meatless monday

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan)

Oh how I love fall. With a chill in the air, we can finally start wearing fall clothes without sweating like a dog. Scarves, hats, jeans, it’s all game now! And not to mention the food. Pumpkin everything, mac and cheese, and soup!

I’ve been making so much soup this year and I’m pretty sure it is the been the best decision I’ve made. Now this soup here is probably one of my all time favorite soups ever. It’s rich and super creamy but it’s still vegan and super healthy. The trick to making it thick and creamy? Rice.

I learned this trick in one of my classes for gluten free cooking. Instead of making a roux or veloute, just add a little rice, overcook it, and puree. It creates a super thick, rich, and healthier option without the addition of butter or cream.

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Brussel Sprouts Salad With Mustard Lemon Dressing

I don’t know about you guys but I’m still in the whole brussel sprouts craze. I think I’ve been stuck in it for about, oh, a good 5 years now? I just can’t get enough of them. Even after eating so many that I thought I would be sick, I still somehow manage to love this odd little earth shaped veggie.

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