Recipe for Giovanni’s Vegetable Gumbo Soup:
Two large potatoes (diced)
One and a half cup baby carrots (sliced)
A cup of mushrooms (sliced)
Two onions (diced)
Two tomatoes (diced), or one can of diced tomatoes
About 1/4 cup olive oil
As much of the following seasonings as you want: oregano, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, cilantro, parsley, curry and basil.
About 40 ounces of vegetable or chicken broth.
Place the vegetables in a big pot. Sprinkle the spices on the vegetables. Stir the spices and vegetables well before you put the chicken broth in the pot (that’s how Gigi likes to do it). Pour the broth in the pot. Stir some more and turn on the heat. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower to medium heat. Cook for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
We had it for dinner last night and boy, was it good! I’ve got a little chef on my hands who says she may want to open her own restaurant one day.