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   […]

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. […]


Ingredients: 3 T. vegetable oil 1 c. raw onions, chopped 5 cloves raw garlic, chopped 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 t. cumin, ground 2 t. coriander, ground 1 15-oz. can kidney beans 1 15-oz. can pinto beans 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 c. water 1 T. soy sauce […]

Sweet Potato Chili

Ingredients: 1 med. onion, minced fine 1 c. water 4 lg. carrots, peeled, cut into small chunks 1 lg. red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 t. garlic , minced 2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into bite size chunks 2 c. peanuts roasted 1 28-oz. can tomatoes, crushed, in juice 1 6-oz. can tomato paste […]

Four Mushroom Soup

Ingredients: 1 onion (yellow or white), chopped 1 T. olive oil 2 baskets white mushrooms 2 portobello mushrooms, cubed 1 oz. dried wood ear mushrooms 1 oz. dried oyster mushrooms 2 lg. potatoes, large cubes 1 sm. yam, large cubes 4 c. water 1 T. McKay’s Chicken-style Seasoning juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 c. […]