Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sweet Potato Minestrone

Add to crock-pot in this order:

2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 celery stalks, chopped
3-4 carrots, chopped
5-6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
2 cups cooked navy beans
1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cans diced tomatoes
7 cups vegetable or chicken broth

Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours, then add:

1 bag frozen green beans

Set crock-pot to warm and cook 1-2 more hours.

Hearty Green Soup

2 lbs. green split peas, soaked overnight
enough water to cover the peas by 1 inch
1 large diced onion
1 Tbs. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, then add:

4 large stalks of celery, diced
1 whole cabbage, chopped
4-5 carrots, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. onion powder

Cook on LOW for 3 more hours. Serve with a splash of Bragg's Liquid Aminos and a dallop of sour cream. Enjoy with bread.

All Day Chana Dahl Soup

1 1/2 lbs. pre-soaked chana dahl
9 cups water or chicken stock
3 celery stalks, diced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 Tbs. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 Tbs. Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 Tbs. curry powder

Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours. In the last hour, add:

1 bag frozen cut-leaf spinach

Top with mozzarella cheese or Greek yogurt. Serve with buttered toast.

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

1 1/2 lbs. soaked black beans
1 can diced tomatoes
4 carrots, diced
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 bay leaves
pinch of red pepper flakes
5 cups beef broth
1 can pumpkin puree
3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

Add to crock-pot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Then remove 2 cups of beans, puree in a blender, & add back to soup. Serve with a dallop of sour cream.

*Adapted from this recipe.