Vegan New Potato, Tomato & Kale Soup

This is a hearty, vegetable soup that can be the centerpiece of a meal and excellent for cold nights. A slice of cornbread is the perfect companion.   1 tablespoon oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth, for sautéing  1 onion, diced  1-2 cloves garlic, minced  1 jalapeño, finely diced 2 carrots, peeled, diced  1 stalk […]

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Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

This is perfect for a simple lunch or dinner. The cashew cream adds rich flavor and a creamy texture. Hot, crusty whole grain bread makes for a perfect meal.   1 tablespoon of oil or ¼ cup of vegetable broth, for sautéing  1 cup of leeks, washed well, chopped  1 medium carrot, peeled, diced  1 […]

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Vegan Hearty Tomato Soup

A fresh tomato soup to warm you up on cold nights, this recipe can either be made thin and smooth or chunky and thick. Try it with a pan of Simple Bread (page 283) and a crisp Romaine Salad (page 34).   6 sun-dried tomatoes, not oil packed  2 cups of boiling water or broth […]

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Vegan Tomato Rice Soup

This is a good and simple soup to put together. You can use any greens that you have on hand. Serve with pita toasts (page 272).   1 tablespoon oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth, for sautéing 1 small onion, diced 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 stalk of celery, finely diced 1 carrot, peeled, […]

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Vegan Roasted Tortilla Soup

This is a delicious soup worth all of the steps. The tomato stock gives this brothy soup a great depth of flavor. Nice with Romaine and Avocado Salad (page 31) with fresh hot tortillas.   2 tablespoons oil  1 medium onion, 1” slices 3-4 cloves garlic, unpeeled  10-12 Roma tomatoes  6 cups of tomato stock […]

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Deb’s Vegan Vegetable Soup

The fresh taste of the vegetables is what makes this soup so appealing. A very flexible soup since you can use nearly any vegetables you have on hand.   2 cups vegetable broth 1 chopped onion or combine with leeks, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized […]

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Simple Vegan Vegetable & Rice Soup

A brothy, low-calorie vegetable soup that is fast, simple to put together, and very filling. Especially good when you feel like a having a light, but soothing, meal. The vegetable selection can vary according to what you have on hand.   2 teaspoons canola oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth, for sautéing  ½ cup onion, […]

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Basic Vegan Stock

There is a time and place for home-made stock, particularly if you cannot find a prepared stock with a blend of vegetables that suits your tastes and needs. Making stocks is not difficult, but you must plan ahead to be successful. Save leftover vegetable trimmings from cooking. They can be frozen until needed. Only save […]

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Vegan Tomato Stock

Great for using in soups or sauces. 1 tablespoon oil or ½ cup of vegetable broth 1 onion, peeled, roughly chopped 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped  2 carrots, peeled, roughly chopped  4-6 mushrooms, cremini or white  1 jalapeño, halved, seeds removed  1 bunch scallions, all parts, chopped  4 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed  2 tablespoons tomato […]

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About the Author

Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.