Recipe: Delicious Gypsy Soup

Gypsy Soup. This "Gypsy Soup" from Moosewood simply kills it. They've cultivated quite an abundance of cookbooks under their name, including the hand-written original where this recipe comes from. Gypsy Soup is a one-pot soup that goes together quickly, yet is rich, spicy, and full of flavor.

Gypsy Soup Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Yesterday was our first day of winter weather here in Portland. We are in the process of moving at the moment, so today I decided to make a batch of my favorite soup to enjoy after a long, cold day of packing and moving boxes. You can have Gypsy Soup using 18 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Gypsy Soup

  1. You need 1 of splash of olive oil.
  2. You need 2 of roughly chopped onions.
  3. You need 4 stick of of celery, chopped.
  4. Prepare 2 cup of sweet potato/kumara, cubed.
  5. You need 3 clove of garlic, crushed.
  6. It’s 5 cup of water.
  7. It’s 2 tsp of paprika.
  8. You need 1 tsp of tumeric.
  9. You need 1 tsp of sweet basil.
  10. It’s 1 of bay leaf.
  11. It’s 1 dash of cinnamon.
  12. Prepare 1 dash of cayenne pepper.
  13. Prepare 1 of capscicum, chopped.
  14. Prepare 1 cup of peas.
  15. It’s 1 can of tomatoes.
  16. You need 1 can of chickpeas.
  17. You need 1 tsp of salt.
  18. You need 3 tbsp of tamari/ soy sauce.

I discovered this recipe years ago and have made it over and over. Gypsy Soup from The New Moosewood Cookbook. I went to the library yesterday and checked out a few cookbooks. It's a great way to explore the books you think might be worth purchasing or just find a few new recipes you like and then take the book back until you want it again.

Gypsy Soup instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot and add onion and celery. Sweat for five – ten minutes until starts to glisten.
  2. Add the sweet potato and garlic and sweat for another five or so minutes.
  3. Add the water amd all spices except for the salt and soy sauce.
  4. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes and all other vegetables. Simmer for a further 10 -15 minutes.
  6. Add the salt and soy sauce (tamari is a gluten free option if you need it)..
  7. Stir through, check your seasonings and serve..
  8. Note : you can use any vegetables really. As long as you have a root vegetable and something green for colour. I've used potatoes and brocolli instead of sweet potato and peas in the past. delicious! My partner likes his with a dollop of sour cream which is pretty yummy too :).

Add seasonings, (except for tamar)i and stock or water. Add remaining vegetables, tamari and chickpeas. And if all of this weren't enough, eating gypsy soup can make you a good little feminist. Do you remember your first cookbook? Many of us can trace the start of our cooking life back to one or two cookbooks that showed how enticing and accessible cooking could be; cookbooks that proved it was possible to cook delicious food at home, in our own kitchen, by ourselves!