soup – and a chance to join me in class

soup - and a chance to join me in class

 

soup - and a chance to join me in class

 

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 heaping tsp italian seasoning
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)
 
 
soup - and a chance to join me in class
 
Enjoy!!
 
 
** congratulations to Kim who won! (number chosen via random.org)**
If you are interested in joining class, you can still sign up this weekend! Last Call for signing up here.
   

35 thoughts on “soup – and a chance to join me in class

  1. I’m afraid of vegan cooking*, so a class might be the ideal way for me to get my proverbial feet wet…
    *Will my family eat it? Will I get enough protein? Do I have to eat a lot of processed soy – “faux meat”?, etc.

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  2. Although we aren’t Vegan, my family has so many food restrictions I often lean on Vegan recipes. And I know Heather’s blog well. I visit it regularly and find her such a thoughtful soul. I know that she doesn’t go in for artificial ingredients and food replacers. I found her vegan chocolate torte recipe awhile back and it is one of my family “Go To” special desserts. My two-year-old in particular!
    I’d love to have a place in her wonderful class! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  3. I’d love to take this class because I am struggling with some health issues and was just told that my estrogen is low enough to be considered on the “verge of menopause.” I need to have some motivation, some new food ideas, and some accountability.

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  4. I would love to take this class. I have just started “Spring Cleaning” my life. I signed up for Gentle Yoga classes…I’ve been to 4 of them and have been loving it! I also quit diet pepsi in grand cold turkey fashion. Today is day 6 of no soda~ for me it’s monumental.
    Thanks for bringing Heather’s blog and workshop to my attention.

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  5. Oh my goodness – that soup looks and sounds wonderful!
    I’ve taken Heather’s Whole Food Kitchen course twice – because the second time the recipes were going to be all new. I’ve never taken her 30 Day Vegan class but I’d love it if I won a spot alongside you! Thanks for the chance! xo

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  6. That soup looks so yummy! I will try to make this soon. It’s the only way I can get my almost 4yo to eat her veggies.
    I took the Whole Food Kitchen class back in the fall and I loved it. I would really like to take the 30 day vegan class to expand my knowledge of using veggies outside of including them in pasta or as a side to meat. I want to learn to make them the center focus of my meal.

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  7. Here’s why I’d love to join you for the class: I’ve been eyeing her classes forever and am just too financially strapped to sign up. We are a vegetarian family, but we eat a lot of cheese, yogurt and milk. Lately I have been suffering from pretty severe eczema and have decided to cut out dairy. When I made a list of my non-dairy meals, I realized there were only 3! I don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking dairy free. I could do it for myself, but I need to find meals that my kids will like.

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  8. Motivation, inspiration, and healing. These are the words that come to mind to describe why I would love to join you in this class.
    With all the changes in our lives this is a step on the path of recovery and building my “vegan-istic” confidence in the kitchen.
    Heather had me at “simple to prepare” and “dig a little deeper on the path to wellness”. The soup will be on tomorrow’s menu! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I have everything but the broccoli ….I am making this today! I have promoted 30 Day Vegan to my friends, but have never taken the class. ;). Please drop my name in the hat. šŸ˜‰
    Thanks for faithfully blogging….and for the class opportunity. šŸ™‚

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  10. I can’t believe how good that soup looks – its 9:42 am and I’m ready to start making it – missing a few items but willing to substitute. Also want to make some rolls or biscuits to eat with it.
    I’m a “little old lady” living on a fixed income and would love to do the 30-day vegan but don’t know where or how to start. This class would set me in the right direction. Health is, in a large part, what you put into your body – and I need to begin to put healthier foods in to get the prime benefit.

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  11. I would love this as six months after having my son, it is time to get back to caring for me too, and in the process set healthy eating habits that I can pass on to him.

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  12. Yum! I love a great bowl of healthy soup no matter what the weather. I’ve always wanted to take Heather’s class, but keep procrastinating…

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  13. that soup looks and sounds delicious! i had planned on signing up for heather’s class if i could find a friend to join me…problem is i don’t really have friends who think the way i do about food and it just wasn’t in the budget to pay for the class myself so i had to pass. šŸ˜¦ this would be a wonderful opportunity to hop on in.
    thank you for sharing the soup recipe and the chance to join you in the 30 day vegan class.

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  14. I have been dreaming about doing this course for the longest time. My husband is vegetarian and I am pescatorian, but recently I had a huge moment of I had to eat meat as I was sure that we were not eating enough protein. Getting organic meat in South Africa is not so easy but finally managed to find some ethichally raised. My daughter wouldnt touch it and my son who is only two enjoyed the chicken. Needless to say it didnt agree with me at all and ended up very depleted and my husband who has been vegetarian for 25 year, quite anxious with where we seemed to be heading. I stopped eating meat and have been desperately looking for inspiration around our dinners in order to find our way back to the healthy happy vegetarian way of life.

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  15. I cannot wait to try this soup! I love your blog and I like Heather’s too! I would love to join in on the class! I would love to learn some new healthy delicious recipes for my family and myself! Thanks =)

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  16. I have had great luck with my family eating the recipes from Heather’s classes. We eat a lot of vegetarian meals, and my kids are good veggie eaters. As far as protein, Heather’s classes do not use any products “pretending” to be meat. She approaches veganism with a strong whole foods philosophy. Aside from tofu and pasta, nearly everything is in it’s whole food form. This is why I love her classes so much. Beans, nuts & seeds provide ample protein and she does not rely heavily on soy. I am looking forward to the class for new food inspiration and plan to follow the 30 Day vegan course as a personal cleanse. While my kids will eat mostly what I eat during the class, I imagine some animal protein will be eaten by them during the month. I hope this answered your questions šŸ™‚

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  17. She really is a gem isn’t she? We love the chocolate torte recipe also. She shared a lemon berry version of it in one of her classes, divine! I’m looking forward to new recipes and she has a really nice new format for class now too. Each week is set up like an e-book. It is easy to follow and really easy to print up!

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  18. Good for you Megan!! I’m hoping to find a local yoga class in the coming months here…. once we’re settled. I can imagine quitting the diet soda is tough, my sister in law just did the same. It wasn’t easy but within a short period of time she found that she felt better than ever before! If you are looking for a slightly sweet and healthy replacement, there are great fermented drinks (kombucha + water kefir + ginger beer) I like yemoos.com….. and also I have a good recipe for iced herbal tea!

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  19. I think your girls will love the soup!
    And that is exactly why I invested in the class…. I need to break away from soup or pasta! I am certain I will find some good inspiration in Heather’s recipes šŸ™‚

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  20. This inspired me to share vegan kid friendly recipes here more often. So even if you don’t win the spot…. hopefully you’ll find some inspiration here…..

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  21. I hope you give the soup a try…. and that you loved it.
    It’s true, we all feel better when we give our body good fuel. It takes more time and effort….. but it really feels worth it when we feel our best šŸ™‚

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  22. I know Heather allows online friends to join together….. perhaps something to keep in mind for next time? I do hope you get the chance to join the class, it really is a wonderful gift to yourself. Both in food an mindfulness, Heather is such a genuine spirit to “hang out with” for a few weeks šŸ™‚

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  23. I can’t sing enough praises for Heather’s classes. She invests such a huge amount of herself into each of them, even making herself available for “students” during the duration of the class via email. She is so truly devoted to nourishment. I hope to see you in class šŸ™‚

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