I was feeling a little down………. so I made soup. It seems to be a sure way to improve the mood. I recommend it.
Using a 2 quart pot, I splashed in a half cup or so of vegetable broth. Added in (rough-cut): small onion, a stalk of celery (with some celery leaves), one large carrot, 2 medium potatoes, a stalk of bok choy, and one fresh tomato (from our garden–happy day). I let each vegetable simmer while I cut up the remaining vegetables and added them in one at a time in the order given.
I sprinkled in some dried: basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes and cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. About a half teaspoon of each if I had to make a guess but probably more like an eighth of a teaspoon of the cayenne for my taste). Then I pressed a large clove of fresh garlic and stirred it into the mix.
I gradually added in more vegetable broth for a total of about a quart. Then I threw in a 15 ounce can of organic Cannellini beans — liquid and all.
This is really just to give an idea of how to come up with a quick and easy and delicious vegetable soup. You can add in (or leave out) anything you like (or don’t like).
Basil, Oregeno, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Parsley Flakes, Salt, Black Pepper
Here are some ideas for vegan dishes. Sort of a visual recipe card.
Sometimes I just need a reminder that a meal can consist of some simple choices.
Italian green beans and tomatoes are from our garden so those choices were obvious. The arugula was from the farmers market and we added strawberries, a little sweet onion, and cucumbers from our garden.
Today I’m going to attempt to make a Kung Pao Tofu and if that turns out, I will post an actual recipe……and a picture, of course!
It’s over 90 degrees
in the sun and the shade
It’s way too hot
but I’ve got it made
Attitude is improving
as my spirits revive and
soak up sensations of
All things will pass
for bad or for good
I want to remember
(You’d think that I would)
to embrace all the fine stuff
and weather the rough
This is my time
and this is my place;
may I engage with some gusto
and a smidgen of grace
LET THE HARVEST BEGIN!!