I finally unboxed my new Instant Pot and have begun to experiment. I am usually not a fan of such devices, as I enjoy being in the kitchen, the smells that arise from the pot on the stove, and the traditional processes that go along with old school culinary practices. However, sometimes we just need to save time and cut corners.
I can remember the very first time I had a cold fruit soup. It was strawberry actually, and it was divine. I remember the day well, funny how foods, flavors and aromas all intertwine with deep, old memories. This is my little spin on that cool summer- soup vibe.
Another cool and delicious superfood to look out for. Beluga Lentils. They are tiny black lentils that are packed with our favorite anti-cancer weapon anthocyanins due to this dark black pigment. Lentils are a wonderful source of magnesium and essential element that protects and helps our most important organ our heart. In addition magnesium is great for people who are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
It’s cold in New York, we had a little snow yesterday. There is nothing quite as soothing as a bowl of homemade soup on a cold winters night. Especially if you sense a sniffle, or a little cold coming on, you can chase away that impending cold with a nice chicken soup. Medical research has actually found evidence that chicken soup does have a strong anti-inflammatory response on the body. I added Jerusalem artichokes to this soup. A 1-cup of Jerusalem artichokes contain thiamin, iacin, vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B-12 and folate.