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. 



you know what i find really sad. the fact that most people are more concerned with which celebrtiy married who and what others broke up than they are with the fact that animal byproducts are hidden in supposedly vegetarian foods.

lots of people in the world are opposed to eating veal and for good reason. yet most of these people consume cheeses, completely unaware that the enzymes to produce them come from calf (veal) stomach.

a simple, wholesome thing, such as kraft macaroni and cheese can contain goat and calf stomach enzymes. and all over the world their are vegetarians eating it, thinking it's harmless.

why do food labels not list such things? where is the FDA to protect vegetarians and vegans from eating animal ingredient sources? do we not have the same rights to know as meat eaters? are our food requirements less worthy somehow?

america and lots of other countries too, their economies run on meat and meat byproducts. milks. eggs. cheese. what would happen to the world if suddenly everyone refused to eat meat? the world would surely collapse. cancer and disease are big business. cholesterol medicine. doctor visits. health suppliments. the supermarkets and farms are just the tip of the iceberg. everything corporate depends on meat. that's precicely the reason no one should consume it. you want to oppose big business and corporate domination? you want to dismantle the current system and undermine the conglomerate that is government. there's only one way to do that. stop eating meat. stop drinking milk if you can. forget cheese. the world is built on meat. animals and all the ways we use them. the disease eating it creates. the poor health and nutrition it fosters. obesity. heart disease.

whether or not you like the taste of meat is beside the point. you've been convinced you need it. told milk it does a body good. you've been trained to feed into the massive meat machine that keeps the world running the same way it has for so many years. making people sick is a profitable business.

people being healthy, there's not a lot of profit in that.