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Simple & Delicious Cauliflower Tomato Soup

From Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups: Cauliflower Tomato Soup with Fresh Paneer

Making paneer, or fresh cheese, is a ritual I’ve grown to love. It’s both relaxing and rewarding to stir the milk and watch the curd magically separate from the whey. When you taste it pan-fried to perfection and added to this sumptuous curried cauliflower soup, you’ll definitely agree it’s worth a little patience! This soup itself is very straightforward and simple to make. It goes well with basmati rice and samosas or pakoras.

Juice of the Week: Sweet Clover

This zesty combination provides a burst of sprout energy, including a wealth of protein, vitamins, and iron. It also guards against cancer, tumors, and heart disease and helps purify your blood.

Boost

For extra energy and health protection, add an ounce of aloe vera juice and/or a teaspoon of green grass powder.

Benefits

Rich in chlorophyll, sulfur, protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and plant-based estrogen, this juice is a superb source of nutrition. It helps lower cholesterol, relieve sore throats, and beautify your skin. Thanks to spicy clover and arugula, it can also stimulate your metabolism, improve circulation, and detoxify your blood and tissues.

Juice of the Week: Carrot Cake Cooler

Energizing, refreshing, and bursting with nutrients, this delightful drink tastes just like carrot cake – without all the fat or calories. If you miss the icing on the cake, simply add a swirl of creamy vanilla soy milk.

Boost

Make this recipe a smoothie by adding a frozen banana, 1/2 cup milk, and a scoop of protein powder.

Benefits

This juice provides an abundance of enzymes and digestive spices, making it a boon for your digestive system. If taken regularly, these spices keep your digestive fire strong and improve nutrient absorption. Beneficial to your throat and lungs, this hearty, nourishing juice can also be lightly heated.

Juice of the Week: Sweet Ginger

My kids call me the Ginger Queen because I’m likely to put ginger in almost anything. Besides adding spirit and flavor, ginger helps stimulate metabolism and promote weight loss. Ginger also improves circulation and boosts immunity.

Benefits

Warming ginger improves circulation by dilating arteries and helping lower cholesterol. With pineapple and plum, this juice supports your lungs and can help relieve coughs, congestion, and even asthma. Ginger ignites your digestive fire, while enzymes in pineapple help your body absorb nutrients.

Tip

Make sure your pineapple is ripe. If you’re not sure by looking at it, taste it. If it’s more acidic than sweet, it’s not ripe. The acids in unripe pineapple can damage your teeth and burn your mouth.

Soup of the Week: Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli has been an Italian favorite for centuries and is the epitome of rustic elegance. A casual one-dish meal that everyone loves, this easy pasta and bean soup has often been a saving grace for last-minute dinners.

Tips/Variations

Vary the herbs, beans, or pasta: Instead of or in addition to basil, feel free to use arugula or Italian parsley. Also, you can use different beans, like romano or borlotti, as well as other pasta shapes, such as orzo or ditalini.

Juice of the Week: Summer Glow

This sweet and slightly peppery juice is surprisingly delicious. Rich in silicon, chlorophyll, iron, and vitamins and C, it also helps beautiful your skin and hair and alleviate joint and muscle stiffness.

Boost

Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or an ounce of wheat-grass juice.

Benefits

Richer in silicon than most other garden vegetables, lettuce provides lubrication for your joints, combating rheumatism, arthritis, and gout. This recipe also stimulates digestion and clears your sinuses. Lettuce juice calms nerves and skin inflammations. Radish juice helps normalize thyroid function and metabolism.

Soup of the Week: Olive Avocado Cream

This 5-minute soup has a rich flavor and a wonderful silken texture that come from a blend of sumptuous olives, ripe avocado, and baby lima beans. Abundant with valuable antioxidants like vitamins A and E, this beauty soup helps moisturize and protect your skin on the deepest levels. By nourishing dry, depleted cells, these nutrients help revive your skin, restore elasticity, and promote a smooth, creamy complexion. Cucumber and lemon are also well known for their innate abilities to promote a radiant glow.

Tips/Variations

Serve with a simple green salad or slices of green apple as a light summer lunch.

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