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Veggie Chili #2

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Veggie Chili


1/2 cup onion
2-3 carrots
1 cup bok choy
1/2 red and green pepper (or more)
1/2 cup mushrooms chopped
big pile of chopped up greens
1/2 cup of water or veggie broth
1 small can of tomato sauce (or paste)
2 cans of beans (I used Red Kidney and Pinto)
1 can of pumpkin
1 can of tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, chyenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, veggie spice


In a large pot cook the carrots half way with some water.

Saute the onion, bok choy, green and red pepper in a large pot with some water or broth.

Add mushrooms, tomato sauce and pumpkin and stir.

Add beans, tomatoes, all the spices and more water or broth if needed. Stir.

Cover and heat on medium to low for around 30 minutes.

Add greens at the end and stir in.

I topped it on a potato.


These measurements are just estimates because I didnít measure anything.

I just got all these ideas from various recipes and put the different ingredients together.

The pumpkin may sound weird but it makes it thick and a little sweet without adding fats and sugar.

I use some chopped up grillers this time (I had some to use up) but it taste good without the veggie meat.

I used some tomato sauce with hot sauce mixed in it that I had leftover and still tasted good (maybe it even made it taste better)

I say to heat for around 30 minutes but it seemed by the time I got every thing in the pot, the chili seemed done. So once I stirred in the greens I turned off the heat.

The first time I made this chili I didnít cook the carrots first and they didnít cook all the way, this time I cooked the carrots first.

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KIMPAINTS 4/17/2013 9:52AM

    Yummy, pumpkin, I love it!! emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 4/9/2013 10:11PM

    Carrots do take awhile to cook, don't they? I've experienced that, too. Sounds like a great recipe...very healthy...with a wide variety of ingredients. I liked your idea of the pumpkin. I'll have to remember that. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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ERIN1957 4/8/2013 7:50PM

    Sounds good, interesting ingredient pumpkin....mmm

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SISSIE21 4/8/2013 10:39AM

    Sounds delicious! You've added some ingredients such as carrots that I have never done. I love vegetarian chili over brown rice and a bit of shredded cheese. With a large green salad, a nutritious and tasty dinner! emoticon

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MICKEYH 4/8/2013 12:08AM

    Sounds great!! emoticon for sharing!! emoticon

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Vegan Taco Soup

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Vegan Taco Soup


Navy beans, red beans, black beans, chickpeas, white beans
crushed tomatoes
summer squash
red and green pepper
taco seasoning
small can of tomato sauce with some water


First I sauteed the onions, summer squash, red and green pepper.

Then I throw all the different beans (rinsed and drained!), corn and can of tomatoes in a pot, add home made or store bought taco seasoning, small can of tomato sauce with some water (or broth)

Let simmer for 15-20 minutes (or longer)

Then add some greens and let simmer for a few more minutes and it done.


I don't measure anything so everything is a guess.

You can use as many different beans as you want. And use any type of veggies you want.

You can top it with vegan shredded cheese and use some organic black corn chips.

I'm going to try it with brown rice.

I'm going to make it thick and put with a baked potato.

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KIMPAINTS 4/17/2013 9:54AM


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MICKEYH 4/7/2013 1:17AM

    How small do you cut your summer squash and red and green pepper? Sound simple and yummy!! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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ERIN1957 4/6/2013 7:42PM

    Sounds so yummy!
Thank You!

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MAUITN 4/6/2013 10:35AM

    Sounds like a good idea for dinner. Thanks.

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    I will give this a try; thanks for posting. One item to add, if you do eat a lot of lentils/beans, like I do, rinse the HECK out of them before using them. Cuts back on gas later in the day emoticon

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KACEYSW 4/6/2013 2:23AM

    Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing~!

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How I Make My Green Smoothie

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How I Make My Green Smoothie

Fruit Pulp (I use my fruit pulp from my juicing)
Bing cherries
Green powder
Flax seed
Chia seed
Hemp seeds

First I blend all the fruit together with a little water and watermelon juice.

I add in around a spoonful or two of flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds and green powder in the fruit smoothie (I mix all of the seeds and powder to make around a spoonful or two).

I shake a bunch of Cinnamon into the smoothie.

This makes one big blender container full of fruit smoothie, so I pour the fruit smoothie in another container.

Next in the blender I add the torn up greens and enough water and watermelon juice to blend the greens.

At this point the blender is almost full so I start blending the fruit smoothie to the green smoothie. I will have to take out some of the green smoothie to get the entire fruit smoothie mixed with the green smoothie.

Then I put into a couple of containers and drink for the next few days.

I don;t measure anything.

I don't always use every ingredients on the list.

All these fruits were fresh fruit and greens that I froze for my smoothies.

I cut the fruit and tear the greens and put in freezer zip lock bags and make sure I mark the bags.

I find mango and bananas makes the smoothies very smooth. I also find the flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds mixture seems to make the smoothie smooth.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 3/28/2013 9:43AM

    I have invested in the Nutri bullet. Do have a Ninja blender. I used it a couple of times. Too complicated and messy clean up. The Nutri bullet is a blessing in disguise. If I am using seeds (flax) I grind them first, then all goes into the Nutri bullet blend a couple of minutes, pour into container I use a quart mason jar I drink this everyday. Then rinse out lid and cup, walla all done. It's my life saver. My friend purchased one too. She still hasn't used hers. I guess she is not in the place to want to get well. I guess she can keep an eye on me and my progress, maybe that will jumpstart her. Oh yeah, and with the bullet there is no pulp, it's all pulverized whole fruit and it's between a smoothie and a liquid drink. I prefer liquid more than smoothie. My blast for the day consists of 2 cups spinach, 1 banana, 1/2 C strawberries, 2 tbsp flax seeds or 12 almonds, 1 tsp cinnamon and then add water.

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SISSIE21 3/8/2013 11:56PM

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for posting it, I'm going to give it a try! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 3/7/2013 8:08AM

    Now you KNOW I'm the smoothie girl...this sounds delish~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOPPY_ 3/3/2013 7:32PM

    I see you are a skilled "smoothieologist" -- a positive term which you have justifiably earned

I never gave smoothies much attention (because I love produce so much). It's amazing what you can learn at SP.

Your post will guarantee that I look into it.

Nice. emoticon

Keep pushin'!



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COMPUCATHY 2/16/2013 8:28AM

    Wow...that is one major healthy smoothie! Good for you! Thanks for sharing! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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KIMPAINTS 2/15/2013 12:04PM

    emoticon YUMMY

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MAVERICK59 2/13/2013 9:47PM

    Sounds really good.
Mine are similar, but not so many ingredients.
I had one for dinner tonight.
I always feel good after having one. emoticon

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FISHER011 2/13/2013 8:30PM

    Sounds yummy!
I'll have to figure out how to calculate for a personal blender

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ROSALIEESTHER 2/13/2013 3:46PM

    Yum !

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ERIN1957 2/13/2013 2:08PM

    That must taste so good, it had my mouth watering as I read through the list!

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AGK3112 2/13/2013 10:17AM

    WOW..I am going to try this one today.

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LADYJ6942 2/13/2013 9:26AM

    Sounds good, sadly I'm not ingesting any fruits until after 3pm my time so for breakfast this would not work. Oh I'm hunting for one with no fruit for breakfast.

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JSTETSER 2/13/2013 8:57AM

    Wow. I never thought of adding my chia or hemp seeds into my juice.
I never would have guessed that the seeds would smooth out the smoothie.
I also use papaya.

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8 Minute Split Pea Soup

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

8 Minute Split Pea Soup

one pound of green split peas
one large chopped onion one pound carrots, sliced
One celery heart, sliced
bunch of kale
8 cups boiling water
4 teaspoons chopped parsley (dried, not fresh)
1-2 Tablespoons salt-free seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf

Place all ingredients in an electric Pressure Cooker. Cook on high for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Tastes even better the next day!

I don't measure anything so everything is a guess.

You can add any veggies, beans and grains that you want or have on hand.

The original recipe called for some sweet potatoes or white potatoes and I forgot.

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FLORIDASUN 3/7/2013 8:07AM

    I HAVE a pressure cooker that has just been sitting in the cupboard looking pretty.

I'm going to dig it out and try this..sounds yum! emoticon

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BOPPY_ 3/3/2013 7:36PM

    For someone who doesn't like produce, you sure have some great recipes! :-|

Thanks, again,



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    I made your recipe a few days ago. Awesome! I never thought to add kale to pea soup, and I'm always looking for ways to eat more of it. Thank you for sharing. This is a keeper!


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BREW99 1/23/2013 11:48AM

    Sounds wonderful! I love split pea soup - it just doesn't love me back. hehe

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RHEYNKLAW 1/23/2013 11:09AM

    OK, that seals it: electric pressure cooker is my next kitchen purchase!

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GOTTAPLAN4U 1/23/2013 10:43AM

  Glad to see you are enjoying the pressure cooker. With less water you can make a split pea hummus if you are into that .

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ERIN1957 1/23/2013 5:49AM

    I have pressure cooker envy!

It sounds wonderful, will have to make a stove top one.


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CUSH1932 1/23/2013 12:29AM

    Looks yummie. I will definitely try it. emoticon

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ROSALIEESTHER 1/22/2013 6:23PM

    Oh that sounds sooooooo yummy. And perfect for cold weather like today.

I still don't have a pressure cooker, but I think this will work in the stove top. It just won't be as fast.


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SCORPION1352 1/22/2013 5:36PM

    Love pressure cooker stuff thanks for this one will try soon

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That is a Lot of Veggies Soup

Monday, October 15, 2012

That is a Lot of Veggies Soup

1 tablespoon of oil, broth or water
1-2 onions (red, white, yellow)
1 cup chopped pepper (red, yellow, green)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup bok choy
I cup carrot pulp
2-4 cups cabbage and greens (turnip and collard greens)
1 small diced yellow squash
5 mushrooms, chopped
3 potatoes, diced
1 cup broccoli
1 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup diced eggplant
1 can green beans
2 cans diced tomatoes
2-3 cups cooked beans (Lima, black-eyed peas, chick peas, black, lentils)

6 cups of veggie broth (I used 4 cups of veggie broth and two cups of tomato sauce --small can of tomato sauce with some water)

1/4 teaspoon (or more) of onion powder, garlic powder, spike, Ms. Dash, paprika, pepper, seasoned salt, basil, curry powder

First chop all the veggies up, then in a large pot heat the water over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, potatoes and saute for about 5-10 minutes. I added the veggie broth and tomato sauce with some water. Then add the beans, tomatoes and green beans, along with the spices. Cook until the veggies are done at a lower heat. Add the cabbage and greens last.

I don't measure anything so everything is a guess.

You can add any veggies, beans and grains that you want or have on hand.

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PATTIE441 12/4/2012 6:42AM

    Oh yum! Sounds wonderful! Thank you! Definitely going to make this. You are awesome! emoticon emoticon

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LAMOURA 11/22/2012 1:40PM

    Will have to try this...minus the eggplant emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 10/22/2012 5:03PM

    Yummers...I just printed this out! emoticon I have most everything on hand...tomorrow...SOUP! Thanks for the share! emoticon

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BREW99 10/16/2012 11:16AM

    Sounds delicious!

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BOOKWORM27S 10/16/2012 9:31AM

    Wow, what an amazing ingredient list!

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ERIN1957 10/16/2012 6:42AM

    Looks great!
Thanks for the great healthy share!! emoticon

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AGK3112 10/15/2012 11:55PM

    Thanks for Sharing it. I sure will make it soon

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ROSALIEESTHER 10/15/2012 8:51AM

    WooHoo! I'm a liking your soups!

And you know what, sounds like a great way to start your day.


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DEELB1 10/15/2012 8:35AM

  emoticon my kind of soup. Will do this FOR SURE emoticon emoticon

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GOTTAPLAN4U 10/15/2012 7:25AM

  This is my kind of soup. You've got me beat on this one with at least 16 whole food ingredients. I know you often say to just use whatever you have.
Tell me how that carrot pulp works. I assume it is a thickener but can you feel the graininess of it in your mouth? I'm a little afraid of that. I have been overcooking some lentils to add thickening.

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