03 May 2007

The Gypsies Have Returned

Yep, it's just that damn good that's why they're back. Every time I make this it has some different veggies in it. Yum. It's one of the most "interestingly simple" soups I've ever made/tasted... Gypsy Soup.

But the real honest reason I am posting about this and not wonderful baked goods like cookies, cakes and everything else that gets baked in an oven (I still don't broil), is because I am procrastinating... This early-mid part of May is just crazy busy for me and I am just not uploading all my new pics for the new posts. I will for sure be blogging about baked goods towards the end of May. For now, I hope you don't mind seeing this soup again, especially that many of the veggies in it aren't in season anymore, oops. We've hit the 100 degree mark already a few times here but maybe some of you won't mind seeing this instead of a smoothie.

Speaking of smoothies, I have to announce my new all time favorite concoction. Of course it features blueberries, but I also add 1/2 soymilk and 1/2 lite coconut milk as my liquid instead of just soy. It's the combo of the blueberries and coconuts that just can't stop me from making it! Also in my smoothies, as per usual is flax oil and shelled hemp seeds, all organic of course. I now keep canned organic (lite and regular) coconut milk in my pantry. I only like coconut with sweet things, not spicy stuff like curries. Anyway...

Featured here (of what I can remember) is sweet potato/yam, purple potato, green bell pepper, chickpeas and white beans, among the rest of the ingredients. I think I up the spices each time I make this, I keep loading more and more... Did I mention before how much I love the hint of cinnamon that shines through? I love how it almost "sweetens" it, but not really. Oh yum, this soup freezes well to me, but others have claimed not so well. It's up to you to determine.

The recipe is on my Eat Peace Please Recipes page (eatpeacepleaserecipes.blogspot.com). I'll be back 'round soon.

28 comments:

Valentina said...

I've never tried this Gypsy soup... I'd like to I'm going to check on your blog! ;)

Johanna3 said...

i love gypsy soup!

laura jesser said...

It freezes fine for me, but the chunks of sweet potato turn into mash if I'm not careful with it! Still, it's nice to pull out of the freezer from time to time.

scottishvegan said...

Mmm...your coconut and blueberry smoothie sounds delicious! I will need to try your soup soon.

maybepigscanfly said...

This post served as my inspiration for dinner last night. I was feeling very sick and needed a light soup to ease my queasy stomach. I didn't quite have all the ingredients on hand so I had to change it up somewhat. I definitely made it pretty bland last night, but I've made it before with all the ingredients and it is superb! Thanks for reminding us about the gypsy greatness.

-Teresa

KleoPatra said...

Hearing Stevie Nicks (an Arizona lass) singing "Gypsy" as i peruse your lovely soup. Nice touch to add cinnamon.

This particular smoothie sounds steallar. Like you, i only like coconut with sweet stuff. i'm not a fan of coconut curry. Icky!! Blueberries & coconut sound like a divine combo. Must try.

Stay cool!! :)

bazu said...

I *love* the idea of coconut milk in a smoothie- why haven't I ever thought of that?? Your gypsy soup is beautiful. I know how it feels to have to catch up on a ton of food posts- I can be a bit of a procrastinator myself...

Hope you're well and surviving the heat, Leslie!

annie said...

i love love love LOVE this recipe. funny story: i got it from your site waaaay back in fall/winter when you put it on here. and it was sooo good. and then i went to costa rica to live for 4 months, and sometimes i would think about the soup, but it was always too hot to make it. and now i just moved to portland and last week it was raining and so i FINALLY got to make this soup again and my friend was going ga-ga over it. i think we're going to make it again this week!!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

mmmm, coconut & blueberry smooothie sounds fabulous - esp. in 100+ temps! the soup looks so colorful and yummy - i haven't had it & really need to check your recipes again.

i'm so glad you noticed that i'm wearing the necklace & bracelet you made in my photo! they are my favorites and love wearing them - i always get compliments. :o)

Urban Vegan said...

I've seena recipe for this in one of the Moosewood cookbooks....looks lovely

aTxVegn said...

Hi, Leslie! I remember making this soup and how delicious it is. I've decided any time of year is soup season.

Mark said...

Soup looks great! Nice photo.

funwithyourfood said...

it's already 100 degrees there?! It's been in the 90's here and i've been so worried about my lil hamster. he can't get too hot or he'll die! good thing i live somewhat close to the beach :)


Teddy

b36Kitchen said...

blueberries are a must in all smoothies in my opinion.

JENNA

Carrie™ said...

Soup looks fantastic!
A couple of my co-workers just returned from Arizona. They went for a vacation and loved it! They said the weather wasn't too hot yet (They said around 80's when they were there). I'm not sure exactly where in Arizona they were, but they had nothing but good things to say about the place and the people. Were they staying with you?? :o)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful soup! I'll never get tired of seeing variations on this.

Julie said...

This is one of the few soups of yours I haven't made! :] Looks like I better.

Brooke said...

Looks great!

Tamara said...

Yum, I've never thought of using cocounut milk in a smoothie. Thanks for the idea! And I like your blog, just discovered it today.

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Hey Leslie!
Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for the great Almond Oat balls recipe! I used cashew butter, but they still turned out great. They were perfect for my post-race snack! (gotta have some protein and carbs after a good run!). BTW- you state in the recipe that you need 3 cups of oats and 1/2 cup of pepitas. Then you call for 1/3 cup oats and 1/4 cup pepitas for the coating. Do these last two measurements come OUT of the 3 cups of oats and 1/2 cup of seeds on the recipe list, or are they in addition to? I assumed that they were in addition to, and the balls turned out fine.

On a related note, it would be helpful if you would not use "1.5" and other decimals in your recipes, because I thought it meant 1/5th, on first glance. 1 1/2 would be more consistent. It messed me up on the chocolate no bake cookies, too. But maybe it's just me :) Thanks!

Candi said...

I eat soup year round, no matter how hot it gets outside! I just love it too much! I like the sweet potato and beans in this one. I've saved the recipe, and thank you so much for the link to your recipes page - that made it easy! :)

Blueberries are one of my top fruits right now. I've always loved coconut, so that combo is awesome. I ran out of soy and rice milk, but I like your use of lite coconut milk instead! You're so creative! I can see why you cannot stop making this smoothie!!

Catherine said...

Les, looks like you've been gone from the blogosphere just about as long as I have! Delicious looking soup -- I'll have to make it sometime soon. (Printing out the recipe next!) And, as far as I'm concerned, coconut is one of my all-time favorite things EVER, and I do love it in both sweet and savory applications. One of my favorite smoothies is frozen strawberries and coconut milk. Haven't tried blueberries and coconut yet . . . delish!

KleoPatra said...

*waves to Leslie*

Douglas said...

man thats making me hungry, yum yum!!!

Kimberly said...

Are you coming back?? I really miss this blog.

kaivegan said...

Leslie, Leslie.

I still make some of your recipes. (my favorites!) I just wanted to say hi:) Wondering how you are doing. Boy, I never thought I'd miss a blogger that much!

julie said...

update your blog, woman! i need food ideas over here :)

kaivegan said...

Still missing you! What have you been cooking?