Crock-Pot Creamy Potato and Wild Rice Soup

Wild rice is actually a misnomer, as it isn’t really rice at all, but the seed of a wild grass. Historically gathered by native people of North America, India, and China, this nutty, chewy delight can now be found on grocery shelves nearly everywhere. ó cup raw cashews, soaked ó cup wild rice 2 stalks […]

Speedy Mushroom-Barley Soup

Mushroom-barley soup is the very definition of comfort food. This healthy shortcut version trims at least an hour off the traditional recipe by using quick-cooking barley and precut fresh mushrooms and carrots. Serves: 6–8 2 cups quick-cooking barley 5 cups water 2 (8-ounce) packages sliced brown or white mushrooms 1 cup pre-grated carrots 1 large […]

Red Lentil Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes    Difficulty level: easy Yield: 3-4 servings 1    cup red lentils 4    cups water 1    vegetable bouillon cube 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1    carrot, diced 1    parsnip, diced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced ½  cup onion, chopped 1    14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes ½-1        teaspoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning blend ½-1   […]

Cream of Leek and Asparagus Soup

Ingredients: 1 T. canola oil 1 c. onion, chopped 2 large celery stalks, diced 1 1/2 pounds asparagus 6 large leeks, white and pale green parts only, chopped 2 medium potatoes, peeled and finely diced 2 t. McKay’s Chicken-style Seasoning 1/2 t. tarragon 1/2 t. dried basil 6 c. water 1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped […]

Southwestern Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 lg. Onion (chopped) 1 clove garlic (minced fine) 1 t. Olive oil 2 qts. tomatoes (canned and hand squeezed) 1 to 2 T. McKay’s Chicken Seasoning 2 c. water 2 15-oz. cans black beans (rinsed, drained) 1 16-oz. can kidney beans (rinsed, drained) 1 15-oz. can pinto beans (rinsed, drained) 1 c. corn […]

Western Black Bean Soup

Ingredients: 2 c. dry black beans 3 c. water 1 T. McKay’s Chicken-style Seasoning 1/4 c. Bacon-like Bits 1 T. Bakon yeast 1-1/2 c. sliced onion 1 c. sliced celery 2 cans green chilies, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 bay leaf 1 t. salt 3/4 t. cumin lemon slices Directions: Cook beans according to […]

Barley and Smashed Pea Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb. Dried split peas (rinsed and drained) 1/2 c. Pearl barley 2 qts. Water 1 Bay leaf 1 t. Sea salt 1 T. Braggs LIquid Aminos 1 T. Thyme (fresh, chopped fine or 1/2 T. dried) 2 t. Garlic (minced fine) 1/2 t. Dried sage 1/8 t. Cumin (ground) 1-1/2 c. Carrots (diced) […]

Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1 T. olive oil 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 pound fresh tomatoes, peeled and sliced, or one 14-ounce can tomatoes 1 quart vegetable stock or water 1/4 t. salt or to taste basil sprigs Directions: Sauté onion in large saucepan with oil. Add potatoes; cover, and cook on low […]

Tomato Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 1 c. Red lentils (dry) 3 c. Water 1 t. Garlic (fresh, chopped) 1 c. Onions (chopped) 1 t. Sea salt 3 c. Tomato juice 1/2 t. Cayenne pepper 1/8 t. Curry powder 1/2 t. Cumin 1/2 t. Sea salt Chives (garnish) Directions: Rinse lentils under running water to clean. In a medium-size pan, […]

Potato and Carrot Soup

Ingredients: 6 c. water 2 T. McKay’s Chicken-Style Seasoning 2 green onions (including tops), thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, cut in half diagonally 2 T. soy sauce 3 T. lemon juice 4 large carrots (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut in chunks 1 large sweet potato (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut in chunks 1 medium-size russet […]