1½ pounds slender green beans, ends trimmed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup water
1/3 cup raw almonds, divided
¼ cup raisins
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1. In a large soup pot, water sauté onions until tender. Add sweet potatoes, cumin, coriander, fennel and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the cauliflower and vegetable broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3. Working in batches, add soup to a high-powered blender and puree until smooth. Return to pot, add lemon juice and reheat. Add additional vegetable broth or water if needed to adjust consistency. Garnish with chopped tomato.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Dr. Fuhrman’s own successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health, Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution, and End Dieting Forever bring nutritional science to homes all across America.
The recipes here are from Dr. Fuhrman’s new Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook, full of simple Nutritarian recipes, and handy cooking and shopping tips. “I hear from people all the time that they would love to eat a better diet if only they had the time to prepare the right foods,” says Dr. Fuhrman. “But preparing tasty, healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. This was the thought that inspired me to create my Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook.” The new cookbook includes 131 fast and simple Nutritarian recipes, plus handy cooking and shopping tips; a great resource for beginner cooks, and offers sophisticated flavors for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.