I am always looking for quick whole food recipes. This one is quick, simple and tasty!
Friday was a day of running around trying to get things done for the weekend. There were groceries to get, and a trip to Salt Lake City which is 45 minutes away for a guitar lesson. We also had our weekly family party night. We usually eat homemade pizza, but I was running so late that pizza wasn’t going to happen quick enough for my hungry belly.
So, while I was at Costco just before heading the 45 minutes back home, I grabbed these 3 things. Red Pepper and Tomato soup, Asian Cashew
chopped Salad, and already cooked Quinoa and Brown Rice. I had a plan in
mind to eat the salad and mix the rice and soup together.
When I got home it was so simple and fast to open up the salad and mix it all together. Because I do 90% of my cooking from scratch, this was weird feeling. A salad all ready to eat and I didn’t have to chop or blend anything? It was compromising my beliefs in whole foods a bit because the ingredients in the dressing and the crunchy toppings were not all whole. If I had wanted to go 100% whole foods I would have used a dressing in my fridge that I had pre-made or was pre approved to be compliant with my values. Sometimes I like to twist off and do something different though, so here it was.
Next I Put the soup in a pot on the stove and started it heating up. I added the rice mixture to that. Since Friday I have made this soup again and added a few cloves of chopped garlic for even more flavor and the immune boosting properties. I heated it up and Bam, it was done and ready to eat. I felt pretty good about the ingredients and that I was getting a lot of vitamins from all of the grains and veggies. It was a quick meal but it was further on the side of nourishing than not. Also, it was way super yummy! I am a lover of good tasting food and this meal passed the goodness test!
I found the Red Pepper and Tomato Soup and the Quinoa Rice on Amazon. If you can’t get to a Costco, Amazon will mail it to you! Awesome!
Click on the links below and try it out for yourself. Come back here and comment so we can know if you like it too!
I have busy days every once in a while and I can tell right now that this will be a go-to meal on those days. It was especially nice on a winter day to have a warm soup within minutes. I love soups and will gladly make them on days that I have more than 2 minutes to make something. When I bought it at Costco, of course it came in bulk. There are packets that I can open one at a time so it wasn’t like once I opened some I would have to use it all. I just put the unopened containers in my pantry and they will sit there for a while until my next busy day.
Today is not a busy day, so I will be going in and making a big pot of some kind of soup for the next few days. I haven’t quite made up my mind what I will be making next. I’ll probably show you in a few days 🙂