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.
Clean and simple eating is my goal. I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. All recipes included cover several diet types...raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and ketogenic. I have tried to remember to tag the recipes appropriately, but it is what it is.
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