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   […]

Soup In A Jar

Ingredients: 1/2 c. barley 1/2 c. split peas (uncooked) 1/2 c. brown rice (uncooked) 1/2 c. lentils (uncooked, can use red lentils for color) 1 T. parsley 1 t. garlic powder 1 t. salt 1 t. Italian seasoning 1/2 t. onion powder 1 t. sage Directions: In a wide-mouth pint jar, layer barley, split peas, […]

Squash Soup

Ingredients: 1 T. olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium squash, peeled, diced (use kabocha, pumpkin, zucchini, or any kind) 4 medium carrots, washed and diced 2 medium leeks, washed and diced 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1/4 c. tomato paste 4 quarts vegetable stock or water 1 c. soy milk (optional) 1 t. […]

Garden Gazpacho

Ingredients: 1/2 c. corn (cooked) 1 yellow or red tomato (seeded, chopped) 1 c. zucchini (raw, chopped) 1/2 c. carrots (diced, cooked ’til cruncy tender) 1/2 c. peas (cooked) 1/2 c. cucumber (English or pickling; not peeled, diced) 2 c. low-sodium V8 Vegetable Juice 2 t. lime juice 2 T. basil or parsley (fresh) 1/8 […]


Ingredients: 1 lb. tofu 3 T. soy sauce 1-1/2 t. garlic powder 2 T. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 large carrot, sliced 1 5-inch zucchini, sliced 1 28-ounce can stewed tomatoes 4 c. water 2 c. tomato juice 2 t. basil 1 t. oregano 1/4 t. garlic powder 1/2 t. […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 1 T. soy margarine 1 med. onion 1/4 c. celery (minced fine) 1/4 c. Granny Smith apple (minced fine) 1 c. butternut squash (baked tender) 1 1/2 c. vegetable broth pinch nutmeg 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/4 t. salt 1 c. soy milk 1/2 c. Silk Creamer (soy milk creamer) Directions: In medium saucepan, combine […]

Mushroom Chowder

Ingredients: cooking spray 1/2 c. cracked wheat 4 c. vegetable broth 1 c. chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 c. shredded carrot 2-1/2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms 1 14-1/2-oz. can stewed tomatoes, undrained 2 c. chopped fresh spinach 2 T. fresh lemon juice Directions: Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray; add […]


Ingredients: 4 c. tomato juice 1/2 c. rough chopped red onion 2 c. rough chopped tomatoes 1 c. rough chopped red or yellow bell pepper 1 c. peeled, rough chopped cucumber 2 rough chopped scallions, including green parts 1/2 c. fresh parsley leaves 1/4 c. fresh basil leaves 1 T. honey 4 to 6 cloves […]