Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Food Journey: Soup and Bruschetta!

Hi Folks - In my region of the USA it was a whopping 84 degrees (Fahrenheit) making it an absolutely stunning day!

My duathalon engines are still revved up and I ran 2.2 miles and lifted weights today (patting myself on the back). I had great soup for lunch that was accompanied by an awesome glass of basil lemonade from my favorite Vietnamese joint.  And to top it all off  I created a TASTY bruschetta recipe using one of my favorite veggies: CUCUMBERS (The Food Journey: Spicy Cucumbers)!

Veggie Pho Soup

Basil Lemonade
I rarely feel like firing up a hot stove on warm sunny days. Today was no different.  All I wanted for dinner was something fresh, easy, light and tasty.

Cucumber Bruschetta ingredients:
2 vine ripened tomatoes (chop to the desired size and shape)
1 cucumber
fresh dill
fresh curly parsley
2 cloves of garlic
salt (to taste)
a dollop of olive oil
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Chop everything up and let the ingredients mingle for 10 minutes to 2 hours. 

Note: you can use any herbs and spices you style this recipe to fit your vibrations.

I paired the bruschetta with sea salt bagel thins.  Ummm ummm good! It was a great way to end my day! Also note:  the bruschetta is alive!!! No heat or cooking required! All the vitamins and nutrients are there, waiting to nourish your body!

Cucumber Bruschetta

Try it and let me know how you like it!

Peace and Blessings!