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The Best Vegan Black Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 
 
Alllllrighty. Happy Friday, friends! The weekend has arrived once again. Let’s get down to business and talk black bean soup! The BEST vegan black bean soup to be specific.

I get it. Black bean soup is not exactly a revolutionary recipe. Nothing crazy or super out of the box here. But this one is very good. I wouldn’t call it the best if I didn’t mean it.

Of course that is just my opinion but we’ve been doing this long enough that I think you’ve got some level of trust in me 😉

I’ve been making this soup sort of on the fly for the last handful of years and it never gets old. Always quick, easy, healthy and filling! Basically everything you could ever want from a black bean soup.

And now, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.

I would ask you which one you want first, but since we can’t really do that I’m just gonna go good news first.

Good news: you can make the best vegan black bean soup for your people after reading this post!

The bad news: These pictures kind of make me cringe. But I’m hoping you guys have a more forgiving opinion of my photography than I do. Or at least don’t judge the quality of my recipes by the quality of my photographs 😝

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 

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Spicy Watermelon Salad with Cilantro and Lime {paleo + vegetarian}

Are you guys ready for this insanely delicious spicy watermelon salad with cilantro and lime!? It’s spicy, sweet, a little bit salty and doused in a super lime-y dressing for the ultimate watermelon salad experience – refreshing and FULL of summer flavor! 

Are you guys ready for this insanely delicious spicy watermelon salad with cilantro and lime!? It's spicy, sweet, a little bit salty and doused in a super lime-y dressing for the ultimate watermelon salad experience - refreshing and FULL of summer flavor! 
 
To be honest, I almost didn’t share this post. Not because the recipe isn’t good enough, but because.. the pictures. So silly, I know. But I’m a perfectionist (that Virgo + Scorpio astrology combo is a doozy 😁) And the light just wasn’t very good, and I didn’t get “the shot” I wanted, but after I posted a picture of this spicy watermelon salad with cilantro and lime on Instagram and you guys went crazy for it, I thought, well now I HAVE to share it with you. Because it really is delicious. And I can just gonna put that little voice in my head that keeps saying the pictures aren’t good enough to the side and get to the good stuff.

Because this recipe, you guys, is the good stuff. And I kind of feel like I have this unofficial contract with you to share the best of the best with you.

So here we go 😉

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The Best Paleo Bean Free Chili {paleo + whole30}

The best paleo bean free chili! This crazy delicious chili is not only bean free (making it paleo and whole30 friendly), it’s also loaded up with a rainbow of veggies – carrots, celery, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fennel and garlic that deliver serious flavor and mega nutrition! 

This crazy delicious chili is not only bean free (making it paleo and whole30 friendly), it's also loaded up with a rainbow of veggies - carrots, celery, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fennel and garlic that deliver serious flavor and mega nutrition! 

I am pretty sure Seattle is confused about what season it’s supposed to be (SPRING, SEATTLE. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE SPRING!). Because the trees are blooming and the crocuses and daffodils have sprung up from their earthly depths but it was SNOWING last Friday, you guys. SNOWING. Like big wet flakes falling to the ground for at least two hours 🙄 I know we’re not the only one’s but it just makes me wanna say COME ON ALREADY.

(Very ready for sun over here 🙋🏼)

So while at first I thought I might be a little too far past the cold weather season to share this recipe for the best paleo bean free chili, after this recent flash back to winter-like weather that we’ve been having around here I realized that no, it’s definitely not too late. In fact, this chili recipe is probably needed now more than ever. Because if we’re gonna have to deal with snow at the end of March, we might as well be eating delicious paleo bean free chili while we do it!

This crazy delicious chili is not only bean free (making it paleo and whole30 friendly), it's also loaded up with a rainbow of veggies - carrots, celery, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fennel and garlic that deliver serious flavor and mega nutrition! 

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