I do this a lot. I look through my many cookbooks, just trying to find something to make for dinner that does not require a trip to the grocery store. So the other night I just knew I had a bag of lentils around somewhere so I started making Tomato-Lentil Soup with Brown Rice from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. I started sauteing the carrots, leeks, and garlic and then realized after searching everywhere that I had no lentils. The good thing was, I hadn't gotten too far and what I had done was pretty much a good start to any soup. I did have some potatoes, so I found this recipe for Hearty Winter Potato Soup in How It All Vegan. It turned out great. Potato Soup is always a winner.
I have a husband, two young boys, two dogs and a pet sitting business. With all that going on, one of my favorite places to be is in the kitchen cooking and baking vegan food. I became vegan in 1993 and even though I am not as strict about it as I used to be, it is what I love to cook and what I want to share here.