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. 


Vitamin D Cured My Dandruff

So I learned something new and interesting recently. Apparently a vitamin D deficiency can cause dandruff.

I got a bad case of dandruff last year and had no clue why. I tried different shampoos and conditioners. Vinegar helped, but only a little. Extra brushing also had some mildly positive effects.

Side note: I totally endorse vinegar as the best hair conditioner. No more frizz and no more oily build up. Just happy, shiny hair.

Anyway, was totally lost as to the cause of the flakeage.

I never did figure it out. I just resigned myself to the circumstances.

Then quite by accident I found the cure. I started having cereal with almond milk again. Just cause I was craving the sweet crunch.

Almost immediately my dandruff was gone. Since vitamin D is so hard to come by, I'm guessing that was the culprit.

And thinking back now, to other outbreaks I can see the connection between lack of vitamin D and flake attacks.

In short, the cure for dandruff is almond milk or soy milk or upping your vitamin D intake in some significant way. That's what worked for me.