#NaturalBeauty can be so delicious 😋 This #SoupTime happened due to a produce abundance, leftover quinoa, & an interest to eat soon. Find what’s fresh & lovely (& organic & on sale) & go crazy. Soup is a canvas, even as leftovers! 🍲🎨 It’s also awesome as 2nd day soup, and as future frozen meal soup, which is why we like to make a huge pot almost every time. On the other hand, this is so easy you can also feel great about making a half recipe.
Veggie substitutions work but keep it 🌈colorful and low in pesticides:
3 quarts broth (we used #vegan)
1-2 cups water
½ medium cauliflower head
½ large romanescu broccoli head
1 large broccoli flower
1 leek (chopped thin)
1 large onion, (chopped small)
1 large broccoli stalk
1 celery stalk (always use organic!)
3 small beets (we used golden)
4-5 garlic cloves (chopped small)
Bunch of basil leaves (save half for end)
Leaves from beets or add chard/kale (thin cut, SAVE FOR END)
¼ cup nutritional yeast
4 tablespoons our GREEN Sensational Seasonings
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons mushroom powder (we use this or this)
2 tablespoons turmeric powder
1 tablespoon cracked white or black pepper (or a teaspoon of hot cayenne)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
½ tablespoon nutmeg
1-2 inch knuckle of fresh ginger (grated)
1 cup adzuki beans (substitute carefully since cooking times vary)
2 cups of pre-cooked quinoa
1 fresh lemon (optional)
Peel stalks & blemishes, and chop all veg bite-sized except where indicated.
Separate greens in a separate bowl.
Add broth & beans to pot.
Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 22 minutes. and shut off Keep Warm setting if you are interested in eating shortly.
Add seasonings to pot. Grate the ginger into the pot.
Add all veg EXCEPT chopped green leafies.
Seal on lid and let it do it’s thing!
Use Natural Release for at least 15 minutes. This is a very full pot of soup so we had to also Quick Release it to eat within an hour of starting. If you half the recipe, it will release on its own more quickly, though still take at least 10-15 minutes.
WHEN COOKING IS COMPLETE STIR IN:
2 cups cooked quinoa
Chopped greens set aside
Salt and additionally season to taste. Use your senses!
Let rest 5 minutes, and
Serve with fresh squeezed lemon 🍋 (optional)
IDEAS FOR LEFTOVERS:
SENSORY PLAY: SIGHT, TASTE & TEXTURE: Lightly stir fry or steam more fresh chopped veggies (we added romanescu & zucchini in the soup bowl pic) before adding soup to reheat. Delish, freshly colorful, and new textures 😊
SENSORY PLAY: SMELL & TASTE: Take in the aromas while while the soup is cold and hot
ring a complementary flavor into the spotlight with additional seasonings like: > garlic > more of one seasoning
ECO PLAY: UPCYCLE, DIVERSIFY, TASTE & SMELL: Get creative going through leftovers and see what can be upcycled into new forms of deliciousness! Leftover veg, beans,