In a large soup pan, sauté onion and bell pepper in water for 2 minutes. Add carrots, potato, zucchini, squash, and eggplant and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add rice, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and peas and simmer over medium heat for 40 minutes. Add more boiling water if you find it too thick. This makes an enormous amount of soup, so freeze some for later!


Artificial Sweeteners

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY packaging that says “SUGAR FREE” or “DIET”, since this means that somewhere along the way, an artificial sweetener was likely added to the ingredients to make up for the sugar that was removed. The list of health risks associated with consumption of artificial sweeteners is just as alarming as that of sugar.


ASPARTAME is made up of 3 components: one being METHANOL. Methanol is also known as “Wood Alcohol”, and it is 10% of what is released from aspartame when this substance is broken down in the human digestive tract. In the body, methanol is converted to FORMALDEHYDE – YES! Methanol and formaldehyde in high amounts can cause blindness, eye damage, or neurological damage. Side effects of aspartame include vision problems, headaches, confusion, depression, nausea, diarrhea, migraines, abdominal pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath.


IS SPLENDA OK? Splenda brand sweetener is a substance called sucralose, which is made up of turning sugar into a CHLOROCARBON. A few of the side effects of sucralose include shrunken thymus glands. Thymus glands are critical in warding off cancer and infections. Other side effects are enlarged liver and kidneys, reduced growth rate, decrease in red blood cell count, diarrhea, decreased fetal body weights and placental weights.

I always recommend natural products in place of artificial sweeteners. Truvia, Stevia or Pure Via are excellent replacements for a natural sweetener without the calories.

THE “NOT-SO-SPLENDID” SIDE OF SPLENDA? Bloating, gas, nausea, headaches, migraines, shortness of breath, frequent need to urinate at night, abdominal pain, blurry vision, depression or overwhelming anxiety, spaced-put or drugged sensation, joint pain, dizziness.

The Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology Study proves the aspartame can cause 6 kinds of cancer.

Diet Soda

Many people think diet sodas help them lose weight, but many studies have shown otherwise. One study covering 8 years of collected data showed that your risk of becoming overweight by drinking 1 to 2 cans of soda per day is 32.8%, but your risk increases to 54.5% if you drink 1 to 2 cans of diet soda instead. Why do you think that is so?

​Italian Minestrone Soup

½ cup water

1 onion chopped

3 cups water

1 small sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 small zucchini & 1 yellow squash, sliced

½ eggplant, diced

1 cup brown rice

½ cup frozen peas

½ tsp lime zest

2 tbsp freshly squeezed limejuice

Salt & freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp olive oil

1½ pounds of large sea scallops (about 12)

Using a paring knife, remove peel and pith from grapefruit and tangerine. Work over a large bowl, to keep the juices. Add avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime zest and limejuice to bowl, toss to mix gently. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with salt and black pepper to taste; sear until golden brown and just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes a side. Toss scallops with above mixture.

Serves: 3320 calories/serving 22 gm of protein, 20 gm of carbs, 12 gm of fat (1.8 gm of saturated), 5 gm of fiber.


Scallops with Avocado-Citrus Salsa

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1 tangerine (seedless preferably)

1 red grapefruit

1 Hass Avocado diced

¼ cup finely diced red onion

2 tbsp chopped cilantro

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1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes

2 cans vegetable broth

1 red bell pepper, chopped & 1 carrot, peeled, and sliced

½ tsp crushed red pepper

2 cups broccoli florets & ¼ head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets

1 celery rib, diced

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