Saturday, August 25


it stands for bean soup, y'poopheads!
pressed for time, falling asleep on my feet,
and wondering where the F* the summer went to-
that was my morning, day, afternoon, and night-
so i had to have something to boost my spirits and my nutrients.
i mean, really,.
when you're stressed to death, and can't catch your breath or a break,
what the heck do you even have going for you?
well, if you're me, then you've gotta rely on the ability to endure,
and the skills to make something expert quick-fast and in a hurry-
good food is better medicine than medicine, man.
and i dosed myself with a heroic booster shot of  mexican-style sloppiness.
wait. does that sound good to you?
it should, because what i was scoopin' on was ferociously flavorful.
black bean soup is in my top five dead or alive.
that's for sure.
and when you upgrade it all the way?
man, y'all don't even know the half of it-
check the teleport:

that quinoa has GPOP, black pepper, and wheat-free soy sauce in it-
boiled that way for subtle activation, and grand taste without even trying.
word up.
that's sourdough bread, from scratch, for dippin' too, dudes.
i don't play around when it's soup time.
no way am i half-steppin' half-correctly to my pots of power like a poseur.
that ain't me.
i had alllllll the flavors.
all of 'em.
wanna make it at your house?
it's pretty easy, really, if you don't suck.
just do all of this:
get yourself a small big pot, if you catch my drift-
and melt a tablespoon or two of vegan butter in it-
now add:
1/2 sweet onion, diced;
1 yellow carrot, sliced into discs;
1 orange carrot sliced into discs;
1 stalk celery, diced;
1/2 jalapeno, minced;
4 cloves garlic, minced;
1 cup red. orange, and yellow sweet bell peppers, chopped;
2 small italian peppers, diced;
1/2 sweet potato, cubed, skins-on;
saute that with:
1 tsp oregano;
1 T crushed fresh basil;
1 1/2 tsp cumin;
1 1/2 tsp coriander;
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika;
2 tsp ea. Garlic Powder Onion Powder;
3 T texas pete ho'sauce;
2 dashes liquid smoke;
1 tsp hungarian hot paprika.
sizzle and stir it until the herbs are taosting on the veggies and they're all softening slightly.
now dump in 2 15oz cans of undrained black beans,
and 1 cup of water;
next, toss in:
1 cup quartered baby grape tomatoes,
and 2 bay leaves,
and three handfuls of baby spinach-
cover it, and bubble it up on medium heat for half an hour.
...or longer, whatever. it's fine. as long as the 'tatoes are soft, you're solid.
garnish your bowl with peppers, and scallion sprankles,
and sprigs of cilantro,
and a big scoople of quinoa......
and spoon yourself silly with all that great big fat amazing fresh bright taste.
it's good.
and it's hearty.
and it's easy.
and it's dope.
this kind of one-pot, plus quinoa pot jauns is all you need to make a day much better.
and it's much much better when you're so SO full.
i slept like a well-fed and swaddled infant baby,
after a shower in my newly-improved replumbed anti-bummer bathroom.
first of all, that shower felt like a winning lottery ticket.
secondly, the pipes, they were a'leakin'.
but now, they're back on track,
and next up  with the help of some finish workin' carpentry skills,
provided by friendly, local neighborhood artisan craftsmen,
i may actually have some improved function in my faucets,
with a side order of aesthetics.
and after all that sleep i got,
i'm feeling refreshed, and more optimistic about the future.
i like that. a lot;
never quiet, never soft.....

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