Vegan Pan Asian Mushroom Soup

This soup is all about the broth. Layers of flavor come together to create a complex broth in a relatively short amount of time.

It has a strong chinese influence, but it draws from various cultures.

It's great on its own and delicious over rice too. All the flavor is in that deep, dark, unctuous broth.

1 pint mushrooms, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
3/4 cup diced carrots
1 poblano pepper, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1 serrano pepper, minced
1 cup chopped kale
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 can black beans, rinsed

4 cups water
3 tbls olive oil
1 tbl horseradish, the one with just vinegar, no mayo
1 tbl soy sauce
2 tsps chinese mustard
2 tsps dill
2 tsps crushed pepper flakes
2 tsps celery seed
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp paprika
3 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper

In a large stock pot cook down your mushrooms with 1 tsp salt. I used cremini mushrooms, but it's dealer's choice. When they start to take on a little color add olive oil. Give it a stir the add th…

Vegan Hair Care

I've made a new discovery. It has less to do with food and more to do with hair care. But it the vegetarian and vegan commnuity should take note.

Turns out hair conditioner is a fraud. All those expenseisve bottles meant to do right by your locks are just ripping you off.

I'm not the first to report this. And I won't be the last no doubt. But it bears reiterating as there are still folks laboring under the delusion that conditioner is good for their hair.

Turns out vinegar is all you really need. Sounds crazy. I know. But it works.

But of all, it's animal free. It's just vinegar afterall.

I like to spray some on my hair brush and then run it through my hair. In thoe shower I did not condition at all. I justt did the shampoo and nothing more. I expected a frizz atop my noggin. But that didn't happen.

I sprayed my hair brush with some white vinegar and combed it through. I also sprayed some directly on the hair and roots. I brushed until the hair stopped cominf out. My hair is soft and unfrizzy.

It's crazy when you stop and think about it. How much the beauty industry has managed to drain from our purses. When all the while something as cheap as vinegar could do a better job. And with less harm to animals and the environment. An bold indictment of capitalism if ever there was one.

I've also read about baking soda shampoo. Have yet to try it. If it's anytihing like the vinegar I am sure to be thoroughlly impressed and saddened. That we live in a world that promotes chemicals over clean alternatives.

Consumerism is the only power the people still have left. and yet we squander it. on toxins and false promises.

Vinegar cured my dandruff and harmed no animals in the processs. Maybe our problem is we're too lazy to look for humane solutions.