My husband made a big pot of minestrone soup loosely based on a recipe he found on the Forks Over Knives website. He made some substitutions like carrots and turnips instead of fennel and zucchini, kale instead of Swiss chard. He also added wine and herbs, and used GF pasta. We garnished it with whole pumpkin seeds and roasted brussels sprouts. It was satisfying and delicious.
Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder to appreciate what we have. A member of my women's group shared the video with us, and now I'm sharing it with you. (Thanks, Kathy.) Another member of the group pointed out that "the east Indian woman included in the video is Vandana Shiva, a scientist and champion of sustainable agriculture in India, who opposes Monsanto and others who push genetically modified seeds in India, causing much harm to local farming and farmers."