Easy Vegan Chicken Rice and Lime Soup Recipe



Since I decided to work on taking my podcast to the next level, I haven't had much time to make full videos on YouTube.

>> Watch the one-minute video  <<

The solution? Put short recipe videos on social media.

I'm saving sooo much time doing it this way, so I really don't know when I will be back to YouTube. lol

I’ve been making this vegan chicken rice and lime recipe for about 3 years now!

It takes about 30-minutes and is very family-friendly.
The measurements below are enough soup for 3 people. 
You can easily double the ingredients to serve up to 6 people.


Let me know what you think when you make it!


Easy Vegan Chicken Rice and Lime Soup

by Brown Vegan

Cook Time: 30

Keywords: saute vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 9 oz vegan chicken (you can find @beyondmeat brand in the frozen section at Target)
  • 1/2 juice of lime
For serving:
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Red chili flakes (if you want a little heat)
  • Cooked rice (about 4 cups)


In a medium pot, sauté the onions and garlic for 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Stir in celery, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano and salt.

Cook for 3 more minutes.

Next, add diced tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil.

Chop vegan chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Once boiling, mix in vegan chicken, cover and cook for 5 more minutes.

-The vegan chicken is already cooked, so you only need to warm for about 5 minutes.

Don’t overcook it.-

Squeeze in lime juice (about 2 teaspoons) and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Serve soup with chopped avocado, cilantro, red chili flakes and rice.

Inspired by Laura in the Kitchen

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Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen's recipe


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Here's How To Make Your Favorite Recipes Vegan

I'm working on improving the quality (and consistency) of the videos on my YouTube channel, so I've been watching a lot of cooking video for inspiration.

Majority of the videos I come across online aren't vegan, but with a few adjustments, you can make nearly any recipe vegan. 

Here's what you do...

Continue to eat some of your favorite dishes, but switch out ingredients for vegan options that are more compassionate (to animals and the planet) and your body.

In the two examples below, I will show you how you can easily switch out the meat, dairy, etc. to make each recipe vegan. 


Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken from the Tasty YouTube channel

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Here are the ingredients we need to switch out to make it vegan....

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Instead of honey, use agave nectar or Bee Free Honee.


Instead of animal flesh, you can purchase vegan chicken from brands like Beyond Meat and Gardein (frozen section at Target).

If you make this recipe, be sure to add the vegan chicken in as the last step because it's already cooked.

Loaded Baked Potatoes from Tasty YouTube channel

Here are the ingredients we need to switch out to make it vegan....


Replace with brands like Field Roast or Daiya 


A couple of options to replace it...

1) Purchase coconut bacon from Phoney Baloney

2) Make your own coconut bacon with this recipe 


A couple of options to replace it...

1) Buy it in the store- Tofutti is the brand I see most often

2) Make your own -

  • 15 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Put the unopened can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. Open the can and remove the creamy coconut on top (you can use the water for smoothies).

Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve as usual.


Replace this with Earth Balance vegan margarine or olive oil.


Replace with unsweetened almond, coconut milk, soy or almond milk. 


Have you veganized any of your fave recipes lately?

Let me know in the comments. :-)

December 2017 Intentions | Reflections & Goals


~This post was also featured on my other site, This Biz Life.~


  • I finalized my word/phrase for 2018 -- "Fearless Visibility" Shout out to Megan Minns because before I saw her post, I was going to use "Stop Hiding." This new phrase is so much better.
  • Even though I don't feel like I've had an active 2017 (as far as being on social and posting recipes), it was pretty dope to be featured in The New York Times on November 28th. 
  • I got a gig that has me out of the house five days a week. It's not bad at all!
  • It was amazing to smash my income goals for November! I'm still blown away by how a little bit of intention went a long way for my finances in November. 

Intentions for December 2017:

  • Exercise...even if for 20 minutes -- Even though I've been working on eating better, I know the 20 lbs will come off faster if I incorporate cardio and weight training. PLUS, the exercise will work wonders for my mental health.
  • Get clear about how I will make 2018 my year of "Fearless Visibility"

How I Did on Consistency Goals for November 2017:

*Upload at least ONE video on my main YouTube channel - NOPE. I have a confession to make. I've been away from YouTube for over four months, and every time I plan to go back, I get stuck in the "my content isn't good enough" nonsense. The YouTube bar has been set high, and I just don't think my videos fit in. *sigh* It's silly...I know. 

*Upload a weekly podcast episode (five for the month) - NOPE. I did two episodes. I refuse to beat myself up though. I started a new gig that took a lot of time. Plus, I'm excited to have several episodes ready for December. 

Consistency Goals for December 2017:

I decided not to set any this month. Instead, I will spend time reflecting and planning for the new year. 


Check out previous Intentions posts here.

What are your goals for the new month? Let me know :-)

November 2017 Intentions | Reflections & Goals



~This post was also featured on my other site, This Biz Life.~

It's been a while since I wrote my last Intentions post. *sigh*

Even though I don't always complete my monthly goals, I will say writing these posts does give me a sense of accountability. 

Also, I want to be more transparent about my business experiences to track my growth and inspire others to chase their dreams.


*A Major Shift In Our Family -- If you don't already know, I have three sons - 16, 14 & 12. Being a mom of teenagers has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do. The level of stress over the last 1 1/2 has been unreal. One of the reasons life has been all over the place for me is because my older sons recently moved to Texas to live with their dad. This situation has been a hard transition for my family, but I know this change is best for the boys.

*I Still Don't Know What the Hell I'm Doing -- After all these years, I still haven't figured out what I can do to really serve people and make a consistent monthly income from my businesses. 

I'm actually quite embarrassed to admit this out loud, but hey, the first step is admitting there's a problem, right?

Intentions for November 2017:

*Set an income goal for the month -- I started tracking my income back in July.  Being intentional allows me to make more money. I got off track last month and saw that my income was the lowest that it has been in a while -- there's def a correlation, so I will start tracking again. 

*Finalize My "Word/Theme" for 2018 -- My word for 2017 is Execution. Even though there's so much more I want to do, I feel as though I took way more action this year. I released two products on Brown Vegan, two products on Biz Life, did a few speaking engagements, cooking demos (my first was this year!) and went on TV. 

*Continue to work on my weight loss journey -- One of my 2017 goals was to lose 20 lbs. Guess what happened tho? I gained ten mo' pounds! I'm now a whopping 172.4 lbs. 

I started over again and feel positive that I will reach this goal in 2018 -- What I plan to do more of? Manage stress, cut down on processed foods, work as an accountable partner with Eric (he wants to lose 20 lbs too). 

*Leave the damn house -- As someone who works from home, it's very easy for me not to leave the house very often. I will make sure to get out as least once a week -- even if it's just for a 30-minute walk or a dinner date with Eric.  I know leaving the house more will help with my anxiety and depression too. 

Consistency Goals for November:

I'm pretty nervous to set consistency goals because I don't usually follow through on everything I write.

So I will keep it short and sweet...

*Upload at least ONE video on my main YouTube channel - I can't believe it has been three months since my last video! I just decided to record and upload a BBQ tofu video. Wish me luck! 

*Upload a weekly podcast episode (five for the month) -- there's no excuse for not finishing this because I have all the interviews recorded!

Check out previous Intentions posts here 

What are your goals for the new month? Let me know :-)