Super Vegetable Soup (Original)

Super Vegetable Soup (Original)

In Chapter 4 (Awakening the Senses) of The Chaos Antidote: A Fable About Mindfulness, the women prepare Super Vegetable Soup in silence. They chop, smell and taste as they prepare this soup, filled with fresh vegetables and a tasty broth. Veda reminds them that just as the broth softens the vegetables, our mindful breath softens our mind so it is supple to experience life. I invite you to prepare the Super Vegetable Soup in silence, using all your senses to experience the food and appreciate the cooking process.

  • Prep Time45 min
  • Cook Time5 hr
  • Total Time5 hr 45 min
  • Yield8 - 10 Bowls
  • Cooking Method
    • Saute
    • Slow-Cooking

Ingredients

For Saute

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped (about 4-5 carrots)
  • 1 ¼ cups celery, chopped (about 3 stalks)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced

For Slow-Cooker

  • 32-oz. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 5-oz. bottle of Tad McBride Sauces Samurai Sauce*
  • 3 cups diced potatoes, peeled and ½-inch thick (about 4 or 5 medium potatoes)
  • Kernels from 2 cobs of corn (or 1 can, drained or about 1 ½ cups frozen)
  • 1 ½ cups (½ lb.) fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in thirds (or 1 can drained)
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 2 lbs. uncooked chicken breast or roast beef (shred before serving)

Directions

1

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

2

Add onion, carrots and celery. Sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds more.

3

Transfer the onion mixture to the slow cooker.

4

Add broth, Tad McBride Sauces Samurai Sauce*, potatoes, corn and green beans. Stir well.

5

Add paprika and crushed red pepper (optional). Salt and pepper to taste.

6

Mix thoroughly in slow cooker.

7

Optional: Add uncooked chicken or roast beef (if added, ensure all meat and vegetables are covered by the liquid).

8

Turn slow cooker on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.

*Tad McBride Sauces Samurai Sauce is available online and in select retail stores.

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