Mexican Zucchini Corn Soup
- You will need:
- 2 zucchinis<1/2 onion
- 1 can of corn
- 3 cups vegetable broth2 cups milk
- salt, pepper, parsley
- Optional: jalapeno peppers, cheese
Dice the zucchinis (you can leave the skin on them). Finely chop the onion. Put everything in a pot, and cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat.
restaurantLinks to good cooking sites (6)
Recipes for various lifestyles, as well as health and budgeting information.
- seriouseats.com - great site, each recipe is an essay on the dish: its history, variations, options, explanations of what work and what doesn't, so that you understand what you're doing rather than blindly follow the steps and hope for the best, like with many sites/books. Plenty of pictures, ideas, and clear instructions.
- 100daysofrealfood.com - great site, talks of healthy eating but without obsession with calories or other such, focusing instead on less processed food and more on down to earth basic healthy recipes that our grandmas used to eat. Motivational overall, plus tons of recipes.
- allrecipes.com - probably one of the biggest recipe sites there is; may seem overwhelming with so much information, but you can narrow down your searches. Great feature is recipes by continent/country.
- halaalrecipes.co - halal cooking, chabad.org - kosher cooking section, diabetes.org - recipes for those suffering from diabetes
- fitness.gov - eight healthy eating goals from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition; simple, but effective
- The Eight Easiest Ways To Cut Your Food Budget In Half - Forbes article, good ideas.
Cooking can be hard for abuse survivors: PTSD, depression, and/or eating disorders aren't good motivators. And if your parents didn't bother teaching you how to do it, cooking can seem overwhelmingly complicated and time-consuming. It indeed can be, if you're doing it as a hobby. However, if your goal is simply to have food to eat - cooking is pretty simple, and a lot cheaper than takeout. The trick is to toss perfectionism and to use cookbook recipes as an inspiration for creativity rather than absolute rules. For example, if a recipe calls for 16oz of green peas and you only have a 15oz can - in all honesty, some people would prefer 20oz, some - 10oz, and most wouldn't care if you skipped the peas entirely or used broccoli instead. Most of the recipes on this page are healthy, use 5 ingredients or less, don't call for anything rare or expensive, and can either be fixed in less than 15 minutes or make enough food for a few days and store well in the fridge. Some are common and included for those who never cooked anything in their life and need a basic manual on how to make boiled potatoes. Others are exotic ethnic foods, helpful if you've developed food fatigue on all the common foods and are looking for something new and exciting. Feel free to email us your favorite recipes, we might add them here so other survivors can benefit from your expertise.