Delicious Winter Soup: Made w Butternut Squash and Lentils

Please try this. I’m telling you, if you crave to feel comfort and love in a bite of food, you’ll be happy with this recipe. It’s so tasty and warm and full of flavor. I can’t EVEN. Serve with a side of buttered up garlic bread, omggggg.

This amazing recipe is borrowed from the lovely Deryn at, Running on Real Food.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium white onion, about 2 cups diced (300 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 rib celery, chopped, about 1/2 cup (85 g)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash (350 g)
  • 1/2 cup light or full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth

Instructions:

  1. Add the onion, garlic and celery to a large soup pot with 2-3 tbsp vegetable broth.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes until softened and fragrant. If the pot dries out, add a few more splashes of broth.
  3. Add the curry powder and cumin, stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a light simmer.
  5. Lightly simmer, uncovered for about 20 minutes until the butternut squash and lentils are tender.
  6. Carefully scoop out 2 cups of the soup and add to a blender. Puree until smooth the pour back into the pot.
  7. Enjoy right away or store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. It can also be frozen for up to months.

Clean Eating: Rice & Beans w/ Avocado Lime Sauce

This b*tch is oil free, less than 10 ingredients, and has that protein and fiber combo going for it. I think simple dishes should be more commonly sought after… not spice wise but for the sake of clean eating and weight control, it seems simpler recipes go a long way.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown or white rice, cooked according to package
  • 1 14 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • cilantro
  • 1/4 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

    Avocado Lime Sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • extra water as needed

Instructions:

  1. Prepare avocado lime sauce, in a food processor combine avocado, lime, spices, and start with 1/4 c water, run the processor. See if it’s the consistency you want, if not add water as needed.
  2. Plate the rice, add beans, add spices and mix it all together. Then top with avocado lime sauce! Super easy.

Breakfast Tacos

A new fave to stuff in my face. Full of flavor flave and protein, these will fill you up and satisfy. Not too many ingredients, and anybody can put it together.

I used to love chorizo and eggs, the squishy texture and all that flaaaavor! I was able to recreate it with tofu and soyrizo (from ALDI), add it with roasted potatoes, avo, and black beans you got yourself a bomb af breakfast.

Pretty easy to put together and using soyrizo you don’t get all the random bits of random pork that would come in chorizo so it’s exponentially better for you without losing taste.

Ingredients:

Tofu and Soyrizo Scramble

  • 2 tbsp veggie broth OR 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 package soyrizo
  • 1/4 c nutritional yeast (optional)

Potato and Spinach

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced (smaller than a dime)
  • 2 red potatoes, diced (smaller than a dime)
  • black pepper to taste
  • cumin to taste
  • 2 c spinach

Extras

  • tortillas
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans
  • avocado
  • salsa

Instructions:

  1. In a large pan, heat up the olive oil, crumble in the tofu with the juices, it’ll cook off. Add tamari/soy sauce and garlic powder. Cook until some of the liquid has dissolved, about 4-5 minutes. Set aside in a small bowl, you’ll cook the soyrizo later on.
  2. Wipe out the same pan, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and jalapenos. Cook until fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Add the potatoes and from now until they are done, avoid stirring and just toss to mix. Add spices. You’ll let them cook 4-5 minutes at a time without touching, toss, let them sit another 4-5 minutes, toss, and repeat this until they are soft and cooked through. It took me about 15-20 minutes. Once they are about done, add the spinach and cook for an additional 30 seconds to minute (wilt the spinach). Remove from pan and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Wipe out the same pan, add the tofu scramble and soyrizo. Mix well, allowing to cook for about 5 minutes, add nutritional yeast and cook additional 30 seconds and remove from heat.
  4. Prepare tortillas, heat up beans and build your tacos!