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Greetings, sweet Owl Lovers! I feel so blessed for the gift to come back on here and share more of my earthy jungle creations with you all. I hope you all have been enjoying my recipes so far Creating them for you honestly is the highlight of my week! This week's recipe was special as it was the first I've made in my new jungle kitchen by the sea. That's right, I finally moved into my dream tiny home right at the edge of the earth where the jungle meets the sea!
It's so beautiful here. I can hear the waves crash. Tropical birds flock to my garden and drink water off the trees and taste the nectar of the flowers growing wild all around me. I even have a small organic garden, which I was so blessed to have picked some fresh herbs from for this recipe. There is seriously nothing better than picking your own herbs and food fresh from the garden and transforming them into delicious, nourishing goodies. Do you grow your own herbs? Do you have a small garden? If not, I highly recommend getting started with some fresh potted herbs that you can house on your countertop or in a window seal. It's such a lovely practice caring for your medicine and food in that way.
Let's dive into today's recipe- we're cooking Tom Kha, BABY! Well, a spin on Tom Kha, of course. I absolutely love Thai foods, flavors, and traditional dishes. And as I am a full-time kitchen witch and food alchemist, I am always playing with inspirations and ideas and discovering new ways to create unique and nourishing dishes reminiscent of my classic favorites like; Thailands- Tom Kha! I just love Thai food so much, you guys. It's probably my favorite food of all time! Who's with me on this?
Now that I've confessed my serious obsession and love for all things Thai food let's peel back the layers of today's Tom Kha Inspired Zoodles recipe and get cookin'. This dish is rich with vitamin and mineral-packed alkaline veggies that come paired with some pretty epic superfoods. Making this dish medicinal, nourishing, and oh so satiating.
Our first alkaline veggie is our beloved and oh so cherished zucchini noodle. Which is an excellent replacement for pasta. I genuinely feel like zucchini does not get enough credit, you guys! Did you know that zucchini is a superstar? Zucchini can support digestion, improve eye health, and even has cancer-preventing properties. And of course, zucchini is fully loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Yes, please!
Carrots come next and are not falling short of super abilities either. I would even call them a superhero of sorts. Carrots are high in carbs, which make them a great brain and energy-boosting food. They are also very high in essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, B6, potassium, biotin, and betacarotene. Like the super zucchini, carrots can help prevent cancer, aid in digestion, and support eye health. Ok carrots, we see you. Hello!
Following carrots, we have our sweet little green peas. Which are not all the hype but guess what; they really should be- another very underrated superfood. They are packed with protein and rich in vitamins and minerals like A, K, E, magnesium, folate, and iron. Peas nutrition profile and properties are even said to help fight chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Now, that's pretty amazing. More peas, please.
And it wouldn't be Thai food without mushrooms, of course! I love mushrooms. I used fresh portobellos here, but you can use any kind available. Portobello mushrooms are an excellent choice as they provide some essential minerals such as copper and selenium, which help balance hormones and fight fatigue. They contain antioxidants and inflammatories that are known to help fight cancer cells. Seriously! Yet another all-star here. Give me more of these savory and delectable treats, please.
Ok! Now that we know what we are truly working with let's meet the other ingredients and get cooking. We will infuse these super veggies with some fresh herbs, healthy fats, and spices that help boost energy and brainpower. First, prepare your cooking space. As always, I encourage you to slip into something cozy, play an inspiring album, or listen to an uplifting podcast and burn some palo santo or sage to clear the space and make way for your cooking ritual.
Now that the vibe is all set grab all of your ingredients and supplies, and set the space. You'll need a dutch oven or a large pot, cutting board, knife, can opener, and a spiralizer (don't worry, you can just cut the zucchini into small cubes if you don't have one of these) and all of your ingredients, of course!
Tom Kha Inspired Zoodles
VEGGIES & SPICES
- 2 tbsp. organic ghee
- 2 cup zoodled zucchini (or cubed)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup green pre-cooked peas
- 1" of fresh ginger mints
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- pinch of sea salt
- pinch of fresh cracked pepper
- 2 tbsp. coconut aminos
- 1 tsp. coconut sugar (feel free to play with stevia or honey too)
- Zest from one lemon
- 3 cups Owl Broth Elixir
- 2 cans full-fat coconut milk (sugar-free)
- Juice of 4 limes
- 4 tea bags of lemongrass tea, pre-steeped in 1/2 cup of hot water
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup basil, chopped
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Fresh cilantro
- Lime wedge
- Chili flakes
- Let's get cookin'! Our recipe today makes about four portions. To make, light your stovetop and place your pan of choice over a medium-high flame and add in your ghee, spices, and veggies. Sauté everything together gently for about 5-7 minutes or until cooked and slightly softened (try not to overcook the veggies here as it will lessen the nutrition content).
- Next, add all of your base ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until silky smooth. Pour your creamy base over your veggie and stir everything until the soup is hot and ready to go. Add your toppings, and feel free to decorate with fresh flowers or other sweet little gifts from the garden. I used basil flowers here, and it was so fun and added such a nice touch.
There we have it- Tom Kha inspired zoodles! This recipe is seriously one of my new favorites. I hope you all enjoy it and have a blessed week ahead. Stay tuned here as we have some great recipes coming in that will inspire us all to have a healthy holiday season. And as always, take good care of yourself as no one else will ever do it for you. See you next time!
From my Jungle Kitchen here in Ecuador,
Kylie Ann Love
Also known as Wild Mamma, is a holistic wellness guide and forever student of the Universe. She is the founder of Stay Wild Mamma, an online hub for holistic wellness, living inspiration, and a global community of empowered mammas! Her wellness journey truly began 4 years ago when she said farewell to the concrete jungle of Los Angeles and flew across the world to plant new seeds in the real jungle of South America where the jungle meets the sea. This wild mamma is leading a life full of love, passion, purpose, and legacy while raising her two little, wild cubs by the way of the ancestors; in nature. She is a firm believer in creating life by design and is on a mission to be the change she wishes to see in our world. She recognizes that change starts within, which is what continues to inspire her healing journey and life's work.
Kylie’s passions are her purpose and her natural-born gifts are the bridge that guide others to be their highest selves and transform their lives from the inside out. She is here to share all of the pearls of wisdom she has gathered through this journey in hopes of igniting the desire and process of change within others for the greater good of all. As above, so below, as within, so without. Aho.