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Vegan Plomeek Soup

Vegan Plomeek Soup. Pic by M.C.

I was inspired by Thedihedral’s blog when one of the climbers said their favorite food is Plomeek Soup. Watching Star Trek and Commander Spock throwing the Plomeek Soup I thought my soup will be no good. I looked up recipes and they really run the gamut. The soup in the dish that Miss Chapel holds looks like beef broth. To my delight, there are lots of vegan recipes. The main ingredients seem to be celery, butter, and cream. I found a recipe on Food.com with tofu. I tried it and made it my own and it’s delicious. This is probably the best soup I have ever made. It’s extremely flavorful. And I don’t puree it. It basically tastes and looks like a vegan chicken soup, but more savory. I hope it’s not too spicy for a Vulcan.

VEGAN PLOMEEK SOUP
1 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
5 carrots, peeled and diced
14 oz. firm tofu, cubed
6 cups water, filtered
3 Not-Chick’n Edward & Sons bouillon cubes
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. rainbow peppercorn, ground
1 tsp. ancho chili powder
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. celery seeds
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
.5 oz. dried Porcini mushrooms
4 Tbsp. Miyoko’s vegan butter
2 Tbsp. tamari

Servings: 8

Directions:
I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup and fill it with water and put in the 3 bouillon cubes so I can have it ready to sauté the veggies. Gather the dry seasonings and combine in a dish. You can always use half and taste the soup then add the rest of the spices if you like. The spices come out to 3 tablespoons. Chop veggies and tofu.

Add a tablespoon of broth to your soup pot and sauté the onions for five minutes. Add the celery and cook for three minutes and then add the carrots and cook for three minutes. Add the spices and sauté veggies for a minute to get it all covered with the flavors. Add tofu and don’t sauté. Add the two cups of broth then four more cups of water. Break up the dried mushrooms into small pieces and drop in soup.

Instead of using a vegan beef broth, Renaissance Man suggested dried mushrooms. He learned to make a broth out of dried mushrooms from Martha Stewart’s website. What a difference if you can find quality dried mushrooms.

Add Miyoko’s vegan butter and then the tamari. Let the soup simmer for 40 minutes then serve hot.

Once I had bean sprouts leftover from making Pad Thai and topped the soup with the leftover sprouts. It was good.

Soul Seasoning. Pic by M.C.

Food for Thought:
Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. Since I am on the topic of Star Trek I have heard a couple of times that the writer of the show, Gene Roddenberry, was informed not completely creative in his writing. Once I heard this at a mufon meeting by a chapter president. Many not all writers do research, but a few almost tell the future. Writers sometimes are in a sort of secret group. In Roddenberry’s case, he knew creator and executive producer, Leslie Stevens, of the show The Outer Limits. Stevens was the son of U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Leslie Stevens who was a contemporary of Rear Admiral Rico Botta. Rear Admiral Botta led a covert Navy program that managed 29 spies embedded in Nazi Germany’s aerospace program that developed spaceships. From here, the Navy learned to build its own spaceships to counter the Nazis. It is possible that Admirals Stevens and Botta helped with the beginning stages of the U.S. Navy space fleet. Then you have to ask yourself where did they get the technology? Why do we need the technology? How much does the technology cost? Who’s making it? Who’s paying for it? That’s where the let’s say none humans come in. I don’t like the word alien or UFO because plenty of people know what’s going on. You may say well I haven’t seen anything, it can’t be real. Yes with ufology, there are liars. Ufology is like a religion—you’ll get mostly truth and then some lies—or something like that. It takes research and discernment to, as the chapter president of mufon likes to say, “Separate the wheat from the chaff.”

When I heard Linda Moulton Howe at a mufon meeting she said the Truman administration had a policy of denial. Dr. Bob Wood, who worked for Douglas Aircraft, told us at a mufon meeting that they keep it secret by putting people in jail, threatening them, killing them, and/or taking away their pension. And this includes the families of those working in the secret space program. One of my favorites, Dr. Wood said they put UFOs in the “New Age” section of the library. Apparently, there were two Dr. Bob Woods’ in the ufology field. I am referring to Dr. Bob M. Wood with a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University who can be seen on Ancient Aliens. He had said on the show that most of the UFOs we see are ours. So I asked him at a mufon meeting to clarify how many are ours and who are “ours”? He thought about it and said 75% of the UFOs we see are ours and they are made in Montana, Utah, and the Lakes all underground.

This is a very small piece of the information and how much of it is truth I don’t know. But from what I understand, the Galactic Federation of Worlds (I think other people from other planets who have their own fleet.) and people in our Secret Space program want us to know what’s going on so that we can live free and have free energy. From what I understand, they are watching us to take the temperature to see if we can handle the truth. I wish they would rip off the Band-Aid and tell the truth. I don’t care who it scares. The faster we get the truth the faster we can have spaceships. I don’t want to wait ten years. Can you imagine taking an Uber spaceship to Europe or Japan or Antarctica? Or maybe someday they will let us buy spaceships. You can take your pets with you because you can zip everywhere in minutes. No need to check the dogs and cats into a pet hotel while you and the family take a vacation. I want my spaceship. Forget MTV. I want my . . . I want my . . .  spa-ace-ship.

I hope you had fun reading this post and it excites your imagination. Please don’t throw Plomeek soup at me.

Happy Vegan!

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Copyright 2021 Melissa Crismon

After Fasting

Gravenstein Apple with chaga tea. Pic by M.C.

After fasting for three days, on the fourth morning, I started out with lemon water and then I broke my fast with a Gravenstein apple and Four Sigmatic Elixir Mix with chaga. I ate maybe half the apple and couldn’t finish the tea either. I did have some oatmeal an hour and a half later and it was pretty good, but I’m not food obsessed right now. I even did some food shopping and skipped the Hu chocolate. Renaissance Man said, “Who are you?”

I think the most important aspect that helps with fasting is sheer will power. You have to wrap your mind around it and then commit. While fasting, thinking about the benefits helps. Meditating helps with lowering the heart rate and keeping calm. Easy yoga poses help get the mind at ease and get the circulation going.

One of the benefits to fasting is the weight loss. I lost four pounds the first day, two pounds the second day, and then one more the third day. That’s what some of you really wanted to know, didn’t you?

One thing I thought was interesting in my research is that the body uses different forms of energy. There are multiple energy sources within.

This fast turned out to be better than the last. The third day I warmed up some water and added cayenne pepper and lemon. Having the cayenne really helps with the sluggishness and just overall well-being. And it boosted my circulation. So I will use this recipe even when not fasting.

Lemon Cayenne Water
2 cups warm water
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cayenne pepper, dried

Most of the time, I fill up a mug with room temperature filtered water and squeeze in one organic lemon.

I hope you try fasting for at least one day a year. I can’t say you’ll love fasting, but the feeling after is awesome. It’s like you paid for an expensive cleanse, but you didn’t. I would suggest fasting in the warmer months when I think it’s easier. I do have to say my energy level seems a little low today.

I’d like to think my fasting protest helped as the FDA said no to Biden about the booster shot for those under 65 or they recommend the jab for those 65 and older or with an underlying conditions. That’s what Renaissance Man said. I don’t want to look at the news. At least that’s a step in the right direction.

Here is my journey if you’d like to read about the why and how I fasted, the benefits, and tips—

Day 0, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

Thanks to those who stopped by and supported me.

Happy Vegan!

From blog of melissacrismon.com

Copyright 2021 Melissa Crismon