Inside the Oven: “Meat free since 1983″-a veggie restaurant’s anniversary, vegan cheesecake recipe, benefits of a vegan, gluten-free diet on rheumatoid arthritis in Week Links. Dr. McDougall’s Hot Soups.
A quote from drmcdougall.com
Diet vs. Drugs
Oatmeal vs. Obesity
Peas vs. Pills
Cabbage vs. CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
Supper vs. Surgery
Then consider meeting Dr. McDougall
I’ve never met Dr. McDougall, but I’ve certainly became acquainted with his vegan soups. Questions posed on the McDougall website are certainly no brainers-I’d take peas vs. pills and supper vs. surgery any day. But there are deeper, earth shattering, Nobel Prize questions to be thrown down and answered
Hot and Sour vs. Miso
Pad Thai vs. Tamale with Baked Chips
Split pea & Barley vs. Ramen with vegetarian Chicken Flavor
Since I can’t answer these questions, I usually end up buying all of them. Ahem…I’m also convinced this is why I haven’t won any Nobel Laureates yet.
A good pre-packaged vegan soup is hard to come by at times. Whether it’s the presence of dairy, “natural flavors” that don’t list the source, anonymous “spices”, the list goes on and on. At $1.79 per bowl, the price is perfect who anyone on a budget that doesn’t want to give up taste, health, or their eating ethics. My personal favorites would have to be the Hot and Sour and Pad Thai. When I say they are good, I don’t just mean good enough to fill you up, good enough to make you think it’s not healthy, but good as in worthy of an Andy Warhol print on the kitchen wall good.
It’s been said that there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s (unless you’re a vegan of course, then any way is horrible), and I’ve found the same to be true with these soups. I never put water to the “fill” line as I prefer the broth to be very concentrated. I’ve also tossed in extras like green onions to add some flavor twists. Is there a way you prefer to eat Dr. McDougall’s soups? Have you ever met him?
Co-founded by Dr. John McDougall, a nutrition expert who promotes better health through adopting a vegetarian diet, McDougall’s Right Foods offers a variety of prepared vegetarian dishes, that are both pleasing to the palate and meet strict dietary guidelines: 10% or less of calories are from fat, cholesterol free, and even a separate line of light sodium soups. The full list is as follows:
Black Bean & Lime
Minestrone & Pasta
Pilaf Vegetable Chicken Flavor
Split Pea with Barley
Tamale Soup with Baked Chips
Tortilla Soup with Baked Chips
Curry with Brown and Wild Fruited Pilaf…