I am a firm believer that meals should be simple and delicious with identifiable ingredients. If you cannot spell it then likely it does not belong in your system. I never grew up eating canned or processed foods and now looking back I can boldly say I was so blessed to grow up in a country where fresh (organic) ingredients were readily in our garden. It can be a struggle to feed ones family healthy meals on a budget but the end results are worth it.
Here is a soup that can nourish 4 individuals for under $6. I sourced everything from my local farmers market when I have access to garden-fresh and organic produce at a fraction of the cost of what one can find in their local chain grocery store. Canned soups are relatively inexpensive but as a consumer you have no control on the extra ingredients that they add to the mix.
1 bunch spinach (packet of baby spinach will do)
1 head of broccoli
½ can of coconut cream
1 medium size onion
Salt and pepper
- Sauté the onion and add in your spinach. Cook till wilted.
- Separate the broccoli and boil in roughly a cup and a half of water till knife can easily pass through. Do not overcook.
- Place both vegetables in your blender with the water you used for the broccoli as well as the coconut cream. Blend till smooth. If you feel it is still too thick add a bit more water till you reach the right consistency.
- Pour it back into your pot and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Serve with some crust bread for dipping and top with cheese for that extra flavor. The cheese melts into the soup and the results are cheesy ribbons with every mouthful.
Spinach is considered a superfood that plays an important role for healthy skin and hair, bone health. Broccoli helps lower cholesterol and has a positive impact on the body’s detoxification system.
I am an aspiring business woman with a passion for creating healthy, delicious and seasonal dishes. In September of 2014 catered a good friends wedding and that gave me the confidence to start a blog and shares simple everyday budget friendly recipes. There is undeniable joy and pleasure in knowing that others have enjoyed the works of your hands and that is what motivates me.