Part 3 -Big Life updates

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My mom passed away on October 16, 2022. She had pancreatic cancer so I was prepared for this but it still hard. My dad also passed away from cancer so I was already familiar with the process of what happens after a parent passes this time is different because my mom and I did everything together before. My mom and I were each other’s bubble during the pandemic and we were each other’s social life for a long time. It is a tough adjustment now living in a different city where I don’t know many people without the person that I spent most of my free time with. My moms last words to me were be strong you are strong I will hold on to that. My mom also wrote a goodbye letter to my brother and me. I’m not sure if my brother has read it yet but I want to say if you are going to write a goodbye letter don’t wait until you are heavily medicated and in lots of pain to do it or just don’t do it. I’m holding on to the actual memories I had with my mom the letter has been given to my brother to do wh

Vegan Noodle Soup





If you don't have a soup maker I really love mine. I bought it years ago it is a kettle with a blender in it where you just put the ingredients in press the timer and in 25-28 minutes you have soup. This recipe can be made in a pot but I made it in the soup maker.


 Ingredients 

Vegan Broth
1 Sweet Potato cut into pieces
half a white onion sliced
3 small carrots  (I was practicing with my spiralizer)
1 package smoked tofu
curry spice
pepper
rice noodles
additional water 
1 tsp olive oil


I had never used the carrot spiralizing tool before and I forgot I had carrots. I tried to use it on a sweet potato it didn't work so that is why this soup has carrots and sweet potato in it.

I found the soup maker works best if you use a little bit of fat in it which is why I added olive oil. Add the oil, onion, sweet potato, spices, broth and fill to the line with water.



Plug the soup maker in and select chunky for the type of soup. The alarm will sound in 28 minutes so you can go do something else. I used to come home from work put the soup on do a 25 minute workout and when the workout was done I would eat soup for dinner. I am trying to get into that routine but that is another blog post.



 I like smoked tofu crispy so I pan fried some of the pieces.


When the soup maker timer goes off add the rice noodles, non fried tofu, and carrots to the soup maker.

There is no short timer on the soup maker so put the lid back on set the soup maker to chunky. Set a manual timer for 3 minutes and unplug the soup maker after the 3 minutes is up.


I took the picture after I poured most of the broth into the bowl. After my bowl of soup I had noodles for the rest of the week.

Pour soup into a bowl and top with pan fried tofu. Enjoy.


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