There is one crucial component to this delicious and healthy soup — you must soak and boil your own beans and reserve the cooking liquid from the beans for your stock. This makes the soup creamy, delicious, and hearty. I've tried it several different ways and this is the way to go. Plus, it's economical and you avoid any nasty chemicals that may be present in canned beans and packaged broth (see my article in The Atlantic on obesogens for a bit on this and my book for all of the latest information).Read More
This is another simple vegetable dish that is delicious. I like to marinate the garlic and chili flakes in the oil for at least 15 minutes. This is the first step that I’ll do before I start cooking anything for the meal — which guarantees the oil will sit for at least that long and usually a good deal longer. It really helps with flavoring the dish. By the way — this is spicy!Read More
This is a 10 minute vegetable dish that is not the least bit boring. Adding different spices to your vegetables gives them a lift and gives you variety. Not only that but a little spice goes a long way both in flavor and in nutritional value. This is a great side dish for meat or fish and leftovers make a great lunch.Read More
A hearty and nutritious soup, this recipe has infinite variations. Here's one to get you started — once you understand the basics of making your own soups you can create them with whatever you have on hand. This one came about after a trip to the farmer's market and contains many winter vegetables with some shaved Parmigiano Reggiano on top. For the stock, I used my Vegetable Scrap Mineral Broth.
My husband created this dish and I was impressed. It has plenty of asparagus, garlic and ginger served on top of buckwheat soba noodles. He uses a combination of olive oil, sesame oil, and tamari, as well as chili peppers for an Asian-inspired flavor. And not that it was his intention, but this dish also happens to be a nutritionally dense meal, all in one bowl.