Fennel11

So I’m writing this when renew is word of the week and from reading the willPower blogs many of you are renewing yourself via cleansing and detoxing physically through food, as well as mentally through willPower and grace. So I decided to create a recipe to help you with that process.

Another willPower blog posts mentions that fennel and cinnamon are the foods that nurture your chakras this month.

I’ll be honest, fennel was on my list of dislikes but I decided to open up to new opportunities and try it again, after all its great for you. I created fennel and super green soup full of alkalising antioxidants and vitamins. When I was cooking it I was thinking yuk…fennel smell, but when I actually tasted it it was delicious. So based on one taste I’d written fennel off for no good reason. It really made me think about whether I had been doing that in the rest of my life too?

So just for this month a savoury recipe. The sweet stuff will back on the blog next month.

Green SoupIngredients:

  • 1/2 or 1 bulb of fennel, finely sliced (use half if not keen on fennel and a whole bulb if you love fennel)
  • 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 big handfuls of cavolo nero leaves (know also as tuscan kale), or any dark green leafy vegetable, roughly chopped
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 white cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 large potato, diced

Method

  • Fry the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until soft
  • Add a little more olive oi,l add the pepper, potato and white cabbage and season with salt and pepper, stirring to ensure all the vegetables get a good coating of oil and seasoning
  • Cover and cook on a low heat for 1 minute to soften.
  • Add the stock and simmer on a low heat for another 10 minutes until the potatoes just start to get soft.
  • Add the rest of the green leaves, cover and cook for another 5 minutes until the green leaves are soft.
  • Allow to cool slightly and whizz in a blender until your desired consistency.

Those that practice or treat with Reiki, why not give your soup a blast of Reiki before you serve/eat it for a little extra energy. Otherwise, you can simply send the intention of warmth and healing and nourishment, by imagining the soup having all those qualities and simply being grateful for it, when you give it a final stir.

Eat and feel cleansed and renewed.

2 Comments

  1. mauritamar
    Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 3:01 pm ·

    Love this Alison! Can’t wait to try it – it contains so many of my favorite things.I am also enjoying your book “Sugar Free Me” and bought copies for my kids at Christmas. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

  2. Alison Beadle
    Alison Beadle
    Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 3:37 am ·

    Thank you so much and thank you for buying my book too! Enjoy your soup. :) I have courgette and hummus soup for my lunch today. Wishing you much love, light and laughter. A x x