Simple Potato Vegetable Vegan Soup

We want to eat WAY MORE vegetables so I made this soup. Leftovers will be crazy deeeelish too.

Ingredients piling up in my bowl. NOT ONION OR GARLIC though.

POTATO and VEGETABLE SOUP
SUPER SIMPLE
Vegan

Instant Pot, High for 20 Minutes

Ingredients

5c of water
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 corn on the cob kernels
½ Poblano pepper

3c diced potato (I got purple fingerling spuds at my grocery – they look like sausages I think)

1/2c chopped parsley
1/2c chopped cilantro
3/4c frozen green peas
1c shredded mushroom
1/2c shredded green zucchini
1/2c shredded yellow summer squash
1c kale, sliced into small strips
1/2c shredded carrots
1c uncooked brown rice WELL RINSED!

Spices
1 vegan bullion cube (I used Chick’n flavor)
1T drizzle EVOO
2t cumin
1t oregano
1/2t rosemary
1/2t thyme
1t black pepper (coarse)
1/2t pink himalayan sea salt
1/8t cayenne pepper

Start:

Chop Onion and Garlic place in separate bowl (glass or metal, it will change the flavor of plastic)

CHOP EVERYTHING ELSE UP and place in separate bowl.

Blend your spices together using a fork, set aside.

Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE.

Add onions for 1 minute then garlic for 1 minute stirring constantly to soften them.

Add half the veggies, stir well.

Add 4 cups of water.

Add spices, stir well again.

Add remainder of veggies.

Stir (duh, right?). Try to get everything immersed in the water.

Add rice.

Add last cup of water and press rice into the mixture well.

Place IP lid on, turn to steam release off.

Press MANUAL.

Set for HIGH.

Set for 20 Minutes.

Just enough time to get your kitchen put back together!

When done cooking I normally let my IP sit for a little longer and allow the steam to release on its own. If you choose to hurry the process when it is done cooking and timer has gone off just be safe with your release valve. Wear oven mitt and to avoid spraying steam everywhere drape a lightweight (like a bread covering towel) kitchen towel over the top (only one layer).

Please let me know how you like this recipe!

Thanks!

Sarita

PS: Your house will smell SO GOOD from start to finish. Nothing as good as chopped fresh produce then all of these spices.

Stayton Acres Bean and Lentil Chili

Stayton Acres Spicy Bean and Lentil Chili12 minutes InstantPot
Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 8 
I’m inspired to make a chili that will need a Stayton Acre avocado on top to offset the heat. Today is Day 22 for me living in my travel trailer. I’m excited that I’m doing this with little stress really. We are eating healthy meals and having a salad everyday. 
This recipe was created with plenty of hearty protein and vegetables in mind.  
Serve with sourdough, crunched up tortillas on top or corn bread.  
Don’t forget to chop sliced avocado on top.
1 yellow onion, chopped

Ingredients

5 garlic cloves, chopped

1T EVOO
1 16oz can black beans

1 16oz can garbanzo beans 

1 16oz can red kidney beans
1 cup orange lentils

1 yellow bell pepper chopped

1 red bell pepper chopped

1 corn on the cob fresh kernels removed

3 celery stalks, chopped

1 14.5oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes

Spices (IT’S ALL IN THE SPICES!!)

1T cumin powder

1 ½ t chili powder (hot)

2T smoked paprika

1/2t coriander

1t black pepper

3/4t salt

1/2t cayenne pepper powder
Avocado (depending on how many people love avocado…I like ¼ large avocado per person chopped on top).

 

Southwest Red Potato Quinoa Stew

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Servings: 8

This stew is hearty and flavorful.  I love to make HOT (spicy) foods for Randy and this one got two thumbs up from him in the flavor department.

We at it with corn chips but you could have corn bread with it instead (I just ran out of time to bake it).

Ingredients:
1T EVOO
6 garlic bulbs, crushed
1 yellow onion, chopped
5 carrots, diced to bite size
5 cups of red potatoes, diced to bite size
1 cup red quinoa, rinsed
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup broccolini, chopped
4 cups kale, chopped well
5T of Southwest Spice Seasoning*
Water (to just over the vegetables, for me it was 6 cups)

Prepare all of your ingredients BEFORE you turn on InstantPot.

Put InstantPot on to SAUTE mode.
Add EVOO.
Add garlic, let simmer in hot oils for 30 seconds.
Add onion and mix well allowing it to soften (about 1 minute).

Put InstantPot WARM mode.
Add carrots and repeat onion handling (1 minute stirring).
Add celery, stir for 30 seconds.
Add broccolini, stir for 30 secs.
Add spices, stir well.
Add kale (no need to stir).
Add quinoa (flatten and press it down).
Add potatoes, press down – no need to stir).
Fill water above (like 2 centimeters max) the potatoes.

Place cover securely on top.
Put steam release into CLOSED mode.

Set MANUAL MODE to HIGH and 15 minutes.

Do not force the pot to open!  Allow the pressure to reduce on its own.  If you must “help” it along, use oven mitts when you OPEN the release valve.  
SOUTHWEST SPICE SEASONING
I adapted these from Emeril’s – place all of these in a container you can shake or stir.   If you have these herbs FRESH I’d highly recommend you use them instead of the dry spice from a jar.
2T HOT chili powder
2T ground cumin
1T smoked paprika
1t black pepper
1t coriander
1t cayenne pepper
1T salt
1T dried oregano

Bread Pudding in 15 Minutes

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Whoa.  Whoa, whoa, whoa.  I never really ever liked bread pudding and now I LOVE it!  Today I was a busy bee in the kitchen.

Bread pudding with fresh cranberries.  JUST FEED ME!

Ingredients

A bowl that can be put into the pressure cooker (size and durability)

3 slices of bread (about 4 cups) broken into bite sizes

2T chia seeds

3T water

½ t cinnamon

½ c coconut/almond creamer (or almondmilk)

2T brown sugar

1 c fresh raw cranberries (rinsed)

Directions

SET YOUR INGREDIENTS UP ON COUNTER BEFORE STARTING!

Place bread in bowl, set aside.

Blend the remaining ingredients.  Add cranberries last stirring in but not smashing them at all.

Pour over bread and fold together wetting the bread.

Place steaming rack into Instant Pot.

Pour 1 cup of water into bottom of Instant Pot.

Place bowl with bread and mixture into pot.

Close lid and secure steam trap to CLOSED.

Set on HIGH for 15 minutes.

I let the steam leave on its own, you can release the steam once the pot beeps completion.

Serve up immediately!  

IDEA

Any type of fresh fruit would work for this I’m betting.  I’ll also be trying this with different types of bread. 

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Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce: 4 Minutes Flat

Don’t throw out “old” or “tired” apples.  Make applesauce instead.  You can use applesauce to replace oils, sweeten a recipe naturally or just have as a snack.  
Ingredients

5 apples, cored (not peeled)

1t cinnamon

2T butter 
Directions

  1. Place all of your ingredients on the counter before turning on the InstantPot.
  2. Chop apples in medium slices. 1 apple should net you 6 cuts. Remove stem and seeds plus seed shells. If you really only have 4 minutes, cut apple into 12 chunks. Chunks should be same size.
  3. Set InstantPot to SAUTÉ.
  4. Add butter then count to 4 while it melts and add apples.  
  5. Stir butter and apples until they begin to sizzle (about a minute).
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon in and stir.
  7. Place lid on InstantPot.
  8. Reset to MANUAL mode.
  9. Timer at 4 minutes.
  10. Let pressure release naturally (if possible). If not, cut the apple chunks into equal smaller sizes (so one apple getting you 12 cuts for example).

I use a dry erase marker to indicate when I make a dish.
5 apples made this much chunky applesauce.

Apple sauce can be chunky or smoother. It can be used to replace oils in recipes and also sweeten food naturally.  
For a less chunky applesauce, place finished apples in a blender and pulse until you get the consistencies you are looking for.
Store in a air tight container.
Use before 3-4 days – it if lasts that long!