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So delicious for DD1 (5 years old), DD2 (15 months) and I. I did use additional home-made stock instead of water and may have reduced the cayenne somewhat. I used organic light tasting extra virgin olive oil, extra organic carrot, a few dashes of celery seeds as I had no celery on hand, no bell pepper, organic garlic cloves, organic cilantro (fresh coriander), sea salt, to taste, the larger amount of cumin, sweet paprika as that is all I had, Eden brand organic black beans, organic yogurt in place of sour cream to be corn free, freshly squeezed lemon juice lemon juice instead of lime as that is what I also had on hand, plus the rest of the ingredients. I would make this again. Made for Healthy Choices Tag Game 2013.

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UmmBinat March 12, 2013

I made a half-recipe and discovered at the last minute that I was lacking black beans per se, but I did have refried black beans... substituted them in. This was excellent! Otherwise followed recipe exactly (minus the fresh cilantro which my grocery was out of) -- the cilantro would have been a great additional touch. A good solid and tasty soup, and a portion will go with me to work for lunch this week. Made for veg'n swap May 2011.

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Diann is Cooking May 15, 2011

Oh boy, did I love this soup. I cut my carrots and celery into slices and loved the added texture to the soup. The cayenne was a nice and welcome addition - just a hint of spice. The only thing I did differently was to add another cup of water as it was simmering. Thank you so much!

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LifeIsGood May 09, 2011

This was a very flavourful soup. I feel that the sour cream/lime juice/cilantro mixture added the perfect final touch to the soup.Thank you.

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Dreamer in Ontario May 03, 2011

Good soup! We loved all of the vegetables along with the black beans. The seasonings were very good - loved the little zip from the cayenne! Thanks for sharing! Veg*n Swap 31

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Starrynews February 07, 2011

This is my new favourite soup! I added more water but also kept all of the liquid from the canned black beans, and that helped thicken the soup and gave it a nice dark colour. I also added some onion powder, garlic powder, and a whole lot of black pepper for a little extra flavour and it was outstanding! I've had two bowls of it and I'm trying my best to not eat the whole pot. Thank you!

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yamakarasu October 06, 2007

I loved the consistency of this soup...very thick and plenty of veggies! I did find it a little too spicy for my taste and would recommend omitting the cayenne pepper. It ended up overpowering the beautiful flavors of the cumin, paprika, and bay leaves. I think that simmering for longer would also meld the flavors better too. Thanks Studentchef!

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poo235 May 11, 2007
Black Bean Soup With Cumin and Coriander