How to make Quinoa Soup – Vegetarian Recipe

| March 13, 2012 | 49 Comments
Video Rating: 4 / 5 [Video by Larry Cook–If you like it, please share it!] Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen shares her story of going vegetarian, then vegan, and then gluten-free, and how her health improved after each transition. She talks about weight loss, more energy, feeling better, where she gets protein, the types of food she eats, how she orders food at restaurants, shops for organic food at health food stores, compassion for animals, environmental gains, friendships and more. Visit Whitney’s website http to learn more about the vegan lifestyle and what you can do to live in better harmony with yourself, the animals and our planet. Produced by Larry Cook, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living. gluten-free gf food diet cooking recipe vegan vegetarian raw “raw food” “whole food” organic “organic food” health healthy nutrition “cooking class” USDA vegetable fruit grains natural food recipes “how to cook” “easy recipes” “healthy recipes” “bulk food” cookbook beans rice legumes dish appetizing meal “plant based diet” “healthy food”
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  1. loiscanders says:

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  2. svp84 says:

    white quinoa is good, but black quinoa is the best of all!

  3. Icaroinfinit says:

    The Bolivian Altiplano is the world’s leading grower of quinoa. The cultivation of quinoa is very important for farmers in this country, mainly for the more than 70,000 units and small peasant farmers, Potosi and Oruro.

  4. Icaroinfinit says:


  5. annyroldan says:

    I LOVEEEE QUINOA!!! and this recipe sounds very yummy and easy 😉 thank you ..

  6. ShowMeTheCurry says:

    @ALANLEEY : As we ALWAYS say – “Salt – to taste”
    Cheers :)

  7. ALANLEEY says:


  8. CaspianDanes says:

    I made this recipe without the onions, and added more vegetables as a treat for our large birds. Quinoa is a complete protein, and is incredible for birds. Our guys loved the broth, and enjoy picking through the room temperature soup for bits of veggies.

  9. beetz15s says:

    show me the curry girl

  10. MyFreedomChannel says:

    @ShowMeTheCurry Oh, okay! When I find the owner’s manual to my electric pressure cooker, I’ll check to see what it has to say. Thank you anyway. :)

  11. ShowMeTheCurry says:

    @MyFreedomChannel : The Pressure Cookers we have, most of them are the whistling kind so can’t tell you exactly how much time yous will take. Quinoa cooks pretty fast, so, once your Cooker has attained pressure, just another couple of minutes after that should be ample time.
    Hope that helps :)

  12. MyFreedomChannel says:

    Question: What do you mean by “cook for 1 whistle?” How many minutes at ten pounds of pressure?

  13. MyFreedomChannel says:

    That sounds delicious! I just bought some quinoa to try and I’ve been looking for some recipes for it. Can’t wait to put this together. Thank you, ladies! Make it a great day! :)

  14. TheOceanusaura says:

    great recipe, you girls are absolutely wonderful, your show is simply divine

  15. cartouchator says:

    – why would you spice your dish before hand ? you can’t taste it, can’t know if you have to adjust it, where’s the pepper ? would be bland.
    – don’t use frozen vegetables and premade stock when making a soup. it results in a really bland product. soup should always be freshly made. else it’s nothing better than buying already made soup.
    – cilantro is not coriander. close, but not ^^
    – quinoa is a good idea :-)
    – what’s the point of using a pressure cooker if you don’t cook it for long ?

  16. 416mcp says:

    @curiousSOUL22 I am not expert but I don’t think they taste the same. I like couscous more. IMO the favor is milder and takes other favors better. I didn’t know quinoa was healthier but i am not surprised

  17. KOSMOS390 says:

    Quinoa is an Incan super food/protein originated from PERU, highly regarded in that culture for its nutritional benefits. Just a quick fact, Thanks :)

  18. curiousSOUL22 says:

    @seshoki Quinoa and cous cous look the same and kind of taste the same, but nutritionally speaking, quinoa is alot more valueable because it is a seed, full of protein and lots of other goodies, and will fill you up alot more. Cous cous is good, but it is made from semolina which is made from wheat, so it is processed, and man-made. Quinoa is more more wholesome and from nature. :-) Good to enjoy both though. Happy cooking!

  19. ShowMeTheCurry says:

    @22steFUNNY : No, you can make this without a pressure cooker. The cooking time will increase to about 30-35 min. or till the quinoa is cooked all the way.

  20. 22steFUNNY says:

    yummy!! do you have to use a pressure cooker?

  21. ShowMeTheCurry says:

    @ValeriaL00 : Double YEY for that :)

  22. ValeriaL00 says:

    Yey for Quinoa 😀 Peruvian people are very proud of it, including myself hehehe.

  23. puschmannn says:

    you two are really nice, nearly forgot about the soup :)

  24. KlutszyKaShMaanEet says:


    u make me laugh… Hindi cant cook?? That doesn’t make sense, you say Hindi people cant cook, dude get ur grammar correct. And We can very well cook, they didn’t put all those ingredients because the broth has that…

  25. AdrienneAXK says:

    If you want to use couscous instead of quinoa, I would go with the Israeli or large couscous rather than the regular wheat because quinoa needs to cook a little longer.

  26. 5tonyvvvv says:

    @LarryCook333 We have all been brainwashed to believe that Meat, Dairy and bread is good for us! Its why we are all sick fat and acidic!! Plant based diet is the best!! It changed my Life!!

  27. nextinline777 says:

    @sisimejia Keep in mind that when she said ‘grains’ & ‘rice’ she forgot to mention to only eat alkaline grains (natrually accuring) like quinoa, spelt, rye, kamut. Stay away from potatoes (starch based hybrid plant) and carrots.

  28. Biancavalentim says:

    great video!!!!!
    I stopped eating red meat and chicken for 2 years now.
    But I’m feeling the need to stop with dairy and fish as well. I’m interest in knowing more about gluten-free also. But to tell you the truth I really don’t know how to start. I’m not a cooker at all and it’s hard to find motivation to go to the kitchen.
    I want to change but it’s been hard.

  29. LarryCook333 says:

    @sisimejia Yes, try to eat as many veggies as possible, and if you can eat rice/grains/or beans, that works too. Where do you live?

  30. sisimejia says:

    I’m a 15 years old girl. I been a vegan for 7 years now. I’m the only one in my whole family that is like this. And I want to be apart of it. I want to know more about being a vegan. Also, my family is really poor so being vegan is super hard. We don’t have a stove or oven so I mostly eat fruits and ( unfortunly) potato chips ( so I’m little over wieght). I don’t get the stuff I need for my body. I still want to be a good vegan. So any suggests? Please.

  31. hekt50 says:

    i love you ecovegangirl, thank you for posting that

  32. davmart88 says:

    Hi i quit dairy 8 years ago too. time to try vegan and stop eating fish again.

  33. bettyruns says:


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    >> (slash) p1244N-6k << --- and there's even a YouTube video on the hot topic. Let us know what you think.

  35. Bonersoup183 says:

    Gluten is a plant based protein. It’s good for you unless your allergic.

  36. Jcunninghamdr says:

    You rock!

  37. Cravenn5 says:

    Plant-strong!! I love it!! Why kill 2 eat.;(

  38. LarryCook333 says:

    @AdStarProductions Thank you!

  39. AdStarProductions says:

    Great video, Larry and Whitney!

  40. baljeetd says:

    All true – there are no downsides.

    Note also that if you wish to perform as an athlete, you need to drop meat and dairy. Dairy causes a mucus/clogging reaction in the body, and meat clogs the digestive tract as it’s too heavy to process quickly. You’ll notice this particularly if you train for endurance. (I don’t consider weightlifters as athletes, but they can benefit too).

  41. randyallenbishop says:

    Try Raw Foods :)

  42. thestreetsempty says:

    Nice to see her story. She is super cool. For health reasons, I eat only fermented soy – once in a while. Soy gave me a lot of women’s problems (hemorrhaging). Gluten is the other ingredient I’m considering cutting out of my diet. But I will miss it. It is so easy to be vegan. I’ve been a self-proclaimed environmentalist since first grade and a vegan since I was a teen! Anyone can do it, just educate yourself about nutrition and animal agriculture (animal, environmental, and human implications).

  43. LarryCook333 says:

    @smashinmelancholy And, the main point I think is that people who start eating vegetarian can still go out with their meat eating friends to their restaurants.

  44. LarryCook333 says:

    @smashinmelancholy I eat at meat restaurants all the time because of the work I do and traveling with others. Yes,, that is always a possibility; but, big picture wise, it is very minute and even if there is a slight bit of contamination, it is better than not eating at all (in my opinion). In the last 20 years I have seen meat in my “vegetarian” restaurant food only a few times—I think that’s pretty good considering how pervasive it is in all of our food.

  45. EcoVeganGal says:

    @smashinmelancholy thanks for watching! I get this question often and I understand the concern. In a perfect world I would eat at only vegetarian restaurants, but they’re not always an option, especially when traveling. One thing you can do is ask if the restaurant uses different utensils and heating areas – many of them do. Or, get something simple like a salad that will have the least chance of contamination.

  46. smashinmelancholy says:

    I like this video, but I have a comment/question about eating out at non-vegetarian restaurants. How can you be sure that what you get is actually vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, etc. and not contaminated with animal products? Even if you are clear about your diet when you speak to restaurant staff, I still think some animal products might sneak into your food in some way. I don’t think you can know for sure when you are eating out unless you go to a strictly vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

  47. ShawDAMAN says:

    I do believe people place too much importance on consuming meat. Some nice thoughts here, although not everybody gets the same results. But it just makes sense to me that it’s possible to be quite healthy without eating meat. I’ve been eating less and less of it and certainly haven’t noticed any detrimental effects.. quite the contrary.

  48. LarryCook333 says:

    @nebraskafrankcourtny Thank you for the feedback!

  49. nebraskafrankcourtny says:

    Great video!! Very inspiring!! Thanks so much for that!!

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