Veggie Soup and GF Dumplings

Veggie Soup and Gluten Free Dumplings. Pic by M.C.

I hope you are all surviving the elements. Warm yourself up with some veggie soup and gluten free dumplings. The soup is my recipe and the dumplings are inspired by NattEats’ recipe. This soup stays hot probably because of the tomatoes and the dumplings.

3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
2 cups carrots, sliced
2 cups green beans, cut into bite size pieces
4 cups petite potatoes
2 cups cremini mushrooms, diced
15 oz. can fire roasted or regular diced tomatoes
10 cups water
2 bouillon cubes Not-Chick’n, Edward & Sons
1 tsp. Pink Himalayan salt, fine
1 tsp. oregano, dried
2 Tbsp. coco aminos
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Yield: 12 servings of soup

I use a 5L pot that makes 20 cups of soup. Sauté onions in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper and blend with onions. Add water then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. You might want to add another tablespoon of coco aminos the next day.

1 cup Gluten Free Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. thyme, dried
1 tsp. dill, dried
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup oat milk
Pinch of sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt, if you like

Yield: 6-8 dumplings

Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir. I use the soup size spoon from my flatware to mix the ingredients and then use two spoons to form a dumpling and place in the soup. You can’t go wrong. The dumplings don’t need to be perfect. And they will float on top of the soup. Cover with lid. Cook with the soup on simmer for 20 minutes.

Try your version of these recipes and create your own world!

Happy New Year and Happy Vegan!

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Copyright 2023 Melissa Crismon

2022 Wrap Up

I'll be celebrating with R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Crisp Apple Juice. Yep, 2022 was wild enough. Pic by M.C.
I’ll be celebrating with R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Crisp Apple Juice. Yep, 2022 was wild enough. There is a margarita recipe below if you want something stronger. Pic by M.C.

It looks like I started and ended 2022 with blogging about juicing. Recently, an insurance adjuster told me she loves juicing wheatgrass. I have to agree. That is one reason why I bought an Omega juicer. And there is a new juice bar opening in my town. Maybe juicing is gaining popularity.

Here are 2022s posts:

1. Post #159-Omega Juicers

2. Post #160-Smoothie Bowl

3. Post #161-Wheat and Barley Grass

4. Post #162-Colloidal Silver

5. Post #163-Berkey Water System

6. Post #164-Vegan Tom Kha Phak Soup

7. Post #165-Stranger Things 1 and Nature’s Path vegan and gluten free waffles

8. Post #166-Stranger Things 2 and a typical 80s salad

9. Post #167-Stranger Things 3 and peanut butter on celery

10. Post #168-Stranger Things 4 and cantaloupe

11. Post #169-Olivia Newton-John remembered

12. Post #170-GF Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

13. Post #171-Vegan Mexican Food

14. Post #172-Vegan Margarita

15. Post #173-Vegan Mexican Pinto Beans

16. Post #174-Vegan Spanish Rice

17. Post #175-Nopales

18. Post #176-9-11 Rogue Networks

19. Post #177-Salsa Verde

20. Post #178-Vegan Enchiladas

21. Post #179-Bob’s Red Mill Muffins

22. Post #180-Pomegranate Grape Juice

23. Here are the links to past wrap ups:
2021 Wrap Up
2020 Wrap Up

Thank you for visiting my blog this year. I really do appreciate it when there are so many other distractions. I do enjoy visiting your blogs too on health and the environment and the occasional fun posts about what we are all watching on Netflix.

Next year, I’m sure I will be talking about juicing again. I love soup on these cold days and will probably share a recipe and mostly post vegan recipes. I know I have some books I’d like to talk about—some fiction, some research. I might do a post on California fault lines and earthquakes since I just went through a scary earthquake. It all gets down to how it affects our health and how to make healthy decisions.

In the end, I’m always researching for the truth not the trend. I like to take all the information and set it aside until more information backs up what I have learned thus far. Or some of the information falls away. Someone asked me how I decide what is the truth regarding research. I said I listen to my intuition. She said someone else told her the same. Reading and listening to all sides helps too. I saw a Gloria Steinem quote on a magnet while Christmas shopping which is apparently the title of one of her more recent books. It goes a little like this:

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off! ~Gloria Steinem

Happy Juicing, Happy Vegan, and Happy New Year!

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Copyright 2022 Melissa Crismon