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Soup, soup, a tasty soup, soup

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Soup #1: Alphabet soup

Alphabet soup

Alphabet soup

I recently purchased Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix in an attempt to broaden my dietary range of proteins. It is a simple mix of “green split peas, yellow split peas, barley, lentils and vegetable pasta”. If you do not have to worry about cross-contamination, I would suggest making your own mix from bulk goods to save a little money.

Ingredients (2 servings):

Directions:

1. Sauté onions and garlic until transparent. (I did this with water instead of oil.)
2. Add water or broth, tomato, other vegetables and the soup mix. Bring the mixture to a boil.
3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 60 minutes.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Other vegan vegetable soup recipes:

Soup #2: Black bean soup

Black bean soup

Black bean soup

Black beans are an excellent source of both protein and fibre. Although black beans and other legumes are an incomplete source of protein, one can easily combine them with grains to form an excellent source of complete protein.

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • ½ c onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 c black beans, canned
  • 1 tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 c zucchini, cubed
  • ½ c corn
  • 1 c water or vegetable broth
  • 3 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 t cumin
  • garlic salt and peper
  • ½ avocado

Directions:

1. Sauté onions and garlic until transparent. (I did this with water instead of oil.)
2. Add the beans and a little bit of water. Fry for a few minutes.
3. Add water or broth, tomato, other vegetables, cumin and 2 T’s of yeast. Bring the mixture to a boil.
4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
5. Add remaining yeast. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with avocado slices.

Other black bean soup recipes:

– Aly

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PS Let me know if you have an awesome soup recipe that should be included!

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Pumping up pre-packaged tomato soup

Fall colours

Fall colours

Ah, fall… School has been getting very busy and I have not been able to procrastinate (I AM PROCRASTINATING RIGHT NOW, AH) with food preparation as frequently as I would like to. Using leftover rice from my previous post and some pre-packaged tomato soup, I came up with this as a relatively quick fix last week:

Packaged tomato soup with mixed beans, kale and rice.

Packaged tomato soup with mixed beans, kale and rice.

Tomato soup + stuff I had in my fridge:

Bring the water to its boiling point and add the onion and garlic. Reduce heat and cook until the onion becomes transparent. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the kale; cook until the kale has wilted. Add the tomato soup, beans and garlic powder and stir until the mixture is thoroughly heated.

There are a number of vegan tomato soup recipes available online if you do want to prepare the soup base from scratch.

-Aly

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