Friday, January 6, 2012

Healthy Comfort Food

It's a new year and you want to be healthy.  But it's also cold January and you're craving comfort food.  I think this fits the bill...Rustic Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup.  I may try this this weekend. What I like about this site, which is chalk full of healthy recipes, is that it's maintained by the real deal.  Sarah Britton is not only a chef at two organic restaurants in Copenhagen, but she is also a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and the founder of New Roots Holistic Nutrition.  So if you're looking for a place to gather some recipes that are good for you, this is the place.

10 comments:

The enchanted home said...

OMG this looks sooooo good! My kind of soup and best part is its probably filling enough to count as a meal. Will have to give this a try!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

nice! I need to try this recipe--I'm really trying to be healthier this year and soups are so good in winter :) happy weekend! xoxo {av}

Prep International said...

That looks amazing :) I'm also trying to be healthier by cutting down chocolates and cupcakes . So I cannot wait to try this :)

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh, thanks. I am going to make this for dinner tomorrow night. We can compare notes.

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

i love new healthy recipes. especially after eating way too many sugar cookies at Christmas! great tip.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Just thought I would report back that I made this last night. First time soaking black beans and it is so much better than canned. We loved this and it will be a repeater. It took longer for the sweet potatoes to cook than the recipe stated but it was worth the wait. Thanks!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Susie - Thank you so much for reporting back. While I haven't made the soup quite yet (but will soon b/c I'm cold and you gave it a thumbs-up), I, too, tried soaking beans overngiht for the first time ever for a quinoa dish. WOW - huge difference. Why have I never done that before? So much better than the sodium/BPA-ladden canned version.

Sarah B said...

Hello TIffany!

Thank you so much for posting this and I am SO HAPPY you cooked your own beans! Congratulations. Not so painful is it?
Lovely blog! I'll be back for more...

All the best,
Sarah B

Nelle Somerville said...

Hi Tiffany! What a great website find, thank you. The most, most, most important is to remove the foam from your beans. That is why canned beans give you...ahem...gas. Buy a few bags, soak, rinse, cook (remove salt from her suggestion, makes the skins tough), cool and then you can freeze beans in small ziplock bags and use them whenever you want! You save a ton of money and have healthy options for weeks! Happy New Year xoxo

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Nelle, GREAT tips! I have so many beans left over I need to freeze them. I removed the foam {possibly not enough - ahem} but I'll omit the salt next time since not needed, although it didn't seem to make them tough. But if you don't need it, why add it?! Thank you!!! Funny how beans got such a response. ha ha