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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Meat consumption and religion are pretty similar I've discovered. From a very young age we are taught certain 'important' things. Most of us anyway. We are educated (brainwashed) to believe in our parents religion. We are also conditioned to believe we must eat meat. The two are not related as far as I know, but are both sad perpetuations of a time long since passed.

We do not need god. Nor do we need to eat meat. God is not real. God is the imagination of people too scared to face a vast and empty universe that doesn't care whether they live or die. God is the crutch of the weak. The afraid. Those who cannot face a life that doesn't offer some meaning. When the reality is not to our liking, we invent faith. Magic creatures in the sky to give us purpose.

In most cases people's parents taught them their religion. They were conditioned from their infancy to believe. The same is true for eating animals. We are trained to these wrong behaviors.

People don't need to eat meat. It once was natural, but no longer is. The consumption and cultivation of meat has been corrupted. Our grain is better spent feeding ourselves. For every 1 pound of corn we get 1/3 that amount in animal meat. We'd have way more food at a far lower cost if we didn't waste it all to feed animals we intend to slaughter.

even if you can't give up meat altogether. consider consuming less of it. if not for them, then for your children and grandchildren. we can't keep up this pace.