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. 


I Hate Shoprite

I do. And here's why.

They have these mooing cow and clucking chicken sounds when you're in the dairy department. Ha. Ha. Very cute.

As if the cows and chickens that made the milk and eggs are actually happy. Yea right.

Totally offensive to someone who has watched the movie Food, Inc.

Yet oddly, when one ventures over to the meat section, the moo and cluck sounds mysteriously vanish. Strange. I thought beef comes from cows and chicken from, well, chickens.

What, no, oinks in the pork section? But why not? Wouldn't that be truth in advertising?

To use the cow's moo and the chicken's cluck in the dairy section while only a few feet away those same animals are ground up and dead in styrofoam and plastic wrap seems unusually callous even for a supermarket.

Therefore, I hate Shoprite.