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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there's often internet chatter about food waste, particularly in America, and how that contributes to overall hunger.

I hate to waste food. I'm adamant about finishing the bread even though the use by date was a week ago. I'm not falling for it. Just another trick by manufactuers to get us to discard perfectly usable food and spend more money.

Bread seems to magically stay fresh for weeks. It just doesn't go stale like it used to when I was younger.

And I fail to understand how garbage food like oreos and keebler cookies can expire. If anything they were never fit for human consumption to begin with.

This whole mass dating system is just one more example of ambgious rules being maniuplated by unscrupulous companies to convince fearful consumers that they need to discard and buy more. Captilaism at its ugliest peak.

I'm 40 and when I was a kid nothing had dates except eggs, milk, cheese and meats. Now everything does. It's a ridiculous and inspidid deception taht's duped millions into throwing out perfectly good food and throwing away money they don't have to buy 'fresh' versions of food they alreayd had and could've safely cosnumed.
Capitalism on the face of it is a perfectly respectable premise. But it has been so perverted by greedy big business.

Still, I fail to see how ably budgeted folks wasting less can benefit those in need. is theere some cosmic wormhole that magically funnels what those who have don't waste  into the cupboards os those in need/?