Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Warm and Cozy Comfort Foods

Here is your Health for Life Cooking menu for January 2013.

Tomato Soup
My favorite soup as a kid was Campbell's Tomato Soup. The best part about it was adding a package of Saltine Crackers to it. I have always liked chunky soups but that was ridiculous. At 190 mg of sodium for every 5 crackers, I'm sure I was getting above the daily limit just in the crackers. The soup alone has 480 mg in just 1 cup. This home made version is much better nutritionally and tastes great. I make it a little thicker than the Campbell's and add some my own oven baked croutons that make this soup very satisfying. 
White Bean Potato and Broccoli
This is an updated version of my White Bean Potato in my cookbook Whole Food Goodness. I've add blended cauliflower to give the soup extra creaminess, and I've also added mushrooms and chopped broccoli to give it a powerful nutritional boost. A bowl of this soup will give you your GOMBS for the day. Greens, onions, mushrooms, beans, and seeds. According to Dr. Joel Furhman, these foods fight cancer with every bite! And most importantly, it's rich, creamy and so delicious!

 Brown Rice Risotto
This recipe is adapted from Katherine Lawrence, a Cancer Project instructor. Along with the onion, garlic, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, I've added mushrooms, carrots, and peas to meat my nutritional goals. Mix in some short grain brown rice and a rich creamy sauce made with nutritional yeast and sesame seeds and you have a very flavorful and satisfying meal.

And there you have it! Health for Life Cooking to start off your New Years resolutions. One class will be offered this month in April's Kitchen on Tuesday January 8. We will begin at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you in class.

My Kitchen Corner cooking class will be on Wednesday January 23. I will be demonstrating the White Bean Potato and Broccoli Soup, Tomato Soup, and Ultimate Minestrone. Check here for details.

1 comment:

  1. Man this food looks so delicious. After my mom survived from cancer she changed everything about her diet. Its surprising what can cause cancer in your food. I'm glad this site has a cancer project instructor for some added nutritional insight.


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