Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup

Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup


Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup

I’m not sure that I’m in love with the cold rainy weather right now, after being blessed with such beautiful sunshine. But I know it’s wonderful to get the moisture, and I will be in love with how spectacular it will make the mountains look in a few weeks, so for those reasons, I’m really grateful.  But on a chilly night like tonight, I didn’t really feel like a cold salad, so this Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup was a wonderful answer.

It’s actually a complete original, based on what I had in my kitchen tonight. But when I posted it on Instagram, Twitter, & FB, we got so many requests for the recipe, sooo of course, here I am.  🙂

Abundance isn’t about what we have,

but comes as we develop appreciation 

for everything in our lives,

whether good or bad. 

Even the trials in our lives are

opportunities that change our hearts

and build us into something better.

It’s actually pretty fast and basic. If you cook your own beans, Id recommend that, but if you don’t, you can use organic canned beans and it will taste great.



  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4

NOTE: As always, we like to help make that transition to healthy much easier and simple…so we’ve searched to find the best deals on quality organic ingredients for GREAT DEALS and found this ORGANIC MARKET that give you the freshest & finest ingredients at prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about the savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll be getting!

1 1/2 cups cooked (or 1 can) white beans
1 1/2 cups cooked (or 1 can) pinto beans
2 cups water
tomato – 1 whole organic, sliced
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
1/2 sweet onion – sliced
2 fresh garlic cloves
3/4 – 1 teaspoon, depending on kick you like chipotle powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon, depending on kick curry powder
sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
cilantro – 1 bunch, organic

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/4 cup per serving rice or almond milk cheese


Place the FIRST ingredients together in a pan until warmed, not too hot. Just cook it for a few minutes, then remove it from the stove.

Just before serving, add in the EVOO and stir. Pour into bowls and add 1/4 cup vegan cheese to each serving.

And, here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE! We’ve got more on the way!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”


Anyway, thanks so much for joining us, we’ve got lots more in store for you, but would love to hear how you like this Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup is super easy &  delicious!


Laurie & Tiffany

Delicious Detox Salad & Dressing

Detox Salad & Smoothie


Detox Salad & Dressing

I think detoxing sounds like the most disgusting thing ever. It sounds stinky and bitter and bland. At least that’s what I used to think. But this Detox salad & dressing will defy the disgusting image you may have in your mind (like I used to have.)  It is actually delicious, satisfying, and really makes you feel better and better with each bite. It’s awesome!

The funny thing is this post wasn’t planned (at least by us anyway!) It was just another lunch, but with detox in mind. And if you read our posts “My Healthy Diet Backwards,” you’ll know why. 🙂 But when I posted it through Instagram, the messages and comments poured in, asking us to post the recipe. So you can thank our cute friends everywhere for this recipe.

True friends are

the people in our lives

that make us

laugh louder, smile brighter,

& live better!


The salad is just nothing but nutrients and rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for safe detoxification. The omega 3’s are found in 3 items in this salad–the wild salmon, the walnuts, and  the extra virgin olive oil in the dressing.

For those of you who look at the ingredients and see, “nutritional yeast,” don’t be alarmed. You’ll stop scrunching up your nose when you learn how nutritional those flakes are, power loaded with B vitamins, in fact they happen to provide the only plant source of vitamin B12, which we never want to become insufficient in.  We love them! Nutritional yeast flakes have a bit of a cheesy taste and are also great to sprinkle over all kinds of salads and vegetables just as they are.

Another thing to keep in mind, is the cilantro is added because it is one of the best vegetables for detoxifying. It has been shown to actually help the body release toxic chemicals and heavy metals.  For that reason, I go out of my way to always make sure that I’m buying organic cilantro…can you imagine the chemicals something like that could contain if it’s not organic???

Lol, I think I may need your help!  I made this detox salad & dressing up, but can’t quite think of a name for it. It’s soo delicious, is a bit tangy, zesty…and very yellow. For those of you who try it, please help me give it a name!  That would be awesome 🙂 

AND we’ve got some super exciting news!! If you are re-doing your pantry and needing quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH! 


Delicious Detox Salad


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4


bed of dark organic leafy greens – washed well and chopped
1 bunch cilantro – organic, washed
1 cup blueberries – organic
1 cup strawberries –  organic
1 cup chopped wild salmon – precooked
1/2 cup chopped walnuts , raw
1/2 sweet onion

Amazing Detox Salad Dressing
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons organic lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon date sugar or raw honey
1/2 teaspoon organic dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon organic black peppercorns


Wash and cut all of the vegetables and fruits, chop them, and throw them together.

For Dressing, Place ingredients together in a mini blender and blend until smooth. This dressing does not have to keep in the refrigerator, isn’t that cool!?!


And here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!


Enjoy, and let us know how much you love it!


Laurie & Tiffany