You are most welcome, it is such a gratifying meal on every level. Much as it takes some time to chop all the veggies it is also an opportunity to be grateful for having access to such amazing food. The smell of the spices when combining them to make a paste and then the smell when it is all cooking are just a thrilling lead up to actually eating it. Soul food!Oh my gosh! Thank you for this! My male roommate's mom sent us a bunch of spices and grains last month, and my vegan female roomie would love this as much as me. It reminds me a bit of my veganized version of borscht. Sort of.