The rain...the cold...the darkness.
Those things all scream "SOUP WEATHER" to me. I personally love soup. Whether its creamy and thick or light and brothy, full of veggies or just one delicious ingredient focus, the overall consensus for my stomach is the more soup the better. Although, the cold weather is icky it serves as the perfect reason to have more soup in your life.
Another reason I love soups in the winter is because I can pack in all those veggies. I value and care for my immune ...
After a delightful volunteer trip to Costa Rica, I am back and ready to be dry and not wet, do physical exercise instead of manual labor and of course COOK FOR MYSELF!! Although, I loved spending my days feeding monkeys, birds and pigs, I was SOOOOO over cleaning up bird, monkey and pig poop. HEHE!
The food in Costa Rica was very vegan friendly. I mean...you really can't go wrong with rice, beans and plantains. Plus.....all the bananas and papayas my stomach can handle!!! ...
As I child, I was sick often. My immune system was terrible and I basically lived from cold to cold. My family attributed my weakened immune system to the proximity of my place of birth (Minsk, Belarus) to the Chernobyl Power Plant Explosion. No direct radiation poisoning, we assume the affected crops indirectly caused several of my health problems.
As a result of my immune system, I have spent the beginning portion of my adult life strengthening it to the levels of wolverine or ...
I love making random food bowls...more esthetically named "Buddha Bowls".
They are such a great way to use up leftover food knowing it will still somehow end up tasting great lol.
This particular buddha bowl has a unique mixture of a double dose of "pea"....yea....chickpeas and yellow split peas. Flavored with the double dose of lemons, this bowl is basically a multi-vitamin.
I love the chickpea/pea mix because it is very hearty and filling but when paired with the raw kale salad it ...