Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup

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Can winter fare be both vibrant and comforting? I think this colourful soup is proof that it can. Sometimes it feels difficult to pack in as many bright coloured vegetables and fruit into one’s diet this time of the year, but it’s certainly possible. Just think of all the bright colours in season right now – winter squash galore, sweet potatoes, kale, pomegranates, citrus, radish, apples, cranberries, pears, persimmons, etc. If you feel yourself in a cold weather food rut, try busting out some of these into your shopping cart each week. The pop of colour will instantly boost your mood no matter what the weather is like outside. And if it doesn’t, well at least they are pretty to photograph!

Last week, I picked up a couple sweet potatoes because it had been a while since I had any. I usually prefer squash over sweet potatoes, but it’s nice to change it up once and a while. This hearty soup is filled with sweet potato chunks, fluffy protein-packed quinoa, black beans, and is seasoned with cumin, coriander, and chili powder. While it’s a good soup on its own, it really shines with toppings like avocado, cherry tomatoes or salsa, cilantro, crushed corn chips, and green onion, giving it a Tex-Mex flare. Cashew cream would also be nice on top too, as I used in my Raw Taco Salad recipe. If sweet potatoes aren’t your thing, feel free to use butternut squash in its place.

This was hands down, the most fun bowl to eat so far this season!

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup

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Inspired by: Sprouted Kitchen & Coconut & Quinoa

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked red quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil (or other oil)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cup diced sweet onion (about 1/2 large)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded if preferred and diced
  • 1 large sweet potato (350 g), peeled and chopped to 1/2-1 inch dice (2.5-3 cups)*
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1.5 cups cooked black beans (one (15-oz) can rinsed and drained)
  • fine grain sea salt and black pepper, to taste (I used 1/2 tsp salt or a bit more)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or red pepper flakes)
  • 2 handfuls Spinach or kale leaves, optional
  • toppings: avocado, corn chips, cilantro, cashew cream, lime juice, tomatoes or salsa, green onion

 

1. In a medium-sized pot, add quinoa along with 1.5 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cover with tight fitting lid. Simmer covered for about 17 minutes or until the water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Remove from heat, fluff with fork, and keep it covered until ready to use.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large wok or pot. Add garlic and onion and sauté for a few minutes over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Now add in the jalapeno and sweet potato and sauté for 5-7 minutes more.

3. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, coriander, and broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 18-20 minutes uncovered, or until the potatoes are tender.

4. Just before serving, stir in the cooked quinoa, drained and rinsed black beans, cayenne, and optional spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste, adding more spice if desired.

5. Garnish soup with cherry tomatoes, cilantro, green onion, corn chips, avocado, and/or cashew cream.

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6. Feast on tasty, vibrant comfort food!

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Well, we’re off to our first Christmas party of the season tomorrow and Sunday is going to be dedicated to picking out our tree and decorating. It should be a festive one….just what I love this time of year. Have a great weekend!

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1 Kelley November 30, 2012

This soup looks beautiful! And delicious. You always seem to find the right balance in your dishes.

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2 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 30, 2012

I love everything about this soup – it’s right up my alley! It’s so beautiful too =)

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3 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 30, 2012

This soup is totally right up my alley! I love beans, sweet potatoes, and lentils, and am currently totally obsessed with making and eat soups. Thanks for sharing! :)

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4 Kelly November 30, 2012

This soup looks delicious! Does it reheat well?

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5 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2012

Yes it does :)

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6 Meredith December 2, 2012

A related question – do you think this would freeze well? I’m never sure about quinoa…

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7 Sabrina November 8, 2015

I just froze a batch last week in individual containers. It still tasted delicious!

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8 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 30, 2012

This looks lovely! So healthy :)

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9 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 30, 2012

Such a great combination! I love sweet potatoes with black beans and that quinoa must add the perfect texture. Something about winter makes me crave Mexican. And Indian. Maybe the warming spices?

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10 Tanya @ playful and hungry November 30, 2012

Indian is perfect for winter… I guess it is the spices. I love hot dishes, anyway…

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11 kristle December 1, 2012

sweet potato and black bean is the best combo ever.

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12 Michelle November 30, 2012

That soup looks beautiful! I cannot wait to make it.

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13 Marina November 30, 2012

What a gorgeous post. The colors are just leaping off the screen. I must try this. Thank you.

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14 Tanya @ playful and hungry November 30, 2012

This is perfect to warm you up on a cold winter day… beautiful pics, too!
I never tried red quinoa, does it taste a lot different from the white one? I love white quinoa…

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15 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2012

Apparently red quinoa has a stronger flavour, but I havent really noticed much of a difference.

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16 Suzanne December 3, 2012

I find red harder to cook – seems to take longer and I am always needing to add more water/veg broth. But I feel like it is healthier (not sure that it is) because it has more color! :)

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17 Rebecca November 30, 2012

Yummo! Perfect for my “eat the rainbow” Elf 4 Health challenge for today! Thanks.

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18 Beth @ Tasty Yummies November 30, 2012

This looks insanely delicious and the colors are so perfect. It looks like the perfect comfort food.
I love hearty and spicy ethnic foods in the winter! Soups, stews, shepherd’s pie, etc. I love it all. Thanks for sharing.

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19 Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie November 30, 2012

This looks delicious and since it’s been pouring alllll week in SF I think this is the perfect Friday night dinner for when I get home tonight. Can’t wait!

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20 Sarah L. November 30, 2012

I need to stop reading these posts when I’m hungry. :) I’m not a huge soup lover, but I’ve been trying to eat more of it because it’s such a good way of getting liquids in during the dry winter. I made Dreena Burton’s paprika lentil soup last night and LOVED it – so perhaps there is hope for me in the soup department! This will be the next one I’ll be trying, thanks!

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21 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 30, 2012

That is a fiesta in a bowl baby!! Beautiful!

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22 Liz November 30, 2012

I love black beans & Quinoa. I never thought of adding potatoes to the mix and making into soup. This is a keeper for me. :)

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23 Ashlee @ Plant Infusions November 30, 2012

Angela, this looks perfect! I am going to make it for lunch for my family today. We love the basic ingredients: black beans, quinoa, kale, and sweet potatoes especially!!

I have known about your blog for quite a long time, but have just started making your recipes. They are so good! You are very skilled, and your healthy, tasty recipes have been a great addition to my kitchen. Thank you for sharing your amazing skills. Been a total blessing for this family. Keep goin’ girl!

I think I will add more Indian spices to this, as I have just started to dabble in Indian cooking, and I LOVE it.

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24 Cassandra @ TheScienceofFood November 30, 2012

Yum! Soups are the best in wintertime, just through your pantry into a pot with broth and there you have it, a comforting nutritious meal for the soul.

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25 Heather November 30, 2012

Mmm, this looks so hearty. I’ve been making veggie loaded soups since it started getting cold and have been devouring this one for two straight weeks: http://barefootcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/roasted-butternut-squash-apple-soup/. No one believes me that there’s no cream in it haha.

Quick question- do you have a tomato soup recipe on here, other than the gazpacho? I can’t seem to find one. Thank you! xo

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26 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2012

No im sorry I dont! I need to fix that next summer :)

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27 Suzanne P December 1, 2012

Yes you do Angela! What about your coconut tomato soup?
http://ohsheglows.com/2011/09/23/creamy-roasted-tomato-garlic-onion-coconut-soup/

PS I added nutritional yeast to this and it was yummy. Definitely DONT use hot house tomatoes though, go all out with the nice Romas if you can find them!

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28 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 2, 2012

yes that is a good tomato soup too! Although not traditional but still fun :)

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29 Abby@ The Frosted Vegan November 30, 2012

This looks like a perfect “clean out the fridge/cabinets” soup!

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30 Kayla @ The Best Things November 30, 2012

looks amazing! I LOVE soup in the winter, especially adding all sorts of topping like this one :)

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31 Kimmy November 30, 2012

Oh that looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it out.
I’m a sweet potato kinda gal myself – it usually wins over squash for me.

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32 Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} November 30, 2012

This looks so yummy, and perfect for a cold rainy weekend! Soups are all I’ve been craving lately :)

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33 Lucy November 30, 2012

This looks amazing! It seems like exactly what I need to get over a cold that’s just hit me. I imagine that the coconut oil would really bring out the other flavours.

I’ll be buying the ingredients tomorrow!

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34 Alex @ Raw Recovery November 30, 2012

Oh that looks so good. I check my usual blogs in the morning when I wake up and even when you have a savory recipe posted I think, “That could work as breakfast food, right?” :) Have a great weekend, Angela!

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35 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 30, 2012

The definition of eating the rainbow is the opening picture -beautiful, Angela! I love the look of that shot and your site in general seems tweaked or something. The graphics are just popping and look so pretty!

Sweet potatoes can do no wrong in whatever they’re in!

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36 Ashlee November 30, 2012

I can’t wait to make that!! I think it is supposed to get cold here soon (below 50 is cold in Texas ;-) ) So I will be making it asap!

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37 Karen November 30, 2012

YUM…now, these are the types of creations that I adore – savory, nutrient dense, special! I can’t wait to make this lovely soup filled w/all my favorite foods!

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38 Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 30, 2012

That first picture is absolutely beautiful. You have such talent with photography! Wish I could have like a tenth of it, lol. Great recipe :D

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39 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 30, 2012

Looks delicious! I make something similar to this but it isn’t a soup.

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40 Alicia November 30, 2012

Cannot wait to try this :) Q for you Angela, this may sound really really stupid but how do you rinse and drain quinoa? I’ve tried it a couple of times and lose half it trying to drain, i feel like i might be missing something….

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41 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 30, 2012

Hey Alicia, I use a fine mesh strainer that way the quinoa doesnt fall through (dont worry it took me a while to figure this out as well!) hope this helps.

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42 Carie December 1, 2012

Mine never needs to be drained! It just soaks up all of the water.

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43 Carie December 1, 2012

Sorry, ignore my last comment! I misunderstood what you were talking about.

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44 Laura @ She Eats Well November 30, 2012

Love the beautiful colors in this bowl. It looks like a perfect detox soup that is healthy and filling and warming during these cold months. Love love love.

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45 Kari@Loaves n Dishes November 30, 2012

I love the colors, I love the flavors, and I love that it is light and healthy in the midst of all the heavy cool weather dishes I’ve been eating!

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46 Lydia @HappyHealthyConfident.com November 30, 2012

This soup is so colorful, healthy, and yummy looking!

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47 Lia November 30, 2012

That is a festive soup! My goal in the winter is to get in as many veggies as I can and still cater to my warm comfort needs, so this fits the bill! Thanks for sharing!

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48 Sharla November 30, 2012

I’m so hungry…this is not helping – TGIF! This will make an excellent addition to the weekend.

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49 Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy November 30, 2012

As always, this looks amazing.

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50 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 30, 2012

I LOVE the setup of your first shot Ange!! This looks so delicious and vibrant. Like you, I usually prefer squash over sweet potatoes too. I bet this would taste brilliant with both. Have a great time at the Christmas party tonight!

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51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 30, 2012

I love black beans and sweet potato together! I have a black bean and sweet potato soup that I make, but it’s pretty different from this one so I’m going to have to try yours out!

Have fun at the Christmas party this weekend. :)

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52 Amy November 30, 2012

As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it. I made this for dinner tonight (I used regular Quinoa instead of red) and it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for such a great recipe!

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53 Nicole Marie Story November 30, 2012

Delicious and warm! I would pair this with a lovely Chardonnay! Do you agree?

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54 Emily @ www.main-eats.com November 30, 2012

What a gorgeous bowl of soup! Looks like the perfect thing to celebrate these cooler months-beautiful photography as always!

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55 luv what you do November 30, 2012

I love all of the bright colors in this soup. I made tons of your soups last season and can’t wait to dig into this season’s recipes. Thanks for always posting such healthy and filling recipes!

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56 Brooke November 30, 2012

Ok, I just had to comment on this recipe. You are a genius :-)

I am always looking for a healthy recipe with in season foods for the winter. This soup is amazing! Thanks!

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57 Jacquie December 14, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. I really think she is a genius!!!!! YUM!

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58 Liz November 30, 2012

I just made this tonight…it was FANTASTIC!! Loved loved loved it. I added some chopped tomatoes and green onions at the very end of the simmering. I think you could easily add in other veggies…broccoli could be good. I look forward to making this again! Plus it make a very large batch, so I will be having it for lunch tomorrow. Thank you!!

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59 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2012

Im so glad you enjoyed it Liz! Thanks for letting me know.

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60 jodye @ chocolate & chou fleur November 30, 2012

This bowl looks so comforting, and has all my winter favorites! Now that it’s getting colder out I’ve been seriously craving sweet potatoes and avocados – in fact, I’d say that comprised about 50% of my meal tonight. Anyhow, this recipe might be a more well-rounded way to incorporate both!

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61 Lisa December 1, 2012

Made this tonight- but didn’t add any toppings because I was too lazy to go to the store. It was delicious with the optional spinach and no toppings. My husband had 3 servings and has designated it a keeper. Thank you!

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62 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2012

I’m so glad you both enjoyed it Lisa!

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63 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 1, 2012

When I saw the title I thought sounds good, then I saw your photo’s, oh my gosh! I want this for dinner tonight! What a wonderful, healthy soup!! Have fun at your Christmas party!

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64 Tara December 1, 2012

This soup looks incredible!
So healthy and colourful. I have officially added this recipe to my “to make” list!
Cheers!
Tara

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65 Shira December 1, 2012

What a wonderful bowl of color and goodness Angela! All the best things in a bowl together :) Love it!

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66 marla December 1, 2012

Gorgeous soup Angela ~ and ~ your blog re-design looks GORGEOUS!

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67 Laura December 1, 2012

I am going on a healthy kick to start off this festive season. This fits the bill perfectly! Plus an awesome way to fit in a meatless meal without dbf noticing.

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68 Carie December 1, 2012

How would this taste without the jalapeno? Is there something I could sub for it? I don’t have any jalapenos but this looks so good, and I’m craving sweet potatoes and black beans!

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69 Amanda December 1, 2012

We just got done eating this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! We topped it with tomatoes, cilantro, green onion and the cashew cream and the flavors complimented each other perfectly. We will definitely be making it again.

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70 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 2, 2012

I’m so happy to hear that Amanda!

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71 Allyson Flyn December 1, 2012

I just want say thank you for sharing this recipe!! I made it this evening and it looked lovely, tasted great and filled me up!! I am not usually a fan of quinoa but just thought that this soup was DELICIOUS!!! Definitely a keeper.

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72 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 2, 2012

So glad you enjoyed it Allyson :) Thanks for trying it out!

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73 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco December 1, 2012

Seldom do I see such an inviting meal! It just make me want to dive in head first. ;)

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74 Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans December 2, 2012

This looks so good! I love all the colors, it would be perfect for a chilly day!

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75 Erin Red December 2, 2012

How long would I set my slow cooker for with this recipe?

I would add the (cooked) beans and greens towards the end, but it appears the recipe will work in a crock pot! Yum!

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76 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 2, 2012

Good question! Im not sure, but Id probably set it to low and check it after a few hours?

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77 Nina December 2, 2012

We had black beans left over from day before. So happy to see your recipe today. My daughter was not in the mood for soup today. I boiled the sweet potatoes in water for 20 mins. and added them to the sauteed ingredients of onions, garlic, beans and spices. Put over the quinoa. Cilantro mixed in with avocado and tomatoes on top. She loved it! Very satisfying. Your recipes are always so forgiving of changes and subs. Always delicious. Thanks so much!

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78 Rosanna Stephens December 2, 2012

I just discovered your website yesterday because I’m trying to find great smoothie and low fat plant-based recipes. I tried this last night, and I have to say that it was one of the most beautiful, satisfying meals I’ve ever had. It reheated well, too. I can’t wait to see your cookbook!

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79 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 2, 2012

Aw that makes me so happy! Thank you :)

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80 lisa r. December 2, 2012

such a great recipe that is lighter than a chili. i used what was in the cabinet…brown rice instead of quinoa, added a can of diced tomatoes and green chilis too. so tasty!

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81 Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen December 2, 2012

I love, love, love black beans and sweet potatoes or black beans and butternut squash together…especially with southwest/texmex/mexican flare with cilantro, cumin, and chili powder. So comforting and warm this time of year!

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82 Julianne December 2, 2012

This soup was delicious! I have made so many of your recipes but never commented. I used white quinoa instead of red and butternut squash instead of sweet potato. Thanks so much for your amazing vegan recipes…I love them!

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83 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 2, 2012

Hey Julianne, Im so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your comment :)

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84 Leah December 3, 2012

I made this soup this weekend with regular quinoa and chicken broth…it was delicious. So glad I didn’t halve the recipe so we will have leftovers again later this week. Thanks for the satisfying and nutritious recipe!

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85 Shelly December 3, 2012

Hi Angela,

I’m a relatively new reader, and I made this soup Saturday for a bonfire party. It was delicious! Thanks for the great blog,
Shelly in Kansas City, Kansas

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86 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 3, 2012

Hey Shelly, Thank you for trying it out! So glad you enjoyed it…sounds like a fun party :)

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87 Christina December 4, 2012

I made this soup for dinner tonight and it was seriously SOOO good! My non vegan family loved it! I agree with you that the toppings are definitely a must. Thanks for a great recipe.

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88 Liz December 4, 2012

This recipe is great! Just finished my first bowl and am going back for seconds! I am definitely adding this to my rotation. Thanks!!!

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89 Saraheve December 4, 2012

Wonderful soup! It has all my favorite ingredients in it so…couldnt be better!!! I still had a tomato plant inside the house and I used my very last garden tomato in eat. Simply delicious!! thx for that :)

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90 Noelle December 5, 2012

Thanks for this post. Our family enjoyed it very much. It was a splendid combination of flavors that left us full, comforted, and planning when we would make it again. Thank you so much. Cheers.

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91 Erika December 5, 2012

Aww Angela this looks SO good! When I saw it, it reminded me of Martha Stewart’s tortilla soup (which I just made) except much more wholesome. I can’t wait to try it!

And thank you for updating your FAQ page with your knee injury info–I recently was diagnosed with chondromalacia in my right knee (from overuse) and it just sucks. I never imagined having to lay off running and all other forms of impact cardio for six months! But like you said, it has made me appreciate what my body can do, and I’ve been getting much more into yoga and pilates! It’s always good to hear similar stories :)

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92 Courtney L December 5, 2012

This soup was amazing!! I made it tonight for dinner and it came together so fast and easy! I’ll definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe!

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93 Christy December 6, 2012

This is now officially one of my favorite soups! I absolutely loved it! The best part is that my 15 month old and 4 1/2 year old agreed! It was a huge hit and will be a fall/winter favorite in our house. I love how easy it was to make. I must confess. I can’t get enough veggies so I always double the veggies in any soup. I also doubled the quinoa. I like soups on the thicker side and it also helps my 15 month old. The thicker it is the easier it is for my girls to eat!

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94 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 6, 2012

Im so glad to hear that Christy!

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95 Sara December 6, 2012

I tried this recipe. It’s great. I like to eat salad for lunch but freeze when I do because it’s cold outside. I felt warm and like I got my veggies with this. The recipe has several steps but it was worth it. Thanks.

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96 Deepak Sai Ram December 7, 2012

Soups are the Best foods to be had in Winter!!! They keep us warm as well as healthy!! Great one to be had for Breakfast or as a Snack!!!

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97 Anna December 7, 2012

Yum! This is now one of my favorite soups! All of the omnis who ate it agreed, too :)

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98 Valerie Halston December 7, 2012

I just made this yesterday and it’s all gone! This soup is so delicious!! Thank you again, Angela for another wonderful recipe! I keep spreading the word about Oh She Glows saying that I’m not vegan but I could be if I lived at your house :)

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99 Jon December 8, 2012

I made this for a bunch of my buddies when they came over to watch UFC. Needless to say they all loved it, and this is coming from 5 macho men! Keep up the good work Angela!

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100 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2012

whohoo! Glad to hear that Jon.

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101 Janina Locascio December 11, 2012

Angela – This looks amazing! I love how you left everything fairly deconstructed in the bowl too. Awesome

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102 Annie December 12, 2012

I made this for dinner last night! Amazing! I have it for lunch today too. I love having leftovers that I am excited about eating. I added celery because I had some in the fridge that needed to be used. It worked well with the onion and other flavors.

Thanks for all of the delish recipes. They get me excited about cooking!

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103 Carly Morgan Gross December 13, 2012

This looks so nourishing. Beautifully taken. xoxooxxox

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104 Tonya December 14, 2012

Love, Love, Love! So yummy! We really enjoyed and will be making for our family when they visit for the holiday!

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105 Jacquie December 14, 2012

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know I made this soup tonight for my family. Oh my goodness! SO DELICIOUS! I am so thrilled that everything I have made for my family the last couple of days since trying Vegan/Gluten Free has been so yummy, even to my 8 and 12 year old! This soup has so many great ingredients in it! It feels good to be eating things that are so good for us! Thank you again so much for sharing this with us!

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106 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 15, 2012

Aw Im so happy to hear that Jacquie!

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107 Lisa December 17, 2012

What a hit! This soup was the star of a special going-away dinner i made for some dear friends last night. Easy peasy to make and the spices were so distinctive. Added kale, omitted the coriander because I didn’t have any ground; topped with grape tomatoes, avocado, fresh lime slivers, cilantro and tortilla strips. My husband really liked the tomatoes uncut (more contrast with hot soup/cold tomatoes) and the chips uncrumbled so they didn’t get soggy. Thanks so much! I make soups a lot and this one got absolute rave reviews.

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108 Jacob December 27, 2012

Hi Angela,

I stumbled across your page today, saw this recipe, and had to try it! I’m eating it as I type this, but I couldn’t wait to tell you how spectacular this recipe is. I used regular quinoa instead of red and it’s still delicious. I also made mine a little extra spicy, which is absolutely perfect for my tastes on a cold day like today. This definitely fits the bill for comfort food, but it’s packed with nutrients — I love it! I’m looking forward to recreating more of your recipes soon.

Thanks,
Jacob

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109 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2012

Hey Jacob, I’m so happy to hear this, thanks for letting me know!

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110 JR Lopez December 28, 2012

Will be giving this recipe a try this weekend, Ill be earning big points with my vegan wife.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a great New Year!

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111 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2012

Hope you enjoy :)

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112 Tammy December 28, 2012

Just made it! DELICIOUS. Thank you!

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113 Margo January 1, 2013

Made this last night for our New Year’s Eve dinner! It was wonderful! Thank you!

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114 Kelly January 3, 2013

I accidentally added the cayenne in before bringing to a boil and now the soup is too spicy. Suggestions? I’m serving it to guests tomorrow and don’t want to burn them!

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115 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 4, 2013

Can you thin it out with more broth?

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116 Julie R January 4, 2013

Amazing crazy delicious! I made this last night and everyone was happy. The soup is flavorful enough, with nothing too overpowering (always a concern when using cumin) so that even my 3 year old gobbled all hers right up. The most fun part (for kids…and for grownups too truth be told) was that we each got to decorate our own bowl with the fixins! We added diced red pepper as an additional topping to the ones you suggested, and instead of corn chips, I added cubes of polenta to the soup (we had some to use up). The only downside to that is that the polenta seemed to suck up all the liquid so leftovers today were more like stew than soup…but still completely yum. Thank you! Can’t wait to make it again.

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117 Christine @ Mindful Juggling January 4, 2013

Angela, I made this tonight and it was INCREDIBLE!!! My 2 and 6 year old boys loved it too. Thank you!

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118 Ayla Perry January 7, 2013

just made this soup! It’s so delicious, i used red chili flakes instead of a jalapeno pepper. YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing.

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119 Jen January 8, 2013

I tried this soup tonight and it was fabulous! I added tomato, green onion, cilantro and some fresh lime juice on top, which really added more color and flavor. Absolutely lovely!

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120 Alixe January 10, 2013

O.M.G. This was SO good and satisfying!

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121 Michelle January 12, 2013

I just made this soup for my sick husband and I, and it was even better than I hoped for. Thanks!

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122 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 13, 2013

Thank you, feel better soon!

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123 Aislinn January 14, 2013

I made this yesterday. So good! Thanks for the recipe.

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124 Donna January 16, 2013

I love this soup and so did my family but (they said) it was too spicy; is there a way to tone down the spice without losing the flavor?? I live in FL where it is HOT! now and I had the soup cold…just as good as when heated (to me).

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125 Christine January 16, 2013

I love, love, love this soup! It was my first recipe with quinoa and it worked out great. Instead of sweet potato, I used butternut squash and it was so incredibly good. Thanks!

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126 Pam January 17, 2013

I made this last night for dinner, and then for lunch AND dinner again today. It’s just that amazing. I think it’s my new favorite soup.

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127 Ann January 20, 2013

Made this for dinner tonight and it was a HIT. Awesomely delicious, tasty and filling. I left out the jalapeño and the cayenne, figured I could add a little kick later on if needed. Didn’t need it – was so flavorful on its own. Angela, I’m new to your site and can’t wait to try your other recipes!

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128 Stacie January 22, 2013

This was so good! Definitely exceeded our (particularly my husbands) expectations :) I wasn’t so sure I’d care for sweet potato like this, usually I’d prefer butternut squash in soup and my husband wasn’t so sure he’d care for it at all. He kept looking into the pot with this look on his face like “I work hard all day and come home and THIS is what you’re feeding me?” ;) but he actually LOVED it and couldn’t believe how filling it was. All that to say thanks for another great recipe!

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129 Pam January 24, 2013

Your husband sounds like an unappreciative jerk.

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130 Stacie January 25, 2013

That’s so funny :) I can definitely assure you that he is not!! Lol :) I was kidding. We’re new to vegan that’s all…

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131 Christine January 23, 2013

I made this soup last night and the whole family loved it!!! Thanks you for sharing the recipe!!

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132 quinn January 27, 2013

made this soup tonight. I love all the add in options! I forgot cumin and coriander but soup was great with a squeeze of lime juice. amazing!

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133 GJay January 30, 2013

This is great and even though it is the end of January in AZ, this is still a great lunch or dinner. Chardonnay or a nice Merlot would be nice!

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134 Lindsay February 16, 2013

Wow! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this!

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135 Cassie February 18, 2013

This recipe makes such a great hearty and tastey soup.

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136 Melissa February 21, 2013

This looks amazing! I am making this tomorrow! :)

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137 Ali Tapper February 26, 2013

I tried out this soup recipe last night and was blown away! Absolutely amazing– super easy to make and very satisfying! Red quinoa is my favorite. :)

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138 Kim March 6, 2013

Hi Angela, I just made the soup and loved it! My husband ate two bowls. I used the Williams Sonoma Ancho-Chili salt free seasonings, along with the roasted onion and garlic powders for additional flavor. I added the fresh cilantro and lime afterwards…delicious! I try to cook with no salt and found the WS salt free brands flavor savers! Thank you ans I live on Happy Trail cookies!

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139 Joe Bernath March 13, 2013

Made this tonight. Used both sweet potatoes and butternut squash and turned out very good. Had the right kick for such a chilly day, thanks for the recipe!

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140 Sonya March 18, 2013

Hey Angela,
just wondering do you make your own vegetable broth? If so, how?

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141 Melissa Wolf March 31, 2013

Made this yesterday. The only disappointing thing was that I didn’t double the batch! So delicious! I enjoyed using my new dutch oven for the first time too. Thank you Angela! I’m really looking forward to your cookbook!

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142 Sara April 9, 2013

OMG, I made this tonight and it was amazing! I used white quinoa and used 1 tsp cumin (no coriander). Seriously, so good!

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143 Jessica April 25, 2013

Made this recipe the other night–it was a hit. I’m eating the leftovers as I type! (Well, in between typing.) Fiance snarfed it down, but not until after he’d declared it smelled like B.O. He of course recounts that last bit, and has changed the party line since he liked the soup, appreciated how healthy it was, and is afraid I just might stop making good things for him to eat. :) Owning the kitchen is a powerful position. Thanks for the great recipe! :)

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144 Jayne Hoffman May 27, 2013

My husband made this tonight! It was delicious, I couldn’t stop eating it.

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145 Martha K June 9, 2013

Love your blog! Finally, someone who doesn’t faux meat and tofu everything!
Made this with tomatoes and avocados and LIME juice, squeezed fresh on it. So amazing, reminds me of the chili/lime flavor you get at Thai restaurants. This is a favorite soup, a sort of Mexican/Thai mash up.
Thank you and keep it coming! Your dishes are taking me through my pregnancy…

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146 DHo08 July 11, 2013

This is one of the greatest kitchen successes I have had in a while! Thanks!

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147 Patty July 28, 2013

I made this soup today but had to make a few minor adjustments.. I used water instead of broth and probably as a result the soup tasted too plain. So I blended a fresh tomato and a handful of cilantro with a few ladles of the soup, This added a nice zest that my soup was lacking. Also, I’d never used sweet potatoes in soup before and found they got a little too soft after the soup sat for a little bit… Not too bad, but next time I won’t boil as long.

A tasty and healthy soup, I’ll surely make again!

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148 Chelsea September 11, 2013

I made this and it was fantastic!!!!

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149 Jessica September 18, 2013

I made this today in Ecuador with leftover black beans and camote (Ecuador’s sweet potato equivalent with a brilliant purple color) and Swiss chard. Delicious! I linked your recipe from my blog, homelessvagabonds.wordpress.com. Thanks for the healthy inspiration!

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150 Adrienne October 12, 2013

This is my new favorite soup! I didn’t add much of the chili pepper and used a small red hot pepper, not sure what kind, it is delicious! Oh and I used less water/broth about 4 cups instead of 6.

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151 Lyn, aka the "food lover" Ashby October 15, 2013

Soup is the perfect thing for those cold winter days and the chilly fall ones as well. It’s starting to get cold where I am and I’m definitely excited to open up my soup cookbooks and start working on some warm meals. I think this would be a great addition to my recipes and definitely something I’d like to try because it’s so full of healthy (and yummy) ingredients.

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152 Casey Mae November 1, 2013

Could I substitute regular quinoa?

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153 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2013

yes, for sure!

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154 Lindsay December 3, 2013

SO PERFECTLY GOOD!!!! I just made this for lunch and am hooked.

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155 Brandy January 1, 2014

Do you make your own veggie broth? If so would you share the recipe. Thanks, love your site

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156 Jay January 2, 2014

Do you use actual sweet potatoes or yams for this? The color in the picture would suggest yams…I know people use the names interchangeably, but the flavors are so different between the two I wanted to be sure…

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157 Nina January 2, 2014

I just discovered your blog for the first time earlier this week. This soup jumped out at me, and I made it earlier tonight. Perfect food for a blizzard night! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes :)

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158 Amirah January 8, 2014

I tried this tonight along side black bean tostadas…so delicious! Thanks for another great recipe.

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159 Vanessa January 13, 2014

This soup is divine and pretty easy to make. Loved the layering of flavors. The cilantro garnish and lime juice were superb additions. Thanks Angela :)

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160 Kathy January 18, 2014

I’ve been wanting to make this for ages and finally made it today. YUM! And so beautiful!

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161 Crystal wagner January 27, 2014

Thank you. Tried this tonight and added celery,corn, carrots a red, green and yellow pepper. Loved it.

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162 Aryane March 3, 2014

This is the best soup ever! I had left over sweet potato and a ripe avocado so I gave it a try tonight.. It’s going in my personal recipe book!
I didn’t have tostitos so I just toasted a fajitas and it was really good. Thanks for the great recipe!! :)

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163 Krystel March 6, 2014

ALLL of your recipes LOOK GOOD ! its late right now and i’m starving from looking at your gorgeous pictures of your creations !

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164 Kathleen Campbell March 31, 2014

This was amazing! First time using red quinoa- the nutritional info was off the charts! Thanks for introducing me to it!

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165 Jillian April 23, 2014

Soup is probably one of my favourite meals to eat and I just have to say that this soup, is by far the best I’ve ever had!! There are so many wonderful flavours that go so well together and it keeps me satisfied until my next meal:) Thank you so much for posting it. I’ve since shared it with many others who love it too:)

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166 Helen June 5, 2014

I made this last night and it was amazing. I will be making this on a regular basis. Thank you so much.

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167 Anastasiia July 1, 2014

I have a question about a vegetable broth. I tried to find recipes on your website how to make it. I don’t like buying it in a package, could you experiment and tell us how to make it ourselves:) haha THANK YOU!!!

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168 Mb October 7, 2014

This turned out great& I didn’t have any greens to add! An interesting mix of flavors and textures. I added cilantro, chopped tomato and green onions when served, they really add a nice punch. Will make this recipe again.

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169 Metta November 17, 2014

Greetings! I’m making this today, along with another soup for the week. The kitchen smells great & I’m eagerly looking forward to this savory meal!~

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170 Alex January 5, 2015

Any idea how this freezes with the quinoa? I’m always worried it’ll absorb too much liquid!

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171 J. Kathryn January 19, 2015

This is the BEST soup I have ever had. Not even kidding. I am a huge fan of soup and make soup ALL. THE. TIME. But this…I could eat this every day and not tire of it.

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172 Michael January 22, 2015

Wow! Look at the babes on this blog… Let me know if any of you would like a chef at home ;)

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173 Acacia January 28, 2015

Could you blend it and freeze it, so its easier to store and reheat and stuff?

Looks gorgeous and delicious btw :)

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174 angela February 6, 2015

My family and I love this recipe, it has become a staple and a favorite! Thank you for your wonderful recipes!

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175 Neha February 6, 2015

I’ve made this soup a few times and I love, love, love it! I usually eat it within a few days, but I have a bit left. I’m thinking I can keep reheating and using for a week. Any advice on if that’s really okay?

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176 Sarah November 6, 2015

I wish people would only post if they make it!

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