Holistic wellness for you & your family
This week's Lily's Kitchen Menu
5 love languages
80 day obsession
healthy meal planning
new year cooking love family
Pep talk: Back to School
August 9, 2019
Are you giving up on Your goals?
May 24, 2019
Plant based? Skeptic?
May 13, 2019
A Minimalist Approach to May
April 30, 2019
Eating Well over Passover? Solved
April 15, 2019
What is the number 1 life changing habit for Passover?
April 7, 2019
Passover Money Matters
Passover Organization Solved
March 26, 2019
Doing all the things...
March 17, 2019
How do you store happy memories?
March 13, 2019
Autum Oatmeal Recipe
September 14, 2016
7 Day Sugar Detox for the New Year
September 7, 2014
Vegan Black Bean Burger Recipe
September 25, 2016
October 15, 2015
One of the best things about the winter is our body’s natural desire for comfort and family. As thedaylight hours get shorter, we spend more time together and we crave deeper satisfaction. Many of usforget to look within ourselves and our own family and friends for that satisfaction. Instead we oftenturn to chocolate, baked goods and wine. What’s magical about all of these indulgences is that they arealways better shared. If we feed our natural cravings for heat in the winter with food and friends we’regoing to find that we feel satisfied and comforted on a spiritual, physical and emotional level. So how do
we balance the physical cravings for warm comfort food with the spiritual and emotional cravings thatwe are feeling? The best way is to match our food with the seasonal ingredients that warm the body
and enjoy them with those friends and family. The spices to look for that heat the body and create thatsensation of comfort are hot peppers, cooked tomatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, cinnamon, cocoa,turmeric, ginger and cumin. What’s wonderful about baking and creating soups and stews is that it isimpossible to make them for only one person. You have a built in reminder to call up a friend, invite
over a family member or emotionally invest in family dinner time. My Thai Red Curry Soup has the kick
of red chilies, the warmth of ginger and the comforting creaminess of coconut milk. Enjoy it with a glass
of white wine and you have the perfect makings of a healthy comfort meal made to be shared.
Thai Red Chili Soup2 heaped Tbls Red Curry Paste1 inch fresh ginger chopped3 cloves garlic, crushedParsley and/or cilantro – 1 large handful of each, or 2 large handfuls of your preference2 cups pumpkin cubed6 cups baby kale1 medium onion sliced1 red bell pepper thinly sliced2 cups grated cabbage2 cups light coconut cream6 – 8 cups boiling waterSalt & pepperJuice and zest of 1 – 2 lemons to taste1 tbls Olive Oil
Sautee the vegetables in the olive oil with the curry paste, ginger and garlic. Add the water, half theherbs and the coconut cream. Let the soup simmer for 30 – 40 minutes, taste and adjust salt andpepper, the lemon juice and zest and the remaining herbs. You can serve this over rice noodles or anyleftover cooked grain you may have. You can add the rice noodles to the soup or pour the soup overyour noodles in your bowl.I hope this gluten free vegan soup warms you up and gives you an excuse to connect with somebody youlove. If you want to add chicken or tofu to this recipe add it during the initial sauté prior to adding thewater.