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Detox Soup with oriental spice

We are soup lover so I m always looking for new recipe.

A while ago I discover this wonderful blog called  http://blog.giallozafferano.it/msp/  that has a lot of Weight Watchers recipe and I fall in love so today I wanna share one of her recipe that I tried today, Monday after the big Easter Dinner.

We had so much food that today we need to detox our body.

This soup is very easy to make and the vegetable in it are very purifying and full of vitamins and fiber also it has just 3 Weight Watchers point.

You just need few ingredients like carrots, onion, potato, leek and few spice like paprika, cumin, cinnamon and very important Turmeric  that will help you will help detoxify the stomach and intestines and facilitate the elimination of fat.

So let’s do it,let’s flush away some bad fat

 

Ingredients for 4 people

2-3 potato

2-3 carrots

1 leek

1 onion

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cinnamon

a sprinkle of love

Suggestion:if you have kids used just half teaspoon for every spicy like I did for the first time but next time I will use all teaspoon because they loved it.

 

Method:

Clean your vegetable,peel your carrots and potatoes, cut off the green part of your leek and take off just the white part and cut everything in small pieces.

Put everything in a big pot and add the spices.

Pour the water in covering the vegetable.

Turn the heat on high and let it cook until it starts to boil and then lower down and let it cook for almost an hour until the vegetable are cooked.

Now with your immersion blender mix everything until is nice and creamy.

Add some salt and voila’ dinner is ready

Buon Appetito

 

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Carrots and Apple Healthy Sponge Cake

 

This cake is very delicious, light and healthy, the combination of apples and cinnamon will make your house smell divine.

My kids love it and sometimes I make it for breakfast, also it does stay for a few day on the counter,  you will just need to cover it with a kitchen towel.

Also I highly suggest to make it with your children,it can be a great activity at the end of the day kids love to stay around mommy.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams flour for cake
  • 100 grams whole wheat flour
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 175 grams apple chopped up
  • 175 grams carrots shredded
  • 75  grams nuts I used almond chopped
  • 2    eggs
  • 2   tablespoon honey
  • 2   teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • a sprinkle of love (don’t ever forget that)

 

Method:

  • In a bowl whisk   eggs and sugar, honey, oil and then add the apples, carrots and nuts.
  • In a separate bowl sift flours, baking soda,  salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the flours mixture to the first bowl and mix for a bit.
  • In a cake pan spread some butter, put the parchment paper around and pour the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 350
  • Buon Appetito

healthy sponge cake

 

 

Lentils and quinoa salad

Lentils bring back memories of my childhood, growing up in Italy, one of our weekly family dinners was pasta with lentils, lentil salad or lentils saute.

Today I want to share with you a modern version of my Mom’s lentil salad adding quinoa.

This salad is an explosion of wellness, if you are a lentils lover you will fall in love with it;  with quinoa, zucchini,  carrots and olives it can be a main dish served by itself as a gluten free meal or with a nice homemade bread.

Ingredients:

80 grams quinoa

100 grams of dry lentils

1 clove of garlic

1 bay leaf

half zucchini

1 carrot

1 tomato

2 spoons black olives without pits

half onion cut finely

salt

extra virgin olive oil

a sprinkle of love

Method:

Rinse your quinoa and put it in a pan with water. Let it cook for 20/25 minutes (read the instruction on the back of your quinoa package). When is done let it cool down.

In a separate pan with water, garlic and bay leaf boil your lentils.

With dry lentils sit in water overnight then boil for just 5-7 minutes.

In a bowl put your diced tomatoes, your shredded zucchini and shredded carrot, your olives cut in quarters and the onion cut in a very small pieces.

When the quinoa and the lentils are cooked and cooled down put them with the veggies in the bowl and dress them with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

Put your salad in the fridge until is time to serve.

Buon appetito

april 2014 105 salad lentils

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