Vegan stew (from scratch & with love)

I made the stew! I stopped by Publix and grabbed a few items to enhance the pot!

But I wanted to celebrate getting pushed into the top 50s by going and getting some additional ingredients to put into the vegan stew

Fresh rosemary, 2 red potatoes, 1 purple onion, bag of sweet peppers red orange yellow, celery stalks, and 1 giant Jalapeño pepper

Just a few fresh items from the produce section

Also stocked up on my spring water from the Dollar Tree

And I’m avoiding those little plastic bags and bottles as much as possible

I AM STILL EATING HEALTHY AND THRIFTING

But I found TWO better stores to thrift – where the prices are clearance prices and the items are NEW

Both the stores are also very popular, so it’s really challenging to get the items that I want and personally I’m starting to find it a whole lot more fun than driving around to all these different thrift stores around the city and only finding over priced used items (gas prices are killing me)

People coughing left and right from God knows what

I’M STILL RECOVERING FROM HEART INFLAMMATION

And I’m taking the little bit of income I am earning from the hard work that I’m doing and I’m investing it back into my health and my work which is the sole purpose of me doing all this anyway 🤪

I don’t want to die on the street like Edgar Allan Poe

I don’t want to drop dead of COVID like my sister did in January at the age of 45

There are people out there who don’t want to see me get healthy or to move and basically they want to see me drop dead

THEY ARE ROOTING FOR ME TO DIE

*sigh* the aliens are us. Religion. It’s all just us. We do have a creator tho. But this society is a false entity. Anyhoo.

Chris Cornell (FROWN GARDEN) had just performed a sold out show before he went back to his hotel room and tapped the lights on and off from an app to let his wife know that he was checking out permanently and BOOM he’s gone

MONEY ISN’T THE ANSWER

I make my stew with spring water. Fill the pot half up.

His mother follows me on Instagram and they don’t care about nudity, they don’t care about that fucking shit, but what they care about is mental health and me not fucking dying

I do not need a fancy kitchen to make soup for a king

It’s weird when the love of your life does not watch your stories but Chris Cornell’s mother does (hello heaven)

Making a tomato vegetable broth from scratch

My best friend died by suicide and Soundgarden was her favorite band

😑

Everything I love is going extinct

Start adding your spices – a little here and there will do. Use REAL SALT THAT SUPPLIES THE NECESSARY NUTRIENTS

They spent weeks tearing up the earth and now I no longer hear pretty bird sing 😑

I’m being driven insane 😑

I cook in a glass pot I scored from the thrift. My kitchen is under a SLOW REMODEL. Ditching all plastic and Teflon. Stainless steel, glass, bronze, or copper only.

In 2018 when I had to go to court ONE TIME (I’ve sorted everything so chill) – the female judge would not even speak to me until I took a few breaths

Fresh rosemary. Use a lot! I think I could have used it all!!!!!!! I was afraid it would overpower. It did not! I used 1 stem! Should have tossed the entire pack in! It gonna turn to broth!!!!!!!!!!!

She stated I looked like I was about to jump from the bridge behind me

I told her my parents didn’t teach me about those monsters under the bed

She said her parents did teach her but she still made mistakes

I would like a live rosemary plant

By the end of the court session we had everyone in the room laughing and it was full

I had zero reasons to be humiliated even though I was

And she knew the government furloughs and the government hiring freezes nearly

I lost everything I had saved for many years

My Thrift retirement savings GONE

My personal savings GONE

SEEN: Brown & red potatoes. Medley sweet peppers. Rainbow carrots. Red onion. Purple/red cabbage. Sweet onion. Celery stalks. Giant Jalapeño. Tomato from the vine.

Then they went after my physical health with this pandemic because this is biological warfare

I’m doing everything that I can to climb up out of this hell hole

I have no reason to feel shame

So far in the pot: cherry tomatoes (the rainbow kind), tomatoes from the vine diced, fresh rosemary DO MORE, finely chopped celery, real salt and pepper

But for some reason these monsters have drilled it into me to feel bad if I’m not giving them the attention that they don’t deserve

Read it again…

I’m struggling with answers on what to do with my own blood line

Use the good salt

And I’m trying to fix my health so that I can create my own tribe before I check the fuck out permanently

All I know is I love eating homemade vegan soup more than I like eating canned expired food from the food pantries

The vegan soup is healing my heart

The can soup has poison in it

No taste testing yet. Use your nose and eyes to cook as well. Does it smell good? Keep going. 👀

All the pretty labels are lies

Natural flavor was mad in a lab with MAD SCIENTISTS!!!!!!

SCIENCE IS COMPLIANCE

I spent hours cooking up this pot to perfection

I AM STILL SIMMERING AND MAKING THE BROTH – WE ARE NOT ADDING THICK CUT VEGGIES YET

I HAVE LEFTOVERS

And 1 bowl was so hearty I struggled to get through it 🤪

No bread this time! Just soup!

So without further ado I took photos for you but I don’t use directions and I make everything from scratch – just like my memaw taught me

She always said a way to a man’s heart is through his belly

MINE TOO

I use lots of tomatoes and then some 🤪

A way to my heart is through my belly

She wasn’t wrong

Our mental health is directly connected to our gut

I even tossed in dry rosemary cuz I’m still learning to perfect perfection 🤪 (this soup is perfection make no doubt)

I can’t stand living with these insane children around me and no more pretty bird singing

I HATE LIVING HERE LIKE JOHN JONES HATES THAT CAVE

AND ALL THE CHILDREN ARE INSANE – Jim Morrison

It’s been simmering 15-20 minutes on low heat – now time to POP THE CHERRIES 🤪

Because they need to fucking deworm

*starts slamming bathroom doors*

MY FAVORITE PLACE TO LIVE 🤩

*STARTS MAKING MORE LOUD NOISES

I’m taking a shot of detox soon so I don’t fucking shoot myself 🙄

Now drinking from stainless steel instead of plastic (kinda) (reducing my plastic consumption waste)

I get to wake up to the racist children now and no longer pretty bird

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WANT TO MOVE

I WOULD RATHER LIVE IN A MUD SHACK ON MY OWN TINY PIECE OF LAND

THAN TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS DEVIL SOCIETY

LOOK AT ALL THOSE RAINBOW CARROTS GOING IN THE POT – I KEEP THEM WHOLE FOR A “MEATY MEAL”. I make vegan witches stew 🤨

Despite this, y’all don’t want us living in fear so ensure you do everything to make sure we are indeed living in fear

Stopped by the beach after my vegan feast to enjoy after sunset and no…

The beach is green

I ain’t going in or near naw. God wants me making content for y’all and stew at home. I’m healing.

Ya no

My feet ain’t touching that

I haven’t forgot that a 14-year-old drowned here a couple months ago

He was found an hour later 1 mile away – that’s how far that riptide took him

Also evening death like John Jones

Went for another round

Got out and went back in

Toss in whole

Bye bye 👋

I’m sorry you died in fear so young

It’s not safe here

MAGICAL GOODNESS 🤩

I was afraid of the fucking vegetables growing

They so good

Start filling your pot up and don’t forget to put pinches of salt and pepper pinches of salt and pepper pinches of salt and pepper

More spices, more herbs

I keep the skins on the potatoes and I also leave all the seeds in 🎃

At this point I’m still cutting and adding

I simmer it on low until the potatoes are nearly done and then I add the cabbage

I carefully push in slices of the head

Vertically I reckon

And then as it cooks down the top bits I’ll gently push in

You can dice all your vegetables really small and probably take less time to cook it and it won’t be as hearty and the vegetables will be mushy like fucking canned soup but

You will spend a lot of time dicing your vegetables as well so I don’t really know if you’re saving time

It turned out delicious. Doesn’t need a thang! But going in the belly!! 🤪

If you eat the leftovers up slowly the vegetables will maintain their yumminess and freshness!

Lemme know if you have any questions and how it goes! You can use whatever veggies you like when making soup. I call this a ONE POT WONDER STEW (vegan and magically healing)

Let me know if you want me to share more of my cooking adventures.

Made from scratch and with love. Good ole country cooking! Heart healthy! Loaded with vitamins and thangs the heart needs! Yes, the cabbage bleeds purple. You can eat it crunchy. Don’t over cook it!!!!


3 thoughts on “Vegan stew (from scratch & with love)

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  1. You can add whatever meats and veggies you like! Just be aware of which thangs need longer/shorter cooking times!

    And when making the broth, finely dice and chop the veggies and herbs and let it simmer good before you start adding the thick cuts!

    I don’t use any seasoning packets and it don’t need any!

    Eventually gonna learn to use fresh herbs! And add beans and thangs! It’s a process and once you know how to make that tomato base, you can make anything!

    Chicken or beef would be good in it, it taste like vegetable soup (but like the best ever).

    I’ve made several pots now using this method of making my own tomato base and it has turned out perfectly every time (the trick is not over seasoning your stuff and slow going throughout until you can taste test a potato).

    I like my veggies meaty but you can chop them smaller.

    Thanks for the feedback! Takes probably 3 hours ish to make but lasts me for several meals/days!

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