Tuesday, February 26, 2013

birthday eve

The scene began as it does
in many homes:
the five o'clock hour and 
nothing had been started for 
My sister Sue mentioned
how her friend made
her a 
chickpea noodle soup.
She raved.
So did her 3 year-old grandson
and that's what really sold me!
I began my search at
that 5:05 hour
and found this in the process.

Chocolate Yogurt Bundt Cake
(Post Punk Kitchen)
oh yeah...
it's vegan.
Yeah, yeah...
I have all the ingredients.
A pre-birthday celebration
began to form in my 
wee little conniving mind.

Back to the soup.
Ran a search 
and there it was...
so many.
Turns out this is the vegan's
answer to
Chicken Noodle Soup
with promises to cure 

"See those footprints in the snow? Now notice where one set disappears?
That was when soup was carrying you."
Isa Chandra Moskowitz PPK

She had me at hello!

One problem
kind of a big deal...
no chickpeas...
and no, I will not run to the store
or send Joey (love those new drivers)
because somehow that is beneath me.
I will.
I can.
I know I can
"make do."

Went to many sites before deciding on
Vegweb's rendition
because I had most of the ingredients.
 2/3rd's anyway. 
Cannellini Bean and Rotini Pasta Soup

This was a slam dunk!
Best Rockin' Vegan Soup by far!

1 onion, diced
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 mini (but large-ish for mini) peppers, chopped
red, yellow, orange
1 32 oz. vegetable broth
1 T tamari or soy sauce
1 t cumin
1 t paprika
1 t Italian seasoning
salt and peppa to taste
1 can diced tomato
1 can cannellini beans
1 cup rotini (broken in half as added)

Saute onion, carrots, and celery in a little water
in the bottom of your soup pot
add garlic and peppers
until softened a bit
add broth and soy and seasonings
let simmer until tender
add tomato and pasta and beans
simmer until all is done and

Served with a sweet kale and vegetable
complete salad in a bag from Costco
and a slice of Ezekiel 4:9 Bread.

Rudy told me to make another batch
right away so we would have it for
lunches all week--
that good!

Let us not forget what brought me
on this path...
(oh yeah...and a birthday)

Setting the scene:
The eight o'clock hour.
Bellies full.
Watching Live Free Die Hard
on a very large screen.
Anyone want a piece of cake served with fresh sliced

I was being praised as
a hero in my own home.

I had three
count 'em...
yep, three pieces.
Need I say more?

as I packed my hubby's lunch
of leftover soup and PBJ
I added a slice of cake...
only this time I added the chocolate ganache
(PPK again)
that I whipped up this morn
for a birthday

I don't know if you know

I'm kind of a big deal.

(around these parts anyway!)

Happy Birthday, Babe!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Rudy! A new year, new knees, new possibilities! Hope it's a great one!