Happy New Year!!

Welcome to 2014! Wishing everyone a New Year filled with Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness. Did you make any New Years Resolutions?

Happy New Year!Blessings,

Vanessa ♥♥

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11

Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

broccoli-soup

This Paleo Friendly and Gluten Free recipe is an easy and delicious one pot meal.
This recipe is perfect for anyone who has an allergy to dairy and wheat products
like me or you can adapt it to fit your diet.

Ingredients:

1 Large Yellow Onion Diced
6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 16oz Bags Organic Frozen Broccoli Florets (or 3 heads fresh broccoli chopped)
3 14oz Cans Organic Coconut Milk (NOT sweetened)
1 Cup Organic Chicken Stock
Salt and Pepper to taste

1.) In a soup pot saute the diced onion in the olive oil until the onions are translucent.

2.) Pour coconut milk and chicken stock into the pot and stir to combine.

3.) Add all of your broccoli to the pot and simmer on low to medium heat for 30 minutes or until tender

4.) Remove from heat and blend the soup using a handheld stick blender or with a blender in two batches. I blended the soup briefly as I like it a little chunky.

5.) Salt and pepper the soup to taste.

You can garnish with slivered almonds as shown or you can fry up some bacon and crumble it on top as my husband recommends (mmmm bacon!).

Enjoy!

Vanessa ♥♥

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Linen Business Card PrintingWishing everyone a very blessed week!!

Vanessa ♥♥

Random Facts About Me

1.) I am a big fan of Sci-Fi. Star Trek, Dr. Who, X-Files etc…
2.) Someday I would LOVE to go back to school for Interior Design.
3.) My favorite color is purple..no red..wait blue..and green..ha ha!
4.) I am currently on the Paleo diet. Veggies and meat for the win!
5.) I find baking and crochet very therapeutic.
6.) My younger brother and I share the same birthday.
7.) I LOVE tea. Green, black, white, herbal..love it all!
8.) I dream of vacationing in Ireland and someday I will.
9.) My first “real” job was at Dunkin’ Donuts.
10.) Growing up I wanted to be an Aviation Engineer.
11.) I LOVE Mexican food!
12.) I hope to someday move to the Pacific Northwest.
13.) The first CD I ever bought was No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom
14.) My favorite cartoon growing up was Jem and the Holograms.
15.) I grew up admiring Lisa Frank illustrations and I still do.

TAG you’re it! Create your own blog post with 15 Random Facts and then post a link to your post in the comments section. I would love to read it!

Blessings and hugs,

Vanessa ♥♥