Meatless Monday: IP Tortilla Soup (vegan)

We had a zoom call scheduled for 5 pm on a Sunday evening. I checked the clock and was surprised to see that it was already 4:40 pm. I had hoped to get dinner in the Instant Pot so that it would cook while we enjoyed our call. Could I do it? This recipe was … Continue reading Meatless Monday: IP Tortilla Soup (vegan)

Meatless Monday: Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup (vegan!)

It cooled off just enough last week to eat soup again. Notice I didn't say "to cook soup," because IP cooking means I don't have to stand and stir a hot pot. It's one of my favorite things about the IP: I can quickly make yummy veggies and soups that would require more time on … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup (vegan!)

Meatless Monday – Tomato Soup

I was in a funk. The kiddo was sick and the day's plans dashed. After walking the dogs, I decided to cook the rest of the day away. I created some lovely food, and the acts of creating and serving those I love helped lift the gray clouds from my atmosphere. C19 had called from … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Tomato Soup

Meatless Monday – Lentil Soup

The fickle spring weather turned chilly again just as half our family returned from a house building week in Mexico, overtired and weezy from dust. I decided a hearty pot of lentil soup might do the trick: warm and comforting, restorative in the best ways. Ten years ago I couldn't tell you if I had ever eaten … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Lentil Soup

Meatless Monday – Farro & Kale Soup

A friend sent the best kind of text. She asked when I could be available to come for dinner; she had a vegan recipe she wanted to make for girls' night. Count me in! She set the table with a charming quilt she'd made and heirloom china, beautiful plates with a raised spot for a tea cup … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Farro & Kale Soup

Meatless Monday – The Greenest Soup

It was one of those weeks when the Universe declared, "Your plans be damned!" Extra meetings. Tasks took too long. Hormones flared. Perfectionism roared. Memories failed. Schedules ran amok. The internet went down at work and, as soon as it was restored, it went down at home: three repairmen in three days, to discover that the … Continue reading Meatless Monday – The Greenest Soup

Meatless Monday – Spicy Black Bean Soup

I love love love black beans. Next to spinach, they might be my most regular go-to ingredient for daily yum. Black beans taste fab in chili and burritos, refried in quesadillas (sans cheese - all you need is refried black beans, salsa, & tortillas), on salads and topped on baked sweet potatoes. And in soups. Last week … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Spicy Black Bean Soup

Meatless Monday – Cauliflower Soup

A year ago I wrote this post about lining up my expectations with my Quirky Christmas reality. Always a struggle, during this month between Thanksgiving and Christmas the house has been clean for about three-quarters of one day; the cards still haven't been mailed; worse yet, the packages will cost us a mint to ship … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Cauliflower Soup

Meatless Monday – Lettuce Wraps

I remember my first bite of tofu, round-about late 1970's. The gelatinous cube looked like a small brick of ice cream suspended in water; it sat for days on the top shelf of the fridge, confusing me each time I came looking for a snack. Finally my dad, world traveler and epicurean, decided it was … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Lettuce Wraps

Meatless Monday – Healthy-Yummy Ramen

My kids love ramen noodle soup but I don't want to serve them super-processed unhealthy foods. My version cooks in one pot in less than ten minutes and hits the spot! Seriously, the kids thank me when I make this one. It's delicious comfort food and an easy clean-out-the-crisper drawer recipe. Healthy-Yummy Ramen Soup Serves 4 8 c … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Healthy-Yummy Ramen