Friday, June 21, 2013

Fresh Spring Soup

Hello, hello, hello!  My apologies on the break at last posting.  Summertime with the Blessings is quite busy.  I actually made this soup in the heart of spring, but I finally found a moment to post it.  Also, a warning, my middle Blessing seems to have spilled a fruit drink on my keyboard, and so until further notice I cannot depress the letter that is between "i" and "k" in the alphabet.  Luckily, none of the ingredients involve that letter. Also my mouse sticks to the desk now and seems quite "uncleanable."  But, we must carry on!

This is one of those cupboard dishes that almost always turn out great.  I loved the finished product; it was delicious and used up so much of the awesome seasonal produce that I picked up at the Farmer's market.  Give it a try in about ten months!  :-)  Ha ha, only kidding, you can have it now.

Fresh Spring Soup


1 Tbs. canola oil
1 red onion, chopped
2 cups chopped cauliflower
2 cups chopped Brussels sprouts
1 corn on the cob, kernels sliced off (it's even good if they come off in chunks!)
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. salt
2 cups favorite spaghetti sauce (I used some in a glass cylindrical containers, er, storebought)
1 cup leftover rice
Water to cover
 1/4 cup mint leaves
1 cup chopped parsley


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onion, and cook for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and corn.  Cook for another ten minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the pepper, salt, spaghetti sauce, rice and water, and cook for another twenty minutes.  Add the mint and parsley.  Stir well, and it's ready to serve.  So tasty!  Feeds five hungry vegans.


  1. oh thoughts are with you on what happen to you with the computer. The same thing happened to me years ago with my old windows 98. I couldn't use it for almost 3 weeks. The soup looks great, I will copy the recipe so I can make it this Winter with all gluten free products...our temperatures here in Cleveland has been 88 to 92 I'll wait for that delicious soup when its cold. Thank you.

  2. When my keyboard suffered a spill, and certain crucial keys stopped working, it was only a matter of time before I faced facts and got a new one. Keyboards don't take kindly to liquid — cleaning them is such a bother.

    I like soup all year long. In Seattle the weather is so unpredictable it can be warm and sunny one day, and the next a rainy and cold soup day. I just had a similar soup yesterday made with organic crushed tomatoes from Costco. Best tomatoes next to homegrown.

  3. Oh no! Luckily, the letter "j" isn't used too frequently - as long as you don't talk about jumping, judges, or juggling. ;)

    The soup looks delicious!

  4. We have been so obsessed with cauliflower lately, will definitely be trying this recipe out!! :)

  5. Time for the middle Blessing to get a three letter thing that starts with a 'J' and pay for a new keyboard.

  6. oh that looks lovely! i love the cauliflower in the soup! so healthy and delicious!

  7. That looks amazing!

    My daughter spilled a whole glass of water on my keyboard and it killed it. We ordered a new one from eBay and followed the video instructions they had posted on their website. It only cost $20.00! (Just in case you need to get the whole thing replaced at some point.)

  8. this is just the sort of soup I can imagine making bucketfuls of and then getting a load of crusty bread to keep it company. Yum!

  9. Millie, let me know if you like it!

    Andrea, I haven't tried Costco's crushed tomatoes. Now, with your endorsement, I'll have to change that!

    Ingrid, yikes, most of my passwords have that letter in them!

    Chubby Vegan Mom, good, let me know if you like it! :-)

    SV, ha ha! I'll let her know!

    GFHT, coming from you, that means a lot! Your food always looks amazing.

    Diane, oh, thanks. My hubs is a computer guy (for a living), so that's what he's been suggesting. It gives him an excuse to play with my computer. :-)

    oey, (sorry), crusty bread sounds great with this. Thanks for the idea.