Broccoli Soup Recipe Inspired by Gordon Ramsay (2 Servings)

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This is recipe is inspired by Gordon Ramsay in his Kitchen Nightmare UK show when he showed of the owners his version of broccoli soup. I find it very healthy, easy-to-make and delicious. I do not get why she said Gordon’s soup is too bland. Anyways, I like Gordon Ramsay not because of his pretty face, but because of his work ethic.  He works so hard to get to where he is now.  I truly believe anyone can achieve whatever they want as long as they are consistent, persistent, passionate, and hardworking. I cannot say I am a hard worker, but I work more than 12 hours a day to achieve the goals I want.

I am going to work at a kitchen this summer, so I believe I will introduce more unique recipes to you guys.

Anyways, I got the ingredients today and it took me one hour to make it.  Here is the recipe:

2 broccoli heads, cleaned and cut

6 cups water

1 tablespoon avocado oil

6 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons 0% yogurt

15 pistachios, crushed

pinches of salt and pepper

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1) Boiled water in high heat. Put salt, oil and broccoli in pot when water boiled. The water should be covering the broccoli.

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2) When broccoli is cooked.  Turned off the heat and strained the broccoli.   Make sure you saved the water because you need the water for blending later.

3) After straining the broccoli, put broccoli in the blender and blended until broccoli become small pieces (about 15 seconds).  Add garlic into blender and slowly added broccoli water.  At this point, the amount of water added is up to you.  Add just a little if you want a thick soup and add more if you want a thin soup.

4) Put the blended broccoli-water mixture to a pot and let it boil.

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5) When boiled, add salt and pepper for taste. Ladled soup to a small bowl.  Scooped yogurt to the soup and garnish with pistachio.

And voila. The soup tastes so good. It has the broccoli flavour with a slightly sour kick from the garlic and yogurt.  Pistachio also added a salty crunch to the soup.

Do you like broccoli? How do you usually eat your broccoli? Do you have your own secret broccoli soup recipe? Post your comments below. Till next time!

 

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List of Superfoods

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I was searching for information on superfoods because that is what everyone takes about these day (I WANT TO KNOW WHAT SUPERFOODS MEAN). So I went to WebMD, Dr.Oz’s and other websites and apparently EVERYONE’S LIST IS DIFFERENT. |Finally I did some research on the internet and BASICALLY superfoods refer to foods that can have health-promoting properties such as reducing one’s risk of disease or improving any aspect of physical or emotional health. So here is a list of superfoods that I love to eat:

  • Yogurt and Greek Yogurt – They are high in calcium than some other dairy products and contains a great package of other nutrients, including protein and potassium. In addition, it contains probiotics that is helpful for you gut. I love to eat yogurt with seasonal fruits.
  • Salmon –  Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acid and studies show that omega-3 fatty acids help protect heart health. I love having my salmon baked, poached or steamed.
  • Blueberries – Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer.  I usually eat my blueberries with oatmeal and yogurt.
  • Broccoli – Broccoli is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and bone-building vitamin K, and has plenty of fiber to fill you up and help control your weight.  I usually have stir-fried broccoli with garlic and vegetable oil.
  • Egg – Egg yolks contain the bulk of the egg’s nutrients, including minerals like calcium and magnesium and vitamins A, D, E, B6, B12.  I love my eggs hard-boiled and sunny-side-up.
  • Quinoa – Quinoa contains more protein than most cereal grains (22 grams per one cup/250 millilitres uncooked quinoa), high in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc.
  • Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato is rich in beta-carotene (boasting 150% more antioxidants than blueberries), heart-healthy vitamin A and flu-hater vitamin C.

So what is your favourite superfood? Do you eat them everyday?  Post your comments below. Till next time!