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African Sweet Potato and Collard Green Soup

After some brilliant potato and kale soup Tayler made, I became inspired for more...Its cold here in Boise and nothing warms the soul like a great, hearty soup. This concoction really came as a shock to me! There are really no words to describe how amazing this soup is...just try it!


Side Note: I opted out of using the chili pepper in my soup (even though spicy is my thing) so my daughter can enjoy it with me! Instead I just sprinkle a bit of cayenne in my servings...which by the way are around 220 calories per bowl!



What you'll need:

1 medium yellow onion — chopped
1 small red bell pepper — seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic — minced
1 pound sweet potatoes — peeled and cut into 1-in chunks
1 hot chili pepper — (optional)
1 teaspoon ginger
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes — with juice
3 cups white beans, cooked — (cannelloni or other, may use 2 cans)
1 teaspoon light brown sugar — or a natural sweetener
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 bay leaves
3 cups vegetab…

Gardein Chick'N Pot Pie

For the past week (or two), I've been jonesing for a pot pie. Yesterday morning when I woke up I saw that Boise had received the most snow fall on record since 2002 in an 18 hour period. There was a snow day for all, my car got stuck in the snow and it was a fabulous wintry day. The pot pie was a definite for dinner and I am so pleased I decided to make it. It was delicious!


Vegan Pot Pie:

What you'll need:

1.5 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups diced onion; about 2 medium onions
1 cup celery; about 2 sticks
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 tablespoons organic all-purpose flour
1-10oz bag frozen peas
1-10oz bag frozen carrots
2 cups strong vegetable broth
2 cups diced “Gardein” chicken scallopini

1 package Pillsbury pie crust
Melted vegan butter as needed

What to do:

~Using a small stock pot, heat oil and sauté onion and celery until translucent.
~Add garlic and sauté two minutes more.
~Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
~Pour in stock and stir.
~Simmer until filling…