Yam Quinoa Soup

Yam Quinoa Soup

Why Yams?

Their earthy, sweet taste makes yams a versatile addition to recipes, from cookies (yes cookies) to soups. And their high nutrient content makes them a powerhouse when it comes to nourishing you and your family.

Full of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and fibre, yams are the new hip food. They also contain loads of vitamin B6 which research has shown to be an important vitamin in respect to pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), especially in relation to depression that is caused from PMS.

At 15.5% of your daily required intake of vitamin B6 in one cup of yams, yams are an important food for combating depression.

And if this was not enough, the complex carbohydrate content of yams slows the rate at which sugars are released into the bloodstream, making them a great way to sustain your energy levels and lose weight!

Prep time:  35 mins
Cook time:  5 mins
Total time:  40 mins
Serves: 10 cups

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Raw Vegan Garlic Chili Cheeze Jicama Fries

jicamaFries

For all of you fries lovers this one is for you. No greasy fat coming out of the pores after eating them.  No worries or guilt about the added calories, no frying oil, no heart clogging ingredients.  These fries actually feed your body! That is the beauty of raw foods, since they are not heated their vitamins, minerals and most important enzymes stay in tact nourishing your body bite by bite. The spices in the recipe can really all be to taste, so add or subtract as you like. They can also be substituted with any spice of your choice.

Ingredients

  • 1 small jicama, peeled and cut into fries
  • 1-2 tablespoons high-quality olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • (optional) cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  1. Peel the jicama and cut into fries
  2. Mix in the oil and spices
  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro or other herb

Notes

These seasonings are all to taste. Depending on how big the jicama is you may need to add more spices according to your taste. Each time I make it the measurements have to be adjusted a little different. Also, for substitution for jicama you can use daikon.