|A vegetarian meal my mother prepared for her father's death anniversary. He passed away in 1977, her family has feasted every single year since.|
|Incense are a must have.|
|In Buddhist tradition it is better to mourn with vegan food than meats because no animal was harmed in the sacred ritual.|
|Flowers complete the set up.|
|Mom's vegan soup.|
Sounds pretty bland? Not one bit. When you soak dried shitake mushrooms, you reserve that rich brown liquid to use as broth. Mom might also have used vegetable bouillon cubes/powder. Cook everything but tofu, carrots and parsley. Carrots and tofu can go in after you rapid boil the seaweed. Parsley and pepper to taste.