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   […]

Garden Fresh Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 3 c. Water (hot) 4 c. Tomatoes (canned with juice) 1 T. McKay’s Beef Style Seasoning (vegan) 1/2 t. Onion powder 1/4 t. Garlic (powder or fresh) 1 t. Sea salt 1/2 c. Onion (diced) 1/2 c. Celery (diced) 1/2 c. Carrots (diced) 2 c. Cabbage (diced) 1 c. Geen beans (diced) 1-1/2 c. […]

Creamy Tomato Soy Soup

Ingredients: 1 10-3/4 oz. can condensed tomato soup 1/2 c. low-fat silken tofu, puréed in blender 1-1/4 c. low-fat soy milk 1 c. diced tomatoes, with juice 4 T. roasted soy nuts (optional) Directions: In a saucepan, stir soup, tofu, and soy milk together. Add tomatoes. Simmer to heat through. Stir frequently. Garnish individual servings […]

Smoky Split Pea Soup

Ingredients: Chipotles are smoked jalapeno peppers. You can find them in the Mexican or International food aisle of large grocery stores. 1 head garlic 1/2 t. dried thyme 1 t. dried rosemary 1 lg. onion, quartered 2 c. spit peas, rinsed and sorted 6 c. water 3 canned chipotle chilies 1 c. vegetable stock salt […]

Calypso Stew

Ingredients: 2 c. calypso beans* 1 t. cumin 1-1/2 t. McKay’s Chicken-Style Seasoning 1 t. Vege-Sal salt to taste 1 t. basil 1/2 t. paprika 1/4 t. oregano 1 t. dillweed 1 large carrot, sliced or diced 2 c. shredded green cabbage 1 c. shredded red cabbage 1 lg. onion, cut in long thin strips […]

Hot & Sour Tofu Soup

Ingredients: 1 T. dry shiitake mushrooms 1 T. salad oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 T. fresh ginger, minced 6 c. canned vegetable broth 1 lb. regular tofu, cubed 3 T. lemon juice 2 T. soy sauce 3 T. cornstarch 4 small green onions 1 c. crisp noodles Directions: Cover mushrooms with hot water; soak […]

White Bean Stew with Tomato, Basil, and Olive Oil

Ingredients: 3 15-oz. cans cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed 3 lg. ripe tomatoes cored and diced into 1/2 inch chunks 12 lg. fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling over individual servings if desired salt to taste Directions: Place beans, tomatoes, and basil in large bowl. […]

Pasta Wheel Soup

Ingredients: 1 c. cooked pasta wheels 2 c. vegetable broth 1/2 c. frozen mixed vegetables 1/4 t. basil Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. In a medium saucepan, heat broth. Add frozen vegetables and basil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes on medium heat. Uncover and stir in cooked pasta. Serve at once. Serves: 2. […]