"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Creative Adventures with: Food

I have never been a great cook. The running joke is that whenever someone would ask if I cook, I would always answer with "Well, I have great potential". The truth about my cooking is that I would LOVE to know how to cook intuitively and creatively. But, my best method of cooking is with a trusty cookbook or recipe that I can follow to a tee. I think that is why I love baking so much. Baking is straightforward with tride and true promised results. Cooking, eh, not so predictable. So... let's talk about that potential...

The irony with this first food post is that there is absolutely no cooking involved :). The recipe comes from a book called The Raw Family which embraces eating raw food, of course! I first had this soup at a friend's house, a teeny tiny bowl less than a cup. It disappeared in 3 seconds leaving me wanting more. The best news--all that is needed is a blender and some simple ingredients.

Okay, so don't laugh, here is my creative adventure with this recipe. I added cilantro. I had a bunch leftover from the holidays and thought "Hmmm, I wonder..." It worked perfectly. Hubs not being a big celery fan, totally appreciated this addition. So, here it is!! Go give it a whirl!

Cold Celery Soup with Cilantro: (note: for celery lovers or wannabe lovers)

One bunch of celery trimmed
4 cups water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup (or to taste) cilantro
1-2 tsps of sea salt

Place everything in the blender, blend for a few seconds--done!

Add pepper to taste
Add 1 chopped avocado
(Optional: in lieu of cilantro you can blend 2 teaspoons of honey or raisons for a sweet addition)

That is it!!! Enjoy!!


  1. Hi MJ, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love that we live close and are both taking Soul Restoration. I've been a bit under the weather since the New Year, but I have been looking forward to the course so much. Let's keep in touch! I'm going to check out your blog now!

  2. Yes!! Let's keep in touch. I am very excited about Soul Restoration!


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