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 Veggie Burger Soup Recipe



This soup is so good I am returning to blogging just so I don't forget the recipe. I watch a You tuber named Wicked Penny and she is making soup every Saturday on her channel. She made a cheeseburger soup so if you would like to see the inspiration for this soup go watch wicked penny on YouTube here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5euE9Pgas.

I used most of the vegetables pictured below because they were on sale. I recommend using an onion and green pepper for flavour. As the soup is vegan I like to use a potato and sweet potato to give it a creamy texture. The carrots were on sale so I added them use any veggies you like.
veggies make the soup base

I didn't have any soup stock but spicy ketchup, seasoned diced tomato and whatever spices you have will give the soup a nice flavour. If you don't have spicy ketchup add hot sauce and ketchup. I used seasoning salt, smoked paprika, pepper, and curry spice just what is in my spice cabinet. You can really change the flavour of the soup by changing the spices to what you like.

spices give the soup taste

If you have not seen my previous posts I have a soup maker that I bought at a festival years ago. It is the best thing ever and you can find it on amazon.


everything is in the soup maker

Add a little bit of olive oil to the bottom of the soup maker.  Roughly chop all the vegetables add to the soup maker. Add spices and a little more olive oil. Add canned tomatoes and ketchup.  I had to drain a little of the water from the tomatoes because the soup maker was too full. There is no need to add additional water. I do not use actual measurements for the spices but I would recommend using a teaspoon of each spice, ketchup, and olive oil. Close the lid and set it to smooth. You have 26 minutes to go do something else perfect for a 25 minute workout.

soup maker is the best gadget


26 minutes is up. Open the lid add a can of drained black beans and close the lid for a few minutes. You could use a plant based meat instead of the beans but I wanted beans.

soup is done

Prepare your garnishes. Why am I showing you cream cheese for a Vegan Soup? Wicked Penny's recipe had cream cheese in it I wasn't sure about that so I added it later to a bowl. Maybe it was the sun-dried tomato flavour but I preferred the soup without the cream cheese so left it vegan. I tried another bowl with nutritional yeast and it did not change the flavour much so a good alternative. I also had a bowl with some cheese crackers and that was the best way to get the cheesy flavor if you want it. It is not necessary this soup is good on it's own.

Enjoy 



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