A Recipe For Life



Hey there!  It’s Thursday and time for another Recipe for Life.  This is the time and place where I provide caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia healthy and inexpensive meals that will feed the brain and the body.

Since I started this series of posts, I’ve given recipes for juices, smoothies, a DSC_0383alz2 delicious lentil and rice one pot wonder and a quick pasta dish.  A balanced diet with lost of fresh fruits, plenty veggies and complex carbohydrates will keep your body healthy.

As we get more deeply into spring, you may face a challenge.  My tendency is to stay out  of the kitchen and make meals that are light and "summery."  However, my mom tended to like comfort foods, which generally require pots, pans, a stove and maybe even an oven.

So, today, I’ll tell you how to make some great comfort food without dirtying up the entire kitchen.

You will need a crock pot or slow cooker (call it what you like, it makes great comfort food, without all the mess).

Today’s Recipe for Life

Creamy Three Potato Crock Pot Soup (from www.betterrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium russet baking potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary for garnish

Instructions:

Set crock pot to high. Stir in olive oil and onion. Let this cook about 10 minutes, while peeling and chopping the potatoes. Add potatoes, stock, water, margarine, salt and 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (reserving the rest for a garnish). Reduce heat to lowest setting. Cover and let cook for 6 to 8 hours. Puree soup in the crock pot with an immersion blender or a hand mixer. Ladle into 6 bowls and garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Note:  Use whatever potatoes  you have on hand.  The sweet potato adds a nice twist, but it’s still delicious if you use all white potatoes.

Serve with a fresh green salad and a slice of whole wheat bread for a great meal.

So, what do you think?   Do you have an easy and fairly inexpensive recipe? Please share it!

Tomorrow, Caregivers Corner

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