Did you know including beets in your diet while pregnant can help prevent birth defects.Or that beets have a high amount of B vitamins essential to your overall health. Luckily this root vegetable targets the pancreas, nerve function, kidneys, muscle movement, liver, and bone health. So for towards sweet reward, Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup has a savory yet intense flavor ready for any seasonal illness!
Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup
Bring out the stockpot and place the beets inside.
Add 4 of the 5 cups of Chicken Broth to the stock pot, along with pepper and salt.
Be sure to cover and cook for up to 45-50 Minutes or until beets are soft.
Take out a large skillet and on medium heat, melt the butter or ghee.
Place the onion and carrots in the skillet so they can be sautéed. Constantly stir until the onions have caramelized and the carrots are soft.
Then once the carrots and onions are done, add them to the stockpot.
Allow the soup to simmer and cool down.
Once the soup has cooled, transfer to a blender to incorporate everything into a smooth puree, add the remaining Chicken Broth.
Place back into stockpot, add pepper and salt for a perferred taste. Bring to a simmer and enjoy!
As Christmas Eve approached, typically the dining tables are lined with food ready to be sampled. However, what about the after effect, overly stuffed and feeling sluggish. We have yet another side dish to utilize this holiday season!
Instead of the traditional mashed potatoes, try your hand at garlic mashed cauliflower! This is an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes without the added bloat! Adding this decadent side dish will offer a better alternative, this recipe can also be changed over time to include your favorite seasonings.
Garlic Mashed (Yet Creamy) Cauliflower
Boil a medium size pot filled with water, add a pinch of salt.
Once boiling add the cauliflower florets. Turn the heat from high to medium.
Cook until florets are soft, about 15 minutes.
Take out a frying pan and on medium heat melt the butter or ghee. Once heated, saute the garlic for 2-3 minutes or until tender and soft.
Once the cauliflower florets are cooked. Remove from the stove and drain out the water.
With a food processor add the florets, the garlic that has been sautéed, and the butter the garlic was cooked in. Also add in the milk (or coconut milk), parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt.
Pulse and puree until smooth and creamy.
Serve with a dash of chives or rosemary.