2019 15 Bean Soup Recipe; Plant Based in an Instant Pot


Here's another recipe that is 
PLANT BASED &
prepared in an
Instant Pot
(this recipe can be made without an instant pot - just not as fast!  

This recipe has

NO dairy, 

NO meat & 

NO oil!  


Here's a healthy method of making a hearty soup  that is super tasty!   It's convenient to use a few ingredients along a 15 bean mix and have a hot meal on the table.  This soup goes well served with cornbread, crackers or pita chips!   

For faster cooking results - soak the 15 Bean mix overnight!  But you can still prepare this soup WITHOUT soaking - just bump up the cooking time to 50 minutes! 


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15 Bean Soup
1 (20 oz) bag of 15 bean soup dried bean mix
8 cups of water
1 onion; chopped
3 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 cup shredded or sliced carrots
2 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed tomato soup
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder

In the instant pot, on SAUTE' setting - add 1/4 cup of the broth, chopped onions and garlic and saute' for 3-5 minutes.  Add beans and water.

Switch to MANUAL mode - set for 35 minutes (along with a natural release of 10 minutes) and cook. Following the instant pot cooking manual - release the remaining steam.  Remove lid carefully, and add the remaining ingredients (spices, tomato soup and lemon juice).  For a creamier texture - blend a cup or two of soup in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add back into bean mixture.  Adjust salt and pepper to taste. 



Refrigerate leftovers.  We store soup in mason jars for an easy take-out lunch or supper!  Would LOVE to hear from you and see how you prepared your 15 Bean Soup!  

Interested in more "Plant-based" recipes?  Here's a link to a great Pasta salad recipe.  Like roasted vegetables - here's a link for this recipe!  Here's another INSTANT POT soup recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup here.

Thanks for stopping by - wishing you an AWESOME day - Remember to hug the ones you love, until next time...

2019 Heart Healthy "Instant Pot" Recipe - Carrot Ginger Soup


Starting the new year off - I plan to post a easy, nutritious and delicious recipe each Monday!  I've been asked several times to do this and here's my solution!   

This is
 a recipe that is PERFECT for a 
PLANT BASED Diet 
that is completed in an
Instant Pot
(this recipe can be made without an instant pot - just not as fast!  Why purchase an instant pot?  Click here! 

This recipe has

NO dairy, 

NO meat & 

NO oil!  


Here's a healthy method of making a creamy & tasty soup that is PERFECT for any time!   It's convenient to use a few ingredients along with the ease of the instant pot and BOOM!  A quick hot soup to serve along with a salad or sandwich!   

CASHEWS are the key to this creamy soup!  Often in a dairy-free dish - cashews are soaked and used to add a needed creamy texture.  In an instant pot, cooking cashews for 1 minute on manual with a little water is a substitute for soaking cashews overnight.  This was a great timesaver for me to discover because I would always forget to soak the cashews!  

In this dish, just cook the cashews along with everything else and blend well! No need to soak!



Carrot Ginger Soup


4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
5 large carrots; chopped
1 onion; chopped
3 cloves garlic; chopped
2" fresh ginger root; chopped
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

In the instant pot, on SAUTE' setting - add 1/2 cup of the broth, chopped onions and garlic and saute' for 3-5 minutes.  Add all the other ingredients.

Switch to MANUAL mode - set for 6 minutes (along with a natural release of 6 minutes) and cook. Following the instant pot cooking manual - release the remaining steam.  Remove lid carefully, with an immersion blender, blend the entire soup until smooth.  Then move soup (in batches) to a high speed blender and blend - this adds the creamy texture that is SO GOOD.  Adjust salt and pepper to taste.  Sprinkle a tiny amount of chopped parsley on top and serve!


Refrigerate leftovers.  We store soup in mason jars for an easy take-out lunch or supper!  Would LOVE to hear from you and see how you prepared your Carrot Ginger Soup!  

Interested in more "Plant-based" recipes?  Here's a link to a great Pasta salad recipe.  Like roasted vegetables - here's a link for this recipe!  Here's another INSTANT POT soup recipe for Spicy Black Bean Soup here.

Thanks for stopping by - wishing you an AWESOME day - Remember to hug the ones you love, until next time...

2018 November Card Swap - Christmas Card or Gift Tags

Hello!  Here are our challenge entries for the last Card Swap in 2018. The challenge this month was to design and create a set of GIFT TAGS ( set of 3) or a CARD with the theme of CHRISTMAS.  


 
We had 7 entries this month - and OH MY!  they are all fabulous - just keep on browsing - you'll see!  We met at the CHS Art room for our exchange - 

 

ANGIE


 

 

 


MARIA









SANDRA







APRIL






MEAGAN






 







MELISSA







Hope you enjoyed this card swap!  We do not meet in December (or May) - so our next Card Swap will be held in January of 2019!  Here's an early "Happy New Year" to you!  Thanks for joining us here today!


Next month will feature a "LOVE" theme... The challenge is to make a card & envelope with "LOVE" (but doesn't have to be a Valentine card).    Here's a link to last month's card swap here - October 2018 (Halloween)

Thanks for stopping by and letting us hare our card swaps!  Remember to hug the ones you love the most...  until next time!

2018 October's Card Swap - "Halloween" Theme

Here are these incredible cards from our OCTOBER Card Swap! 

The challenge this month was to design and create a card with a theme of HALLOWEEN and to incorporate a CANDY element along with adding multiple layers!  


This was a FUN swap to design for... enjoyed this challenge.    We indulged in some "Halloween Bark" and other treats...

I forgot to take pictures during the swap - and I apologize.  We all enjoyed ourselves.  


Hope you find some inspiration from our creations! 


SANDRA




MARIA





MEAGAN





APRIL




ANGIE





MELISSA 









Hope you enjoyed the cards from this swap!  These cards really are 
SPOOK-TACULAR! 


 Next month will feature cards with a "Christmas" themed card or set of 3 tags.  Will be back in November for this swap.  Also plan to take the month of December off - so November will be our last swap of 2018!  Wow!  Time sure is moving fast!

 Here's a link to last month's card swap here - September.  



Thanks for stopping by and letting us share our card swaps! Remember to hug the ones you love the most... until next time!