Yummy, Spinach and Cannellini Soup

With a few staples in the pantry you can create fresh and filling healthy meals by adding a seasonal ingredient or two.

Cannellini or white kidney beans, garlic, yellow onion and coconut oil are always on hand.

A bunch of fresh spinach added to a few simple staples puts this meal over the top.

Coconut oil, garlic and yellow onion sauté until soft and then add spicy and beans.

Add a few cups of water and allow the everything to simmer together.

I have been avoiding soup bases and bullion because they contain MSG…even the vegan brands, for the most part.

This dish doesn’t need it.

The richness of the coconut oil makes this soup tasty without any added chemicals.

This meal is very clean and filling.

Talk about cheap!

There is no excuse not to eat well when you can have a meal like this in minutes.

Enjoy and share!

Cannellini and Toasted Pignoli Spread

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Healthy and full of protein, this bean spread is hearty and tasty.

Not only does it make a great snack on flax crackers or garlic toasted baguette, it works well as a sandwich spread or on a veggie pizza.

I like to keep this in the fridge for a quick, go-to protein pick me up which is high in nutrients but low in calories.

This even works well on celery for a savory nosh.

I recently had this served with toast and wine sautéed onions! It was fantastic!

The sweetness of caramelized onion soaked in red wine with this savory spread was a meal in itself.

I would also garnish with roasted red pepper for a bruschetta style presentation.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 cans cannellini
¾ cup toasted pignoli
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 bulb roasted garlic

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Method:

Combine toasted pignoli, roasted garlic, and 2 cans of cannellini in the food processor.

Add the olive oil and continue to puree.

Serve and garnish with olive oil and pignoli

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