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June 21, 2018

 

Aloha Swim Szner's,

Happy Summer Solstice! As the days turn longer and the nights become warmer, the produce is ready for harvest and healthy food is abundant! Lets be real, I do not think many people can say they do not like summer. No school for most people and more time to focus on personal goals. What I love most about summer is all of the produce that is in season. I love coming up with new recipes using all sorts of ingredients.

I personally like to eat food that is not so heavy or high in oils during the summer because then my skin will look better and my energy is so much higher. Meaning my confidence levels sky rocket and my motivation is a 10/10. Food has energy and when we consume those foods, we take on its energy. Because of this I like to eat lots of plant foods for the very reason that they have higher vibrational frequencies compared to processed foods.

I want to share a tasty soup recipe I came up with last week. Now I want to be honest with you, I am living on a farm with a propane stove, camping style. So this recipe is not extravagant, but it is simple, affordable, and as I always say about my recipes, it is delicious and nutritious!

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • half yellow onion, diced
  • one garlic clove, minced
  • two - three carrots, thin sliced
  • two celery stocks, choped
  • one zuchini, choped
  • four white muchrooms, thick sliced
  • sprouts (optional, I used because mine were getting old and mushy)
  • one can of diced tomatoes
  • pasta noodles
  • avocado
  • cooking oil, I use avocado oil.
  • salt, pepper, garlic pepper+ spice mix

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in large pot. Add onion diced and garlic. Sautee till aromatic.
  2. Add carrots, celery, zuchini, and mushrooms. Sautee till aromatic.
  3. Add in canned tomatoes.
  4. Start adding in water. Do one or two cups at a time. Be sure to see bubbles in the water before adding more. This process requires watching closely. Add in enough water for desired amount of soup.
  5. Let the veggies and water boil for a while. This allows the flavors to be released and mix together.
  6. Add in your spices of choice. I used a blend that included garlic, pepper, thyme, clove, lemon zest.
  7. Be sure to check periodically to add more water in case some evaporated. Check the taste, does it need more salt? Most likely... 
  8. While this is happening, cook your noodles separately.
  9. Add sprouts at the end if you decide to use them.
  10. You can combine the noodles with the soup or scoop noodles in your bowl and put the soup on top.
  11. Top soup with avocado.

 

TIPS

  • be intuitive- my recipes are more of a guide than something to follow word for word.
  • do not leave your soup on the stove alone. hang out with it, make sure its boiling and tastes good. 
  • always cook with the intention of nourishing yourself.

 

Are there any recipes that you wish you knew how to make healthier? I am really creative in the kitchen and would love to help you out! let me know by leaving a comment down below!

Madi 

  


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