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Smokey Black Bean Stew

I got the inspiration for this recipe from a recipe of the same name in the December 2012 Runner’s World. This is a very satisfying soup. A bit too spicy for Pam, but you can eliminate the Cayenne Peppers. Zero fat and Joel Fuhrman “Eat to Live” approved. — I’m going to do the 6 week program and needed to get stocked up on some Joel Fuhrman approved foods. 100% vegan and 200% healthy! Is that even possible? Compared to the average American diet of burgers and fries with zero vegetables, this is 1000% healthy! Okay off my soap box… Hope you enjoy this one!

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Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potatoes are a great nutritious food, but most people turn it into junk food by deep frying it or adding butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and other assorted fatty toppings. Fortunately there’s a simple way to make the potato a great healthy treat. I found this recipe that uses white beans to make it creamy instead of milk, butter, or cream. I eliminated the the olive to make it fat free and added carrots and celery to give it a little more flavor. It’s super easy to make especially if you have an immersion blender, but you can use a regular blender too.

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Vegan Black Bean Soup

Well a lot has happened since my last recipe post. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, Pam and I enjoyed a nice week at sea on a Carnival Cruise, and most recently I spent a week which included two colonoscopies. Now the biggest news which will affect all future posted recipes, I’ve become a vegan. There’s no way I want to spend the rest of my life poking my fingers to test my blood sugar and taking diabetes medicines. So I’ve gone vegan to turn my health around… Here is one of the first recipes I’ve tried, it’s quite mild, but very satisfying. This could easily be modified to include some diced Serrano Chile’s or Jalapeno Chile’s.

This is a modified recipe from allrecipes.com, I love that site.

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Pinto Bean Soup


On Friday I was in the mood for a simple pinto bean soup. I really kept it simple, just pinto beans and some seasonings. Wow, I really enjoyed it and so did Pam! If it were just for me, it would have a little more kick, but that’s a problem that’s easily remedied. Kept it simple on Friday, then Saturday I reheated the soup and added some cooked ground turkey, fresh chopped green onion, fresh diced Serrano chilies, and grated cheese. Even better with a kick! I finished it off on today keeping it plain, a simple treat I’ll have to make again! You can use your imagination enhancing this one, but some simple additions for more protein would be browned, crumbled ground turkey or boiled shredded chicken breast.


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Slow Cooker Mild White Chili


A mild White Chili made in a Crock Pot with Peruano Beans, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Brown Rice, fresh Zucchini Squash, Pepper Strips, and more… This will easily make about 8 – 10 servings. I divvy it up into Ziploc Containers for freezing and then easy lunches/dinners during the week.

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