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Southwest Stew

This chunky, satisfying stew is full of beans, greens, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper, and plenty of herbs and spices to please your taste buds and fill your belly. This recipe makes 12 cups of stew, perfect for leftovers throughout the week! Ingredients 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 6 medium…

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Black Bean & Rice Stew

This satisfying, chunky stew is a breeze to make since you can use canned beans and tomatoes. This dish is perfect for cozy dinners or easy, filling lunches for work. Ingredients: 1 cup water (for sautéing) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 ribs celery, diced 8 button or crimini mushrooms,…

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Roasted Carrot & Fennel Soup

This is a simple yet artful soup. While many pureed carrot soups call for ginger or curry, fennel, whose foliage, seeds and bulb can all be eaten, infuses the delicate aroma and flavor of anise (reminiscent of licorice and tarragon). As an added bonus, the carrots add a natural saltiness. Ingredients 8 large carrots cut…

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Tandoori Love Soup

I call this “Tandoori Love Soup” because it’s very sensuous—the sweet and spicy tandoori seasoning (including saffron), shitake mushrooms, sweet yams, and fresh tarragon come together in a dish that is rich in flavor and diverse in texture. Tandoori seasoning is a fragrant, heady mix of aromatic spices. Orange- and red-colored seasoning mixes typically include…

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is known in Italy as “the big soup” since it is thick with colorful ingredients. It has no set list of “must have” ingredients, but vegetables in tomato broth with beans and pasta is common. In this version, fresh fennel and fennel seeds are added for even more Mediterranean flair. Ingredients: ½ cup water…

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Hearty Lentil Stew

As the rain rolls in, I roll out my soup pot! This hearty lentil stew is a perfect rainy-day meal all by itself. And it’s super easy to make. Lentils, potatoes and cabbage, mmm. I’m off to curl up with some stew! Ingredients ¼-½ cup water, for sautéing ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves…

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Un-Split Pea Soup

This recipe is very similar to traditional split pea soup, but uses whole frozen peas instead, which makes for a quicker preparation. The addition of yams gives the soup a slightly sweet taste. 2 bags 10-oz. frozen green peas, thawed 2 cups water ½ cup water ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced…

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Blended Green Salad

This simple salad utilizes a food processor for chopping many of the ingredients, providing a twist on traditional green salad, making it more inviting and fun to eat! Use any salad ingredients you like, such as: lettuce carrots bell pepper zucchini celery chard or spinach radishes corn green onion fresh herbs: dill, parsley, basil, cilantro…

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Sweet Corn Chowder

This vegan version of traditional corn chowder is deliciously sweet, and uses no added oil or salt. Fresh, aromatic rosemary is a nice compliment to the sweetness of the corn and the hearty vegetables. 4 1/4 cups water 1 yellow onion, diced 3 ribs celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 3 red potatoes, skin on, diced…

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Creamy Potato Leek Soup

This simple vegan soup contains no added salt or oil. The dill and leek boost the flavor, the kale provides a hearty texture, and the sesame seeds and almond milk create a creamy base. Mmm!