Serves 4 | ready in 30 minutes
Too cold to have a salad? Here’s your answer in a cup of cozy soup. You can use any variety of baby greens in this Many Greens Soup—spinach, watercress, baby beet greens, et cetera. Just be sure not to include lettuces, which don’t heat well.
From a molecular standpoint, the chlorophyll found in green foods is very similar to hemoglobin, a critical part of our blood that’s responsible for transporting oxygen. This explains why chlorophyll-rich vegetables are so effective in replenishing our red blood cells, aiding in increased purification, oxygenation and energy.
In blender, process broth and cashews until smooth. Set aside.
Warm oil in large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Once hot, add leeks and saute for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally to soften. Mix in garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
Add blended cashew-miso broth, thyme, broccoli and peas to pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Partially cover, leaving lid slightly ajar, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook mixture for 5 minutes, or until broccoli is bright green and tender. Uncover and add baby greens and parsley. Stirring constantly, cook for no more than 1 minute longeru2014just long enough to wilt the greens.
Remove pot from heat and transfer mixture to blender. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend until very smoothu2014this may take a moment.
Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with fresh chives and radish slices, if desired.
This recipe is part of the Superfood Soups For the Soul collection.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.
Custardy French toast drizzled in pure maple syrup is a cozy, cold-weather breakfast classic. We’ve given this recipe a vegan makeover by swapping out eggs in the batter with mashed banana and a bit of ground flaxseed. This clever swap makes the French toast reminiscent of banana bread. Top it off with a decadent drizzle of raspberry syrup and you’re just a quick stint in the kitchen away from breakfast bliss. Citrus swap If you don’t have any bananas around, consider swapping for an orange. In blender, add zest of one large orange along with peeled fruit and other batter ingredients. Blend until smooth and proceed with the recipe as described.
A satisfying plant-based dinner or packed lunch, quinoa and beans add filling protein, while greens, cucumbers, roasted veggies, and a probiotic-rich dressing bring texture and flavour. Try it with a creamy plant-based cheese on top, or goat cheese for non-plant-based eaters. Mix and match Use this recipe as a guideline. Add in your go-tos such as chopped walnuts or hemp hearts, pitted sliced dates, roasted cauliflower, and crumbled feta (plant-based, if desired).
Brown rice and two varieties of lentils cook in one pot with broth, coconut milk, and simple spices. Nourishing spinach and sweet green peas bring this meal to life. It’s true sunshine in a bowl for those cold winter nights. Main grains White basmati rice, short-grain brown rice, quinoa, or millet can be used in place of the brown basmati rice. Try a mixture of grains for added nutrition and taste (e.g., millet and basmati rice, quinoa and millet, and so on).