Colorful Coleslaw

Tonight’s  dinner “side” was soo delicious. I am super happy with how this turned out, and just want to keep eating this salad!

Colorful Coleslaw | *Lovely Avocados*

Colorful Coleslaw

Colorful Coleslaw

Ingredients
½ head of purple cabbage
4 small carrots, peeled and shredded
4 small japanese white turnips, shredded
1 green apple, chopped
3 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
Nutty Sesame Dressing

Directions
1. Mix ingredients together (except toasted sesame seeds).
2. Add sesame seeds for garnish and enjoy!

Colorful Coleslaw | *Lovely Avocados*

Colorful Coleslaw

Nutty Sesame Dressing | *Lovely Avocados*

Nutty Sesame Dressing

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Sweet Potato Soup

It’s summer, and it’s warm. Over here in Montreal we just got through a major heat wave. So why am I posting a soup recipe?

Well, I am getting my wisdom teeth out today. Only 2 at least (got the other 2 out several years back), and the dentist seems to think it will be an easy extraction. Either way, I know eating will be difficult for a little while. Luckily the most frequented foods in my diet are sweet potatoes and avocados, both of which are nice and soft 🙂 However, this morning I decided to do a little prep by making a yummy Sweet Potato Soup.

Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Soup | *Lovely Avocados*

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, baked (or microwaved, see instructions below)
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 green apple
2 large carrots
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
1. Bake or microwave the sweet potatoes. I prefer to microwave them just because it’s easier and quicker. I put them in for about 6 minutes. Once cooked, let cool and then scoop out the potato for soup.
2. Sauté the chopped onion in the coconut oil.
3. Core and chop the green apple into large pieces.
4. Peel and chop the carrots (I decided to microwave them for 2 minutes just to soften them up, but it’s not necessary).

Vitamix Directions:
1. Put ingredients in the Vitamix.
2. Choose “soup mode” and let blend/cook OR select variable 1 and slowly increase to high, then blend 5-6 minutes.

Other Directions:
I have not tried making this soup another way (if you do, please comment below!) but I think these directions would work.
1. Put ingredients in a blend and purée until smooth.
2. Pour blended mixture into a saucepan, and heat.

Inspired by: Sweet Potato Soup | Vitamix

Sweet Potato Soup in Vitamix .:. Lovely Avocados

Sweet Potato Soup in Vitamix