Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

August is here, a heatwave has hit, and I’m just so ready for colder weather.

I mean, hot weather is great but… I need cold. I need those gloomy days where it’s too cold to go outside, a big cozy sweater wrapped around me and a big cup of something hot in my hands. Perfection.

Yeah, good luck finding that in Texas Sarah…

Anyway, at least I can eat cold refreshing foods in the meantime to cool off from this atrocious heat.

If you can’t tell from it’s bright green glow, this soup is seriously healthy for you. With cucumbers and avocados making up the base, it’ll make you glow just as well.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola | VEGAN |

 

Don’t you just love coconut? Maybe I’m a bit obsessed but I put it in like everything these days. Granola, oatmeal, as body lotion… It’s just so good. I know the coconut train has already come and gone but I think we need to bring it back. What do ya’ll think?

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Cauliflower Leek Soup | VEGAN |

Going to culinary school it’s really awesome being able to try a variety of foods that I’ve never tried before. Leeks are one of those things.

For a lot of people, leeks are very common. They use it in almost everything. In my house? I don’t remember us ever eating leeks… ever. Not until culinary school did I taste this strange plant. Was I hesitant? A little… Just from the look I expected it to taste like green onions and in a way it kind of does. But it’s better. It has more flavor, it’s more onion-y than green onions in my opinion.

So this find was very exciting for me, because hello, it’s a new ingredient to start using, and I think I finally found a good replacement for celery. I know I know, celery is great blah blah blah. No. I don’t like celery. I can tolerate it but if given the choice to leave it out, it’s not going in. Leeks? Yeah, you’ll be my celery replacement in mirepoix from now on my friend.

Enjoy!

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Creamy Chickpea and Vegetable Casserole |VEGAN|

I know that it’s hot outside you guys but I want some comfort food. Some southern comfort food, you know what I mean?

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Perhaps it came about from working this absolutely horrid job (which you can read Continue reading