DIARY OF A CHEF AT HOME
a collection of holistic nutrition tips & tricks, plus many of Food on the Table's favourite recipes
It's that time of year when the hot heat of the summer shifts to shorter and cooler days. I have to say, this year that shift seemed a bit abrupt to me. September in beautiful Vancouver, BC is usually quite nice, but let me tell you, it's been rather wet! An early start to our "rainy" season I suppose.
So...this is my new favourite soup. Have I said that before?
Spicy, warming, rich and creamy while meeting my 3 very important criteria for a dish: Simple to make, extremely Nourishing (not only for the body but the mind & soul too) and, yes you guessed it Delicious. I hope you know by now that I wouldn't share a recipe with you that didn't meet these three expectations. Why not get the best BANG for your BUCK?
The holidays can leave many of us feeling a bit off track when it comes to the foods we eat. With the onslaught of parties, dinners, late nights, excessive sweets and increased alcohol consumption, it might leave us feeling heavier, sluggish, lower energy and feeding into a sugar addiction.
The holidays are over, January is here and it's time for my household to get back on track. Not that we slipped too far off the track or anything but there definitely were a few more glasses of mulled wine, one or two extra cookies, a few more late nights and maybe a couple extra pieces of cheesecake!
Sometime last winter my good friend (and neighbor) Robin was feeling under the weather so as a caring friend (and neighbor) does, I brought her a batch of chicken & vegetable soup. Why is it that when we're sick, many of us automatically crave that ubiquitous bowl of "chicken soup"...or some other form of it?
Today felt like a day for chili. Although it's still technically summer (last day) the cool Fall breeze is in the air. It amazes me at how quickly the weather shifts as we approach new seasons in our beautiful city.
One of my great joys in life is cooking! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) & food lover I continue to explore the balance between healthy, traditional food preparation and tasty dishes.
Check out my new COOKBOOK! Planting Seeds of Nourishment with over 40 whole-foods based recipes and tons of nutrition info!