Mindful Eating Exchange

Shaz of  A Leaf in Springtime and I were just exchanging comments about how wonderful it would be to exchange recipes. So, I open this page for all to share and exchange healthful recipes.

The Only Rules:

1. Natural foods (fruits, veggies, cheeses, eggs, meat, etc.)

2. Thus, no additives, preservatives, or chemicals.

3. Made from “scratch” or easy, healthful alternatives

Here’s one of my “party” favorites:

Borscht Soup

Saute: 1 small yellow onion, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, 1/2 tsp. celery seeds, 1/2-1 c. chopped cabbage, 2 carrots chopped, 1 large beet peeled and chopped.  (Saute until onions translucent, then:)

Add: 2 to 2/2 cups chopped, peeled tomatoes, 4 cups homemade vegetable broth or water (as an alternative, I sometimes use 1 container of Imagine’s “No-Chicken Broth” which is organic and a good substitute for homemade broth), honey to taste (I prefer about 2 tbsp.), 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, salt to taste (I use 1-2 tsp), a handful of chopped, fresh dill.

Simmer until beets are soft enough, but still have a little crispness.  Let set for 10-15 min. with cover on. Serve. Garnish with a dollop of plain yogurt.

12 responses to “Mindful Eating Exchange

  1. Hi, so happy to find this…I’ve been trying to eat healthier and lose a bit of weight and discovered these quinoa patties that are yummy and full of protein so here is the link: :http://www.101cookbooks.com/iphonerecipes/baked-quinoa-patties-recipe.html

  2. Hey, hey, hey! I just found this! Wonderful!! Will be back soon to share with you what we had for dinner! 😀 Shaz

  3. Butternut squash/Pumpkin soup
    Into a pot of water (4 cups), add one chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 4 potatoes cubed with skin on, 2 carrots chopped, 2 stalks of celery chopped, 2 chopped tomatoes, one small butternut squash or pumpkin whichever is in season and organic chicken. (optional)

    Add a dash of turmeric, pepper and I use a saltless organic vegetable bouillon for taste. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low heat for about 40 mins until potatoes and squash are soft. Mash with a fork the ingredients and the soup should render a thick, hearty stew. Serve with steamed brown rice and salad.

    This recipe is oil-free and salt-free. You may want to add some flaxseed oil or olive oil upon serving. This portion serves three. Hope you like this and let me know if it works out well! Eat well everyone 😀 Shaz

  4. Feel free to help yourself to a Beach House recipe (www.thebeachhousekitchen.wordpress.com). We love super healthy wonder food that is whole and made with love. Peace and Light, lee

  5. Hi Angela–Great idea for a page! Your Borscht looks amazing. Here is the Lazy Gluten-free Vegan Pizza recipe I just posted on my recipe blog:
    Much love!-Julie

  6. Thanks for the recipe!

    Compassionate souls interested in vegan recipes with wild ingredients like cattail, dandelion, and sea grape can find a handful here…


  7. Victoria Pitts-Taylor

    I’ve eaten this borscht and it is the best soup I’ve ever had.

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