In supermarkets around there are many more varieties from Spanish Cuisine, the entire Goya Foods line, either dried, or in cans, and there are even some interesting organic entries here and there, some you can find at Chang-Li supermarket (they stock Braggs Apple Cider and Liquid Amino's) on Benedict avenue, and Pioneer Supermarket on Castle Hill has a small, but growing section of organic produce and some organic dry goods, including excellent organic black beans from a brand called Wild Harvest.
In short, I am in Pulse heaven, and gradually I am learning more and more recipes, and ever since I decided to go 100% vegan a year and half ago, I am having more fun with food than I ever did in my life before.
One recent favorite recipe came from the Whole Foods website,
for Yellow Split Pea and Sweet Potato Soup:
Yellow Split Pea and Sweet Potato Soup
- 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 cups dried yellow split peas
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
- vegetable bouillon, tamari, or liquid aminos to taste
Uncover and continue to simmer 15 minutes. Carefully purée soup with a hand held immersion blender or in batches in a blender until smooth and creamy. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.