Clean Food Autumn Harvest Soup

by on November 9, 2012

Thank you for all the sweet comments about my new job with Relay. It’s almost been a full week and although I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed (which is typical with any new position), I am absolutely loving it! Everyone I’ve met has been awesome and the company has some really cool ideas that they are working on. Plus I pretty much get to think about food all day! ;)

With the craziness of starting a new job this week, my cooking schedule has been a bit off but luckily I’ve had a pot of leftover soup to eat for meals throughout the week. A big, steaming bowl of soup is the perfect comfort food on a chilly fall evening.

Clean Food Autumn Harvest Soup

As soon as a nip in the air presents itself, I start thinking about what soups I can make. Crock pot soups are some of my favorites – the whole set it and forget it thing is totally up my alley. But I also like being able to whip up quick soups that have a flavor profile similar to a soup that’s cooked for hours. If that’s the kind of thing you’re into, you will love this Autumn Harvest Soup. The shiitake mushrooms bring a mellow flavor to the broth and the onions, carrots, kale and white beans pair together to make a light and super delicious soup. Comfort food without the calories. Yes please!

Clean Food Autumn Harvest Soup

5.0 from 3 reviews
Clean Food Autumn Harvest Soup
 
Recipe from Clean Food, Revised Edition With shiitake mushroom stock to help reduce blood cholesterol levels, dark leafy greens rich in calcium and legumes to regulate your blood sugar, support your thyroid and balance your hormones, this meal in a pot is just what the doctor ordered! For those with a bigger appetite, serve over soba noodles or brown rice. I served mine over quinoa.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 4 cups chopped kale or collard greens
  • 2 cups cooked cannellini beans
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • Splash of tamari
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar
  • 4–5 dashes toasted sesame oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place dried mushrooms in medium pot with 6 cups water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. When mushrooms are soft, remove from broth and cut off and discard stems. Dice caps and place back in pot with broth.
  3. In large pot over medium heat, sauté onion, garlic and ginger in oil 3 minutes. Add carrots and sauté 3 minutes. Add kale or collard greens, beans and mirin and sauté until greens are deep green and tender.
  4. Pour broth and mushrooms into pot with kale, add tamari and vinegar and simmer 5–7 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with toasted sesame oil and black pepper and serve.

Unfortunately, I can’t take credit of this awesome soup. It’s from Terry Walters’ Clean Food, Revised Edition.

Clean Food

The original Clean Food cookbook launched in 2008 and although I don’t own it, I had heard great things about it so I was excited to receive a copy of the revised edition (that launched October 2012) for review. The revised edition offers even more inspiration to eat clean and live well, with over twenty new recipes, variations to make every recipe gluten-free, a new chapter dedicated to healthy snacking, as well as, beautiful photography throughout. The cookbook features fresh, seasonal vegan fare and the new version has updated the dishes to feature today’s most healthful ingredients. For instance: extra virgin coconut oil substitutes for canola oil and maple syrup replaces agave nectar as a sweetener. Both coconut oil and maple syrup are mainstays in my kitchen so that piece was pretty exciting for me.

This soup is one of the two recipes I tried so far from the cookbook and let’s get say, I’ve been very impressed. I like the cookbook so much I ended up giving Isaac’s mom a copy for her birthday last month and she’s been loving it as well!  I already have about 10 other recipes marked that I want to try, I just need to get in the kitchen and make them happen. Maybe I’ll try some out around the holidays…

To get a feel for the different types of recipes included in Clean Food, check out the recipes posted on Terry’s website. Here are some of the fall and winter recipes that caught my eye:

Would you like to have your own copy of the Clean Food revised cookbook? Simply leave a comment on this post telling me why and you’ll be entered to win. The giveaway will close on Tuesday night (11:59PM) and I’ll announce the winner early next week. 

Last but not least, I need your help! I’m currently participating in a Facebook contest to try to win a spot on the cover of Fitness Magazine!!!!

Face of Fitness Magazine

The voting is happening this week though Sunday, 11/11/12, and in order for me to secure a spot as one of the 12 finalists, I have to be in first place this week. Right now I’m #24. I went from #68 to #24 yesterday so I know I can do it! I’d love for you to help me out by voting. It’s super easy and you don’t have to register. Just visit my Face of Fitness entry page and click “Vote.” Once you click on vote you have to fill in a few words on the ad, but that’s it. You can vote once a day from each computer or mobile device you own. :) I appreciate your vote so much.

Happy Friday!!

Edited – The giveaway has ended. Katie is the winner of the Clean Food cookbook. Congrats lady!

{ 82 comments… read them below or add one }

Erica { EricaDHouse.com } November 9, 2012 at 7:09 am

I’d love the cookbook because (1) I love clean eating (2) It looks more vegetarian friendly than most and (3) I haven’t bought a new cookbook in over a year!

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Courtney November 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

I recently started reading Clean Eating Magazine and have really enjoyed making and reading about clean recipes. I would love to win the Clean Food revised cookbook because I know I would enjoy it just as much!

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Lauren November 9, 2012 at 7:54 am

This soup looks fantastic! Clean but hearty. I definitely voted for you girl! Good luck!!

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Rana November 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

Love your blog and the recipes you share. Voted for you!

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Bethany November 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’ve been thinking about soup too! I’d like a copy to learn more about healthy snack options and the different substitutions.

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katie November 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

I have been exploring the concept of clean eating for about a year but can’t afford to buy cookbooks so I end up parking myself in the local bookstore drooling over the cookbook section. I would love a copy of this book so I can stop embarassing myself in the bookstore :)

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NYC Fit GIrl November 9, 2012 at 9:55 am

Soup looks so good! Going to vote for you now!

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Yanet November 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

I would like to win a copy of this book because i love eating clean and new recipes would come super handy at this time. Im in the process of helping someone lose weight and recipes like this would help a lot. thanks

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Mo November 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

Would love to try new “clean” recipes! Good luck – I voted for you!!

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Nella November 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

Congratulations on your new job. Can’t wait to try the soup and the other recipes from the book if I win. :-) happy Friday everyone!

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Amy Braun November 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

Hi ~

I’ve been reading your awesome blog for about 2 months and I love it. I’m trying to lose weight and improve my health. I joined WW and am doing their Simply Filling plan, which is basically lean meats, vegies, grains and fruits. This cookbook would help me to continue my quest for a healthier me by using clean, healthy food.

Thanks for being an inspiration!

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Rachel November 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

That soup sounds delicious! I’d love to win it.. I love trying new recipes :) going to vote for you now!

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Jayne November 9, 2012 at 11:48 am

I would love to win because it has gluten free variations (I have Celiacs) and the recipes look delicious! I will vote now! :)

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Andrea @ Vegvacious November 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I have looked at her cookbooks so many times and never broken down and bought one! Getting one now would be perfect timing because I’ve committed to eating a clean, plant-based diet as part of my goals this month and so far I’ve been doing really well. This cookbook would be perfect for some inspiration when I don’t feel like ‘creating’ something from scratch! Plus, that soup looks fantastic!

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Alexandra Panas November 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I would love to win the Clean Food cookbook because I enjoy cooking and eating healthy! I’ve been in a cooking rut lately so getting new ideas from Terry’s cookbook would be awesome!

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Jenna Z November 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I am always on the look out for more vegan recipes that use less fat, sugar and refined flour. This book would fit right in at our house! (And it’s new to me, I haven’t heard of it before!)

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Mandy Blank November 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

My husband and I have both been trying to eat better. This would help!

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Jen Shaw November 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I would love a copy of this book. I am trying to transition myself and my family to clean eating and it sounds like this is the book for it! I am totally going to try that soup too!

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Liz @ iheartvegetables November 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Ohhh I wanna win that cookbook! comfort foods without a lot of calories are right up my alley ;)

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Angela @ Health's Angel November 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I would love to win this cookbook! I have really gotten into cooking over the past year and I am in need for some new clean recipes. The soup looks incredible. Definitely bookmarking it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ziba November 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I would love a copy of this cookbook because I love to cook! I also enjoy eating a clean diet and I would love to learn new recipes :)

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Tiffany November 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I love to cook! I just made soup today too! I would love a copy of this cookbook because I am vegetarian and I’d like to make new recipes during the upcoming holiday season that my family will love to eat :)

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Tracy November 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I’d love to try some of the recipes in this cookbook!

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Stephanie November 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm

If the other recipes in that book are anything like the soup you posted, then I would love it. I’m especially interested in the chapter on healthy snacking!

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Rfoodie November 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I try to eat clean, but I really need to get in the kitchen more and cook. From the soup, this cookbook looks like it is chock-full of good recipes.

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Angela November 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

Spotted this at the book store today! Looks awesome, would be great to win it and try out more recipes.

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Charli Broadfoot November 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I would love to win this cookbook! I’ve been leaning towards eating vegetarian and with a recent diagnosis of being highly allergic to cows milk, I am now leaning towards vegan too. It would be great to have some good recipes to try. Eating out is not as fun as it used to be, butter and milk are in everything! =)

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Cel November 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

I love that this recipe doesnt have any added salt or sodium-filled boxed broth! This would refreshing cookbook would be used to work on my healthy student lifestyle :)

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Hilary November 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I would LOVE this book because after a recent (and ongoing) struggle, I have completely fallen in love with cooking and am currently trying to eat as clean as possible. But oh boy, do I love the holidays. Why? FOOD! So many wonderful things are in season…and so many wonderful things are baking in the oven ;) I’d love to try to make this time of the year a little bit healthier for both me and my family!

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Traci November 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

The cookbook looks great- I recently moved into my own apartment and could use some new recipes! Just voted for you, too :)

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Cindy November 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I have been cleaning up everything else in my life, relationships, habits, goals, and now it is time to clean up the diet. Besides, all the Halloween candy my kids collected reminds me how far we have to go!

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Lauren November 11, 2012 at 6:35 am

I would love the cookbook! I eat clean but need to add some new recipes and flavors to my usuals. Thanks!

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Alexandra November 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

Is love to win this cookbook because I’m always looking for new healthy delicious recipes to make my family and I :)

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Diana November 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

I would love to win this cookbook because I am very passionate about eating a clean diet! I also want to learn new recipes to make for my family :)

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Emily @ www.main-eats.com November 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

What a beautiful, clean, yummy recipe! Can’t wait to try this!!!

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Jenna November 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I would LOVE this cookbook! Eating clean has been a life saver for me (and I am very happy to say that your blog inspired me to start my clean eating journey :) ) I would love to venture into some vegan recipes. Vegan is a completely new to me and I need all the help I can get!

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Kristen November 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

This looks delicious, even with the subs I have to make due to food allergies! Thank you!!

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Jami Ripley November 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Please pick me!:) My family recently made a lifestyle change and we are all working hard every day to eat clean, exercise and improve our overall wellness. This would be a great source for healthy recipes.

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mslovelysindi November 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I would love to win this book, because I love collecting recipe books and I am all about clean eating/vegan. I switched to clean eat about 3 yrs ago and love everything about it. I am again a vegetarian and I’m glad I switched again. This book would help me keep up my healthy lifestyle. Thank you! Oh and I love your blog! You inspire me :)

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Diana November 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Love your FB page, it inspires me with new ideas for eating healthy! Would love this cookbook as I’m always looking for new recipes to make my family happy while they eat better :)

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cookie November 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

my kinda book!!

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Brenda Mattie November 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I would love to win this cookbook as I am competing in my first Fitness Competition in May 2013 and I want to do it naturally with a clean diet. This book looks fantastic and I know it would be an incredible resource for me. I also love creating healthy, delicious meals for my family. Thanks for this great contest! :)

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Alex November 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I would love some new inspiration for healthy recipes as well as ways to adapt for gluten free as a lot of my friends are gluten free and it’s hard to cook/bake for them!

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Denise J November 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

been transitioning since Jul this year. went cold turkey no meat, some but very little seafood and right now i am lost and dont know whatelse to eat. tempted to just have a piece of chicken. my son made tacos one night and i cam in the house from running hungry and just started eating and had to stop and say is this meatless and he said not it is ground turkey… i was sad.. but hungry and need more options…HELP!!!

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NicoleJohnson November 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I love that there are now recipes out there to make eating clean more approachable, especially for the veggie-phobic people in my life. Thanks for putting Clean Food out there!

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Jamie November 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

That cookbook looks awesome! Love your blog! Thanks for being an inspiration!

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Jill Miner November 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I have several family members who are gluten free, and I LOVE to cook, so I would love to win a cookbook that offers healthy, delicious gluten free recipes. I also love to just sit and read cookbooks like most people sit and read a good novel!!

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Linda Hackley November 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for all the great recipes. I just spent a week with a single HS classmate who eats out of the freezer section of the grocery store and I realized that I cannot remember the last time I ate a “healthy” packaged dinner. We stayed with my also single sister who cooked every night and my friend was just amazed that we do that. Eating clean has worked for me and I would love the new cookbook.

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Deborah November 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Looks like a great cookbook. Love soup recipes, especially this time of year!!!

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Lindsay November 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I would LOVE to win this cookbook. Being a vegetarian for a few years now, I just recently (last week) made the decision to become Vegan. It brings many new challenges and I find myself cooking at home even more than before. I love your blog and am a daily follower. Thanks for being such a positive role model :)

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lindsay November 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I would love a copy of this book because I’m always looking for new vegan recipe ideas. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut cooking the same things over and over, so this cookbook would be aweseome!

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cindy arnold humiston November 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

This looks like a wonderful cOokbook!

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Elisabeth Colburn November 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I am working my way to a better diet due to kidney problems. The cleaner I eat the long my kidneys will last! I would love this cookbook to help in preparing meals for my family.

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Jessica November 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

This looks great! I have been wanting a new cookbook!

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Crystal S November 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I really need some better whole/natural food cookbooks. I would really love to win!

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Erin November 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

This cookbook looks amazing- especially for me as I am newly gluten free and am trying to make a complete change by eating clean all around!

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Sarah Muncy November 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Soup looks delish! Looks like great cookbook!

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Rebekah November 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’ve been looking for a good clean eating cookbook!

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Kari November 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

This cookbook would be a lovely addition to my newfound clean eating lifestyle! It looks marvelous! :)

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Emily November 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

So inspired by that cookbook! It’s on my list :)

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Mojdeh November 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

This is an awesome (and timely) giveaway. My husband and I went vegetarian towards the end of spring and have decided to go vegan come December 1st. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cookbook and help our efforts.

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Kelly November 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I would love to get my hands on this cookbook. I just made a commitment this past week to go vegetarian & limit my dairy & eggs. Thanks for introducing us to it.
:)

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Jeanette November 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I would love to win this book so I can discover new clean-eating recipes! :)

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Melissa Willard November 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Cool! Looks like a good cookbook… even if I dont win I will check at my local library for it! Looks like some good recipes within!!!!

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sarah mcreynolds November 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I would love to win this book as I have just started my clean eating recently and could use some good recipes.

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Ileana November 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I love your blog so much! I am currently in the Richmond area for work and I am in love with this city. I think your healthy outlook fits right in.

I’d love to win this book because I want to further my health and fitness journey. I’ve always dabbled with exercise but it wasn’t until a couple months ago that I really felt passionate about it.

Keep up the awesome work, it is very inspiring!

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Jennifer November 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I would love to win this cookbook. I love food and love to cook, the healthier the better.

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Lauren @ vegology November 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Eating clean is a great way to learn how to use seasonal produce. I have the first cookbook and I would love to win this one. You’re welcome to borrow my copy of the first one any time – just let me know! :)

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Sarah November 11, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I would love to have this book! I am trying to heal my body and boost my weakened immune system through high nutrient animal free foods and this would really help me through my journey. This recipe sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

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Rachel November 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

Woo I love eating clean! Always on the look-out for new recipes to keep doing so : )

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Jessica Dianderas November 12, 2012 at 1:40 am

Finally!! A Clean Eating Cook Booked for Vegans!! So exciting. I was dissapointed by Tosca’s book that even included FISH in her VEgetarian book!

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Miz November 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

WELLL IVE GOTS NO RECIPES—but I so can vote!
done :-)

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Patty November 12, 2012 at 6:11 am

This cookbook looks spectacular! Would love to read it from cover to cover!

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Shelley November 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I am so making this for dinner!! Perfect Fall comfort food!!

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Karen November 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Yes to the cookbook.

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Terry November 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm

So glad you’re enjoying your CLEAN FOOD creations, Brittany! Good luck with your new job and keep me posted and wishing you a very happy, healthy and delicious Thanksgiving! Eat clean live well!

Terry

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Brittany Mullins November 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Thank you so much for commenting Terry! I love the cookbook and can’t wait to try more of the recipes!! :)

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Jacque November 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hi, I have a question. I bought fresh mushrooms as opposed to dried. Would boiling them fresh for the broth yield similar results?

Also, I’d love to win the book because I’m a newlywed that’s in her first year of learning meal planning, and learning to cook seasonably would help me with my goal to cook nutritionally and economically. My cookbook collection consists of only the America’s Test Kitchen Cook Book and a book of diner recipes, so this book would be a great inspiration for trying to cook more healthy.

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Brittany Mullins November 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Yes, I bought fresh as well when I made it and it turned out fine! :)

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Jacque November 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Oh my god, this soup was nuts. Unbelievably rich flavor and so filling, thank you!

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Brittany Mullins November 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Isn’t it awesome? I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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Valentina December 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

Hi! I’d love to win “Clean Food”! I’ve spent the last year apprenticing in a professional kitchen in preparation for the opening of my own restaurant and have realized that restaurant food should be a lot CLEANER and still taste delicious! Not only would I like to lose the added wight I’ve put on working in the kitchen but I’d also really like to implement healthier, more simple approaches to preparing food well wherever I can:-)…and that white bean soup is one of my favorite recipes…
Thanks!

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