Tag Archives: comfort food

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, beta carotene (vitamin A) protecting against cancer and heart disease, vitamins C and B6. Compared to other vegetables, sweet potatoes rank highest in nutritional value of vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium. They a wonderful source of soluble fiber which soaks up cholesterol. The darker orange flesh have […]

Soup the Ultimate Comfort Food

Soups are warming and satisfying. They add nourishing comfort, especially when you’re not feeling well. A hot bowl of soup eaten on a chilly autumn or winter day will quickly warm you up. Unlike what happens during stewing and frying, vegetables, meat and poultry cooked as soup conserve much more of their natural nutrients. And […]

Chocolate’s Hot Debate

News for Chocolate Lovers is a Mixed Batch First the good news: Dark chocolate has been found to have more flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas! In fact, dark chocolate has four times more flavoniods than tea. Dark chocolate has been found to have more flavonoids […]

Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 1 medium chopped onion 1/2 chopped pepper (yellow, green, or red) 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 small carrot, chopped 4 cloves chopped garlic 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (if chicken or vegetable broth is substituted, more may be required) 2 cup lentils Salt & pepper 32 ounces chicken or vegetable broth 1 medium […]

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa… without sugar When you need warming from a spring shower, an autumn storm, or a winter blizzard, you can enjoy an occasional hot cocoa without the worries of added processed white sugar. My recipe uses Stevia as a sweetener. Stevia is a naturally sweet herbal plant from the Chrysanthemum family and it pairs […]