Fabulous Vegetable Bean Soup

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Today was a long and busy day.  This morning I had an eye appointment.  It took 5 plus hours for my eyes to stop being dilated.  When I walked in the door at 6 PM, I thought to myself what should I cook.  I wanted something simple, quick, warm, and comforting.  After emptying the dishwasher and doing laundry, I pulled out a big pot.  In the pot (heated to medium high heat) I put a tablespoon of Earth Balance.  I finely chopped up 1 celery, and added it to the pot.  Sprinkled the celery with salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.  In the microwave I heated 3 cups of water (3 minutes).  Then I stirred in a tablespoon of Vegetable Better Than Bouillon, until it dissolved.  Poured that over the celery that had started to cook down.  Finely, chopped up one carrot.  Added that to the pot.  Finely chopped up two potatoes.  Added that to the pot.  Added one can of Great Northern Beans.  Added water to the empty can (about half way up) to swish out any remnants into the pot.  Chopped up one Roma tomato and one regular tomato.  Added those.  Checked the seasoning. Added a little more salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.  Lowered heat.  Simmered until veggies were tender.  And Voila it was finished in like 20 to 30 minutes.  So simple.  Yet so yummy and nutritious.  Already on my second bowl and have at least one more bowl’s worth for another meal.

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About Living Well

I am a vegan who loves food and loves life. Why am I vegan? Vegan living seemed to be a holistic way to live. Choosing to live as a vegan is helping me to live more environmentally conscious, more ethically, and more healthy. That said, I still wanted to be able to have foods that I loved. This site will be a place that I share ideas on living well and share vegan recipes. Some recipes are naturally vegan; other recipes I will take and veganize them. My influences in cooking are from my Granny (who is now 96 years old) who taught me how to make homemade buttermilk biscuits, syrup cookies, okra, and other southern comfort favorites; my mom, who knows how to host, and from living in places like London, Spain, and Costa Rica. When I am not cooking I am a professional artist. Cooking is just one more way I get to be creative. May these recipes inspire you, and may they always be delicious! P.S. If you want to check out my art, you can visit my website at: www.GraceWorksStudio.org.

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