I love autumn - long walks in crisp air and crunchy leaves wakes up my senses after a long summer of 90+ degrees and high humidity. Autumn also means hearty, aromatic soups! So, here's my current favorite soup, and yes, it's vegan.
What I love about it is that it's a soup I made earlier this summer and when the weather turned and the flannel shirts came out, all I had to do was pour the ingredients from the Mason jar and add some vegetable broth.
Here is a recipe for two Mason jars - one for you and maybe, one for a friend.
Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Lentil Soup in a Jar
Attach the following to each jar:
WILD RICE, MUSHROOM, AND LENTIL SOUP IN A JAR
It's that time of year when we 'run our numbers' to determine if any changes are needed. Of course, my DOH, Tom is just fine while my cholesterol/triglycerides is slightly elevated. So, eating vegan alone is not doing it. Both of our vitamin D is also low, not uncommon for we old folks. Pretty easy to add a D3 supplement.
My stubborn triglycerides is my biggest concern since my overall cholesterol dropped 50 points in the 3 months due to eating vegan. So, I was between a rock and a hard place. I am a huge snacker and that's adding to my overall caloric intake which isn't helping at all. My only option is to skip the snacks. Period.
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As relatively new vegans, my husband and I are often drawn to new products in the vegan corner of the Publix produce department. There was a pleasantly package vegan entree called BBQ Jackfruit. One of the foods Tom misses (besides steak) is BBQ, so I thought we'd give it a try.
I liked the jackfruit consistency and sure liked that it wasn't a soy protein or other undesirable ingredients. It felt a little slick on my tongue but on a bun with a bit of a bread and butter pickle, it was pretty good. But, I found the BBQ sauce a bit hot for me. My tongue was on fire. But, I figured since we had our own favorite BBQ sauce, why not make my own. Next time I will.
The Jackfruit Co. has other flavors, like Teriyaki, Tex-Mex, and Curry.
I just ordered 6 cans of jackfruit (see "Where can buy jackfruit?" below).
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I hate waste and yet our recycle bucket for compost is often full more than once a day. I already have access to three freezers and two refrigerators, but I still have usable vegetables/fruits that often get pushed back and then forgotten. I purchased some small bins from WalMart for just that purpose. It has helped considerably! Now I just pull out a bin and I can see all the way the back! So, I decided to check out what was available in my bins before I started making lunch and ... success!
"Clean out the Frig" Sandwiches
Whether you're vegan or not, this is a great dip for fresh vegetables!
While this salad isn't very colorful, the flavor is certainly there.
As new vegans, you will find the most recent recipes and posts are vegan related. All the old blogs, pre-vegan, are still available. I've added a search bar, too, so if you're looking for a recipe you won't have to scroll!