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ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP (VEGAN) RECIPE

I love this soup because it is the ultimate COMFORT FOOD.

I was inspired to create this recipe for my husband; who was a little under the weather with a cold, and wanted a warm and soothing soup.

After eating my delicious soup, he insisted that his cold was cured.

The coconut milk is the secret ingredient that gives this soup it’s awesome creaminess!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do… 😋😋😋

ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP (VEGAN) RECIPE

Pre-heat oven to 375

10 Small Red Potatoes – Cut into bite-size pieces

1 Pkg. Frozen Broccoli

1/2 Vidalia Onion – Chopped

1 can Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)

1 can Coconut Milk

16 oz. Vegetable Broth

1 Tblsp. Organic Earth Balance

Boil potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly tender and drain.

Season Potatoes and Broccoli with (or any spices you like):

• Olive Oil

• Braggs Liquid Aminos

• Garlic Powder

• Onion Powder

• Smoked Paprika

• Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute

• Dash Cayenne Pepper

Roast potatoes and broccoli for approximately 20 minutes.

In a large pot, combine sauté the onion for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas), Coconut Milk, Vegetable Broth, and Organic Earth Balance. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the roasted potatoes and broccoli, stir, serve, and ENJOY.

Serves 4 to 6

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One Week Vegan Challenge

Join me and thousands of other vegans in @TheVeganSociety #PlateUpforthePlanet and accept my challenge for you to go #vegan for a week! http://www.vegansociety.com/plateup

Here’s a great breakfast recipe from vegansandra.com to get you started:

Chickpea and onion omelette

Ingredients

  • 6 heaping tablespoons chickpea flour (it should be superfine, “Papa” flour and TRS gram flour are perfect for example)
  • ½ teaspoon salt pinch of ground black pepper
  • 16 tablespoons water
  • 2 medium onions a big bunch of fresh herbs (dill, spring onions and basil for example)
  • 4 tablespoons oil

Method

  1. Mix chickpea flour with salt and pepper. Add water and mix until you have a creamy omelette batter. Add thinly sliced onions and chopped herbs. Mix everything together.
  2. Heat up some oil on a smaller pan. Scoop all the batter onto the pan and spread it out with a spoon so you have a nice round omelette.
  3. Cook for a few minutes (don’t cover the pan with a lid!). Flip the omelette over (use a thin spatula) and cook for a couple more minutes.
  4. Remove the heat. Let it cool a little bit, cut it and serve it on bread or as a side with your morning porridge or some other dish.

…and like I always say, “Eating a plant based diet may not extend your life, but it will enhance and improve the quality of your life.”

~Life Coach Babs

Heath & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge

As many of you may know, I have been vegetarian since May 21, 2011.

Like I always say, “Being vegetarian may not necessarily extend your life, but it can possibly improve the quality of your life.”

However, I must admit, I have not always maintained a healthy diet. My go to “vegetarian” foods were pasta, potatoes, cookies, chips, and especially Key Lime Pie.

So, on April 8th, I accepted a Health & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge. I began again to eat “cleaner” and only put “healthy” food in my body. By doing that, an amazing thing happened; it seemed as if my brain shifted into a different mode and I began to think differently about food.

I no longer had the desire for unhealthy food, i.e., fast food, sugary drinks, chips, cookies, or anything with added sugar.

I developed a heightened sense of awareness of what is good for me to eat; even within a matter of days of accepting the challenge to eat healthy.

Now, when I am offered a food item that may be considered unhealthy, I am not at all tempted. I do not want to “defile” my temple with anything that is potentially not good for my body. (Please comment if you can relate.)

Speaking of defiling my temple… we know, as Christians, we are the temple of God and His Spirit lives in us. (1 Corinthians 3:16 & 17)

With all of that being said, I would like to encourage everyone who is reading this blog to accept my Health & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge and to also make a conscience decision to live a healthier lifestyle and to eat a cleaner diet… with more fruit,🍌 🍎 🍉 vegetables 🍅 🌽 🌶 and plenty of fresh water. 💧 💦

Here’s to your Health & Wellness… Please LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE & SUBSCRIBE!

Life Coach Babs, CLC

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Medical Doctor, I am not a Licensed Nutritionist. I am a Certified Life Coach* speaking out of my own experience and what works for me. Please consult your doctor before making any dietary lifestyle changes.

*Marriage & Relationship Coach and Career Coach

One Flesh

“To intertwine the vastness of two unique opposite beings creating one cohesive being is the miracle of God’s design of Marriage.” ~Life Coach Babs 012519

“And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.” ~Mark 10:8 (KJV)

Coconut Flour Keto Bread

INGREDIENTS:

6 organic eggs, at room temperature

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled

1 tablespoon honey

3/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a medium bowl, mix eggs, coconut oil, and honey.

Mix until all the wet ingredients are combined.

Add coconut flour, baking powder, and salt to the wet mixture and mix until the batter is lump free.

Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes.

Pour the batter into a greased medium bread loaf pan.

Bake bread until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Let cool and ENJOY!