As we start heading into the colder months of the year it is important to keep warm with delicious, nourishing meals. Beans are considered one of the healthiest foods to eat when trying to fall pregnant. The rich fibre content is at the centre of the fantastic nutritional support provided by this soup recipe.


  • 2 cups dried pinto beans
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp cumin, ground
  • ½ tsp coriander, ground
  • 3 dried red chillies, cleaned (all seeds and veins removed)
  • Salt to taste (sea salt or Himalayan pink salt are best)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbls sliced spring onions
  • 3 tbls chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream to taste


  1. Rinse beans and pick out any rocks or debris
  2. Pour oil in a pressure cooker and heat
  3. Add garlic, onions, cumin, coriander, red chillies and oregano to oil
  4. Stir well then add pinto beans
  5. Pour 12 cups water and salt into the pressure cooker.
  6. Place lid on pressure cooker and seal
  7. Heat pressure cooker to high and allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Release pressure from the pot
  9. Remove two cups of the pinto beans and puree
  10. Remove red chillies and puree until smooth
  11. Return puree to pot and whisk in
  12. Cook for 10 additional minutes to thicken
  13. Season as needed before serving over brown rice topped with cheese

Recipe from http://www.babymed.com/recipes/healthy-recipes-fertility