One of the hardest parts of being a new vegan (or even an old seasoned vegan) is trying to keep up with all the new products out there. I must have spent over $50 looking for the "right" vegan cheese my first year being a vegan and I have over 50 vegan/vegetarian cookbooks in my arsenal but not all the recipes are the greatest. I’m the first born so I’m used to being a Guinea Pig and now I’m your Vegan Guinea Pig. So here are my recommendations and critiques. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lentin Soup is Mental Fruit

I hate lentils. I just do. But I want to like them. What's not to like about them? 1 cup of cooked lentils has 18 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber, 38mg of calcium, 7 mg of iron, 2.51 mg of zinc, 5.5 mcg of selenium as well as magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, copper, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin A and E.

Since lentils are so nutrient dense I've made it my mission to at least try to learn to like them. Once upon a time I hated tofu and now I can't live without tofu scramble. So I know that my love/hate relationship with lentils is about to become all about the love.

In a brave attempt, I picked up Trader Joes's Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup. It was one of there only soups that wasn't laced with parmesan cheese so I thought I'd give it a try. The crazy thing is, I actually like it! I like it so much that I ate the whole can of soup. And I wish I had more. Not only does it taste good but it's ready to serve. Just heat it up and eat it up.

If you hate lentils, just try the soup it might change your mind. If you love lentils then you'll absolutely 200% salivate over this soup.

1 comment:

  1. I recently tried it too---an it is really tastey!!!


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