Homemade vegetable beef soup isn’t just for the winter season. This recipe is full of spring inspired vegetables and hearty chunks of beef, and the broth is so rich and flavorful. A tasty soup that’s perfect for lunch or dinner for the whole family!
Traditional Irish stew contains beef and potatoes, but I make a vegan version at home that is just as delicious! I still use all of the traditional veggies like cabbage, potatoes, onions, and carrots, but instead of the beef I add lentils for protein. They are super delicious in this stew, and trust me, you will not even miss the meat! This is super healthy, yet satisfying, and it is packed with fiber. Serve this for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner if you want to eat healthy but still enjoy something really good.
The Winter is the time to make warming soups! I like to make a batch and enjoy it for a few days, the flavors blend even more if you leave them overnight after you make them. One of my favorites that is comforting, delicious and packed with protein, is split pea. A classic soup that always makes me happy. It takes a little while to cook, but it is so worth the wait. The classic split pea has ham, but I omit the ham, just including sweet potatoes (and/or) regular potatoes in mine for the texture and some spinach for extra nutrients. It is oil free, gluten free, and you would never know. You can feel good about eating this! Does it taste as good as traditional split pea? Yes! I give it a little smoky flavor with some Spanish paprika and chipotle powder. Next time you need a big bowl of something warming, give this a go!
During these cold winter months there is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm chowder. I like to make big batches and freeze them for nights when I just don’t feel like cooking. This is a variation of the classic corn and potato chowder but I put wild rice and big pieces of ham in it to make it extra delicious!
Thanksgiving is almost here! All of those sides, pies, relishes, salads and of course the turkey make for my favorite holiday. It’s a food lovers holiday and if you are like me you make enough food to feed an army and you end up with more leftovers than you know what to do with. Turkey sandwiches are nice but why not try my day after thanksgiving turkey wild rice soup.
Creamy wild rice soup is a Minnesota staple! It is usually a rich soup with dairy, gluten and meat, but is doesn’t have to be. I have come up with a recipe that I make at home, which is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and still just as delicious as traditional wild rice soup! It is pretty simple to make, the wild rice is what takes a while to cook, but trust me it is worth it! I use coconut milk instead of the usual cream to make it taste rich, but you would never know it is coconut milk, because it takes on the other flavors in the soup. I use mushrooms to make the broth flavorful, and give it a meaty feel without the meat. Once you try this soup, trust me, you will be making it again and again this Fall and Winter season!
It is common to have loads of zucchini and Summer squash on hand in the Summer, and that is always a good thing! I love making the classics like zucchini bread and zucchini bakes, but they can be a wonderful addition to soups too as a healthy add in. The soup I am sharing with you today is quick and easy to make and so delicious. It contains zucchini too! It is a Thai red curry soup that is always a hit when I make it! I also add in some sweet corn because I love it with coconut milk which is the base for this, and some chickpeas for protein. This soup is light and Summery and it won’t leave you feeling weighed down.
If you are looking to reduce your meat intake and eat more Earth friendly, lentils are a good option. They produce far less carbon emissions than any sort of meat when being produced and they are sustainable. Not only that, they are a good source of protein and kind on your wallet as well. They are a staple in my own personal diet, and today I am going to share with you my favorite lentil soup recipe. It is really simple to make, really you just cook everything in one pot and it does not require a lot of babysitting. Plus it is really delicious and leaves you feeling good after eating it. Even if you choose to go vegan a couple times a week it impacts the planet positively (just imagine if everyone did so), so why not try lentils?
I am not Irish, but it is still fun to make Irish type foods around St. Patrick’s Day. Of course everyone thinks beer, but there are actually healthy ingredients like potatoes and cabbage that can be served as well. The recipe I am sharing with you today is an Irish themed stew with lots of healthy veggies that is easy to make, healthy and delicious. I added in tempeh for protein, so it is quite substantial. This makes a wonderful dinner all on its own, and is good made ahead of time, if you are serving it to guests or can’t finish it all in one sitting. It allows the flavors to develop more.
It is the perfect time of the year to make a large pot of soup to warm you from the inside out. I find myself making big batches on the weekends so that I have soup to enjoy throughout the week. Depending on what you put in your soup it can be very nutritious, and the soup I am sharing with you today is packed with goodness. It is a hearty version of borscht with white beans added for protein so it is a complete healthy meal. The veggies and beans provide fiber and this soup is very low fat but you would never even guess that because it is delicious. Swap this out for a heavier meal a few times a week and your body will thank you.