By Jai-Jagdeesh




4 cups chopped potatoes, with or without skins

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves (small) garlic, peeled

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

2 cups sliced mushrooms

3 cups broccoli florets

A small handful of cilantro (optional)



All of the above ingredients, fully cooked

1 can of light coconut milk (I use Trader Joe’s)



The mixture above, nicely blended

Braggs (or other salt option)

Pepper (optional)


Use a large cooking pot, approximately 5 quarts. Fill it 2/3 full with water, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add each IN THE POT item individually, in the order it is listed above, being sure to leave at least 2 minutes in between each addition. Boil for at least 3 minutes after the broccoli is added; cook for longer if the potato pieces are not ready (they should be soft and spear-able with a fork).

When potatoes are cooked through, remove pot from heat and strain. Let cool for at least 5 minutes (or run cold water over everything) before moving to the next step*.

(*Steaming hot vegetables do not like being put in a blender. They get angry, and may try to hurt you. Please proceed with caution and care.*)

Fill blender halfway with veggies (any mixture, whatever lands in there) and add a quarter can of coconut milk. Blend until smooth, or until desired consistency, then pour the mixture into your storage container or serving vessel. Repeat this step until all veggies are blended and all coconut milk is used. Stir well to combine your batches.

While stirring, add liberal squirts of Braggs and taste-test after each squirt, to see when you’ve reached your ideal level of seasoning. (To each his/her own!)

For a little zip, add a shake or two of pepper to individual serving bowls.

Serves: Not sure. I ate so much of this soup as I cooked and seasoned it, I have no idea how many people it might have fed if I hadn’t eaten it all…


TO MAKE LIFE EXTRA DELICIOUS: Add some SAT NAM FEST to your diet. There’s one in Pennsylvania this September, and one in California in April (Sat Nam Fest West). This soup isn’t on the menu, but we will be serving up some of the most delicious music you’ve ever heard. See you there?  

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