It's that time of the year again! Soup making has begun. I really enjoy making soups because they are so easy to make/eat, they are satisfying and go with really anything. You can have it as a snack, main meal or side dish.
I love salads, especially in the summer. When making salads, I usually get carried away and combine every nut, fruit, cheese and green I can find.
I was on my way to the market and remembered my mom talking about a great summer fresh orzo recipe. I gave her a call and asked her how to make the salad.
This salad is so delicious and so easy to make. It stores well in the fridge, and makes a great snack or side dish.
This dish can be made as an appetizer or a main meal. I served it as a main meal, but if you make the cakes smaller they will make great finger food!
Beets: Eat them RAW
I used to always cook my beets. Either in the oven, or boil it over the stove. For the first time I ate my beets RAW, and it was amazing. How did it take me so long to do this? When you cook beets they lose more than 25% of their folate. When you eat your beets raw, they get to keep their nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
- wash your beet
- peel your beet
- cube your beet (small cubes)
- throw it in a salad for a nice little crunch
The End. So amazing. Raw beets rock the house!
How do you eat your beets?!
This food blog post is different than all my others because this time I had a professional photographer following me as I cooked! Lucie and I had such a fun afternoon, and the soup turned out delicious.
I was searching through my OLD YouTube videos and found this goody! HAH it is a GREAT recipe and I think I am inspired to do try this again tonight. Check it out!
A nice switch up from traditional chickpea hummus!
I have had so many people asking about my playlists. Here is my July Playlist. I am working on putting it up so that you can just click "play" and listen to them all! Until then: (click to enlarge)
This weekend I had the best appetizer/snack! It is so refreshing and the combination of flavors is amazing. Watermelon, mint and feta. YUM. Make sure the watermelon is REALLY cold. What is your favorite appetizer for a hot summer day?
I just filmed a prenatal video. It was actually fun. Stay tuned. I will post tomorrow!