Celeriac Soup Recipe

Today I made Celeriac with Chestnut soup.

What do you need?

  • 1 celeriac
  • 2 celery
  • 2 handfuls of cooked chestnuts
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 vegetarian bouillon cubes
  • 1 litre of water.
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil.
  • parsley

 

How to make:

* Cut of the skin of the celeriac with a knife. Chop it into small cubes.Clean Celeriac

* Chop the shallots

* Saute the celeriac and shallots.

chopped celeriac sauteed

* Chop the celery

* Put the cooked chestnuts in a pan au bain marie, and cook it for 5 minutes so the chestnuts are heated. take out of plastic wrapper. I used the brand: Allaire certified by AB ( Agriculture Biologique). You can also cook chestnuts yourself but I though this was easier ;)

Cooked Chestnut by Allaire

Chestnuts really remind us of winter. They are delicious cooked and contain no cholesterol , no gluten and little fat, even less calories than  other nuts like almonds and walnuts. it is also the only nut that contains Vit C! (from wikipedia).

* Boil the water in a pan, with the 2 bouillon cubes. add the celeriac,the shallots and the celery. turn heat low when boiling.

Boil celeriac soup

* Add half of the chestnuts

*When celeriac is soft, you can take the pan of the heat, and use a mixer to puree the ingredients. ad a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper to your liking.

Puree soup

* Use the rest of the chestnuts to put on the bottom of the soup bowl, and poor the soup over it.

* Add parsley.

 

Delicious!

Celeriac & Chestnut Soup

 


Magical Maca: Superfood

Maca what?

First of all, maca is a cruciferous root found growing in the high regions of Peru and has been cultivated for about two thousand years. It has been traditionally and is currently used as a food. The Peruvians believe it gives strength and endurance, enhances ones fertility, and supports pregnancies.

It comes in both a root and powder form. I've only tried the powder, but  I've heard the root is amazing to roast!

The benefits of maca are absolutely incredible- check it out:

Female:

  • Treat PMS (Mood Swings)
  • Menopause symptom relief (Hot Flashes)
  • Sexual stimulation
  • Nourishes glandular system
  • HRT alternative(Hormone Replacement Therapy)
  • Increases stamina & athletic performance
  • Increases energy (Chronic Fatigue)
  • Balance hormones

Male:

  • Increases energy (Chronic Fatigue)
  • Treat sexual dysfunction (Loss of Libido)
  • Increases stamina & athletic performance
  • Nourishes glandular system
  • Fertility enhancement
  • Improves physical and emotional well being
  • Promotes mental clarity
  • Balance hormones

It is famously known for enhancing libido (ooh-la-la!)

I find that the stamina and energy it gives me is unrivaled. No need for coffee when you have Maca!

I buy Navita's from Wholefoods (Certified both organic and raw) and  just mix it in with my smoothies:

frozen banana/lots of spinach/chia seeds/lemon juice/tablespoon of Maca

YUM YUM!

Spread the maca magic and you will be bouncing off the walls!