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  • Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

    I'm not that crazy about soup but really good soup can get my attention every now and then. Realizing what a filling meal it can be, I wanted to come up with my own that I would actually be excited to eat. So here it is! 

    • diced butternut squash (they sell a container of it prechopped at Whole Foods often)
    • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
    • 1 garlic clove chopped
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 quart veggie stock
    • 1 tbsp chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

    In a large pot heat up the olive oil over medium heat. Add the red pepper and garlic and sautee for 3 min. Add the butternut squash, chili powder, salt and maple syrup and mix together. Add the veggie stock, bring the heat to a simmer and cover. Let it simmer for 45min. After the 45min, let it cool down a bit and then blend the soup in a blender (you'll probably want to blend half and then blend the other half as to not overwhelm your blender.) Return the soup to pot and reheat. Serve with a few grinds of fresh ground pepper and choped chives.

    xo

  • Healthy & Simple to make Chicken Tacos

    I love tacos. I could eat them every day — especially these healthy ground chicken ones*. Dress them up any way you’d like. I like to keep them pretty simple with a big slice of avocado and some cholula hot sauce.

    what you need:

    1lb ground chicken (dark meat preferably) Note: Ground turkey is an option as well!

    1 red bell pepper chopped

    1 other pepper chopped (green, orange, yellow or another red. Whichever you like best!) 

    2 tablespoons chili powder

    2 teaspoons cumin

    2 teaspoons garlic powder

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

    olive oil

    corn or gluten free flour tortillas

    what you do:

    In a large pan heat up 3 tbsp olive oil. Add the pepper and sauté for 5 min. Add the ground chicken along with the chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Continuing sautéing together, breaking up the chicken as you go along till the meat is nice and browned (about 10 minutes).

    Heat up your tortillas either in a dry skillet (my preference) or the microwave. Put a nice big piece of avocado on a tortilla, scoop on some chicken & peppers and top off with hot sauce.

    Simple. Delicious. Good for you.

    xo

    L

    *Note: This recipe is a variation on Gwyneth Paltrow'sChicken Fajitas recipe. Her cookbook is worth the hype!