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I can’t believe it’s already mid-October and the holidays are just around the corner. Typically, my husband and I rent a house in Palm Springs for the week of Thanksgiving and we spend our time floating about the pool, soaking up the sun. We always rent homes through Airbnb rather than booking hotels because we can bring our dogs, make our own food (way healthier and more affordable) and use the pool when we want in absolute peace and quiet. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, I highly recommend it! You can use this link to get $40 off your first booking.
Anyway, this year, we decided to do that trip a little early to get better weather and more affordable rental rates. By the time this post goes live, I’ll already be sipping Mai Tai’s by the pool. I’ll be sure to share an update of the place when we get there!
So that leaves us here in Silicon Valley for Thanksgiving and I’m already starting to test recipes for a “Friendsgiving” dinner that we plan to attend. Soup is the kind of thing I love to bring to potluck dinners because I just make it, let it cool, then bring the whole pot with me wherever I’m going. I’ll typically volunteer to bring soup and a cheese tray because under no circumstances does anyone want to trust me with making a turkey.
Ginger and Tumeric – Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients You Should Know About
The ginger and turmeric in this recipe have amazing health benefits that go far beyond their anti-inflammatory qualities, but I do want to emphasize how important anti-inflammatory foods are for your health. So much of what we expose ourselves to today, from household and airborne toxins to the stress we deal with at work and home, keep us in a constant state of inflammation. Add to that any foods you’re eating that you might have an unknown intolerance to, and you’ve got a recipe for chronic inflammation that can lead to cancer, heart disease or even depression.
By eating anti-inflammatory foods, you naturally reduce your body’s inflammation levels and reduce a lot of potential health risks, not to mention feeling more energetic and less bloated.
This soup is not only anti-inflammatory because of the ginger and turmeric, but also because it’s free of common food irritants like dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs. Instead, it’s got lots of healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied and the added cauliflower is a great way to sneak in extra fibrous veggies without anyone knowing! It also adds a great texture to the soup (makes it extra thick).
Can I ask a favor? If you make the recipe, would you mind dropping me a comment below and letting me know what you think? I always love to hear how readers feel about the recipes I share. I’d love to hear from you!