Healthy Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is an alkaline superfood. Get more broccoli in your diet with this simple soup.

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Green is Gold! The zinger is the added sweet peas (Pisum) adding more phytonutrients!
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil
3 shallots
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 cups frozen baby green peas
1 bunch broccoli about 1 pound, trimmed and chopped
3 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

DIRECTIONS
1) Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add shallots and saute for about 5 minutes until translucent. Add the minced garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Cook until tender and fragrant. Add curry powder, salt and pepper and cook over low heat for a few minutes.
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2) Add broccoli and combine well. Cook for a few minutes and add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and reduce heat…

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The Real Verdict on Cauliflower Rice

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I’ve been seeing recipes for cauliflower rice, but never tried them because I never thought cauliflower could replace regular rice. My family are big rice eaters and I assumed they wouldn’t be excited about making a switch, but one night I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try it as a low-carb, alkaline alternative to rice.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

This dish is super easy.

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Chayote and sweet potato salad

Have you ever tried chayote? It’s a mild vegetable that is very detoxifying. Opt for the quinoa to make this an alkaline dish.

Chayote and sweet potato salad

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It’s blustery here on the Fylde coast today and the wind is getting stronger, but it’s been bright all afternoon with a beautifully blue sky.

The sort of weather that made me want to make light, pretty salad for lunch at work tomorrow!

I bought a chayote from the supermarket the other day, I’ve been using them in salads for a couple of years now as the crisp texture and subtle, slightly appley flavour combines beautifully with herbs and other vegetables. I’ve only tried cooking them once (i made sort of chayote ‘bacon’!), so if anyone has any good recipes, let me know!

I’ve combined the chayote with sweet potato and carrots, and a fresh lime and dill dressing. With brown rice and quinoa as the base.

I cheated a little with the rice and quinoa, and used a sachet of the ready cooked kind… it’s Tilda brand, and is…

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