The Friday Recipe

We believe that the best way to stay healthy is to try new things – food, exercise, even people and places! Variety is important to keep our minds and bodies stimulated and keen to keep growing in the right way.

With this subject in mind, Adriana thought it would be a good idea to make regular posts, on Fridays, with recipes you can try over the weekend. Making something new can take longer the first time you try it, so setting a aside a part of the day for cooking is a good way to take the pressure off, especially if you have other people to feed! This way you are free to experiment and remake the dish if it doesn’t quite go to plan! It’s also the perfect way to bring your attention to your nutritional needs for the week by sourcing ingredients, doing some home cooking and thinking about how you will fuel yourself over the coming days. With soups and bakes you can make a batch to freeze and use when you have less time to prepare meals – a much nicer option that cereal, toast or microwave meals when you get home after a long day.

Here is today’s delicious offering…it’s always a popular starter with guests at The Island Experience!

Adriana’s Zucchini Soup

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2 small zucchinis (chopped into large pieces)
1 small leek
1 cup of chopped celery leaves
2 cloves of garlic
½ chopped onion
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 glass of water (500ml)
Salt to taste

Sauté the garlic in olive oil until golden, then add the other ingredients. Boil until the vegetables get soft. You can play around by adding other herbs or seasoning that you like and just add a little more water if the consistency gets too thick. Blend the ingredients well and return to the stove for a final warm through.

Decorate your soup ‘Adriana’s style’, as seen above with a little beetroot juice, or for a quicker option a sprinkle of grated carrot or a few sesame seeds look just as pretty.

Enjoy the feeling of creating and tasting your own food!

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