Why Vegan Ricans?

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Vegans because we don't need dead animal flesh inside our bodies it depletes our vitality, our mental powers and make us feel exhausted. We don't want to support factory farms and their unnecessary process of killing millions of animals for food. "Ricans" because we're native Puerto Ricans people who were born and raised in the Caribbean island, Puerto Rico "La isla del Encanto" which means "The Island of Enchantment".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Green Pigeon Pea Soup

A few days ago I had cravings of my favorite Grandma's soup "Asopao de Gandules" Green Pigeon Pea Soup, and we decided to make the dish and share the recipe with all the people that enjoy a flavorful meal on these days of low temperatures and rain. Warm up your body with this Puerto Rican style veggie soup which is very low in Saturated fat, Cholesterol, a good source of Protein and Fiber. (nutritiondata.com)

How to make "Asopao" (soup)

Recipe: (serve for 6 to 8 people)
1 Carrot
1 Celery stick
1/2 red pepper
1/2 white onion
1/2 red onion
1 1/2 cup diced potato
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 cup diced pumpkin
2 cans of green pigeon peas
1 cup of Corn kernels
4 cups of water
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 tbsp cummin
1 tsp chili powder
1 veggie bouillon cube
sea salt to taste

Heat the oil in a large pot, add white onions, red onions, garlic and celery , sauté for 2 minutes, add the red pepper and corn, sauté for another 3 minutes, add potato, pumpkin, carrot and cummin, stir all the mixture, add cilantro, green pigeon peas and the veggie bouillon cube, pour 4 cups of water, add the chili powder and Sea Salt, stir for a 1 minute and if it taste good let the soup cook for 35 minutes.
Serve with white rice and green salad...


Dalia said...

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Brother OMi said...


i am trying this one this weekend.. thanks

Molly Wheat said...

Taylor Sizemore recommended this to blog to me. I made the Pigeon Pea Soup, but I couldn't find pigeon peas so I used split peas. And I didn't feel like cutting up a pumpkin so I used canned pumpkin that was mushed. This soup was delicious! I made a huge pot so we will be eating it for awhile and so far we are not sick of it. Thanks!

LeAnne said...

Absolutely incredible. I love it all!!!

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