Change of seasons has finally arrived. It's actually cool enough in Texas to need a light sweater for most of the day. Of course, this means that vata season has already started, or will start soon depending on where you live. And, we all know what the means! My favorite fruits and veggies are finally here: persimmons, hearty squashes, root veggies, pumpkins, pomegranate, any other "p" vegetable/fruit you can think of.
I naturally start craving warm, hearty, soupy foods. I've learned that it is my body's way of telling me to start slowing down, take time to breathe, nourish and care for your body.
It's amazing how our body's internal environment can harmonize perfectly with what is going on outside, if we allow it to. All we have to do is stop and listen.
With all of that being said, I made this super fantastic fall harvest soup yesterday for my family. It was simple, warming, and just what we needed for a cozy Friday night in. Enjoy this amazing one-pot soup, with minimal effort, and only 15 minute prep time!
As a quick side note: I used our Instant Pot to make my soup in, but you can very easily use a Dutch oven, crock pot, or any other big pot you like.
Enjoy this super yummy, simple, and extra nourishing meal.
Mediterranean food has to be (one) my favorite cuisines, hands down. I love the simplicity and freshness that you taste in all of the foods as you are eating. I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before, so I'll do it now. My intention with food is to never mask the flavor of the actual vegetable or grain or whatever it is that you are making. In all reality, that's my least favorite foods--ones in which all you can taste is the spice and not the fragrance of what it is that you are actually eating. I appreciate Mediterranean food for this matter.
Taziki sauce is very similar to a traditional Indian raitu, with it's own twist. It's super easy to make, and it pairs well with basically everything. Use it as a dipping sauce for veggies, a flavor enhancer in sandwiches, or a topping on your falafel dish.
The base of any Taziki sauce is going to be Greek Yogurt. We know that yogurt is a GREAT source of probiotics and protein to help aid your gut and intestines. Having a healthy gut biome is essential in healthy digestion and proper functioning of the entire tract. From an Ayurvedic perspective, yogurt is cooling to the system. So, this sauce is great to enjoy in the summer time.
Of course, the best part of this side dish is that it takes an all of 4 minutes to make. Just dump all ingredients in and stir. Voila!
Y'all! I think I may have created the yummiest and healthiest cookie possible. This past Saturday, I was able to finally make it to the local farmer's market before it gets too hot in Lubbock. It was SO fun! Our local farmer's market has grown so much, and I really just wanted to buy everything.
But, what really caught my eye were these little packs of pecans. The sweetest gentleman was selling them, so I thought I would buy some. Now, everyone in my family (myself included) is on a low/no-sugar diet. Pecan pie was out of the question. What to do. What to do. Cookies. That's what we're going to do.
This cookie is chock-full of healthy fats and good fiber. Not to mention maple syrup as the sweetener which is great for the summer time!
Guys, when I tell you RUN to make these, RUN to make these! One batch at my house finished in 1.5 days. I had to make another batch right after dinner tonight.
Enjoy guys! Comment below and tell me how you like them!
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