Vegan Weekly Roundup: Miso, Quinoa and Carrots Soups

Hey there. I apologize for the lack of posts; I’ve had a stubborn cold for the past week and half. I’m usually not this sick, but, man, this fall has been a doozy. As far as cooking, I did make a lasagna over the weekend, but I had no sense of smell, so it wasn’t my best. Anyway, to get back into the swing of things, here’s a roundup of vegan-related items that I think you’ll enjoy (you can tell I had soup on the brain). I hope you all are well, and if you live on the East Coast, I hope you and your families are safe and sound.

How to stretch pizza dough (I need this lesson).

Stir-fried peas and carrots — looks simple and delicious.

I’m determined to make an authentic pot of miso soup this winter (in other words, not out of a packet).

Vegan caramel sauce — just in time for the holidays.

This Mexican Quinoa Soup could definitely be made vegan.

I’m making this Curried Carrot Almond Soup for our lunches next week.

And, finally, a little Grizzly Bear to take you into the weekend:

Vegan Weekly Roundup: Fall Soup, Halloween Treats and Musical Inspiration

I don’t know about you guys, but I am already dreaming of Thanksgiving food. Last year’s feast was a big success, and I’m already planning this year’s menu. In perusing the Web to find recipe ideas, I came across some vegan finds that I think you’ll enjoy. I hope you’re having a great Monday so far.

A simple, healthy fall soup.

A healthy alternative to a stuffed potato.

So happy to see that Lauren Ulm is back to posting on her fabulous site, Vegan Yum Yum.

Cannot wait to pick up Terry Hope Romero’s new cookbook, “Vegan Eats World” (as if I need another cookbook).

No-bake vegan Halloween treats.

Bryant Terry talks about the music that inspires him in the kitchen.

And, finally, here’s a little music to get your week started off right:

Pantry Playlist: Talking Heads — Once in a Lifetime

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts. It’s been a busy week, plus we’re going out of town this weekend, so no posts this week. I hope to have some new posts up soon after we return, though. In the meantime, here’s another song that gets me moving in the kitchen.

I hope you all are well!

New Feature: Pantry Playlist

Instead of cooking and taking pictures, I spent most of the weekend on my couch with a bad sinus headache. It was not fun. Anyway, in lieu of posting about food, I thought I’d write about something that, for me, goes hand in hand with cooking: music. In fact, I’d like to make this a regular feature on this blog. For me, there’s nothing better on a Saturday afternoon than turning on my favorite tunes and trying out a new recipe.

I found a really great French Internet radio station that plays old soul music. Lately, that’s what I’ve been turning to while cooking. There’s nothing like a little Al Green to put you in the mood for, um, cooking:

Al Green — Let’s Stay Together

What do you like to listen to while in the kitchen?