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Asian Crunchy Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

Asian Crunchy Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

When it comes to soup, I’m facing an interesting challenge. In our family of five, everyone has different preferences. My older daughter likes only clear Asian broth with some veggies and protein, the middle one needs everything pureed, and the little boy absolutely loves soup, any kind, every day! I hope it will stay that way. Of course, this means every time I prepare soup, someone will skip it. Well, I guess that’s a challenge many of you are familiar with. 😉

Are you wondering why I named this soup “crunchy”? The soup itself is creamy and (optionally) slightly spicy due to the ginger and the red curry paste. I used a 30% fat reduced coconut cream and my Homemade Vegetable Broth to keep it light. The crunchy part is the dehydrated leek I add just before serving. This crunchy leek gives the soup an awesome kick.

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Whole Roasted Indian Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Indian Cauliflower

There are many ways to prepare cauliflower, but have you ever tried preparing a whole roasted cauliflower? This is a vegan side dish which is not only an amazing eye catcher, it’s also prepared with a lot of healthy ingredients. When it’s ready to serve, just slice it at the table like a cake.

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White Bean Hummus

White Bean Hummus

You may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of hummus, and that’s why I always try to combine it with new ingredients. In this recipe, I added organic white beans with mediterranean spices to create a smooth and creamy vegan hummus. Did you know that white beans offer a generous quantity of magnesium, which can help your body handle stress better. They are also packed with slow digesting carbohydrates and have a low glycemic index, which is good for your blood sugar level.

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Eggplant and Feta Casserole

Eggplant and Feta Casserole

On my first visit to Istanbul recently, I saw so many different and delicious ways eggplant can be prepared, it was amazing and inspiring. In this dish I combined some of the flavors of Turkey to create a quick, easy, and vegetarian dish you can enjoy by itself or with grilled lamb or meat. My husband is a big fan of eggplant, and I have to admit, I’m turning into almost as big of a fan as he is.

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Mediterranean Savoy Cabbage Rolls

Mediterranean Savoy Cabbage Rolls

Savoy cabbage is not something that I’ve cooked much in the past, not because I don’t like it, mostly because it’s not been top of my mind. Since I’m trying to leave out carbs in our day-to-day food, I’ve been looking for ingredients to substitute in my meals for a healthier living. That’s when savoy cabbage came back to my mind, and I looked around for different ways of cooking it. I found interesting recipes that filled and rolled the cabbage, but often with rice or similar. The following recipe is my carb-free modification. I served it to my friends and they liked it very much. My husband also liked it, but in his opinion, a bit more of the spices could have been added. Feel free to add more of the spices or substituted them with different flavors. I think you can go very creative with this recipe.

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