Vitamin Kid Soup

Hi guys! Let me introduce this recipe with a poem:

There's a chill in the air.

A sniffle here, a sniffle there.
Colorful leaves cover the ground
And soon a man will be coming, dressed in red and quite round

It's time to say good bye to the weather called muggie

And curl up with a cup of tea, wrapped in a zebra print snuggie

I know you guys loved it.

I love soup!  ESPECIALLY this soup.  It tastes amazing and it is so, so, so, so good for you.  It's like a salad, but in soup form.  And it tastes better.  Anyway, here it is:

Vitamin Kid Soup:
Vegan, Soy Free, Nut Free, Optional Gluten Free, Healthy
Adapted from:
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of dried cilantro
  • 3/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4-6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cooked sweet potato, diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped (or two large tomatoes)
  • 2 cups of grains (I used brown rice, wheatberries, etc)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bread and Earth Balance
Directions:  Heat a large pot over medium heat.  Add olive oil, onion, and garlic.  Saute until translucent (about 5 minutes).  Add spices and mix well, then add the rest of your chopped veggies (carrots, celery, sweet potato, tomato).  Cook for 5 more minutes.  Add vegetable broth and grains, then simmer for 35-40 minutes with the lid on.  Make sure it isn't too hot and bubbles over!  When grains are cooked, add edameme, spinach, and salt and pepper.  Cook until spinach is wilted.  Serve with bread and earth balance.  Makes:  8-10 cups
This Is How You Do It (Uh Huh):
1.  Soup 101: Saute olive oil, onion, and garlic:

2.  Add spices.  Stir.  Then add vegetables.  Stir.  Then add veggie broth:

3.  Add grains, then simmer for 40 minutes (or until grains are cooked):

4.  Add other veggies and salt and pepper and cook until the cows come home the spinach wilts:

5.  Serve with bread and earth balance:

Again, I'm going to emphaize that this soup is so good and soooooooooooooooo healthy.  It's full of iron, vitamin a, vitamin c, fiber, beta carotene, whole grains, protein, blah blah.  You get it.  If you eat this soup, you will start glowing with healthiness.  There will be so many vitamins that your body won't know what to do with them and you'll have to blow some of the out of your nose.  I love this soup!!!!

It's also good for packed lunches.
One thing I do want to do is thank all of the people who have been so friendly and supportive of my blog.  I REALLY appreciate all of you and that you tell your friends (and parents). 
What's the healthiest thing you've ever made?
Have a nice week!


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