Soups

Mushroom Ginger Congee

I was craving Mushroom Congee but I didn’t want to use rice. Congee or conjee is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries, especially East Asia. I made it with tempeh instead and loved it. I imagine this dish will work with rice Cauliflower or a small cooked white bean…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

We had made a version of this soup while traveling using a store bought low-sodium vegetable broth. Once at home, instead of a packaged broth, I used herbs and spices to flavor the water instead. The sweet potatoes give the soup a nice flavor.   Ingredients: 6 cups water Spice/Herb mix: 2 Tablespoons onion powder…

Mung Bean Chili Con Barley

Just in time for Autumn. When you feel a chill in the air, warm up with this hearty stew. 4 cups dry mung beans 5 to 6 quarts of water (approximately) 1 cup of barley 1 jar/can of tomato paste (7oz) 3 large carrots (diced) 3 large celery stalks (diced) 1 large onion (chopped) 2…

Mung Bean Dal

I get the strangest cravings. After watching an episode of Sense8, Season 2 on Netflix where a family is arguing at dinner and releasing the tension by passing around the dal, I knew I had to have some soon. So I made this recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups mung beans 1 red onion, chopped 2 teaspoons…

Mineral Rich Mushroom Soup

I want to nurture my microbiome, don’t you? That’s why I created this gut-healing Mineral-Rich Mushroom Broth, which is filled with good things that are good for you. And it’s comforting, satisfying and delicious. It’s made with celery, which is loaded with minerals. It’s got mushrooms, nutritional powerhouses with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. I add…

Tri Colore Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

This is an easy soup to make. Red lentils practically dissolve into the water to make a flavorful broth and the carrots add sweetness. 4 carrots, Purple Yellow and Orange, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 6 white mushrooms, sliced 3 1/2 cups water Rinse and drain the lentils. Put all the ingredients…

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

1 pound Jerusalem Artichokes, peeled, rinsed and chopped 2 1/2 cups water 2 medium russett potatoes, scrubbed and quartered (peel if not organic) 1/2 onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon dried sage 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to simmer, cover and…

Cha Cha Chickpea Chowder

2 cups of dried chickpeas, soaked in water for at least 5 hours 1 onion, chopped 5 carrots, chopped 6 celery stalks, chopped 1 Tablespoon ground turmeric 1 Tablespoon dried Herbes de Provence 1 teaspoon fennel 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 – 2 teaspoons salt (optional) 1 pound organic…

Dark Vegetable Stock

4 red onions (peeled and quartered) 4-6 carrots (purple are preferred but orange are fine) 4-6 stalks of celery (leaves on) 2-4 cobs of corn (optional) 1 celery root (scrubbed and quartered) 1 rutabaga (scrubbed and quartered) 1 purple turnip (scrubbed and quartered) 1 fennel bulb (washed and quartered) 2 leeks, split and washed 2…

Carrot Lentil Soup

This soup is a variation of the Creamy Carrot Bisque blended with Red Lentils. Without the cashews it’s lighter and the carrot, lentil and herb flavors stand out more. 2 cups dry red lentils 1 onion diced 6 carrots sliced in one inch chunks (peel if not organic) 8 cups water 1 Tablespoon Herbes de…

Mung Bean Chowder

3 quarts water 1 jar (24 ounces) strained tomatoes or equivalent 1 large onion 5 celery stalks 4 carrots 2 cups dried mung beans 1 cup brown rice (uncooked) 1/4 cup spice za’atar spice mix (or a mix you prefer) 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon canola oil for sautéing vegetables…

Red Enchilada Sauce Soup

This is a quick and easy soup that you’ll swear tastes like liquid enchiladas. 3 cups crushed organic tomatoes 2 cups vegetable stock or Water 1 onion 2 stalks celery 1 carrot 1/4 cup red organic chili powder 8 parsley leaves salt and pepper to taste 1 cup cooked adzuki beans REAL Jalapeño Jack Cheese…

Lemon Chickpea Soup

An easy soup to make that is flavorful and comforting. It goes well with our Middle Eastern Feast. 1 onion, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped, 1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas 4 1/2 cups of water 2 teaspoons of garlic 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 Tablespoon dried dill…

Creamy Cabbage Soup

When in my early twenties I quit my first job after college with DuPont in Delaware and headed west to California. While looking for an engineering job I worked briefly as a waitress in a French restaurant. The chef always had a big pot of soup made, either cabbage or cauliflower soup, blended with heavy…

Creamy Carrot Bisque

This is a luscious rich soup that can be served hot or cold, delicately flavored with the French Herbes de Provence. And here’s a nice variation! Blend equal parts of this soup with cooked pink lentils for a creamy carrot/lentil bisque. Ingredients: 6 carrots cut, sliced (about 4 1/2-5 cups) 2 onions chopped (about 3-3/12…

Miso Mushroom Soup for One (or Two)

The recipe makes a meal for one person or can be served in two smaller servings. Traditional miso soup usually contains squares of soft tofu. I used extra firm in this soup because it is what I had available. I like both soft and firm varieties of tofu in miso soup. Bean thread vermicelli cooks…

Miso Vegetable Soup

1 yellow onion, peeled and diced, or sliced in crescents 4 carrots, cleaned and chopped, peel if not organic 1/4 green cabbage, shredded 6 cups water 3-4 Tablespoons miso (we like South River miso, Barley for a deep flavor, Chickpea for a mellower flavor, some of the other brands are too salty) 1 small piece…

Vegan Ramen Noodle Soup

Everyone loves a hot steamy bowl of noodle soup. Serve up a healthy bowl of our homemade REAL Ramen Noodle Soup and you’ll think you’re back in college…only a lot smarter. 5 cups Vegetable Stock 1/2 lb rice noodles Recipe for Baked Tofu or veggie meat of choice 2 carrots (diced) 2 celery stalks (diced)…

Hearty Lentil And Celery Root Stew

When we make this hearty lentil soup that we call a stew we use vegetable stock or water. When we add the tomato product we also add the same amount of water to clean out the extra tomato. After cooking the lentils for about 30 minutes it will start to thicken. At this time you…

Potato Leek Soup, Vichyssoise

This is a comforting soup with layers of delicious flavor. 3 medium organic leeks 3 pounds organic Yukon Gold potatoes (or other potato), cleaned, peeled if not organic, chopped in small chunks 1 large organic turnip, cleaned, peeled, chopped in small chunks 2 celery stalks, cleaned, chopped in small pieces 8 cups water 2 cups…