DIY Instant Soup Cups: Just Add Water!

The recipes in my post for DIY Instant Soup Cups: Just Add Water! were inspired by a feature in a special interest publication by BH&G called SOUPS way back in 2015.  I don’t know why I haven’t tried this before, but these microwaveable make-ahead-meals are a great time saver. Filled to the brim with fresh, flavorful ingredients that each begin with a flavor base, a flavor boost, a protein source, noodles and vegetables.

I’ll be showing you how to make an Edamame-Mushroom Cup as well as an Asian-inspired Ramen Cup. So let’s get started!

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Vegan Tempeh Umami Bowl

This recipe for Vegan Tempeh Umami Bowl is inspired by Dr. Michael Greger’s new book, How Not To Die Cookbook. If you haven’t checked out his first best selling release, How Not To Die, you really should! I personally am following the principles because of the science behind it. Plus, it just makes sense to consume whole, plant-based foods…right?

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Vegan Umami Sauce

Today I wanted to try Dr. Michael Greger’s Umami Sauce from his new How Not to Die Cookbook! I am a huge fan of this evidence-based diet and I’ll be testing out several of his recipes in future posts. Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/), or savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It has been described as “brothy” or “meaty”.

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Soft and Chewy Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies

I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make these Soft and Chewy Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies, but they are SO yummy! What sets the Snickerdoodle apart from other cookies, is the use of baking soda & cream of tartar as leavening agents – together they form a single acting baking powder. These cinnamon sugared soft, chewy cookies are a great one to include in your next cookie swap!

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Easy Vegan Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

I have had this recipe for Easy Vegan Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time, but I was trying to figure out the best way to make it and be able to freeze it. Rather than make the rice IN the soup, I cooked it separately allowing me to store it without the rice soaking up all of the soup during the process! You can also make this recipe in a crock pot.

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Vegan Hamburger Steaks with Onion Mushroom Gravy

This recipe for Vegan Hamburger Steaks with Onion Mushroom Gravy was kind of a spur of the moment idea based on my Vegan Salisbury Steaks with Tomato Gravy. I was wanting to switch it up a little bit and do more of a traditional brown gravy with mushrooms and onions. It turned out so well, I decided to photograph it and share it with you as a blog post!

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