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Very Veggie Soup

Hi everyone! Now that Fall is around the corner, my go-to recipes are always hearty soups. Today, I will be sharing a classic veggie soup. It’s a great way to sneak all those veggies in but all you can taste is the flavorful garlic and tomatoes. It takes no time at all and is super easy. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Beet
  • Ginger
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Fill a large bowl halfway with water.
  2. Place the tomatoes, beet, and carrots in the bowl.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  3. Microwave for 6 minutes to soften the veggies.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the onion, garlic, and ginger.FullSizeRender-2.jpg
  5. Let the boiled veggies cool to room temperature.FullSizeRender-8.jpg
  6. In a food processor or Ninja blender, add the chopped veggies and about 1 cup of water.
  7. Blend until smooth.FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  8. In a big pot, pour the puree in and turn on the heat to medium.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Let the soup come to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Serve hot alongside garlic bread!FullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever veggies you have on hand or you like. I would add more except this is all I had at the moment.
  • You can use broth instead of water.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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French Toast with Charlie’s Butter

Hi all! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Wednesday! French toast is always my go-to breakfast item at cafes but when I make it at home, I try to make it semi healthier. Everything about it is just so delicious. I was able to use Charlie’s Butter in my recipe and it couldn’t have tasted better. This recipe takes no time at all and is the perfect meal for breakfast. FullSizeRender-31.jpg

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • Almond milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Charlie’s Butter

Directions:

  1. Toast 2 slices of bread. I placed the toaster setting on 5.
  2. In a bowl, whisk 2 eggs and a dash of cinnamon.FullSizeRender-30.jpg
  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of almond milk.
  4. Whisk together really well.FullSizeRender-36.jpg
  5. On a large skillet, turn on the heat to medium high.
  6. Dip one slice of bread in the bowl of the egg mixture and turn over to coat the other side of the bread.FullSizeRender-39.jpg
  7. Place on the skillet and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Flip over to its other side and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.FullSizeRender-43.jpg
  9. Flip over again and spread some Charlie’s Butter. I used the cinnamon flavor.
  10. Flip over again and spread Charlie’s Butter again. Let the first side cook for 2 minutes.FullSizeRender-41.jpg
  11. Flip and cook again for another 2 minutes.
  12. Repeat with the other slice of toast.
  13. Serve with maple syrup!FullSizeRender-38.jpgFullSizeRender-44.jpgFullSizeRender-45.jpg

Charlie’s Butter:

Charlie’s Butter is a collection of delectable artisan pasture-fed butters made from only the finest ingredients. It all starts with butter from a small herd of cows that graze on the lush California coastal grasses. Wholesome organic spices and herbs are then combined with the butter, culminating in an extraordinary flavor experience. FullSizeRender-23.jpg

Charlie’s Butter is Grass-fed butter, also known as pasture butter, is made from the milk from cows that only feed on natural grass vice a grain-based diet.  The milk of grass-fed cows is superior to that of grain fed cows because there is not the typically associated use of antibiotics and growth hormones. FullSizeRender-28.jpgFullSizeRender-26.jpg

Health benefits of grass-fed butter include: A naturally occurring fatty acid called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and a balance of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Compared to regular butter, grass-fed butter has less Omega-6 and more Omega-3, which is important because most people are already eating way too many Omega-6 fatty acids in their daily diets. Nutrient dense in vitamins such as A, D, E, K & K2.  K2 is great for bone strength and is also beneficial in the bone development of children.FullSizeRender-31.jpg

You can buy your Charlie’s Butter at the links below:

http://www.charliesbutter.com

https://www.instagram.com/charliesbutter/

https://www.facebook.com/CharliesButter/

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves 1 person.
  • You can add sugar to the egg mixture and serve up some whip cream.
  • Instead of regular bread, you can use challah bread however this is just what I had on hand!

Homemade french toast is just as delicious as restaruant french toast, but just half of the calories!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz

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Salad Power

Now that it’s officially summer, SaladPower is the perfect drink to cool me down! Not only is it delicious, SaladPower is such a healthy alternative to other competitor’s drinks.FullSizeRender-25.jpg

SaladPower is the healthier juice. Traditional juices in local grocery stores are loaded with calories, sugar and funky sounding added ingredients. Then the rise of the new, trendy juice craze – these juices claimed to be healthier than the traditional guys. However, these new “healthy” juices still played the same old tricks. They would show you a “green juice” and say its super healthy for you because of all the greens in it. However, most green juices are loaded with sugary fruit juice like apple or orange juice and only have a few drops of kale to make them turn green. They’re low in vitamins and high in sugar & calories.

SaladPower puts their superfood veggie blend first, their juices are packed with nutrients and much lower in sugar and calories than the competitors. All of their produce is handpicked, sustainably sourced and 100% Non-GMO certified.

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SaladPower does not fail to deliver amazing flavor in all of their drinks. Best of all- everything in their juice is FRESH. Delicious drinks don’t have to be bad for you- Go get your SaladPower at the links below!

https://www.saladpower.com

https://www.facebook.com/DrinkSaladPower/

https://www.instagram.com/saladpower/

https://www.amazon.com/SaladPower/b/ref=bl_dp_s_web_13319126011?ie=UTF8&node=13319126011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=SaladPower

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz