A ‘back to the root’ soup or gravy for the masses! 

Makes 26 cups

4 celery stalks, cut into 1/2 inch wide segments

1 lg. sweet onion, cut into 1/2 inch dice

3/4 lb. turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2/3 lb. parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 lb. carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds

3/4 lb. green beans, cut into 1 inch lengths

1.5 lbs. baker potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes

1 lb. beets, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 lbs. green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks

16 c. water

3 T. sea salt

1 bunch fresh cilantro – wash well to remove all sand, twist off top 3rd of leaves and stems and chop (the little bits of stem will soften when cooked)

1 T. garlic powder

1 T. onion powder

2 T. ground coriander

1 T. turmeric

2 t. poultry seasoning

1 t. ground allspice

1/2 t. celery seed

1/2 t. red cayenne pepper

1/2 t. black pepper

2 T. brown sugar

3 T. soy bacon bits

1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

In extra-large soup pot place all ingredients. Bring to boil, cover tightly, reduce heat to a slow boil and cook approximately 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook 30 minutes longer. Stir as needed.

Some of the potatoes and some of the cabbage will become mushy and thicken the soup just a little bit. This is what we want. If the potato and cabbage hasn’t broken down it isn’t ready yet.

Adjust for salt and pepper.

Serve right away or, when cooled, pack up and refrigerate to serve whenever you want it.

Notes: This is a mild tasting soup – so good and so good for you. Some soups are meant to startle your taste buds, some are meant to soothe. After Lent Soup soothes.

Serve with your favorite bread or alone. I eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner till it’s gone.

Don’t go back to eating meat, just because Christ rose and Lent is over and you think all is forgiven for the torture. Christ didn’t rise so we could all keep living by the ugly sin of slaughter.

Variation: Like gravy? Blend a few cups (solids and liquid) till smooth and serve it over your favorite mashed potatoes. The perfect comfort combination!!




Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

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