Liz Martone is my blog sister-from-another-mister: we recently discovered that we both went to college in Pittsburgh! She just wrote a great post about where to eat in Pittsburgh. Currently, Liz lives in North Carolina and cooks up delicious dishes on her whole food blog!
Hi everyone! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here! My name is Liz and I am the creator of pumpkin & peanut butter, a blog dedicated to my love of all things food, whole ingredients, and healthy cooking. While I am not vegan myself, I feature mostly vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes on my blog because that’s what I enjoy eating.
I’m such a believer in balance— balance in what we eat, the way we exercise, and the way we achieve happiness each and every day. You’ll notice that my recipes really adhere to that belief, focusing on lots of whole grains, vegetables, and of course, some desserts and sweets thrown in there for fun!
I was so excited when Aileen asked me to guest blog on Morsels & Moonshine today! I first “met” Aileen when she co-hosted “A Vegan Holiday” back in November/ December. I was instantly hooked by her mouth-watering recipes, welcoming demeanor, and initiative in the vegan blogging world. As a very new blogger myself, it was so fun being a part of this awesome campaign and developing many wonderful relationships with other incredible food bloggers out there. Thanks Aileen for bringing us all together 🙂
Now onto the good stuff… the food! And I tried my best to keep Aileen’s tradition of including a “boozy ingredient” alive with this comforting vegan soup. Enjoy!
Fact: I don’t deal well with cold weather. You would never believe that I grew up in Upstate New York, where 12 inches of snow was a just a normal snowfall for us. In the past few years, I’ve moved further and further south (secretly to escape the cold), finally bringing me here to North Carolina, where our winters are beautifully mild! But of course, winter is still cold, even in the south. Which means I need a constant rotation of soup to keep me warm during these brutal winter months 🙂
This soup quickly became one of my favorite winter soups. It’s actually very simple to make, but I had never used this combination of ingredients in a soup before. The use of red wine, rosemary, and thyme, along with the chunky mushrooms and potatoes actually give this soup a beef stew-esque taste. I’m serious! It’s comforting, it’s savory, and it’s full of healthy ingredients to keep you full and your body satisfied. Serve it with some thick slices of bread and you’ve got yourself the perfect winter meal!