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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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SQUASH AND POTATOES SOUP

SQUASH AND POTATOES SOUP

Fall is coming and my favorite part is the variety of squash that we have. I love to use squash for my cooking, I use it in so many way, for example:  Gnocchi, Risotto, Soups, Roasted it, Muffin, Pasta sauce; I love it for stuffing my Ravioli and so many other way. Squash is very versatile and most important is very healthy so I highly suggest you to add it to your family menu.  This is one of the easiest ways to use it, making a soup. My favorite squashes are: Butternut Squash and Kabocha. For cooking I try to avoid the pumpkin, I use that for Halloween decoration and carving.

One of my favorite family traditions is to go to the pumpkin patch to pick up the pumpkin for Halloween. I really love that, I enjoy the afternoon with my kids choosing the best one and touring around the farm.

Last year I add Squash Gnocchi to my cooking classes list and they were a great success, my clients loved them so much, they are very different from the potatoes Gnocchi but still really good. Let me know if you like this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Half  squash cut it in small pieces
  • 1 Garlic or half onion
  • 2 potatoes cut in small pieces
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 600 ml  of vegetable broth
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Nutmeg if you like
  • A sprinkle of love

Method:

  • Put the oil and garlic in a pan and let them stir fry for a bit.
    Add the potatoes and the squash and stir fry for few minutes.
    Now it’s time to add the broth, put the lid on and let it cook for 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • After that you can mix everything with a blender, if it’s too thick you can add more broth.
  • When everything is blended add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg if you like, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and some oil EVO. Enjoy it like this or if you like you can add some crispy pancetta or bacon, it will defiantly give more flavors.