Spicy Goodness

I was excited this evening to try a new recipe. I’ve continued on my healing journey, with fruits and vegerables as the foundation of my diet. Adding cooked veggies, after the 28 day hesling cleanse, has been wonderful this week. 

I discovered that at Cheddars Restaurant I could request the chicken tortilla soup, without chicken or tortillas! What was left was a vegetable soup in a spicy broth. I was delighted to find this recipe for Tortilla Soup in the recipe booklet on The Healing Path website. 

I used store bought vegetable broth, although I will be making my own soon, to freeze in batches for future soup making. 

And I sauteed the onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft, before adding the chopped and cubed carrots, celery, potatoes and cauliflower. Cumin, paprika and chili powder were added, along with the 8 cups of vegetable broth and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 

The soup is simmering for 45 minutes or so, filling the house with a spicy, mouth watering aroma. I’m preparing the soup for meals tomorrow and Monday. I’ll top a bowl of soup with chopped avocado. 

I enjoyed my time in the kitchen this evening, chopping vegetables and measuring out spices. Cooking is creativity in action for me, a type of meditation that centers me and fills me with deep joy and peace. My iPod was playing and I sang as I worked. 

I happened to glance out the kitchen window and caught the gorgeous sunset in the west. Grabbing my phone I climbed up onto the picnic table in the backyard, to snap a pic. Sunsets teach trust, Anthony shares in a Healing Path audio. The sun disappears every evening. But we learn that it returns every morning, whether it shines brightly or is hidden behind clouds. 

It was a beautiful end to the day. A stunning reminder to trust. And a pot of spicy goodness simmering on the stove. I am caring for myself, body and soul. I love how that feels. 

Click HERE for The Healing Path recipe book and lessons.