This past week’s chill has been going through me like no one else’s business. I’ve been living in long underwear to keep myself insulated but cooking up some warming soup has been my true life saver.
This soup is always a treat when the weather begins to cool down from a steamy summer. It offers immunity-boosting properties and nourishes the body with fiber and protein. The aduki beans are one of the easiest beans to digest. Adding in the kombu also aids in the digestion of the beans.
I have always loved lasagna. And through the years i have experimented with various vegetarian options. Now that my daughter is vegan (for the month of January), I came up with a lasagna that is so incredibly easy and tasty and she loves it (as does my husband!).
This salad can be an entire meal if you add in a protein, such as pan-sautéed tofu (as shown in the picture), chicken, salmon or beef. I also serve it as a side salad…as usual, there are many options. Enjoy!