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Posts from the ‘Soups’ Category

4
Oct

How to Turn a Can of Soup Into a Healthier Meal in 10 Minutes

There are days when we just don’t have 30 minutes to make lunch or dinner and, yet we still want something healthy and delicious. We want protein, fiber, greens, vitamins, minerals, and flavor and to get these, we need to keep two products on hand:  canned soup in our pantry and greens in our refrigerator. Combining these two ingredients in a large soup pan and cooking for 3-5 minutes results in a meal in minutes. But not just any meal:  a wholesome, nourishing, hot flavorful meal! Read more »

21
Jan

Red Bean Jambalaya

Jambalaya is traditionally made with meat, seafood, vegetables and rice but the plant-based version relies on vegetables, rice, and legumes. A dish of Spanish and French influence, Jambalaya is a thick hearty soup that can be made in minutes with a packet of Frontier Soups Jambalaya Soup Mix – dry Calasparra Spanish rice seasoned with garlic, salt, onion, chili pepper, canola oil, turmeric, sugar, spices, paprika, and saffron along with carrots, red and green bell peppers, onions, and scallions. Read more »

22
Dec

Chunky Broccoli Soup (Non-Dairy)

Traditional broccoli soup contains milk or cream but this creamy, delicious version replaces the dairy with unsweetened macadamia milk  (“Milkadamia”) so you can enjoy all the richness without the dairy in a soup that looks like a chowder.

The base of the soup is made with low sodium vegetable broth and a 5 ounce packet of Frontier Soups Broccoli Cheddar Soup Mix, which contains brown rice, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, onion, curry, yellow pepper, and spices. Note: the mix contains the word cheddar because the directions suggest adding cheddar cheese but no cheese is needed. The non-dairy milk adds the richness and a fresh bowl of chopped steamed broccoli turns the soup into a thick delicious vegetable filled meal in minutes. Read more »

10
Dec

10 Gifts for the Busy Mom

I hear you. Raising kids and running a house keep me busy, too.  I also have this little gig on the side called a full time job.

Finding just the right gift for the busy mom can be a challenge. Most moms usually have three things on their minds –  family, work, and dinner – so the idea is how to make these three super important parts of her life easier and a bit more relaxing.  With that in mind, here are ten gift ideas for the busy mom who doesn’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done: Read more »

30
Nov

Easy Italian Minestrone Soup in 20 Minutes

Making minestrone soup is usually a labor of love because of the enormous amount of time it takes to soak the beans (hours), chop the vegetables, cook the pasta, and then make the soup. But, there’s an easier way to make an authentic Italian minestrone soup in 20 minutes by using the Pedon Italian Minestrone Timesavers Soup Mix.

Each 8.8 ounce packet is filled with non-GMO products: pre-cooked farro, pre-cooked barley, ditalini pasta, red split lentils, pre-cooked yellow split lentils, pre-cooked green and yellow split peas to provide a high fiber, high protein, salt and sugar-free foundation for homemade soup.  Read more »

24
Sep

Bean and Vegetable Chowder for a Crowd

This “meal in a pot” is easy, healthy (low in sodium and fat but high in protein, carbohydrates, and fiber), and colorful with a hearty texture and delicious flavor.

When the weather starts turning cold, a big bowl of  chowder – just another word for a thick soup – is just the dish to serve along with a salad for lunch or dinner. Using a bag of Frontier Soups Minnesota Heartland Eleven Bean Soup Mix (which contains dried beans, peas, lentils, and a bouquet garni of herbs and NO added salt), along with a few pantry staples (onion, carrot, celery, chopped tomatoes, vegetable broth, and pasta) makes for one satisfying bowl of chowder to feed a crowd of 10-12 (or a smaller group with leftovers). Read more »

27
Feb

New England Corn Chowder (Vegan)

A large bowl of hot soup is hard to beat on a cold dreary day. Providing warmth and satisfaction, soup nourishes our senses in so many ways. The aroma draws us to the table while our eyes are seduced by the steam drifting up above the bowl. And, then there is the flavor and texture: usually a combination of earthy vegetables that come together in a broth that can be enjoyed in its simplicity. Add a crusty loaf of bread and a green garden salad and the meal is complete. Read more »

6
Oct

Frontier Soups

Now is the perfect time to make a big batch of soup but who wants to spend the afternoon searching cookbooks for the right recipe, shopping for the ingredients, chopping vegetables, and figuring out the right spice combination to make a flavorful pot of homemade soup? Frontier Soups offers an easy, healthy and delicious way to enjoy homemade hearty soups, chowders, and chills.

Made of dehydrated vegetables (non-GMO), dried beans, peas, and legumes, herbs and spices, Frontier Soups has no added salt, msg, preservatives, artificial flavors, or colors – just plain wholesome ingredients that can be combined with fresh vegetables, meat, poultry, water, broth, milk, or any non-dairy milk to make the ultimate comfort food on a crisp cool evening. Read more »

23
Jan

Fig Food Soups

The Fig Food Company makes nine delicious, organic plant-based soups that taste just like homemade, which is just what you would expect from a company that uses organic ingredients grown primarily by North American farmers. The first time I read about Fig Food Company, a wave of trust washed over me – and not just because the founder, Joel Henry is an honorable guy who cares passionately about nutrition, organic farming, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, and improving the environment – but because the ingredients list reads like a “who’s who list of what grows on a farm.” So, when I don’t have time to make homemade soup, I rely on soups made by Fig Food Company. Read more »

1
Sep

Purely American Foods: Soups, Stews, and Chowders

Several years ago, I stopped buying canned soups and started making my own because I wanted to have soups with no additives and a lower sodium content. Most soups are relatively easy to make but have two challenging aspects:  time and flavor.  Cutting up vegetables is time-consuming but if a food processor is used, the chopping and mincing is a snap. Onions, celery, and carrots are three very common vegetables used in soups and my mini chopper dices these vegetables in seconds. Read more »