Soups

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

Loaded Lentil Stew

By Lauren | February 28, 2020

This is quite a hardy stew, perfect for a blustery March meal. It also pairs well with the seeded buckwheat bread I shared last month.  Ingredients 2 T extra light olive oil  1 medium organic onion,…

Meghla’s Palong Shak Dal

By Lauren | January 10, 2020

I used to think I could prepare a pretty good dal. That was until I watched my new Bangladeshi friends, Meghla and Aziza. These women embody the kitchen magician I long to be. The simple,…

Vegan Dal Makhani

By Lauren | October 24, 2019

Ingredients 1 cup dry whole urad dal (black lentils), debris removed and soaked in plenty of water overnight or for at least six hours 4 cups water 15 oz can kidney beans (1 1/2 cups),…

Best Ever Black Bean Soup

By Lauren | October 18, 2019

This week I am happy to share a recipe from an Austin friend and outstanding vegan chef, Anna Fry. Anna passed along this recipe ages ago when our then-preteens enjoyed this soup for lunch at…

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

By Lauren | October 11, 2019

Is it simmering stew season yet? Just to be clear, that means a veggie-full stew, and this one totally fits the bill. Not only is it packed with fall harvest vegetables, the spice combination is…

Spicy Chickpea Soup

By Lauren | September 27, 2019

I first made this recipe during a cold, wet March in Austin. The good news is, I happen to love soup and have an endless array of recipes to help us wait out these Austin-style…

mushrooms

Mushroom Spinach Soup with Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

By Lauren | September 20, 2019

Here’s my take on a yummy mushroom soup that appeared in a New York Times fall soup feature. I love the challenge of taking on conventional recipes and creating a vegan/gluten-free version — and this…

Watermelon Gazpacho

By Lauren | September 14, 2019

You are going to love this recipe for its ease and flavor. This gazpacho is so good I could eat it for three meals a day… seriously. So what are you waiting for? Grab these…

Vegan Corn and Kale Chowder

By Lauren | June 9, 2019

Here’s a satisfying way to use sweet and tender fresh corn. Combining it with other seasonal vegetables makes this chowder a meal on its own. The smoky paprika adds a nice depth of flavor, complemented…

Lauren's Warming Vegetable Soup

Warming Veggie Soup

By Lauren | February 2, 2019

Well it was back to work for me last week, with the unpacking of boxes and phone calls to settle into our new community pushed to the end of each day. With my cooking time…

Lauren's Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup

By Lauren | November 16, 2018

A bowl of this soup really could not be easier to make or more comforting to eat. What it takes, however, is a handful of good, quality vegetables and the willingness to peel and chop.…

vegan white bean chili recipe

White Bean Chili

By Lauren | October 5, 2018

I have been obsessing over the creation of this recipe all week. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had white bean chili, but somehow the concept worked its way into my imagination. Could…