hearty winter soup

Medical update

Great news! John’s cholesterol was so low that he has been taken off of his cholesterol meds. In fact, his cholesterol is 74….. Normal is 150. We’re good with this. They will retest in 3 months to see what the levels are wile vegan and not taking cholesterol-lowering meds.

At the same time, however, he is feeling some flutters in his chest…we will keep an eye on this.

Winter  life

It’s winter here: cold wet and sometimes snowy.   This does not impact our lifestyle, though.   I workout in he mornings to Beachbody’s Chisel, and John sometimes walks on the treadmill.   We do lean toward comfort foods when it is cold.  Just because  we eat plant-based does not mean we have to forgo comfort foods. We just cook them a little differently.

Let’s think about potato soup . . . . .

Roasted Potato and Fennel Soup

As the weather gets colder, I tend to want comfort food, and that shouts SOUP. I didn’t want vegetable soup, I wanted something different and eventually found Isa Chandler’s Roasted Potato and Fennel Soup.  Oh my!  heavenly!   It was cold and rainy outside and within an hour we had this savory serving of goodness to enjoy…very filling, too….and enough leftover for lunch the next  day.

Isn’t that the best type of recipe? It was even better on day 2. (Don’t forget:  we are oil-free, so no olives were pressed in roasting the potatoes, onions, and fennel).

Company enjoys this one, too. . . . . not even realizing how healthy this is!

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Author: mduggan10

I have lived in a Victorian-era house, spent several years living on a boat, and now live at the top of a mountain. Throughout his all, I have been a coffee snob, a whole foods snob, and an instructional designer.

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