Soups are soooo righteous. They're easy to make and most of us have something in the fridge we can throw in the pot. Keep it chunky, or blend it all up, it don't matter, it's still arguably the most perfect snack/meal/appetizer/companion on this planet. Here's a classic for all you soup-lovers out there. United we stand. Easy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup  3 lbs sweet potato peeled & quartered 1 large leek chopped 2 liters of organic veg stock 2 tbsp ginger minced 5 cloves of garlic minced 1/2 cup hemp hearts dab of coconut oil Himalayan salt & pepper to taste In a large pot saute leek with coconut oil and garlic for 5 mins. Add stock and sweet potato and bring to boil, then simmer for 45 mins. In batches add soup to blender (if you want) and add ginger, hemp hearts and salt & pepper. Yields: Enough for the week.

photo cred Cat Ok, I admit, I may tend to bang on a bit about soup (ok, ok, and pretty much all things in general) but c'mon, soups are soooo righteous.  It just so happens that last night Kods and I had a bowl of my latest creation as an app before dinner.  So fancy are we.  All joking aside though, it filled us up and we didn't snack at all after dinner, which was a first in a long time. Easy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup  3 lbs sweet potato peeled & quartered 1 large leek chopped 2 liters of organic veg stock 2 tbsp ginger minced 5 cloves of garlic minced 1/2 cup hemp hearts dab of coconut oil Himalayan salt & pepper to taste In a large pot saute leek with coconut oil and garlic for 5 mins. Add stock and sweet potato and bring to boil, then simmer for 45 mins. In batches add soup to blender and add ginger, hemp hearts and salt & pepper, if needed. Yields: Enough for the week. P.s. Oh yeah and for those of you with little ones, just add some organic baby cereal to a little bowl of it and you've got their meal covered too.

photo cred Cat I'm back at it again after a 4 year hiatus - making baby food, that is.  First time around, with my now eldest daughter, I relied heavily on store-bought jars of well-liked food. That way I was assured that she had enough in her belly (a very common paranoia of a new parent). I buckled under the pressure and never revisited any of the foods she had rejected, which was most things. Funny, or should I say not-so-funny, at 4 years old she's a bit of a fussy eater.  I'm constantly making 2 meals, her meal and our meal.  Terrible habit, I know, and I may have been able to nip in the bud had I persisted with a wide variety of food (well, this is what I tell myself). So 4 years later, new daughter, new lifestyle, new mission. This time I vowed I would a) make all her food from scratch b) introduce her to every veg under the sun To-date she has consumed a wide variety of local and/or organic fruit and veg and much to my utter delight, she's been gobbling down the stuff with great gusto.  A-mazing. Here's how I do it: Add cooked veg and a bit of water to the vitamix/blender and puree away. Easy-peasy.