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Cookbook Review and West African Cashew Soup

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Rachel

    Dr. Josh is a CUTIE!…. and the food looks delicious! Hahahah.

  2. kalin

    that looks great!
    i bet sweet potatoes would be good in it-sweet potatoes go well with an absurdly large amount of ethnic food

  3. Becca

    That sounds really soothing as the weather gets colder! I love how West African dishes use alternatives to the classic oils and fats in cooking. My Dad spent his teens in Ghana and they used to spread avocado on bread instead of butter, because it kept better without needing refrigeration!

  4. Carlee

    That sounds and looks really good. Actually I don’t think everyone can just follow a recipe. I know a couple of people who just *can’t* follow a recipe no matter what. it’s like they have a short in their brain or something!

  5. Susan

    Bookmarked! I LOVE cashew butter. It’s really good on oatmeal, or paired with “tropical” fruits. Although, I didn’t know Kettle made their own nut butters now!

    I almost always add frozen spinach to soups for extra greens. Or I bet you could leave out some of the chicken broth to make a thicker stew to eat on rice!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You know I had the same thought that it would be great on rice!

  6. jessica

    This sounds so warming and delish! I’ll have to try making it. I think I’d add some mushrooms and fresh spinach for a little extra nutrient kick. Thanks for the recipe πŸ˜‰

  7. Lisa

    This sounds absolutely divine!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  8. Scott from Your Inner Skinny

    The soup sounds great! I’ve tried the protein pancakes from this book, they’re awesome!

    I have to say that I find it odd that calories and portion size aren’t included though. I like to know “about” how many calories, fat and protein I’m eating.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I do too. And it’s weird the servings aren’t listed since it’s a “diet” cookbook!

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  11. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    This soup sounds fantastic! I have a container of cashew butter sitting in my fridge right now, so I think I’ll make this today for lunch. I like the idea of having it with rice!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Definitely give it a try. It’s super easy!

      1. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

        True to my word, I made this for lunch, and I served it over quinoa. It was FANTASTIC! When I told my husband what it was, he made a face and said, “No thanks”. But then I insisted he try a bite, and he wanted his own bowl πŸ™‚ I followed the recipe exactly as-is, and I don’t think I’d change anything. Thanks for posting!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s so cool that you made it! And you know, I had the same reaction from people when I told them what it was but they all loved it when they tasted it. It SOUNDS weird but it’s GOOD!

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