sweetness that onions have after they are sauteed a little bit. Then put in your blender or food processor with the asparagus and blend together until smooth, it will be a little thick so this is when you will add the water or chicken broth to get the consistency that you desire. DONE!!! See how easy that was!!!!

Chill for about an hour

Pour into Bowls

Squeeze a little lime over the top,

add some green onions and a little greek yogurt and ENJOY!!!

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This is the way I like to prepare this, remember you can make this a completely raw vegan soup if you so wish! I do my best to make recipes that satisfy everyone. I am not all raw or vegan but I do enjoy incorporating lots of plant based meals into my diet so you will find a little bit of everything here!!!

Please let me know if you try out this recipe or any others on my blog                                       and leave a comment below

Roasted Beet Salad

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Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad

This is a Wonderful Salad even on a Cold Evening, Lovely Warm Roasted Beets on top of Crisp Greens, a note of Sweet Tartness from the Citrus, and Delicious Tangy Balsamic… All I can say is YUM!!!

Ingredients

4 or 5 Beets Peeled and Quartered

2 TBS of your favorite Oil (I use Grapeseed, Olive or Cocnut Oil)

Salt and Pepper

You may add other Herbs if you Like…..

Peel and Quarter all the Beets, put in a Baking dish and coat with the Oil of your choice, Season with Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper and Herbs if you choose, put in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. When the Beets are finished baking let them cool for just a couple of minutes, scoop up a nice Heaping Spoonful and place on top of your Salad.

For the Salad I actually never measure out my Veggies I just use a HUGE Bowl and filler up…..

Baby Kale Mix

Spinach

Sprouts (a mixture of Arugula, Beet, and Sunflower Sprouts)

Cucumbers

Cherry Tomatoes

Fresh Mandarins or Ruby Red Grapefruit

Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss with the Dressing of your choice… My favorite go to light dressing is listed below.

Sweet Balsamic Dressing

1 TBS Sweet Balsamic Vinegar and a little Olive Oil, I also like to use a bit of juice from the Mandarins or Grapefruit, Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper and you have a Simple but Delicious Dressing!!!

ENJOY!!!

And check out on the photo some great reasons to incorporate beets into your diet!!

Baby Bok Choy Soup

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Baby Bok Choy Soup

This is one of my absolute favorite soups, so easy and fresh!! The recipe is on the Picture ENJOY!!!!

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