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SUMMER SOUP

Laila has been entertaining guests in her Toronto garden haven as a way to celebrate the end of renovations to her home and new workshop space.

After finding too many veggie leftovers, she decided to create one of her favouite things, a cold soup.

With some helpful tips from Louise Racine, Nutritional consultant and owner of our beloved Thirteen Moons Culinary Retreat, Laila flowed with creative juices and invented this yummy and filling summer soup.

It's dairy, glueten and sugar free!!

  • 1 head steamed broccoli
  • 1/2 bunch of steamed asparagus ( or any other leftover steamed veggies)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 grilled red pepper (store bought in a jar is fine)
  • 1-2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 cup mint from the garden tea ( I used left over tea that had cooled- packaged mint tea will work too)
  • 2-3 cups chicken or vegetable broth ( if it's salted broth, don't add any extra salt!)
  • 2 cloves grated garlic ( the second clove will REALLY give it a spice kick)

puree with some liquid, then split into halves in order to keep adding liquid
combine in a pretty pitcher
chill

Optional garnish

  • dollop of plain yogurt
  • sprinkle parsley/mint/coriander as you wish

Serves 4 - 6 happy campers and keeps well in the fridge for days!

recipe by Laila Ghattas


Laila Ghattas is an artist, Gestalt therapist and Reiki practitioner. She is an author, public speaker and the founder of Aziza Healing Adventures.

Laila combines creative self-expression with psychotherapy in programs designed to heighten awareness, inspire personal insight and improve the life of those who participate.

Laila holds therapeutic workshops in Toronto, and draws on her worldwide outdoor adventure experience to facilitate international healing retreats for women, couples, mixed groups and corporations.


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