Collard Green, Sweet Potato and Adzuki Bean Soup + Vegan News You Can Use (12/30/12)

by JL Fields on December 30, 2012

It’s the last weekend of 2012! This is what I know. One year ago, on the last Sunday of 2011, I had no idea that I would be invited to co-author a book, or that just a few months later I would start my own business, or that I would pack up and move from New York to Colorado by year’s end. No idea. More on that tomorrow, when I do my 2012 recap. Today, in addition to sharing vegan news and my weekly wrap-up,  I wanted to share a  soup recipe – using the pressure cooker, natch – that is simply seasoned and packed with flavor.

Collard Green, Sweet Potato and Adzuki Bean Soup

by JL Fields @ JL goes Vegan


Ingredients (Serves 6 – 8)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 cloves garlic (about 2 tablespoons), finely diced
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cup dry adzuki beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup sweet potato, diced
  • 3 cups collard greens (loosely packed), chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: garam masala, cardamom, and onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dulse flakes
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or your favorite red hot sauce)


  1. Heat oil in an uncovered pressure cooker on medium.
  2. Saute garlic quickly (30 seconds or so) and add beans, tomato, sweet potato, collard greens, vegetable broth, water, tomato paste, garam masala, cardamom, onion powder and dulse flakes.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Cover the pressure cooker, locking the lid in place, and bring to pressure.
  5. Cook at pressure for 20 minutes.
  6. Removed from heat and allow for a natural release.
  7. Remove the lid from pressure cooker, opening away from you.
  8. Return the uncovered pressure cooker to the burner on low. Add wine and Sriracha and simmer for a few minutes before serving.
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Speaking of collard greens, you are going to see lots of black-eyed pea and collard greens recipes on food blogs as the combination of the two, on New Year’s Day, are considered a good luck meal. Check out my black-eyed pea recipes (three with collards!)

Vegan Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens by JL Fields on JL goes Vegan

On to a few interesting bits of vegan news and links…

This week’s vegan links and news



This week on the blogs

JL goes Vegan

MONDAY:  Getting a pressure cooker for Christmas? I’ve got recipes! (NEW: Tofu, Chickpea, Artichoke and Potato Soup)

Pressure Cooker for Christmas? Try these recipes!

TUESDAY: Let living vegan be your gift to the animals…

vegan gift

WEDNESDAY:  Our first Christmas Eve and Christmas in Colorado

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THURSDAY: Our Hen House: An interview with the founders of the multimedia hub that helps YOU change the world for animals

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FRIDAY: My favorite pressure cooker cookbooks + A Jackfruit and Sweet Potato Enchiladas Recipe

JL Fields favorite pressure cookbooks on JL goes Vegan

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Back tomorrow with a year in review! Have a great Sunday.

  • It’s amazing the twists and turns that life can bring, isn’t it? And what wonderful and amazing changes you’ve had in your life this past year! Can’t wait to read the recap tomorrow, too. And thanks for linking up my peppermint bark! Hope you both have a spectacular New Year in your new home! xo xo

    • JL

      It’s been a wild ride, @twitter-48088321:disqus! I’m glad you’ve been along side me this year!

  • Jennifer Bliss

    Awesome site you have here! New Reader!!!!

    • JL

      @google-2006be7f92e0347c4919da15040e3143:disqus, thank you and welcome! I look forward to hearing from you!

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