Heart-Healthy Minestrone

Serve w/crusty wheat bread and a crisp green Salad for a complete and tasty dinner!

pinto beans   

red beans

black beans

split peas

navy beans 

blackeyed peas



Jacob’s cattle beans

 (or slightly less than a 1 -lb. Bag of bean soup mix)

 Fill with water to within ¼ -inch of top of crock-pot. Cover and cook several hours (7-10) on high.  Stir in some cooked pasta (optional); or serve over steamy brown rice, couscous, or pasta of your choice.

img1.gif Lentil Rice Soup

1 pound lentils      

1-2 t. basil

1/2 cup brown rice   

1 t. salt

 4 cups water     

1/2 t. garlic powder

1 onion, chopped             

3 T. lemon juice

1 bay leaf


Put all ingredients in a small soup pot.  Bring to a boil.  Lower heat and cook 30-45 minutes.


img2.gifSplit Pea Soup

1 pound green split peas

3 t. dried sweet basil

1 onion, chopped

pinch of dill weed

1 T. dried parsley

pinch of cayenne

2 bay leaves



1 t. salt (to taste)


1 C Raw cashews

4 C Frozen corn, or fresh off cob

1 Onion, chopped sautéed in small amount of water

6 C Potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked

¼ C Chick-it Seasoning

¼ C Nutritional yeast flakes

Vegetable salt or Sea salt to taste

1 tsp. Basil

 ½ tsp. Fine’s herbs (optional)

½ tsp Savory or Sage

1 Bay leaf

1 tsp. Onion powder

This soup is wonderful as an entrée, served with a green salad, fresh bread, or baked corn chips crushed on top.

Try it served over steaming rice or toast.

Recipe taken from:  The Guilt-free Gourmet
A vegan cookbook & lifestyle resource manual.