“Intention plus action equals magic.”  Translation – Do the work

I call this a magic soup because if you eat two ounces of this soup every two hours for two days you’ll have eaten two ounces of this soup every two hours for two days.  Ta da!

I call this magic soup because it’s a great way to consume those veggies that are more nutritious if they’re cooked.  Plus, you can add just about any veggie to this soup.  It’s a good base soup that packs a punch in its original form and can only get better when you add a bit of your genius.


1 T olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 can diced tomatoes, with juice

1 pepper, red is preferable, chopped

3 cups broth, any kind

1 t smoked paprika

1 t turmeric

1 t basil

¼ to ½ t cinnamon, you decide

dash of cayenne

1 T coconut amino

fresh spinach, chopped

S&P to taste


FYI – I purchase the carrots in a sliced or matchstick form.  Less time in the kitchen.  More time in the art studio.

In a large pot sauté the onion, sweet potato, and carrots in the oil for a few minutes.  Turn down the heat and mix in the spices.  Cover and let everything warm up together for about 10 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients, except the spinach and S&P, and bring the mixture to a boil.  Turn the heat down (make up your mind!), cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.  Taste, and adjust the seasonings.  That means, now is the time to add the spinach and S&P.  You just want the spinach slightly wilted.


Yes, you can add green beans and peppers of other hues along with leftover meats or seafoods, such as chicken or shrimp.  Yes, you can finish this up in the crockpot and let it sit there on low for a day or two while you eat at will and go about the interesting parts of your life.

Going to serve this for dinner.  Husband, light of my life, going to get a grilled cheese on the side.

Loveya – The Grandma





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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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