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Monday Food of the Day – December 21, 2015

FOOD OF THE WEEK – BLACK PEPPER

This week we continue our theme of holiday spices to work into our meals.  Marked by its heat, sharp bite and complex flavor, black pepper is said to be one of the most popular spices in the world.

WHY BLACK PEPPER?

With its premier placement on dinner tables and starring role at restaurants — “Would you like freshly ground pepper with that?” — black pepper is appreciated for its invigorating pungency and ability to add a layer of flavor to dishes. It comes whole, cracked and ground and in many varieties, each with a varying degree of heat and flavor complexity.

Grind your own black pepper for a stronger flavor, aroma and gentle heat. A warning: Black pepper can overpower other flavors in a dish, so add with caution.

LEMON AND PEPPER LEEK SOUP

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By: Rose Marie Jarry, Master Chef at Kronobar

30 minutes, 4 servings, gluten-free,vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole large leek
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cold press olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

  1. Chop the leek and potato into pieces.
  2. Heat up a large sauce pan and roast the leek and potato on high heat for 3 minutes along with the olive oil.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and ground pepper. Let simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until the potato pieces are soft and cooked.
  4. Remove from the heat and blend the soup.
  5. Pour some lemon juice into your soup just before you eat it.
  6. Enjoy.

Original post at Spartan Race.

Don’t forget, eating right is only a part of great health and wellness!  Don’t forget to check out our Workout of the Day.  Also, get your proper vitamins and supplements here.

Are you looking for a little help with starting your weight loss?  Try out our 24 Day Challenge!

Have a great day!

Dave & Maryann

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