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Slow Cooker Soup

I love cooking things where you can throw the ingredients in, leave, and come back to great food hours later. This soup turned out nicely, so I thought I’d share:


  • Mixed frozen vegetables (This time I used the stir fry mix from Costco, but I’ve used their organic veggie mix in the past if you prefer more standard American veggies)
  • 1 12oz. can turkey (may be substituted with beans or lentils)
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed (otherwise it will have a bitter taste to it)
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • water
  • chicken base or bouillion, or a veggie soup base
  • salt to taste

Put everything into a 4 quart slow cooker. I didn’t put an amount for the veggies; put them in first and they should take up 1/3 to 1/2 of the space.

Add everything else (enough water to cover the top) and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

This soup is gluten-free with the right soup base, although if you’re cooking for someone with celiac’s disease make sure they can have quinoa (some can’t).

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

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