Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

I had some cabbage I needed to use up, so I decided to make this Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup.  It was very easy and came out great!  The best part is it only calls for simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!  This healthy soup is made in the slow cooker so it can cook even when you leave the house!

slow cooker cabbage soup

The other day when I sent Marcus to the store to get some diced tomatoes, he accidentally bought tomato sauce.  This soup was the perfect use for that sauce.  Plus, the house smelled so good when this was cooking!

This soup recipe makes a ton, but it freezes great.  I like to freeze it in serving sized containers so I can just grab and defrost what I need.  If you wanted to bump up the protein in this recipe, I think adding chickpeas or white beans would be good.

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Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

My husband LOVES spicy food and he created this Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup.  I am a huge wimp when it comes to all things spicy, so this recipe is all his.

He loved the way it came out too!  It’s also a super cinch to make.  If you love spicy recipes, you should definitely check out his homemade sriracha recipe and also his green curry with chickpeas.

slow cooker tortilla soup

I know traditionally, tortilla soup is made from toasted tortilla strips, but we had some tortilla chips leftover from a party, so we decided to use those.  If you like the strips better, you can use those instead.  Either way is fine.

This recipe literally takes a few minutes to throw everything in the pot, then you just walk away and let it cook.  The house will smell so good too! Next time, we will be sure to try it with my vegan sour cream on top.  Yum!!

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Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

After all the holiday dessert indulging, this healthy Red Lentil and Spinach Soup is a great way to get back on track! I just love a good soup recipe, don’t you?  There is a little back story on how this recipe came about.  I will share below.

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

This Christmas, my husband’s family celebrated on the 22nd, so we had no plans on Christmas Day.  We decided to celebrate by going out for Middle Eastern food to celebrate my husband’s Turkish side.  The soup they served was so good, so I had to remake it when I got home.  I have to say that my version came out pretty darn good!

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National Joint Month with Ahiflower

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Ahiflower, but all opinions are my own.

Did you know that this month is National Joint Month and also National Vegetarian Month?

Last month I introduced you to Ahiflower® oil.  Ahiflower is a great way to make sure you are getting your omegas.  It’s also the perfect daily omega supplement option for vegetarians and vegans because it’s 100% plant-based!

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I know people usually think of flax when it comes to a healthy omega source, but I am here to tell you that Ahiflower is better than flax and not from fish! Ahiflower converts up to 4 times more efficiently to omega-3 EPA than flaxseed oil (therefore you take less).  And another added bonus is that it is clean tasting so there is no fishy taste, smell or fishy burps!

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Chunky Vegetable Soup

Fall is coming and I am going to start posting more soup recipes.  Starting with this Chunky Vegetable Soup.  I made this in the slow cooker and it couldn’t have been easier!

I used the slow cooker instead of the pressure cooker because this makes a big batch.  I didn’t think I could fit the whole thing in my pressure cooker.

I love using the slow cooker because the soup can cook even while you are not home.  In fact, when we made this, we left the house for most of the day and came home to a delicious smell.  It was making my mouth water.

 

chunky vegetable soup

 

As it’s written, this healthy soup recipe is vegan, gluten free, paleo and oil free.  If you wanted to make it more hearty, I think adding kidney beans or brown lentils may be nice additions.

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Curry Chickpea Cous Cous

We eat at Whole Foods often, and this new recipe is a copycat version of the Curry Chickpea Cous Cous from the Whole Foods salad bar.  I have several other copycat versions from the whole food salad bar.  Two of my other favorites are the carrot ginger detox salad and the kale apple salad.

curry chickpea cous cous

I used Israeli cous cous to keep the recipe true to the whole foods version.  I know cous cous is not gluten free, but I really do think buckwheat or quinoa could be used in place of the cous cous if you wanted to keep the recipe gluten free.  However, keep in mind that buckwheat will take longer to cook than the cous cous will.

We ate this cold like a salad, but you can most definitely warm it up if you prefer.  It’s simple to make too.

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