Category Archives: Soups, Stews, Stocks

Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

Aromatic, filling, delicious—what’s not to like? This dal is great paired with a spinach saag and some flatbread.

Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

2 tablespoons vegetable stock
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 ½ cups (10 ounces, about 1 medium) finely diced sweet potato
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Thai chili, or 1 large serrano chili,

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Potato-Wild Mushroom Soup

My sweetie made this a few nights ago. It’s very simple to make but has wonderful layers of complexity…and it’s total comfort food!

Potato-Wild Mushroom Soup
Serves 4

3 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 pound chanterelle or shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 cup dried wild mushrooms
1/2 cup caramelized onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon … Read more

Leftover Crudités Soup

We had a house concert a few days ago and ended up with a huge platter of raw veggies that had been mostly untouched, and so this sunny autumn has become Soup Sunday in the kitchen.

Leftover Crudités Soup
All measurement approximate…makes about one gallon

1 large onion, chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
96 ounces mushroom broth (12 cups / … Read more

Vegan Broccoli “Cheddar” Soup

One of my favorite no-fat, plant-based, comfort food, bloggers is Chuck, over at Brand New Vegan.

Here’s one of his knockout recipes that I made for lunch today. No, it’s not cheddar-flavored, but it’s very tasty and quick to make. The only changes I made were—

  • Added 1 teaspoon low sodium tamari
  • Added 1/4 cup white miso
  • Doubled the
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Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans

2 medium carrots, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1-1/4 cups plain tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup pure dark maple syrup
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cans white beans, drained and … Read more

Vegan Boston Baked Beans

These beans, being vegan, won’t have the richness of Boston Baked Beans made with salt pork, but that doesn’t keep them from being completely delicious. The additions of salt throughout the instructions contribute to a thoroughly-cooked bean; if you are strictly no-salt, the beans will take much longer to cook.

For an easier version, check out my Easy Baked Beans Read more