I am trying a new product from my friends at PlantPure and made this Cheesy Mexican 3-Bean Soup! Not only is it delicious - it was SO EASY to make!
I've been keeping a secret from you for quite some time now!
My friends, Kim & Nelson Campbell, over at PlantPure Nation invited me to test out their new line of Meal Starters they created! And let me tell you, they make it SO EASY to eat healthily!
They have 8 different Meal Starter Packs to choose from:
- Cheese Sauce Starter Pack
- Peanut Starter Pack
- Burger Starter Pack
- Coconut Curry Starter Pack
- Enchiladad Starter Pack
- Gravy Starter Pack
- Mayo Starter Pack
- Cookie Mix Starter Pack
I don't know about you, but that covers all of MY comfort foods!
They are 100% whole-food, plant-based, oil-free, non-GMO, and in some cases even gluten-free as well.
How to Use the Meal Starter Packs
The way you use the starter packs is to go to their Meal Starters Cookbook - choose a recipe out of the over 50 different recipes Kim has developed, and follow the instructions for using that particular Meal Starter.
You can buy the Meal Starters individually, but you'll get the best bang for your buck on shipping if you buy the complete set.
For instance, the Cheese Starter Pack alone is $9.99, and with $15.08 shipping to Oregon would cost me $25.07. Considering each pack is at LEAST 4 servings - you are paying $6.27 per serving - which is STILL cheaper than a meal at any restaurant, especially a vegan, whole-food, plant-based, oil-free meal like this.
But if you buy the complete set for $49.99, my shipping to Oregon would be $22.96 for a total of $72.95. Again, each of the 8 packets is at LEAST 4 servings, so $72.95 divided by 32 servings = $2.28 per serving.
Very affordable if you ask me.
And from now until the end of May, if you use discount code 'BNV' when you checkout, you save an additional 5%.
Cheesy Mexican 3-Bean Soup
Full disclosure: PlantPure sent me meal starter samples to test, promote, and help in recipe development.
For today's recipe, I am going to use their Cheese Sauce Starter Pack to show you just how easy they are to use.
Finely dice 1 onion (250g), 2 carrots (185g), and 2 ribs of celery and add them to a soup pot or Dutch oven. Saute in a little water or veggie broth until softened, and then add about 2 teaspoon of Mexican Oregano. Stir.
Next, cut open the Cheese Sauce Starter Pack and add the contents to your blender along with 3 ½ cups of water, 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, and a 4oz can of green chiles. Blend until smooth.
For convenience, I am using 3 different kinds of 15oz canned beans, 1 Pinto, 1 Black, and 1 Kidney. Rinse and drain each one and add to the pot along with the cheese sauce and a 15oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, add 2 cups of fresh baby spinach, and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Season to taste and you are DONE.
Wasn't that easy? And FAST too. Not to mention pretty dang good if I do say so myself.
Yes, you can use MY cheese sauce recipe, and I'll post it here if you want to use it, but Kim's is just as good and super easy to use. I hope you'll give them a try.
I'm working on the video for this so look for it on YouTube sometime this week.
From Food to Freedom
Thank you Kim and Nelson for all of your hard work, and be sure and check out their new documentary, From Food to Freedom, coming out soon!
In fact, if you would like to chat with one of the participants of the movie, she is in my BNV Support Group and is often in our morning live stream.
See you next week!Print
I am trying a new product from my friends at PlantPure and made this Cheesy Mexican 3-Bean Soup. So GOOD and so EASY to make!
- 1 onion (250g or 9 oz)
- 2 carrots (185g or 6.5 oz)
- 2 ribs celery
- 2 tsp Mexican oregano
- PlantPure Cheese Sauce Starter
- 3 ½ cups water
- 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 4oz can green chiles
- 15 oz can black beans
- 15 oz can pinto beans
- 15 oz can kidney beans
- 15 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 cups baby spinach
- salt & pepper to taste
- Dice the onion, carrots, and celery and add to a soup pot or Dutch oven
- Saute veggies in a little water or veg broth until softened
- Add the oregano and stir - remove from heat.
- Cut open the cheese pack and add to your blender along with the water, paprika, and chiles
- Blend until smooth
- Rinse and drain the beans, then add the cheese, beans, and tomatoes to the soup pot
- Bring to a boil, just until the soup begins to thicken, then reduce to a simmer.
- Add the spinach and simmer 8-10 minutes
- Season to taste and serve
Keywords: cheesy, mexican, 3-bean soup, plantpure