Monday, May 24, 2010

Gypsy Soup

Gypsy Soup

Olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
5-6 cloves chopped garlic
2 cups sweet potatoes, chopped & peeled (or squash)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 chopped carrots

In soup kettle, saute all above ingredients for 5 min.


3 cups vegetable stock
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon basil
1 bay leaf
dash cinnamon
dash cayenne
Simmer, covered for about fifteen minutes.


1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
3/4 cup chopped sweet peppers (or spicy, but be careful becaus the cayenne is already spicy)
1 cup cooked chickpeas or black beans
Simmer until potatoes are cooked through.

I also made my mom her own separate soup yesterday. It is a recipe from Guam that I tweaked to make vegan. It is a "get well" soup. It is very simple.
Cold or Flu Soup
Lots of garlic (to taste)
Lots of onion (to taste)
Water 1-2 cups
Sea salt
Hot peppers (optional)
Garlic is a healing food and very medicinal. It has been used in cancer prevention, to reverse high blood pressure, resist colds and flus among other things. Onions have two main components that are very good for sickness. Sulfur and quercetin: they each help to neutralize free radicals in your body.
Along with this, I made her a tea with the lose herbs I had. I mixed Yarrow with Echinacea tea. Yarrow has so many uses. It is used against colds, cramps, fevers, kidney disorders, toothaches, skin irritations, and hemorrhages, and to regulate menses, stimulate the flow of bile, and purify the blood.

1 comment:

  1. Being that Im a gypsy I will make this! I like your blog. I also noticed you have some great Vegetarian food links!


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