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No-chicken Tomato Rice Soup by CoachBJ


Serves: 10  Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:4 minutes (pressure) or 2 hours on stove

6 cups water (reserve 3 cups to add after cooking for a 5 quart or less pressure cooker)
5 cups veggie stock (homemade or commercial no salt added)
1 (14-ounce) package extra firm tofu (prepare a day ahead, freeze first, then drain and press)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 roasted onions, roasted in microwave, then diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 (optional) parsnip, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup brown rice, rinsed (do not pre-cook)
1/2 cup dried corn
1/4 cup fresh basil, cilantro or parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 (14-ounce) can stewed tomatoes


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I really miss our home-grown heritage tomatoes during the cold winters in Pennsylvania. Store-bought slicer-type tomatoes are just so dull and not even worth purchasing. So here are two tips around this flavor challenge. If you have more tips, we’d love to hear from you! (1) We have found that store-bought cherry… continue reading »

We like it, packed with protein and warms the heart! Serves: 8 Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 30  min 1 medium carrot, sliced 1 celery stalk, sliced 1/4 cup shallots, sliced (2 small) 2 cloves garlic, slices 3 cups vegetable stock (homemade or low sodium) 4 cups water 1… continue reading »

Penn National Golf Club and Community – January 2017

  Congratulations to Penn National Healthy Eating Adventure 2017 graduates. January was perfect timing for participants intent on keeping their New Years Resolution.  Participants were intent on changing their eating habits but couldn’t figure out how – or part of their brain was saying “don’t do it, I like my old habits”.  Old… continue reading »

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