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Posts from the ‘Soups’ Category


Vegetable Bean Soup Revisited

Making soup is super easy, especially if you start with Frontier Minnesota Heartland 11-Bean Soup Mix:  a blend of dried beans, peas, and lentils along with parsley and a spice packet that contains no added salt, preservatives, or MSG. The mix provides a great foundation for a thick, hearty soup filled with legumes, lots of vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, onion, and spinach), herbs and spices to add flavor, and pasta to make the soup more substantial.

Consider making this soup on a cold afternoon when the wind is blowing and the temperatures are low.  Somehow a big bowl of steaming, hot soup is the perfect answer.

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The How Not To Die Cookbook

When the groundbreaking book, How Not To Die was published in December, 2015 by Dr. Michael Greger, MD, who had no personal financial stake in book sales because all of the proceeds are donated to charity (, the public took notice putting the book on the New York Times Bestseller List instantly and keeping it there for more than a year. Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »