Not-Even-A-Little-Bit-Healthy Carbomb Cupcakes + Very Healthy Beet Soup

7 Feb

Well, people–the title says it all.  This weekend was superbowl weekend, which means I ate my body weight in guacamole and gluten-free pizza.  What better time to introduce another Chef Kefi Food Philosophy that’s all about getting back on the health train than now? 
CKFP #3: Life is about checks and balances.

So today we’re dealing with Carbomb Cupcakes that I “decorated” to make look like footballs followed by a delicious beet soup that will help you recover from the weekend without sacrificing deliciousness.

Carbomb Cupcakes

This is a Guiness-based cupcake with a Bailey’s icing and chocoalte ganache filling that I also used for the decoration.  I got my recipe here and like it so much I am not even going to bother to paraphrase- read the instructions, they are funny.

Beet Soup

I got my recipe here and didn’t stray very far.


  • 2 TBSP olive oil 
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped 
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1.5 lbs fresh beets, washed but not peeled, and roughly chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, roughly chopped 
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 2 c water 
  • 2 cups(or vegetable broth) 
  • Optional: fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, dill, cardamom…I used some kale I had hanging around.)

1.  Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onions, and garlic, and saute for 3-4 minutes. 
2. Add the beets, potatoes, vinegar, and whatever herbs you’re using. Add the water/broth and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium – cook for 30-40 minutes, or until beets are soft. (Note: I forgot to cover it so all the moisture escaped, which is why it kind of looks like beet sauce in the picture above. Moral of the story–read the recipe.)
3. Puree in a blender or food processor until it’s at consistency you like. Be careful–beets stain!

2 Responses to “Not-Even-A-Little-Bit-Healthy Carbomb Cupcakes + Very Healthy Beet Soup”


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