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Topic: Healthy Veggie Chili & Spicy Lentil Soup (2 recipes w/ photos)  (Read 2542 times)
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Mantis
« on: December 31, 2010 07:29:23 PM »

Wintertime makes me want to eat soup. I made a curry split pea stew the other night, but I have two other soup type of things up on my site that I thought I'd share. Tomorrow I'm going to make another kind, so if it turns out well, I'll post it. Meh.. making myself hungry now even though I am so tired. ;-; Anyway, wtf I blabble.

Spicy Vegetable Bean Chili

http://calmmindbusybody.com/vegetable-chili-recipe/
Ingredients

* 2 Cups Black Beans (Or any kind of beans you like: Kidney beans, navy beans)
* 1 Cup Cooked Barley
* 3-4 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
* 1 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* 1 15-19 ounce can of tomatoes
* 1 5 ounce can of Tomato Paste
* 1 tsp Cumin, 1/2 tsp Curry Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder
* Cayenne Pepper and Ground Pepper to Taste
* 1 1/2-2 tbs Cocoa Powder (Adds natural anti-oxidants and enriches the flavour of your chili with a roasted flavor)
* 1 Cup Vegetable Stock (Or add 1/2 a vegetable stock cube into 1 cup of boiling water)
* 4-5 Stalks of Kale, separated from the stem and ripped into small pieces
* 1 cup of Snow Peas, cut into bite-sized Pieces
* 1 Green Pepper, chopped
* 1/2-3/4 cup of hydrated TVP
* 1/2 Block Firm Tofu, squeezed of excess water and cut into small cubes

You don't have to add the TVP if you don't have any...I rarely find that I use mine anyway.

Spicy Lentil Soup

(This soup tastes a lot better than it looks in the photo...serz...so good)
http://calmmindbusybody.com/spicy-lentil-soup/

Ingredients
* 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
* 1 green onion, chopped / half white onion, chopped
* 2 chopped celery stalks
* 1-2 carrots, sliced with peeler
* 2 potatoes, diced
* 1 1/4 cup dried lentils (I often use half lentils, half barley)
* 5 cups water / stock (I use veggie stock cubes added into water)
* 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
* 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp cumin
* 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp ground pepper
* 2-3 chopped fresh tomatoes / canned whole tomatoes
* 2 cups spinach, finely chopped / kale
* 1 tbs lemon juice


Mm soup. I was too exhausted to make soup for everyone tonight, so we had some canned Butternut Squash Soup, which was tasty, but it had 27% sodium per 250ml...ugh. Wish they wouldn't load up soups with sodium.

Anyway, happy new year my dear Craftsters xox
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010 08:18:53 PM »

Yummo. Those look so satisfying.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011 05:36:08 PM »

Thanks - yeah, they are both awesome recipes. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011 07:52:52 PM »

Oh my lord that chilli looks so good right now. I know what I'm making tomorrow for lunch!
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Mantis
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011 05:13:39 AM »

Oh my lord that chilli looks so good right now. I know what I'm making tomorrow for lunch!
Yay! Smiley  Hope you like it. I was actually going to make it last night....but....Portobello Burgers stole me away. Cheers xo
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Linnybelle
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011 07:27:57 PM »

I was just thinking I needed a way to use up some spinach that I bought and both the recipes look fantastic.

I do have a question though.  How many servings do they make?  I only cook things with beans for me, neither my fiancee or brother will eat them.  Do leftovers freeze well?
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011 04:29:47 AM »

I was just thinking I needed a way to use up some spinach that I bought and both the recipes look fantastic.

I do have a question though.  How many servings do they make?  I only cook things with beans for me, neither my fiancee or brother will eat them.  Do leftovers freeze well?

They each make quite a fair bit. I'd say..5-6 servings? Sometimes I have a salad with it, so it makes the serving number a bit more. I have only frozen the Chili, and that did very well. I divided it into separate containers so I only had to take one out at a time if I wanted some. I'm sure the Lentil soup would do well too...I've frozen a couple of other soups that are similar and they were fine! I recommend taking it out of the freezer and putting it in the fridge in advance (I normally do this the night before if I know I might want some the next day).

Enjoy if you make either of them. Smiley
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Linnybelle
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011 05:55:29 AM »

Thanks!  I'm sure I will make both of them. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011 11:59:51 PM »

These sound absolutely delicious! So going to make it when Winter rolls around here!
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011 06:37:47 PM »

Chili sounds so good...we are snow'den..literally...woulda never thought to put cocoa in my chili but i guess it makes sense Smiley ... jealous
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