According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are five elements that
contribute to all activities: TREE / WOOD, FIRE, SOIL / EARTH, METAL and WATER.
Fire is the element of summer ? so how can this help to put more of YOU in
summer? The more you use EnergyRich? Seasonal Foods (rather than
associational season foods ? a-hem like, maybe, ice-cream?), the more energy you
have available for fun!
Here is a perfect EnergyRich? recipe for the summer:
Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Soup
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and quartered lengthwise
1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered lengthwise
2 small zucchini (1/2 lb. total), trimmed and quartered lengthwise
1 red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 tsp. olive oil
3 large vine-ripened tomatoes (1 1/4 lbs.), cored and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 cup shredded basil leaves
1 Tbsp. red-wine vinegar
Pinch of salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste.
1 - Prepare a grill or preheat the broiler.
2 - Grill or broil bell peppers, skin-side toward the flame, until the skin is
blackened, 5 to 10 minutes.
3 - Place in a paper bag and set aside for 15 minutes.
4 - Brush zucchini and onion slices with oil and grill or broil until well browned and
tender, about 5 minutes.
5 - Chop coarsely and set aside.
6 - Peel the peppers.
7 - Coarsely chop the yellow pepper and set aside with the reserved zucchini and
8 - Place the red peppers in a food processor or blender, along with tomatoes,
garlic and oregano; puree until smooth.
9 - Transfer to a bowl and stir in 1 cup water, basil, vinegar and the reserved
10 - Season with salt and pepper.
11 - Cover and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes. (The soup can be stored,
covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)
To your health and success, Heather
Heather Dominick is a Nutrition-Energy Consultant accredited by the American
Association of Drugless Practitioners and creator of The Energy Rich Lifestyle
Program?. In addition to her nutrition services, she is a motivating and dynamic
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