Chicken Kebabs with Smoked Paprika Orange Sauce

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My husband has been asking about kebabs, so when the weather turned to the warmer side, I am firing up a grill. This time, I decided to try a chicken kabob with a delicious smoked paprika orange sauce. When making kebabs, I like to marinate the meat overnight or at least few hours before the grilling. It tenderizes the meat and enhances the flavor. For this particular kebabs I used citrus base marinade of lime and orange. To that I added some garlic, onion and fresh herbs such as parsley, cilantro and mint. For the seasoning, I used cumin, turmeric, some smoked sweet paprika and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Smoked paprika orange sauce compliments the chicken kebabs perfectly. You can serve these kebabs with grilled vegetables, fresh lavash bread, salad or brown rice.

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Creamy Broccoli-Leek Soup {Vegetarian, Non Dairy}

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Do you love cheesy broccoli soup, but not all the calories that go with it? Then try this lighter version! Broccoli and leeks are tossed in olive oil, smoked sweet paprika, turmeric, thyme, nutmeg and a touch of cayenne pepper for a little bit of heat. After roasting, the veggies are blended and whisked into a luxuriously creamy base of cashew milk, nutritional yeast, and a touch of lemon juice. The nutritional yeast adds a nutty zesty “cheezy” flavor and melds all of the flavors into a soup that will leave your taste buds wanting more! Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potato and Corn Soup

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It’s been a busy week in the office and I didn’t really cook much all week. We had take out one night, pizza on another night and I think some leftovers from a weekend. Enough is enough, so I decided to go yummy and healthy with some corn soup. The special touch of roasting the vegetables gives this soup deeper flavor. The corn is so good and cheep right now, so it’s a perfect time to make the recipe like this. First I roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, poblano chili, onion, garlic, and carrot with a little bit of olive oil and fresh thyme. Once the vegetables are tender and golden brown, add them to a large pot and stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, turmeric, smoked sweet paprika and a quart of chicken or vegetable stock. Simmer for a little bit to enhance the flavors. Finish the soup with light coconut milk and fresh cilantro. This is such a delicious soup! I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading