Warm and soothing soup goes wonderfully with cornbread. This meal has warm, rich
colors, too. Creative options are listed to beef-up (sorry, Vegans!) the substance
and proteins for all of you, vegans to carnivores! The blue cornbread adds color
and even spice if you choose to make it with chili peppers.

CREAM OF CARROT SOUP

Wash, cut and cook until soft enough to blend (if you have a Vitamix or strong blending
machine, you can do this raw):
6 large organic carrots
4 cups purified water
While carrots are cooking, melt 2 Tbsps. organic ghee or virgin coconut oil. Chop
1/2 large organic onion and sauté in ghee. Blend carrots and add sautéed
onions, plus: 1 cup organic almond or rice milk, organic milk or 1/2 cup organic
cream. [For variation, add other chopped organic veggies, such as tomatoes, celery,
mushrooms or bok choy. Raw, organic, soaked (germinated) nuts and seeds may be blended
into carrot mixture with blender or Vitamix for added nutrition/protein, or chopped
organic seafood or chopped organic salty meats that would taste good with a sweet
background of carrots.]

BLUE CORNBREAD
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend together:
1-1/2 cup organic blue cornmeal
1/2 cup organic quinoa flour, or soaked organic quinoa (for moister bread)
I tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 tsp. Celtic or Krystal Salt
Add and blend in:
1 organic egg
1 cup purified water or any kind of milk or yogurt
1/2 cup virgin coconut pil or grapeseed oil (higher flash-point)
1/2 tsp. Stevia or I Tblsp. organic pure maple syrup
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done in 8" x 8" pan or muffin tins. [For
variation, add chopped chili peppers, canned jalepeño peppers and or shredded
organic cheese of any kind, from raw milk goat cheese to vegan almond cheese.]

CHERRY-ALMOND TART
Press into pie pan 1 cup organic raw almond meal. You may buy it or grind your own
in blender. Bake at 400 degrees for eight minutes. Thaw and drain liquid from 20
oz. frozen organic sweet black cherries. Mix liquid from thawed cherries with:
1 Tbsp. Agar Agar or 1 Tbsp. Arrowroot powder
1I4 cup liquid from soaked raisins or 1/4 cup apple juice
Follow directions for whichever thickener you use. (Bring to boil stirring constantly,
but continue to boil for four minutes if using Agar Agar.)
Add:
I tsp. organic vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/16 tsp. Celtic or Krystal Salt
1/8 tsp. Stevia
Blend above mixture with cherries and pour into pre-baked crust of your choice.

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Debbie Johnson is the owner/founder of The Golden Chalice Natural Foods Restaurant and Gallery in Chanhassen, MN. Visit www.goidenchalice.org or call Debbie at (952) 941-4150. Copyright © 2006 Debbie Johnson. All rights reserved

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