Torilla Soup

Creating and Converting Recipes for Life

Creating and Converting Recipes for Life

Becky Campos Simple Health Ministries

When I first started on my journey to reclaiming my health I purchased several healthy cooking books that left me discouraged because the recipes were complicated. Some of the ingredients were nearly impossible to find and others were to advance for my journey. What I needed was simple recipes for life that I could easily master. They needed to be nutrient dense and easy to digest. Most of all they needed to pass my plant-based protocol and my budget as well. Put those requirements together and you have a potential for exiting the work of reclaiming your health.

In my discouragement I finally stopped to think judiciously about how I would overcome what Becky Camposseemed insurmountable to me at the time. It was no small feat to transition, train and mentor myself to reach a higher plane of living. Since eating is at the center of our physical existence coming up with recipes and meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and in between light foods to snack on and serve my family proved to be a steady work that in the end assisted me in reclaiming my health. As usual I turned to my life skills for help. Breaking down task into bite size pieces is a life skill that has aided me in countless of task. I think you will find the following food preparation skills extremely helpful in your personal pursuit of simple health.

  1. Make a list of the foods you like to eat. (Italian, Mexican, Asian, American, etc.) You are sure to have old cookbooks lying in your cupboards that are plentiful in unhealthy recipes. You don’t have to discard them instead convert the recipes you love into healthy recipes to live for.

Half the work is done for you. You don’t have to create a new recipe instead you can take an old concept and transform it into a beautiful new, fresh and healthy recipe that can meet all of the requirements for mastering the law of nutrition.

(Don’t forget you have hundreds of recipes you can convert from watching cooking shows that can meet your nutritional requirements.)

  1. Creating new recipes takes time, thinking and researching. SoIt will be to your advantage to master ten simple core recipes that you can count on every single day of the week. Core recipes are foods that you can easily prepare, your family loves, fits your budget and the ingredients are staples you keep in your pantry and refrigerator ready for use.

My Core recipes are: (plant-based)



Mexican Burrito


Tortilla soup

Veggie sandwich

Roasted potatoes, yams, parsnips with Quinoa

Creamy potato soup


Bean Soup


  1. Now that you have your core foods mastered you can be free

to create new recipes with out the pressure of constantly wondering what you will eat or serve. I enjoy creating new recipes when I have the time and I can devote research and judicious thought about the ingredients I want to use.

  1. Exchanging recipes with others is easy smeasy.

Surround yourself with people who are in pursuit of health and support each other in the work of mastering the law of nutrition.


Here is a beautiful salad and dressing I converted into a healthier recipe that I absolutely love.


Trisha Yearwood’s Crunchy Salad


½ a head of Napa Cabbage

½  a head of Red Cabbage

2 cucumbers

2 large carrots

10 ounce bag of frozen, thawed and cooked and cooled Edamame

2 green onions

2 Avocados

1 ½ limes

1 ½ cups cilantro

¼ cups extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup Agave

2 cloves raw minced garlic

Sea salt and pepper to taste



Wash all produce


Slice cabbage into slaw consistency

Cut cucumber into fourths and remove seeds with spoon

Slice cucumber length wise into matchstick size

Slice carrots into matchstick size

Dice green onions


Place all vegetables into a large bowl and toss


Cilantro Lime Dressing:

Place olive oil, Agave, minced garlic, lime juice and cilantro into a Vita-Mix or blender and blend until smooth.

Salt and pepper to taste

Toss over salad

Top salad with slices of avocado


(Coversion: I used a small amount of Agave in place of 1 cup of white sugar, ¼ cup of olive oil in place of 2 cups olive oil.)


Experience How Simple Health Really Is!