Northern Bean, Rainbow Chard and Porcini Mushrooms Soup with dried Porcini Mushroom and Nutmeg dust

Soup, it’s what’s for dinner. Here’s a beautiful and simple soup I made for lunch, using rainbow chard. This soup takes about 30 minutes to prepare. It’s very versatile and you can use chickpeas, lentils or even add some quinoa to it, allow yourself to be creative.

Soups are very forgiving, easy to make and can be loaded with nutrients in just one pot. I added four cloves of garlic to this one, to help keep my immune system healthy and a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a little kick.

If you don’t like porcini mushrooms you can add shiitakes. However, I personally love the earthiness of the porcini mushrooms, but shiitakes make an excellent substitution. Check out all the variety of soups on my blog and remember to always Set the Table with Love one soup bowl at a time.

Northern Beans, Baby Rainbow Chard, Red Onion and Garlic


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms or fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 small bunch Fry farm rainbow chard
  • 1 14.5-oz can northern beans, drained
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Sea salt, fresh ground pepper
Northern Bean, Rainbow Chard and Porcini Mushrooms Soup with dried Porcini Mushroom and Nutmeg dust


  • Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft. Add rainbow chard and cook , tossing occasionally, until wilted, about 2- 3 minutes. Add beans and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer , 15–20 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Top with finely graded dried porcini mushrooms, nutmeg and a lots of good evvo.

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I am a yoga and meditation practitioner, the owner and creator of B'Tyli Natural Skin Therapies. I am a nutrition consultant and pursuing my degree in Holistic Nutrition,at Clayton College of Natural Health. I am mom of 2 boys, 27 years old, 13 years old and a 3 year old granddaughter. I have been married for 18 years to a wonderful man, who on June 17th donated his kidney to me. I have lived with chronic illness for 20 years and have learned so many spiritual lessons from this experience.I am currently publishing a book titled, Living within the Silver Lining( finding your blessings within the dark clouds). I love life and live it fully each day. Love to cook so check out my weekly or maybe daily recipes. Healthy and Delicious!!!

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