Spicy Tomato Adzuki Bean Soup

Spicy Tomato Adzuki Bean Soup

All the Smoothies everyone is gulping down this week are wonderful.…but chilly!  At night, I was aching for a hot cup of homemade soup.  This spicy bean soup really fills you up on a cold night.  Team it up with a big salad and your done for a healthy hearty meal. ‘Sprouted’ Adzukis are like little bites of gold for your heart. These were sprouted in just 3 days.  Just rinse and drain. More information on healthy benefits of Adzuki Beans from Only Foods:  They are high in soluble fiber and thus azuki sprouts are excellent for health as they help in easy bowel movements. Fiber in the adzuki beans also helps the body get rid of cholesterol and toxins from the body, keeping it healthy. They are very popular therapeutic beans known for their healing powers curing a number of ailments. These beans help in keeping the kidneys fit and improve flow of urine. From iron, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamins to potassium, the beans are a storehouse of many minerals which help in the proper functioning of the body. Their consumption can lower blood pressure in a natural way since they have a high content of potassium and are low in sodium. They are storehouse of proteins hence these beans can be consumed by vegetarians fulfilling…

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Homemade Vegetable Stock Powder + Very Veggie Chili

Homemade Vegetable Stock Powder + Very Veggie Chili

How many times have you wanted to make up a good vegetable based soup and haven’t had the stock.  Or you’ve spent $3-4 on vegetable bullion cubes? Now you can easily make up your own vegetable stock powder that is full of fresh nutrients like Nutritional Yeast and caters to your own tastes. Click here for the stock  recipe:   Homemade Vegetable Stock Powder I used my first batch of this wonderful powder to make a base for the Very Veggie Chili below.  It was flavorful and healthy. Adjust the sodium, flavors and heat to your own liking.  No more lugging home boxes of vegetable stock.  You’re paying for the water in them. And they’re heavy!  🙂 This little jar takes up a tiny space in my kitchen now compared with boxed stock or frozen homemade stock.  And then there’s the fantastic benefits of the Nutritional Yeast!!! Very Veggie Chili 1 Can Black Beans, rinsed 1 Can White Kidney Beans 2 cups of chopped Cucumber (English preferred) 1 can Tomato Paste 1 small can Diced Tomatoes + 10 fresh ripe Cherry Tomatoes halved 2 Cups of Squash Cubes ( I used 1 Kabosha cooked to fork tender) 2 Cups of Button…

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