Tropical Fruit Gazpacho

Edible Sunshine - Fruit Soup, copyright 2013, gfcelebration.com, All rights reserved.

Here, in the midst of Summer, we are finally back to regular posting. Quite honestly, we missed all of you, as well as the process of creating a post, birthing it and releasing it out into the world. Back in June, our initial plan was to take a couple of weeks off  from our recipe development projects, especially the creation of so many yeast-based recipes. Between finalizing recipes for our upcoming book and our participation in the wonderful TWD group, we felt a little overwhelmed.

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Energy Soup

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When most of you land on our website, your have come to expect yet another gluten free dish, ideally in a baked version. Don’t worry, we are still developing gluten free recipes and plan on doing so for some time to come. However, in our own home, we also prepare many raw food dishes as well. We especially enjoy the many nutritional benefits they offer.

I was first introduced to raw foods about 25+ years ago,  through friends and acquaintances and through their convincing arguments, enthusiastically  purchased a champion juicer. I loved making vegetable and fruit juices, as well as the occasional nut butters. Some of the resulting vegetable pulp was used in making delicious vegetable burgers, blended with spices, seeds and some rice, or spelt. But my all time favorite comfort foods have always been salads. Continue reading

The Perfect Winter Soup

As the temperatures are dropping and snow is falling across many parts of the country, this soup, which can be prepared in a vegetarian, or meat-based version, helps to keep the winter chills at bay. This soup takes about 1-1/2 hours to cook, and can also be made ahead of time. This is our favorite ‘go to’ soup recipe, if anything ails us. After many hours spent outside shoveling snow, there is nothing like coming inside to the warm, inviting aroma of a steaming hot cup of soup. Continue reading