Updated, but still lacking a photo =)
Here in Alabama it’s sleeting and there is the merest chance of snow. For me it’s the perfect night to enjoy a bowl of my Grandmother Somerville’s Vegetable Gumbo. Her recipe calls for two hours of simmering, but I have a stash in the freezer so that’s what we’ll be having tonight.
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. oil
2 32. oz cartons of vegetable broth
1 16 oz. bag of frozen sliced okra
2 16 oz. bags of frozen mixed veggies (whatever works for your allergies)
3 cooked chicken breasts, shredded (optional)
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. sage
In a large stockpot, saute the onion and garlic 2 Tbsp of oil. Once the onion is translucent, add the broth and the frozen okra, and bring the pot to a low simmer for approximately 1 hour. After an hour, use the back of a spoon to smash all of the okra pieces against the side of the pot. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another hour. Serve with gluten free crackers, and a salad or sandwich.
This recipe makes a lot of soup, so we usually freeze the leftovers for quick weeknight suppers.