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. 

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Veggie Burger Madness

Yesterday I ate my very first lightlife original veggie burger. Today I ate the other one from the package. This time I went all out. I toasted a thomas' bagel in the pan first. Then I seared the veggie burger. Then I added a borden cheese single slice to it and let that melt. Topped the whole thing with some pickle slices.

Of course, now my very vegan burger was no longer vegan, but it was still very much vegetarian and still had no trace of eggs anywhere to be found. I would like to be vegan someday, but don't feel quite ready yet. But even as a vegetarian I still won't eat eggs. Not unless I'm certain they're cruelty free. So that excludes all eggs in premade foods since their is no way of knowing where they've come from. So the lightlife burgers and most of their products are superior in my mind because 90% of them are egg free. Most vegetarian mass market products seem to contain eggs. Which really irks me. It just seems wrong. I'm glad someone is making a stronger effort.

Anyway, wow! It was really good yesterday all plain like. It was phenomenal in its intended burger format. This is the sort of food you can use to convince meat-eaters to changed teams.