Archive | February, 2014

Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 2 to 3 leeks (about 1 pound), white and light green parts, halved and thinly sliced 1 to 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, coarsely chopped 6 to 8 cups water, vegetable or chicken stock Salt and pepper, to taste Heavy cream, yogurt, or coconut milk Minced parsley or chives […]

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes 2 cans coconut milk 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable broth 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper   Instructions: Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes. Steam the potatoes until fork tender. Transfer potatoes into a large pot; add coconut milk and chicken […]

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

Ingredients   1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries 6 ounces kefir 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds or chia seeds 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley   Instructions: Puree all ingredients in a blender. Pour […]

Manal al-Sharif…

A Saudi woman who dared to drive There’s no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it’s forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so — and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.

Parsnip Fries

Parsnip Fries Ingredients: 2 pounds small or medium parsnips 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper, to taste Ketchup, ranch dressing or BBQ sauce, for serving   Instructions: Preheat oven to 425° Peel parsnips and cut into matchsticks about 1/4-inch thick. Do not […]