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Vegan Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Vegan Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Everyone in Hawaii, regardless of their ethnicity, has eaten Portuguese bean soup. The original is made with Portuguese sausage, a spicy, garlicky sausage. To make it vegan, I took the spices without the meat, and added them to the remaining soup ingredients–potatoes, carrots, and kidney beans. And because I like a thicker soup, I...

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How to Thicken Soup

How to Thicken Soup It’s soup season! The cool weather screams for some warm, liquid nourishment. But sometimes you make a soup and it ends up thinner than you’d like, and you want to fix that. How to make soup thicker? Here are some soup thickening agents you can use. Add or subtract You...

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Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone Soup

Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone Soup

Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone Soup Minestrone is a classic Italian soup which usually contains vegetables, beans, and pasta or rice. It is a hearty and filling soup and can be a complete meal in itself. Here is my recipe for Vegan or Vegetarian Minestrone Soup. A close friend is grieving the loss of her husband, and...

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Vegetarian and Vegan Soups

Vegetarian and Vegan Soups

Vegetarian and Vegan Soups Your favorite soups might include chicken noodle, minestrone, and clam chowder. But if you are a vegetarian or vegan, chances are, you can’t eat those any more. Or can you? Here is a guide to vegetarian and vegan soups. Obviously, soups that rely on meat or animal ingredients for their...

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Vegan Curried Lentil Soup

Vegan Curried Lentil Soup

Vegan Curried Lentil Soup Vegan or vegetarian soups can be quite bland if you are just adding water, and not a stock. I never have stock on hand, so I prefer to use water and basic vegetables to impart depth of flavor. However, in this recipe, all the ingredients–lentils, spices, and vegetables–combine to make...

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Vegan Roasted Vegetable Soup

Vegan Roasted Vegetable Soup I’ve made roasted vegetable soups before, and none of them came out very good, and I’ve made several pumpkin soups before, too. While they have been pretty good, none has knocked my socks off. So I didn’t have very high hopes for this soup. After all, I was trying to...

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Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class

Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class

The first thing I did upon arrival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was head to May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Restaurant. It’s on Ratchapakinai Road, next to the Sumit Hotel, about 4 doors up from the Thai Red Cross office, which is easy to spot. I had a bowl full of something luscious, with coconut milk curry...

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Organic Lunch in Tokyo

Organic Lunch in Tokyo

On the way back home from Thailand, I opted to take a 12-hour layover in Tokyo and go into the city to walk around. I miss Japan just enough after having lived there sixteen years ago to want to visit every now and then, and I had some spare yen to spend. I took...

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Vegan Halloween Party Food

Vegan Halloween Party Food

Today I made some food ahead of time in preparation for a Halloween dinner party I’m having tomorrow night. Part of the trick is giving food gory names that match the appearance of the dishes. Coagulated Blood Dip Based on the idea I found here, I put together a beet dip and doctored it...

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Vegan Pizza Soup

Vegan Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup For my best friend’s birthday this year, I tricked my guests with a menu just for April Fools Day. You can read more about the menu here. I served this soup without telling my guests what it was. Since the menu was “Illusion Food,” everything was supposed to look like one thing,...

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