Instant Pot Creamy Tortilla Soup (Oil-free & Vegan)

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1 small can diced tomatoes
1 can pinto beans rinsed
1 small onion diced
1 green bell pepper diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 T maple syrup or brown sugar
1 T oregano
1 bay leave
8 cups water
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce (plus about 2 tsp sauce or to taste)
1/3 cup cashews soaked and rinsed
1/3 cup plant milk
1 cup roasted corn (see notes)


Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add onion and cook 2 minutes then add bell pepper and garlic and turn off Instant pot. (Keep a splash of water near by for sticking) Add all but last 4 ingredients to instant pot and give a stir. Put instant pot on manual 5 minutes and set release button to sealing. Meanwhile place cashews, plant milk and chipotle peppers and sauce in mini blender and blend until smooth, set aside.

Notes: Heat to high a non stick pan or wok. When hot add thawed (or fresh) corn and let it sit on the hot pan approx. 2 minutes. Put on a plate to cool. When soup is done let the steam out and turn pot off then add the cashew cream mixture. If soup not thick enough make a slurry of 2:1 water and corn or potato starch. Salt to taste. *lowfat (and low salt if you please) tortilla chips to garnish or freshly baked (to crisp) corn tortillas, green onions or cilantro. ~Rita

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“I am a touring recording artist and also a Vegan which can sometimes mean rice and veggies more than I want on the road.

I was in Columbus for a couple of days performing and a friend hooked me up with Rita (NuYu Nourish). She pre cooked 3 meals a day for me for the days I was in town and everything was absolutely delicious and healthy and SO convenient to have on the go!

I highly recommend her for any personal chef or catering needs you may have! She ROCKS!”

"Rita prepares and cooks for me on a weekly basis. She prepares vegan and oil free dishes to accommodate my dietary needs and lifestyle goals. She is extremely talented and passionate about her cooking as well as helping people achieve their health goals through nutritious, delicious and cruelty-free meals. Rita's food is creative and complementary. A great example, is the Gypsy Bowls(lunch favorite) she prepares. She will customize the bowls with your favorite flavors tossing in her own unique flair that gives you a tasty and healthy dish. Rita is a time saver for me. Preparing delicious and affordable vegan fare. I am so happy I found her. She is a delight! I can't say enough good things about Rita and NuYu Nourish."

"Rita is amazing!!! Her food is flavorful and tasty without any added oil!! Her sriracha ranch sauce is the best! You can put it on anything from salads, potatoes to pasta and it’s oh so good!!! I haven’t had anything that Rita has made that I haven’t raved about! She is a very talented chef!"

"Great and convenient service for busy people who want to eat healthy. Wonderful dishes! The mashed potatoes and gravy are one of my favorites. :)"

"I love Rita and I love her food! She is fun, energetic, and her food is AMAZING. She is extremely knowledgeable with plant-based nutrition and she knows how to make it taste delicious without oil, dairy, or animal products on the menu. You cannot go wrong with anything on her menu or with her in-house services. She's a plant-based culinary genius!"

"Rita is amazing! She's super easy to work with and all of her food is really great. You pick a dish and she takes care of the rest. It's so great to come home to a fridge of delicious food."

"We have been lucky to have Rita as our vegan chef for several months now. All of her recipes are delicious - seriously, her vegan lasagna is better than ANY lasagna we've ever tried! Her services are very affordable and she is quite knowledgeable about the intricacies of vegan diet. Wether you are ready to make a full transition to vegan diet or, you simply want to try it out for a while - Rita 's got you covered!"

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