Fabulous Foodie Fridays Celebrates…Cinco de Mayo, or “the fifth of May” in Spanish, is a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Not that I need a reason to make my favorite Mexican recipes. With a family of 4 that includes a gluten free vegan, a teenager that prefers her meals out of a box and 2 in between, preparing a meal can be a challenge. One of the things I like best about Mexican cuisine is you have so many options that can be made unbelievably delicious without meat (and gluten free), family and friends won’t give it a second thought.
Easy Veg Nachos
Cinco De Mayo Pizza
Courtesy of Jil Conyers.com
Carrot Ginger Soup
1 large onion; diced
10-12 large carrots; about 6 cups, large dice
4 cloves garlic; chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 bell peppers; diced
2 ½ tsp. ground cumin
2 ½ tsp. coriander
2 ½ tsp. dried thyme
2 ½ tsp. black pepper
3 medium starchy potatoes ; diced
2 Tbsp. Tamari sauce
2 quarts homemade vegetable stock
2 Tbsp. coconut milk
Vegetable Oil; as needed
Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper; to taste
In a large soup pot, heat a small amount of vegetable oil over medium heat. Sweat the onions and carrots until almost tender, before adding the garlic, ginger, and bell peppers. Once the vegetables are softened, add the spices and cook until well toasted and very aromatic. Add potatoes, tamari, and cover with vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, or until the flavors are well developed. Add the coconut milk and puree to the consistency of your liking with an immersion blender. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed with salt and pepper.
Recipe courtesy of: Healthy Living Market and Cafe
A smile is compromised by the feelings of joy and contentment.
However many individuals are faced with the challenges of a confident smile due to his or her teeth-driven insecurities. From stained teeth, tooth loss, gum diseases to sensitivities, Dr. Bob, The Drugless Doctor shares tips to overcome smile-aches. Plus, eating these foods will bring benefits in numerous other areas. Now that’s something to definitely smile about.
10 Foods for a Healthy Confident Smile:
1. Carrots an excellent source of Natural Fluoride
2. Red, Yellow and orange bell pepper
a source of Vitamin C for healthy gums
3. Sea Vegetables a source of iodine for optimal thyroid health
–preventing yellow teeth
4. Beets support liver health and
natural detoxification for a smooth tongue
5. Kale provides a natural source of calcium
for strong teeth structure
6. Ginger root for a healthy digestion and great breath
7. Celery source of minerals
8. Apple slices for palate and teeth cleansing
9. Eggs, onions and garlic source of sulfur for strong tissues
10. Sesame seeds and almonds a calcium and protein addition for healthy teeth structure
Thanks to Dr. Bob for starting a conversation about foods to smile for. (Don’t forget to floss).
For more information please visit, www.druglessdoctor.com and his Get To Know Series from his YouTube Channel DruglessDoctor.