November 14, 2013

Vegan interrogated | Winner | Soup


The lovely Kylie from Fellowship of the Vegetable has dragged me out from my hiding place and interviewed me on her blog. If you haven't visited her blog yet, you should go see the wonderful food and photos she shares. Every week she interrogates a fellow blogger, and I've found interesting new blogs after reading the interviews.

She's also hosting a giveaway of one the Vegan Military hats she designs. Go see.

My tablet — not the prize.

Speaking of giveaways, Randi from Laughfrodisiac, won the Molskine Notebook giveaway I hosted last week. She was the first commenter on my giveaway post, assigning her the number "1" to enter into the random number generator. I was so surprised to see the number "1" pop up that I thought the generator wasn't working, and I hit it several more times to check. Each time revealed a different number so I knew that the first number to come up was the real deal. Now I'm wondering why I always assume the number 1 won't come up in a random selection. What a random idea.


Might as well continue to be random by including a couple of recent soups we have consumed. The soup pictured above is a pretty basic vegetable soup enhanced with Soy Curls. Unlike most soy protein products, Soy Curls are made with the whole soy bean, and nothing else. They are non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. They are simple to use, pick up seasonings well and have a great chewy texture. Whenever I get an urge for something savory and chewy for dinner, soy curls comes to the rescue.


Another basic bean, grain and veggie soup, this one got upgraded with roasted brussels sprouts on its second night. Leftovers don't have to be boring or static — adding one new flavor or ingredient can make it seem like a whole new meal. Do you like to change up your leftovers, or do you prefer to just reheat and eat?

Full Disclosure: The tablet was sent to me for review. The Soy Curls were purchased by me. I was not paid to write about these products.

29 comments:

  1. Great interview, Andrea! I love Kylie's blog - and yours! I could really use one of those bowls of soup today - brr!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! Soup is what you need to beat the chills. But isn't it warm where you are?

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  2. Brussell sprouts in soup? Why have I never done that before? Hey, look at that. I'm number 1!

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    1. If I have a bowl in front of me I have a tendency to put everything into it — even the brussels sprouts. It turned out to be a really good idea.

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  3. Thanks for sharing!

    I love leftovers, but I actually like to just eat them cold :) I'm weird like that.

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    1. You're welcome! Sometimes I eat them cold, but soup I tend to heat. :)

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  4. I love the picture of you two in the interview post. Lovely!

    We've been eating a lot of soups here lately. Both of yours are nice & hearty.

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    1. Thanks, Molly!

      I love a nice thick soup for supper, preferably one that lasts for a few days so we can just add to it each night rather than cook a whole new meal.

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  5. Brussels sprout soup - it's the best things about winter in a single bowl!

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    1. I do love my Brussels sprouts!

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  6. Great interview, Andrea!

    Courtney

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  7. Congrats on being interrogated! Lovely soups! I love to serve leftovers, too, and will often, like you, add one or two new things to jazz it up.

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    1. At least it wasn't by the police. Some people hate leftovers but I find it comforting to know there's already food cooked that just needs heating and a little something extra.

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  8. The feeling that 1 would never be the random number generated comes from the same part of the brain that says the winning lotto numbers would never all be the same digit. IT COULD BE! :) Thanks again!

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    1. I still don't believe it. :D You're welcome — but I suppose you should thank the general randomness.

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  9. I adore soy curls in just about everything. Seems all I want in this chilly weather is soup though. I will have to check out your interview....congrats!

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    1. I just put soy curls into an Ethiopian recipe — so good!

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  10. [ Smiles ] There is nothing like a hot bowl of delicious vegan soup!

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    1. That's the truth. A steamy bowl of fragrant soup makes the coldest, greyest day seem better.

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  11. Great interview! The cat comic made me laugh! No cat takes a pill! :)

    Your "funny food incident" sounds funny now, but I imagine it was everything but funny when it was happening - and when you had to clean it all up! Yikes!

    Both soups look delicious and perfect for this colder weather. I have yet to try soy curls because I am not supposed to be eating too much soy, but they always look so tempting to me.

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    1. Thanks, River. The cat comic made me laugh, too, but not my husband. He didn't find it funny at all so I was a little worried about posting it.

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  12. I must check out the interview now. How cool, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kylie on her old blog. She is doing a beautiful job. Soy Curls are the cat's meow and do a soup good. Congrats to Randi!
    A: I am totally into changing up leftovers. That's the fun part.

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    1. Kylie really does have a beautiful blog. As for soy curls, I think they're great, and am so happy we can buy them at Vegan Haven near our house.

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  13. Never would've thought to put brussels sprouts in my veggie soup but now I sure will! I love them any way I can get them.

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    1. An urge to eat everything in one bowl leads to a lot of interesting combinations. :)

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  14. These soups look delicious! I usually just reheat and eat due to a lack of creativity. But adding roasted brussel sprouts like that is quite a genius idea!

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    1. Sometimes I reheat and eat, too. I love leftovers — especially for lunch.

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