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
April 5, 2020
The best Passover yet? 2020 mindset
March 25, 2020
Need some new recipe ideas for Corona-19? Let's Try these great ideas!
March 23, 2020
March 16, 2020
Corona-19 Self Help
March 13, 2020
Why do we struggle to do things we want to do? How to stop. Day 1.
February 28, 2020
How many kinds of emotional eating are there?
February 20, 2020
Let's keep talking about the super power in your body. Body Love Focus: GUT
February 11, 2020
Chocolate Love by the bite...
February 9, 2020
Is breast health part of Body love?
February 7, 2020
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.