Today I am feeling more grateful than ever for my health. After what has been the most challenging year of my life I am finally back on the road to optimum vitality and abundance, and I owe so much to the extraordinary women in my life, who have nurtured me with love, understanding, compassion, and a lot of incredible comfort food!
I owe a huge part of my recovery to Dr Elaine Carter who has changed my life, and to Sharon and Lois who work with her. Today we are celebrating another wonderful vegan recipe cooked up with these three wonderful women who have been such guiding lights and wonderful friends this year. I am grateful every day for their wisdom and insight. We have so much fun cooking together and sharing stories over delicious food. I am constantly inspired by their passion for whole foods and their willingness to experiment! They all came over to my house for dinner the other night for soup, salad and ice cream and we had a wonderful night. Elaine made a scrumptious salad, Sharon made some incredible raw flaxseed wraps, I made vegan coconut ice cream and Lois made one of her phenomenal spontaneous green soup creations that was absolutely delicious. She has such a natural flare for flavours and is an incredible cook. I learn so much every time I am in the kitchen with her.
This soup is so quick and easy! Just throw everything in your blender and season to taste. I will say at this point that it on order to get this soup just right it is important to use the Spice Hunter salt free Mexican seasoning in the flakes. I have tried this soup with a couple of other brands and it just didn't taste as good. Ground cumin can go rancid very quickly and this can make the soup really unpalatable. You might also want to add more chilli, garlic or salt in order to achieve your perfect blend. What I love about this soup (besides how quick and easy it is) is the rich vibrant colour and the fact that you can enjoy it hot or cold – perfect for this time of the year with the change of seasons and unpredictable weather. If you're using a high speed blender like a Vitamix you don’t even need to heat it. Just allow the friction to bring to soup to a boil. If you are not using a high speed blender, just blend and warm on the stove.
Lois offered this soup as an option for dinner saying “I make this great green soup that is really good”. Once we all tasted it we decided it was more than really good and needed a name! Lois came up with “Fiesta Verde” and so here we go!
Thanks Lois, I love you!