Over the past few years I have enjoyed taking both of Heather's classes. Her holistic approach to food and kind heart make hanging out in her kitchen good for your body + soul. She has such an open come as you are approach to sharing food with others. I'm sure she pulls much of her experience as a yoga teacher to share nutrition with others….. her classes feel like food yoga!
Needless to say, when I found out the recipes for the next 30 Day Vegan class were all new…. I signed right up. I joined early to bring a friend, and one of you will get to be that friend! So after you take a peek at this super yummy vegan soup recipe, leave a comment here and tell me why you'd love to join me for class. I'll pick a winner Thursday evening. Class starts the 20th! If you've been on the fence about taking any class from Heather, I totally encourage you to sign up… it's well worth the investment in yourself.
And now…… the soup:
2 small onions, diced
1 scant tsp paprika
4 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
1/4 cup quinoa
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 cans water (28 ounce)
1 14 ounce can pinto beans
3 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped spinach
2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
red pepper flakes
saute onions in olive oil until tender, add spices, garlic + a splash of olive oil and saute a few more minutes
add 1/4 cup quinoa, tomatoes & water. simmer ten minutes.
add broccoli & beans, simmer 3-4 minutes or until broccoli is just tender.
add chopped spinach and simmer one minute until it's barely wilted.
add 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast just before serving. excellent topped with red pepper flakes if you love some heat.
if you need a heartier meal, double the beans and serve it with a scoop or two of hot rice. my little kids ate two bowls of this for lunch!
remember, soup is flexible! you could swap any greens in place of the spinach. add more veggies. swap green beans or zucchini from the garden for the broccoli. this is the perfect clean out the produce drawer kind of soup. in fact, that is exactly how it was invented! (serves 4-6)
** congratulations to Kim who won! (number chosen via random.org)**