Of all the recipes I’ve made from “Veganomicon” (and there are still a ton that I haven’t made), I’ve probably made this French Lentil Soup with Tarragon and Thyme the most. (You can find the recipe here.) The soup comes together really quickly; just chop the onion and carrots and throw it all into a pot to simmer. I like to serve mine with crumbled cornbread on top, making it a hearty and filling meal for a cold winter day.
Yep, this weird combination of food was our dinner last night. Well, I guess only the avocado is weird. After being sick for nearly two weeks (!), I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things. For that reason, I’ve been keeping our dinners pretty simple. This particular meal is really easy and cheap to throw together.
I mixed cans of pinto and kidney beans into a pan, added a bit of liquid smoke, a bit of vegetable bouillon for the flavor and saltiness, and freshly cracked black pepper. For the greens, I just cooked down kale in olive oil and added salt and pepper.
For serving, I drizzled a little olive oil and hot sauce onto the beans and added sliced white onion. I also drizzled a little apple cider vinegar on the greens. For this particular dinner, I had an avocado that needed to be used so I sliced it on the side because why not? I’m a sucker for avocado on anything or even by itself.