I made this recipe the other day and decided that I loved it so much that I just had to share it with you guys. I took a bunch of pictures and got all ready to type up this post to share it with you. Then
Do you have a favorite recipe that represents Real Food? I want to hear about it! It can be a recipe from your own blog, from a blog you enjoy, one from an old family cookbook, or wherever! It just needs to use Real ingredients in a delicious way. Send me a link or the full recipe at Emily@thatswhatieat.com. I can’t wait to try out your yummy recipes!
Marquis’s mom has always been able to make the most perfect, delicious dinner rolls. You really don’t need anything else to go with the meal, you just sit down with one (or two, or three) of those babies and enjoy. I used her recipe for years and years to make dinner rolls, and everyone raved about them! Unfortunately, as we made the move to Real Food, a lot of the ingredients didn’t fit with our new lifestyle.
I’m often asked for weight loss tips. Whether diet or exercise, everyone wants to know what they can do better. One of the things I suggest most of all is ditching the diet mentality. You know the idea that now that you are on a diet, you can’t eat any of your favorite foods anymore? Now there is a huge list of foods that are “bad,” and you better not touch them. Before you know it, those forbidden foods are all you think about, and then when you indulge, you feel like a failure and give up.
Sound familiar? That’s exactly what went on in my life for years and years.
My biggest, best tip for switching to eating healthy is to have an attitude of adding foods instead of taking foods away. The more you focus on adding in delicious, healthy, nutritious foods, the more you crowd out the unhealthy foods until there simply isn’t room for them anymore. To help with that, I’m giving you a whole bunch of yummy goodness today!
First up, I found this list of yummy, healthy recipes that I wanted to share. These are great ones to add to your routine to crowd out the less healthy ones!
Second, I have to share with you one of my favorite lunches! I have tried many different recipes for carrot soup, and they were pretty meh. Boring, bland, just fine but not great. I finally have perfected this carrot soup recipe until it’s exactly, perfectly how I like it, and now I’m sharing with you!
This soup is the perfect warm lunch for a rainy day, very comforting and homey. I like to add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on top, and then stir it in. It makes these pretty swirls and gives it just a bit of creamy richness. The soup is yummy without it, but the yogurt gives it the perfect finishing touch.
- 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
- ½ of a medium onion, chopped small
- 1 sprig of fresh thyme
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 4 cups chopped carrots
- 4 cups water
- A dollop of Greek yogurt (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Saute onion and thyme sprig in butter or olive oil over medium high heat a few minutes until the onion starts to turn translucent.
- Add garlic and saute just a minute or two (garlic burns fast and then tastes awful, so go easy here)
- Add carrots and water and cook until carrots are soft.
- Remove thyme sprig and pulse with an immersion blender. Alternatively, you can puree in a blender or food processor. Be careful, this part is so hot! Make sure not to splash yourself with the hot liquid.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt in each bowl (optional).
(The introduction to this challenge can be found here.)
I started out this challenge so excited, looking forward to spending a month focusing on nourishing both body and soul. I gathered a great group of ladies to do this with and couldn’t wait to see how much we could improve our lives by focusing on self nourishment. But as the month went on, I started to get frustrated and mad.