Recipe: Butternut Curry Soup

This is the perfect soup to brighten up a cold, dark winter day.  It feels and tastes just as rich as other creamy soups, but we actually lightened it up quite a bit by using our SOL Sunflower Beverage instead of heavy cream.  

 

 

Ingredients:

2.5 lbs butternut squash (peeled & cut into 2-inch pieces)

1 cup onion, chopped

1/4  cup cilantro

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted

2 small red chiles, thinly sliced

13.5 oz SOL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

3 cups chicken stock

4 teaspoons red curry paste

1.5 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh)

4 teaspoons canola oil

3/4 teaspoons kosher salt

*Yields 8 servings

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 4500.Read More

Recipe: Soft-Baked Oatmeal Cookies

These are sure to be a crowd-pleaser—the soft, chewy texture paired with the sweet taste of oatmeal is sure to be a hit with everyone. They’re so delicious, no one will know they were made with raw sugar, whole-wheat flour and dates! These pair GREAT with a glass of SoL.

 

 

 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage
1 ¼ cups raw sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whole-wheat flour (or gluten-free flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup dates, pitted and diced
3 cups rolled oats
*Yields 2 dozen cookies

Directions:
1.) Blend butter, SoL, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.… Read More

Recipe: Gingerbread Spice Gluten Free Waffles

[Brought to you by our friend Lee at There is something about holiday flavors. Not only do they taste good, but they bring back happy memories, warming the soul. Gingerbread is my hands down favorite. It’s slightly sweet and spicy and reminds me of home. I have incorporated gingerbread into one of my favorite Christmas morning breakfasts: Homemade Waffles!

In this recipe I have made some healthy alterations. First and foremost, there is only a tablespoon of sweetener (molasses) in this recipe, and it’s for the taste!Read More

Recipe: Lighter Lasagna

Every year, we all seem to want something warm and heavy for dinner as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. This recipe lets you enjoy the taste of comfort food, while still being healthy and good for your body. Using turkey sausage instead of pork lightens up this winter favorite and adding SoL makes for a creamier dish, yet it’s still lighter than most recipes!

 Ingredients:

>1/2  lb turkey sausage
1/8 cup SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage
1/2  lb lean ground turkey
6 lasagna noodles
8oz ricotta cheese
3oz low-fat mozzarella cheese, sliced
3oz parmesan cheese, grated
1/2  tsp Italian seasoning
1/4  cup onion, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
14oz crushed tomatoes
6oz tomato paste
6.5oz tomato sauce
1/8 cup water
3/4  tsp basil leaves, dried
1/4  tsp fennel seeds

*Yields 4-6 Servings

Directions:

1.) Cook and occasionally stir turkey sausage, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, for about 15 minutes or until browned.Read More

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

There is something about soup that warms my heart, especially when the ingredients used are locally grown and nourishing. Today’s star ingredient is cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamin C and potassium. It’s low in calories, but loaded with nutrients! More recently, cauliflower has been used as a potato replacement in order to get a very similar taste, but more nutritional value.

Speaking of potatoes, one of my favorite soups is cheesy baked potato soup topped with a mountain of bacon!Read More