Curried Lentil Soup

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lentil soup is a staple in my house. I always have the ingredients on hand and the preparation time is quick. For this lentil soup, I used curry flavors to give it a little spice.

Curry is a unique blend of both savory and sweet spices. Different brands of curry powder will include different spices. The one I used included cumin, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, mace, ginger, cayenne, pepper, mustard, and cinnamon. There is a good amount of heat within these spices so be sure to taste before adding any extra heat!

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Addictive Green Beans

October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

This was the hardest food photo shoot I have ever had because I could not stop eating these green beans. They are so addictive!

This dish has great umami flavor from the soy sauce and a spicy kick from the chili flakes. I blanched the beans first and then sautéed them. Using this method ensures perfectly cooked green beans that are not overly done and still a bit crunchy!

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Warm and Creamy Fennel Soup

October 16, 2011 § 6 Comments

I am so excited that the weather is finally getting a bit chillier. In California that means high 60’s! Nevertheless, it is officially Fall and Soup Season is here! Kick of the season with this Creamy Fennel and Potato Soup.

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A Healthy Meal Full of Fall Vegetables

October 15, 2011 § 5 Comments

The melt in your mouth sweet potatoes, nutty mushrooms, and earthy sautéed kale are combined with quinoa and a hint of spicy chili flakes. This dish leaves you feeling full and energized! This is also a completely vegan and gluten-free dish that is packed full of protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.

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