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[Recipe] Black Bean Soup

cashew sour cream cover

Soup!

Soup always reminds me of being a kid. I have so many distinct memories of soup as a child.

I remember sitting at my Nannie’s table eating Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom at lunch time. I’d bike from my school to Nannie’s house for lunch, then quickly back to school. Cream of mushroom was always on the menu.

I remember so many evenings when tomato soup and grilled cheese was our supper. Once again, a Campbell’s canned soup. To this day, it’s still one of my favourite meals.

I remember weekend lunches of Lipton Noodle soup, the envelope of yellow broth and fine noodles. I loved it. I’d scoop out and drink all of the broth first, and leave the noodles for last.

Soup’s just a part of everyone’s childhood isn’t it?

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[Recipe] Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole

vegan lentil brown rice casserole

*Disclaimer: No vegans were harmed in the making of this casserole.

If I told you that I had a recipe for a hearty vegan casserole, would you believe me?

I said HEARTY, not healthy. Also this is definitely very healthy. Lentils, brown rice, and TONS of veggies.

Nope, didn’t think you’d believe me about the hearty vegan thing. I didn’t believe me either, actually. ‘Hearty’ and ‘vegan’ are just two words that don’t normally go together. Well, they can go together I suppose, like hammers and thumbs.

Kidding.

This lentil and brown rice casserole is a perfect example of a hearty vegan dish – warm and filling, with lots of flavour. It’s reminiscent of a nice winter hash or a really thick stew. Packed with fibre and protein, it will please even the meat eaters in your life.

This recipe takes a while to cook, so be sure to plan for that. It also makes great leftovers for lunches.

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