Sunday, January 14, 2018
Masoor Seddho (Red Lentil Soup), Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup, Navratan Korma Inspired Soup, Crafts, Stress Relief, and Life Updates
I guess now is as good as time as any to share with you some of the things I have been eating and creating.
I've been busy with work, League of Women Voters, and County Fair stuff. I've also been a busybody at home. Plus, I have been enjoying my new found joy of coin collecting more and more. I have slowly gotten back into paper crafting which you will see more of in this post. I'm really trying to stay busy so I don't start over-analyzing myself or move into a deeper depression.
I've been tinkering with Mandalas again and it's been a nice short form of meditation of sorts. As you can tell I'm not done with this. Sometimes I do a bit at a time and will come back to it days later and add more. DH and I just re-watched all of the Harry Potters which was a nice way to relax, too. And of course there is my ongoing love of tea but I'm trying to adjust my intake on the highly caffeinated ones due to the aches and pains I have been struggling with.
I haven't bought any new supplies. Everything I have been using to make the cards have been from scraps. I intend to continue with this method. I want to see how long I can go using old stashes and supplies.
I ended up bringing Rootie's Blue Cheese for DH (for those of you who don't know he's not veg) and for who ever else wanted it. I brought Daiya's Blue Cheese for me and who ever else wanted it. It was funny but when we were cleaning up the dairy version of the blue cheese was barely touched and my vegan blue cheese bottle was nearly gone.
I'm not complaining at all - that is what it was there for - but I'm thinking that no one really looked at the bottles and just ate it regardless. I find this interesting and am pretty thrilled!
It's been nasty weather-wise still. This morning it was -7 degrees at 9am. Friday Night we got a few inches of ice and then about a foot or more of snow.
1 C Cashews
1 Small Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Knob Ginger
Water & Sea Salt as needed
Garnish: Nutmeg, Smoked Paprika, Parsley
For lunch today I had this amazing Red Lentil Soup!
It's my new favorite! I would have made more right away but I only had enough Red Lentils for 1 batch!
It was inspired by Vegan Richa's Begali Red Lentil Soup (Masoor Seddho) but instead of the Tomato I used Tomato Sauce. It was all I had on hand. I also used Earth Balance instead of the Mustard Oil.
This was WONDERFUL and I will be making it again as soon as I get more red lentils! YUM! I'm not going to lie - I ended up garnishing it with more Earth Balance! It was so savory!