Now that we’re living in the desert, we’ve been talking about summer meals. I immediately suggested Gazpacho. It’s nutritious, delicious, easy to make and it’s cold.
Over the years I’ve always just went through the cupboard and the refrigerator and made do with what I had available. I’ve decided to actually find some different recipes for gazpacho and make sure I had the ingredients before hand. So you can expect a few variations of this cold soup as the summer progresses.
One thing that I do know is that no matter what the recipe says, I’ll be making this at least a day in advance to let the flavors marinate and is gets chilled for several days dinners.
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From Garden Fresh Foodie: “Gazpacho is jam packed with nutrition while being VERY low in calories (364 calories if you were to eat the entire container!)! Peppers are outstanding sources of Vitamin C (yes, 4x’s that of an orange!). Tomatoes are great sources of Vitamin A, in the form of lycopene, which has been shown to boost heart health and memory.
This baby is all fiber, which helps the body to properly regulate blood sugars and fight inflammation in the body. It’s also quite adaptable. Don’t have cucumbers? Use zucchini (seriously, find any way to use that veggie!). Don’t have scallions, add more red onion. No red onion, add scallions. Don’t have basil, use parsley or cilantro. Really-mix it up and use what you have. You need to start however, with amazing ripe, juicy in-season tomatoes! They are what we wait all year for! No store bought tomatoes for us. Why bother?!
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I buy more raw foods and leave the packaged foodstuffs at the store.
The family who eats healthy together, stays healthy together.
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