Tuesday, January 19, 2016

7 Ingredient Spicy Tomato Asparagus Soup

 Hello Beautiful People,

  It has been a cold January month here in the state of florida, with temperatures reaching below 40 degrees. I do not know about you guys but when I left New York years ago I expected to leave the cold temperatures there as well. However I am thankful for a change in weather. With this weather comes many desires of things to eat, but nothing beats a warm cup of soup.
  So what better way to enjoy this weather while on the daniel fast then to have a cup of 7 Ingredient Spicy Tomato Asparagus Soup. Perfect not only for the season but also for colds and stuffy noses that are in parallel to the winter season. By the way the 7 ingredients do not include seasoning that will be used.

The recipe goes as follows:
7 Ingredient Spicy Tomato Asparagus Soup:

  •  2-Cans V8 Juice original
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 5-oz of Asparagus Chopped
  • 1-Tomato diced 
  • 2- Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1/4c Cornstarch Slurry (2tbs cornstarch & water) 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • 1-Tbs Cayenne Pepper (may use less)
  • 2-Tbs Dry Basil Leaves 
  • 2-Tbs Dry Oregano
  • Oil (olive, grapeseed or coconut)

 In a pot heat up oil, add in chopped garlic, and onions, saute. Add in s&P, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano and V-8 juice, and 1/2 the asparagus, then stir. Bring to a slight boil, taste then put together cornstarch slurry and stir in to soup while at a boil. soup should be a little thick. In a small saute pan place 1tbs oil and garlic, salt and pepper. Add in diced tomato and the rest of the asparagus and saute. Use as garnish for the soup.

I hope this warms you guys up this month.

Bon Manjé

Monday, January 11, 2016

Daniel Fast Season Has Arrived!!

Hi Guys & Happy New Year!
 Can you believe it is already 2016!! I know 2015 was an interesting year for some, however whether it was good, bad, uneventful or exciting; God still has a plan for you and there is a reason that you are here Jeremiah 29:11.

Now obviously with the beginning of the year comes the Daniel Fast for those who participate in it. The daniel fast is a fast where people who participating remove meat, dairy, processed & fried foods, caffeine and sugar from their diets, for a consecrated amount of time. In this time prayer is being done frequently, many also use this as a time for direction and clarity for the new year.

I am currently participating in the fast and will be sharing a few recipes to make this new way of eating not so boring while also trying to keep an all bean diet at bay.  I played around and made a great filling Veggie Taco w/ Avocado Cream Sauce on corn tortillas. This recipe happens to be vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Veggie Taco Recipe 

  • 4- Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2-Zuccini
  • 1/2-Carrots (peeled & sliced) 
  • 1/2-Onion (sliced)
  • Bunch Kale
  • 1/2-Green Pepper 
  • 2-oz Peanuts 
  • 1-Tbs Salt & pepper
  • 2-Tbs Indian Spice Mix (curry, turmeric, & cumin)
  • 2-3oz Coconut oil
  • 1-garlic clove 
Avocado Cream Sauce 
  • 1/2 Ripe Avocado 
  • Salt & pepper 
  • 1-oz Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 Can Coconut Milk
  • 1-oz Chickpeas 
 Start with the avocado cream sauce. Place everything but coconut milk in a blender and while blending on low speed, start to drizzle in coconut milk until smooth, taste and season to liking. 

 In a skillet add 2-3 oz of coconut oil, toss in garlic clove and onions till you  aroma. Add in the rest of the vegetables, plus salt and pepper then indian spice mix, saute till veggies are soft. Remove everything from pan, place tortillas & peanuts in the pan and warm. 
Now you're ready to Plate.  Take tortilla fill with veggies and top with Avocado Cream Sauce.

As Always, 
Bon Manjé