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Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup


Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

Before starting a 3 Day Pressed Juicery cleanse, I decided to round up all of my veggies to make a vegetable soup to have beforehand, and freeze and enjoy after the cleanse. It was nutrient filled, protein enriched and low sodium. It’s a great way to use up veggies before they go bad.

Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

  1. Chop vegetables, I used green beans, cauliflower, onions, carrots, squash, zucchini, asparagus, and green bell peppers.
  2. Heat 2 T coconut oil with garlic and onions in a pot. Add spices, I used basil, oregano, pepper, and Mrs. Dash Italian seasonings.
  3. Sauteed carrots, cauliflower and celery until tender.
  4. Add green beans, peppers, and asparagus, along with 28 oz water, 14 oz no-salt added diced tomatoes, and 2 vegan no-salt added bouillon cubes. I also added 2 bay leaves for flavor. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add remaining vegetables and beans, zucchini, squash, chickpeas, and black beans and let simmer for another 15 minutes. Serve warm!

Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013! I appreciate all of your support during 2012, and I’m excited for new opportunities in the new year, as the end of this month marks the first birthday of The Subtle Statement!

I’m ringing in the new year in sunny Florida, which is quite a nice change from the snowed in streets of Pennsylvania. Nothing makes you appreciate warm weather like coming from heavy snow fall and 20 degrees!

Florida - The Subtle Statement

I’m beginning the year with The Whole 30 Program. I eat healthy most of the time, but around the holidays I tend to slack off with too many treats and snacking, so I want to start fresh, because I feel healthiest (both inside and out) while I’m eating clean. The guidelines are pretty strict, but the explanation of “It’s For Your Own Good,” really motivated me. It’s only 30 days.. I can do this.

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Being a vegan, makes the program more challenging because it does focus heavily on protein from animal sources, such as meat, seafood and eggs. Grain-free tempeh, edamame, and  a generous amount of veggies, fruits, and healthy fats will be the foundation of the month’s meals. I’m up for the challenge.

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Have you finished or plan to start The Whole 30? If so, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Wishing everyone best wishes in the new year!