Vegan Multi Bean Soup – Slow Cooker
- 9 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 – 20 ounce pkg dried multi bean soup mix, sorted, rinsed (toss the flavor packet that comes with it) no need to pre-soak the beans
- 4 medium carrots, peeled, chopped
- 3 medium stalks celery, chopped
- 2 cups of peeled, diced potato
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 -3 teaspoons Herbs de Provence or Italian Seasoning Blend or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- 1 – 14 ounce can diced tomatoes – no salt added
Combine all ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8 -10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. If it gets too thick add a little more broth. At the end of cooking I usually add another teaspoon or so of Herbs de Provence.
Yield: 10 Servings.
Tami’s recipe from Nutmeg Notebook www.nutmegnotebook.com
Hi Tami – I just found out about your blog last evening at a Davis vegan dinner. I’ve also just recently (several months) began trying to follow a Plant-Based Whole Foods way of life. My main obstacle is that I don’t really enjoy cooking….even though your recipes look wonderful.
The person who told me about you said that you often post the names of Plant-Based friendly RESTAURANTS in the greater Sacramento area (I live in Woodland). How would I find these postings/listings on your blog? I tried entering “restaurants” in the search box, but that did not do the trick.
I can use all the help I can get!!!! Your blog is great! THANKS! Wendy
Congratulations on choosing a whole food plant based diet! I understand about not enjoying cooking and I actually eat a very simple diet these days. I batch cook baked potatoes, sweet potatoes and rice once a week. Then I also make a chili, soup or veggie burgers. We eat a lot of bowl type meals – rice, beans and greens with a splash of balsamic vinegar or topped off with salsa or a vegan cheeze sauce that I make or purchase. The soup or chili can go over a baked potato, sweet potato or a bed of rice with some greens as well. Super easy! Its much cheaper and healthier to eat simple meals at home. In restaurants even vegan ones they use a lot of oil and salt which isn’t healthy.
Having said all that we do still eat out once a week! When I post about vegan options in restaurants it is usually on my Nutmeg Notebook facebook page – you know a quick photo of my food and a brief comment about where we are eating. There is a wonderful series of classes being held at Baagan’s Vegan restaurant in Rocklin. Here is a link – one of the classes is going to be all about eating out – where to eat in the greater Sacramento area. You can sign up for one or all of the classes. I took a series of classes there in August and learned so much new information. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/veg-support-mondays-at-baagan-sept-oct-tickets-27769146264
I sent you an email with a PDF that I was given by Bethany Davis who is a local PCRM health educator in our area. She is also the person teaching the classes at Baagans. I hope you can attend some of her classes – I would enjoy meeting you. Her classes are awesome! Feel free to reach out to me with any question. I am happy to help.
Happy healthy trails!
How would you make this in the Instant Pot? I used the Ipot so much now that I’m not sure I have a big pot in my house!
I would put everything in the pot and set it on high pressure for 45 minutes and let the pressure naturally release.
Happy healthy cooking,
Thanks Tami! I made this soup tonight in my instant pot and it was delicious. Love your videos.
Janet, for future reference, the Instant Pot has a slow cooker function! Some people prefer to cook certain dishes slowly because it may allow flavors more time to absorb. The IP is great, so many uses!
I just FOUND you on YouTube and love your Tuesday with Tami an sometimes Tom. Linked to your site. You are an inspiration. I will be 60 soon and am committed to getting back to a starched based sos diet. My current diet stinks. Love ypur salad.prep, starting that this week! Going to make this soup tomorrow too!Tjanks for all you do.
There is so much to love about this plant based lifetyle and really no down side to it! Welcome back to
a healthy plant based way of living. You will soon feel so much better!
Enjoy the soup.
Happy healthy living,