Since I have been sick and dealing with a sinus infection I have been eating certain foods. The best thing I was able to eat was this wild rice and veggie soup I created. Here is the recipe:
1 bag of mixed frozen organic veggies
2 cups of veggie stock
2 cups of water
3 garlic cloves
1 small onion chopped
1 cup dry mixed brown and wild black rice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of oregano
pinch of parsley
pinch of herbs de providence
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of black pepper
-In a small pot, put chopped onion & chopped garlic cloves in with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
-Sautee about 3 minutes
-Add the vegetable stock & water
-Add the frozen veggies, cook on med-low
-While you are cooking the veggies and stock, cook the rice in a rice cooker
-When the rice is done cooking add the rice and spices
-Bring to a boil for a minute or two
-Enjoy with some hot sauce or just plain!
Not only are peppers a great way to flavor your food, but they are amazing for your body and health. I will cut to the chase and then- at the end of the article- a super awesome and yummy recipe for roasted red pepper sauce.
Peppers contain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds that are found in plants. Like hormones some phytochemicals can act as messengers in the body. They also have very high antioxidant abilities. They neutralize free radicals in the body (free radicals damage cells). Each color pepper is a different phytochemical.
There are a number of vitamins that are included in peppers. The top performers are:
One awesome thing that peppers contain is capsaicin. Capsaicin is a powerful antioxidant. Bell Peppers contain none, jalapenos have some, but habaneros have the most in them. What does capsaicin do?
So what else do peppers do for you? Sweet or hot....
So all in all- peppers are an awesome way to get the proper vitamins and minerals your body needs! The only things you want to watch out for is ulcers and GERD.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
I don't know about you but I love love love juice! If you get juices at the store, they are not fresh- or as fresh as they could be. Fresh juice
I filled an old tea bottle with this juice and I'm drinking it today and tomorrow. Here is the recipe:
1 inch piece of ginger
-Put all the ingredients through the juicer!
I bought the apples, carrots, and ginger at the farmer's market- all organic. Then I bought the oranges at the local store- they were organic of course. :)
Sooo who loves soup? ME! I mean, I love soup and it is really cheap to have around when you don't have a lot of money coming in! Here is my recipe for fridgy soup!
This soup can be made Vegan or Vegetarian. If you plan on making it Vegan- then don't add Chicken Stock- replace the Chicken Stock with Vegetable Stock.
A lot of people don't know this, but soup is a great way to cut calories and lose weight. This also provides your body with much needed nutrients to give you energy to get on with your day! Enjoy this recipe. The last 3 ingredients, you get to switch up and add any fruit or veggie to it- yes I said fruit! Sometimes fruit is good in soup!! <3
2 Large or 3 Medium Carrots Cubed
1/2 Large Onion diced
1 Cup Cauliflower Chopped
1 Large Sweet Potato Cubed
2 Green Peppers Diced
2 Cups Water
2 Cups Vegetable Broth
2 Cups of Chicken Stock (or another 2 of veggie broth)
(some left over veggies from the week)
1/2 Cup Corn
1 Cup Northern Beans
1/4 Cup Green Beans (Steamed)
What to do:
1) Chop all veggies
2) Pour all veggies into the pot
3) Cook on high heat for 3 minutes
4) Add Water and broths
5) Add your favorite Spices- (I added country herbs, garlic powder, cumin, and curry powder)
6) Put on Med-Low heat
7) Cook about 1 hour- covered
1 spaghetti squash
1 jar of organic pasta sauce (5 ingredients or less)
1 can of tomatoes (I use home canned)
what to do:
cut your spaghetti squash in half
take out the gook and seeds
put some water in the half squash
cook each half for 10 minutes
preheat oven to 350
pour sauce, tomatoes, and spaghetti squash into pan
bake for 20 minutes
-if you want to add cheese - it is no longer a vegan recipe!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.