I thought I better blow the cobwebs off my blog so I could get one post in for this month! The past five months have been a wild ride with sinus surgery, the bipolar rollercoaster, thyroid issues, and falling off the veggie wagon. After having extensive bloodwork I can see the proof of what a plant-based lifestyle does for my health. My cholesterol and triglycerides were ridiculously high. Some of the anxiety and OCD was from my thyroid being way too high. I've been working with my naturopathic doctor to get that straightened out and I climbed back up on the veg wagon to start anew.
I found this soup recipe in Vegan Food Gifts. I wanted to try it out before I made it as gifts.
~ Hearty Pasta Soup with Chik'n Mix ~
It has tri-color pasta, seasonings (along with 1/2 cup vegetable broth powder), lentils, and soy curls.
I'm glad I tried this myself first because the directions say to just throw everything into the pot and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until the pasta and lentils are tender. Well, the pasta was tender way before the lentils softened so I had to let it simmer until the lentils were no longer hard. By then, I ended up with mushy pasta. The soup did taste really good so if I make this again I think I will cook the lentils first before adding them into the pot!