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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Vegan Pepper Pot Stew Recipe

A sweet and spicy vegan stew that's all done in one pot. Set it and forget it. Everything goes into a pot on the stove and you just let it cook down until the flavors are concentrated.

1 red bell pepper
1 poblano pepper
1 jalaepno pepper
1 can garbanzos/brine
5 cloves garlic

1/3 cup red wine
2 tbls olive oil
3 tbls soy sauce
1 tbl sriracha
1 cup water
1 lime, zest and juice
1 inch ginger

3 cloves
5 pieces allspice
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp pepper flakes

Toss everything into a large pot and simmer uncovered for at least 20 minutees or up to 35 minutes.