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Parsnip Soup_Featured

Parsnip Soup

Parsnip is one of those vegetables you can be very creative with. It is a sweet vegetable and a great addition to winter dishes. The humble parsnip is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in complex B vitamins, antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin c and plenty of dietary fiber. Adding this vegetable to your meal plan can truly bring a balance to your diet. My recipe below is for a soup you can try anytime of the year and particularly in winter. This soup is an amalgamation of different flavors – The sweetness of parsnips is nicely complemented by the aroma and zing of garlic and onions. Almonds not only bring along their nutritional value but also a smooth texture to it. This makes a great addition to both lunch and dinner meals. Adapted based on Green Kitchen Stories recipe For the Soup: 3 – 4 parsnips 8-10 garlic cloves 1 large yellow onion 1 tbsp olive oil, extra for serving 1 cup almonds, (soaked overnight in water) 4 cups boiling water 1 tbsp white …

Carrot Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup_featured

Carrot, Sweet potato & Red Lentil Soup

This one is my favorite 🙂 I have always enjoyed trying new food, new restaurants and getting inspired to develop my own little recipes. Soups definitely rank high on my list of things to do. They are healthy, very filling and fun to make. I tasted a lentil soup a while ago at Zeytins in Grand Rapids and so began my tryst with developing and making soups. This soup is an amalgamation of my own ideas and some inspiration from tasting and viewing a few really cool soups. Talking about this soup… Sweet potatoes and carrots go very well together. The sweetness of the tubers go very well with the texture and taste of carrots. They are both are very nutritious vegetables, rich in Vitamin A. Since they both are orange colored vegetables they are rich in beta-carotene which is a very nutrient in fighting many health ailments. Chickpeas and red lentils bring a new dimension to the taste and i think its a healthy way of adding some protein to the mix. This soup …