Delicious and Zesty Carrot Soup

October 13, 2009 by  
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carrot soup
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Fall means soup – here’s another great soup recipe that the kids will enjoy!

1 ¼ cups of water
3 cups carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
grated zest of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon
1 ¼ cups orange juice
For thinning: 1 ¼ cups of water or milk

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add garlic, orange zest, orange juice and carrots and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Then add the lemon juice and turn off the heat. When the mixture has cooled off a bit, blend until mixture is creamy. Reheat, but don’t bring to a boil, and mix in another 1 ¼ of either water or milk.

Your kids will love the color of this fruity soup. Serve with nice crusty bread.

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Delicious Honey Yogurt Dip

August 26, 2009 by  
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1 cup plain yogurt
Grated peel of lemon or lime
1 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp honey

Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl, cover and put in the fridge for at least 10 hours. The mixture will thicken. Yields 1 cup.

Enjoy this dip with seasonal cut up fruit, from melon, pineapple pieces, grapes, strawberries, mango, papaya, bananas to oranges. The dip is the perfect accompaniment to get your whole family to stock up on vitamins.

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Apple and Apricot Bake

August 20, 2009 by  
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Apricot fruit
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This recipe would make a wonderful Sunday brunch meal!

1 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 can (14 oz) apricot halves in natural juice, drained
Sugar to taste
4 slices bread (preferably whole wheat)
1 ½ oz butter or margarine
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Place chopped apple pieces in a large saucepan. Add the lemon juice and 1 tbsp of water and toss well. Slowly bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the apples are soft.

While the apples are cooking, slice the apricots and add to the apples for the last few minute. Add sugar to taste and set aside.

Preheat the grill to hot and grill the pieces of bread until deliciously golden brown. Butter the slices of bread on one side and sprinkle with cinnamon (and if desired some more sugar). Place under the grill again until hot and bubbly. Cut the bread into bite-size pieces.

Serve the hot fruit in bowls and top with the toasted bread. A delicious and quick dessert.

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