Pressure Cooker Vegan Lentil Soup

On the myriad cooking shows I watch they often use pressure cookers. I've often wondered to myself if I need one and if I did have one, what exactly I would make with it. 

I never did buy one for myself. I always figured I had the time to wait for the same thing to happen via the stovetop. 

But for some strange reason, my mother bought one. She doesn't even like to cook. Perhaps that factored into her decision. 

When she fell ill, I found myself with the desire to make good use of this appliance on her behalf. It felt therapeutic to create sustenance from this device that she'd bought so soon before she'd become sick. 
Since it's summer and hot, I thought to myself, I can make a complex broth based soup without making the house hot simmering it on the stovetop for a long time. 

My absolute favorite soup meal is lentil soup. It's just the ultimate vegan chicken noodle soup analog. It's the food of memories, childhood and comfort. It will give you a big hug. 


Quick Bean Sandwich

I like sandwiches cuz they are quick and easy nutrition. Most beans however, don't like to stay between the bread.

One solution for this is to soften the bread and coat one side with some fake butter spread.

two slices bread
buttery spread
beans of choice
garlic powder
onion powder
nutritional yeast

massage your slice of bread. knead with your fingertps to soften and create a general array of indentations in the surface.

spread one side of one slice with buttery spread. add garlic and onion powder and yeast. cover middle two-thirds of bread with beans.

top off sandwich with other slice. cut in half and enjoy.

Sliced pickles and corn make a good addition to this sandwich.