Truly great food comes from taking a few, simple ingredients and combining them in a way that lets the food speak for itself. Cucumbers, pistachios and dill are all classic ingredients that please a crowd. Not to mention they’re loaded with nutrition. Up the game with pumpkin seeds, parsley and extra virgin olive oil and you have a recipe for delicious success.
I love to bring these herbed pistachio crumble stuffed cucumbers to parties. That’s partially due to be raised to bring the host a gift and to make sure there is something I can eat at the party. Life hack: woo your host and circumvent eating food that’ll undo your health progress by bringing a healthy dish of you own. This is particularly helpful when you’re focusing on eating well and/or have a food sensitivity.
Foods rich in beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, are incredible for soothing and healing. They’re a must for every pain sufferer, except those who genuinely dig being in pain. If you like pain hate carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and all their yellow, orange, red and dark green produce section friends. Eating orange produce items on a regular basis helps reduce joint pain, headaches, migraines and skin breakouts.
This unexpectedly RIDICULOUSLY delicious carrot soup recipe does NOT disappoint. It can’t. You’re too busy having your mind blown clear across the known Universe by its deliciousness. The ingredients don’t sound like they match, but I tell you what they do.
I threw in my Lucky Iron Fish, Ferrous Bueller, because this recipe is absolutely perfect for his iron enriching goodness. It’s loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin C and liquid based.
This recipe was inspired by a grape accidentally falling into Thai coconut-peanut dressing. The next 8 grapes that fell in there were not by accident. No sir. Shockingly great flavor combo!
I’m dedicating it to my highly active sister who does some serious cross-training: yoga to weight lifting on the daily. She needs food to fuel her energy and support her gains. Nutrients in the recipe has nutrients to support muscle gains, to help decrease pain, to help prevent headaches/migraines, to support weight loss efforts and to clear skin. It’s also so surprisingly delicious you’ll win any potluck you take it to.
Approximately 10-12 servings.
The recipe that started it all!
Years ago I discovered there was monosodium glutamate (MSG) in cream of mushroom soup and at the time the name brand fried onions that go on most green bean casserole. That MSG laden soup made the list of Top Toxic Holiday Offenders in the 2016 Healthy Holiday Guide. Coming from a family of pain, headache and migraine sufferers...who all happen to love green bean casserole, I was determined to make a healthier version of everyone’s favorite dish. I was shocked to discover how easy it was to do and how much better it tasted!
I wrote up the recipe and sent it out to all my clients that year. They absolutely loved it and it instantly became an annual tradition to share the recipe when the holidays rolled in and sparkled the idea of annual Healthy Holiday Guides. No one deserves to be knocked out with a migraine any day of the year, let alone during a day of celebration.
This year the recipe has been revised yet again to be even healthier, gluten free and somehow even more delicious! This recipe has twice the flavor and half the calories of the commercial recipe PLUS you get to enjoy 25% larger servings!
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