Broccoli soup with garlic

Två skålar med broccolisoppa, chili och creme fraiche
Krämig broccolisoppa med chili

This is the perfect recipe of a spicy and creamy broccoli soup. It’s nutritious and rich enough to keep you full for a long while.

You need:

  • Half of a large broccoli
  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 dl of roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 dl creme fraiche or cream
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chili flakes and roasted pumpkin seeds

How to:

1. Peel and cut potatoes in cubes. Put in a large saucepan (with water enough to just cover the potatoes). Bring to a boil.

2. Rinse broccoli and cut in medium pieces. Put in the saucepan. Let it boil for a couple of minutes and then lower the heat and let it simmer for around 10 minutes more.

3. Roast pumpkin seeds on low heat in a pan for 30-60 seconds

4. Remove saucepan and blend with a hand blender until a smooth consistence.

5. Add the grated garlic, creme fraiche, salt and pepper (after taste) and some chili.

6. Let simmer for another 5-6 minutes and then enjoy!

Ginger – my darling

 

Ginger is amazing. Helps relieving nausea, motion sickness, and pain.

If you don’t want to use it in your food there are other ways to enjoy the benefits from it. When I have a cold I put peeled slices of it in hot water together with honey and lemon (and sometimes garlic too). It’s the perfect cure for a sore throat.

Chili – my strongest hero

One of my most commonly used spices and also Superhero no 2 in my kitchen – chili! Full of vitamin C and vitamin B. Prevents infections and decreases blood pressure.

And honestly, almost every dish gets a bit more interesting with a pinch of chili. Even hot cocoa is delicious with it. So being both healthy and delicious easily explains why it’s a must in your everyday food!

Swiss chard

Swiss chard is one of my superheroes. These baby leafs are both delicious and beautiful

Full of vitamins such as iron and magnesium amongst others. Also has an anti-inflammatory effect and regulates blood sugar levels too. Plus it’s delicious!

I quickly stir fry mine with garlic, chili and some lemon. Perfect as a side dish. Or use larger swiss chard leafs for tacos instead of a plain tortilla bread.