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Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?

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seriously the world's greatest vegetable soup

(adapted from the moosewood cookbook's gypsy soup)

2 meduim-sized tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup sweet potato, diced
1 cup squash, peeled, seeded, diced.
1 cup cauliflower, chopped
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp thyme leaves
a few dashes of cinnamon
cayenne to taste
1 bay leaf
4 cups water or broth
1 medium bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups cooked chick peas
1 cup spinich, chopped

*plunge tomatoes in a saucepan full of boiling water for 10 seconds, remove from water, peel and seed them, then chop the tomatoes and set them aside.

*heat oil in a dutch oven. add onion, garlic, celery, sweet potato, carrot and squash. saute over meduim heat for 5 minutes. add salt, saute for 5 minutes more. add seasonings and water or broth, broccoli and cauliflower, cover, bring to boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

*add tomato pulp, bell pepper, chick peas and spinich. cover and simmer about 10 minutes more, or until the vegetables are cooked the way you like them. taste to adjust seasonings, discard bay leaf, and enjoy.

semi-cross-posted to domestic_divas
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