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. 


Boca Turk'y Veggie Burgers

I often check the frozen vegetarian section of shoprite for boca vegan burgers. They usually only have the chick'n patties or the very large box of vegan burgers.

I wind up buying the chick'n patties because I don't want a box of ten. The chick'n patties are really good, but occasionally I want that more traditional veggie patty feel.

Last time I checked, I found the turk'y burgers four pack. I was pleased because they were labelled as vegan.

I had no lofty expectations. I've always been satisfied with boca products and assumed they'd be at least satisfactory..

They were actually very good. Better than I expected. Good taste and texture. A very pleasing sandwich.

Should they stick around, I'd definitely purchase them again. They're low cal and high protein. The taste is good. The texture is moist, but not mushy.

Very good vegan patty.