Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup

It’s been a very mild fall here so far, but it’s finally starting to get cooler.  Perfect soup weatherCreamy Broccoli Potato Soup weather to be exact.  This soup is great because it uses potatoes to add a creamy texture so no heavy cream is necessary.

Another great thing about this soup is that it only takes about 30 minutes to make. Easy peasy and totally delicious.

creamy broccoli potato soup

This healthy soup recipe is vegan, gluten free and grain free.  It also freezes well and it’s budget friendly. I used nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor, but you can omit if you like.  Or, if you eat dairy, you could add a little cheese in place of it.

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Garlic Lime Noodle Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Hey, everyone!  Marcus guest posting here.  As most of you know, I do make several of the savory recipes you see here on the blog.  I loved creating this Garlic Lime Noodle Soup. I’ve been wanting to make a garlic lime dish for some time and I finally got my chance.

The ingredients are simple, it only takes about 30 minutes to make, and it packs quite a flavorful punch.  Some of my other savory recipes are my Black Rice Stuffed Peppers and my Sweet Potato Chili.


Garlic Lime Noodle Soup - My Whole Food Life


If you don’t want it to be spicy, simply add some diced green bell peppers in place of the chili peppers I recommend. Also, you can add some ginger and soy sauce for an Asian twist. It is such a fun recipe, I’m excited to see how people build upon it. What would you do?

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Kale White Bean Squash Soup (Vegan)

Have you ever tried kabocha squash?  OMG it’s my favorite out of all the squashes.  It is super sweet and buttery.  Perfect for this Kale White Bean Squash Soup.

I used my Instant Pot to cook the squash and it only took like 7 minutes.  Love that thing!  I highly recommend one if you don’t have it.

I will also give directions for roasting the squash in the oven. This is a great way to get more kale in your diet.


Kale White Bean Squash Soup - My Whole Food Life


This healthy soup recipe is perfect for fall.  The squash gives it a nice sweetness that goes very well with the beans.  It also helps to offset the bitterness of the kale.  I used curly kale, but I think any kind of kale could work.

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Chard and Chickpea Soup

Today I am really excited to talk about my friend Ricki Heller’s new cookbook.  It’s called Living Candida-Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Stage Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality.   You may already know Ricki from her blog Ricki Heller. She is also the author of Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Desserts: 100 Recipes Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Refined Sugar.  All her recipes are vegan and gluten free.  For those of you unfamiliar with Candida, it is a fungus in the form of yeast.  It lives in your mouth and intestines and it helps with digestion.  When you have a Candida overgrowth, it can cause many issues.  The main one is a leaky gut.  Some of the signs and symptoms are: brain fog, frequent yeast infections, autoimmune disorders, skin issues and mood swings or depression.   This book not only goes into great detail about Candida and how to fight it, but Ricki shares her own personal story.  This is so much more than a cookbook.

I am sharing a recipe from the book today.  It’s a Chard and Chickpea Soup that is super easy to prepare and also very tasty!  Not only is is easy, it’s very budget friendly too!

Chard and Chickpea Soup - My Whole Food Life

Some of the other recipes I can’t wait to try are: Mojito Smoothie, Grain Free Granola Bowl, Zucchini Fritters, Raw Carrot Cake Energy Balls and Herbed Grain Free Gnocchi.  I mean, how good do those sound??  I am also going to be giving away a copy of Living Candida Free to one lucky reader.  Look for the giveaway at the end of the post!  To buy the book click here.

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Creamy Tomato and Carrot Soup (Vegan)

Creamy Tomato and Carrot Soup.  I love tomato soup. Back in the day, I used to really love Campbell’s tomato soup. You know the kind in the can that is loaded with sodium?

I used to bring one to work at least once a week. So I tried to create a homemade creamy tomato soup that is much tastier and with less sodium.


creamy tomato and carrot soup


Even though my creamy tomato and carrot soup tasted very much like tomato soup, the color of the carrot came out more than the tomato.

As I am writing this post, I am enjoying a bowl of this for lunch with a gluten free corn muffin as a side.  Yum!


Creamy Carrot and Tomato Soup


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Creamy Tomato and Carrot Soup

Creamy Tomato and Carrot Soup

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 5 hr, 30


  • 10 vine ripened tomatoes (or 6 cups tomatoes) peeled and rough chopped
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 4-6 basil leaves
  • 2 T arrowroot
  • salt to taste


  1. Throw the veggie broth, tomatoes, carrot, celery, garlic, onion and salt into the crock pot and cook on high for at least 5 hours.
  2. Once the soup is done, add the milk and basil the blend with an immersion blender .
  3. You can also transfer the mixture into a blender and blend that way.


Recipe Notes

If the soup seems a little on the thin side, feel free to add some arrowroot to thicken it up. We added about 2 tablespoons. We got about 5 servings out of ours. You can serve immediately or refrigerate for later. The soup is also freezable. Enjoy!


Creamy Carrot and Tomato Soup

Healthy 3 Bean Soup

Soups are great inexpensive meals to make that go a long way.  This 3 bean soup is my latest recipe.   I have a lot of my soups posted here.  You can use up leftover vegetables in the fridge and they also freeze well.  This 3 bean soup is very easy, budget friendly and healthy!  Can it get better than that?


This is my husband’s favorite soup.  He said it reminded him of Progresso soup without all the MSG and sodium.  My favorite is still the Split Pea Soup.  This soup is also vegan and gluten free.  I hope you enjoy it.

3 Bean Vegetable Soup

3 Bean Soup

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 8 hr


  • 1 1/2 cups white beans
  • 1 1/2 cups pinto beans
  • 1 1/2 cups kidney beans
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4-5 carrots cut in circles
  • 4-5 celery stalks diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4-6 cups of stock (I used a homemade stock )
  • 2 T oil (I used walnut oil)
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 T parsley
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt to taste


  1. We used dried beans that we soaked overnight and then boiled them for about 20 minutes in the morning.  They are so much cheaper than canned beans and they taste cleaner too. 
  2. Throw everything in a pot and turn on high just to get the soup going and after it is boiling, bring it down to low and simmer covered for up to 8 hours if you like.


Recipe Notes

I cooked mine about 6 hours. The soup can be cooked in less time if you keep it on high. I just think the longer a soup cooks, the more the flavors develop. If you had a pressure cooker, you can probably get it done in much less time.