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Recipe Name: I AM THANKFUL Coconut Curry Soup
Recipe Chef: Terces Engelhart
Type of Cuisine: Organic Vegan Live Food
Food Category: Soup

Recipe Description:
A creamy, slightly spicy, Indian-flavored, coconut curry soup, garnished with avocado, cucumber, tomatoes and cilantro.

Serves: 4



2 Thai young coconuts
2 tablespoons minced ginger root
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 medium dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu (a natural soy sauce)
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon Indian curry powder
1 jalapeno pepper


1 avocado, cubed
1/3 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup marinated shiitake mushrooms
8 cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped


1. To make the coconut into coconut milk, open the coconuts with a cleaver. Put the coconut water in a blender. Next, scrape the coconut meat from the shell and add it to the coconut water in the blender. Blend the milk and meat together.

2. To the coconut milk add all the remaining ingredients, except those for the garnish. Blend well until creamy and slightly warm.

3. Divide soup into four soup cups, garnishing each with a quarter of the garnish mixture. Top with cilantro leaves and serve.

Serving Suggestions:
This soup great as a light lunch or an appetizer before a meal. It can easily accompany a salad.

Beverage Suggestions:
Crisp white, slightly sweet organic wine.

Café Gratitude: Recipe 21 September,2006Check, Please! Bay Area

  • Carole English

    Someone told me you have a Raw Foods Recipe Book…I see no reference to it on your Web page.. How can I find out about it?

  • Maxime Zahra Stadlen

    You can purchase it by going to the Cafe Gratitude website and click on their store link. They have a few good ones.

    Incidentally, the directions for marinating the mushrooms is omitted above. Juliano marinates shitakes in Nama Shoyu (a fermented, non-pasteurized soy sauce.) I am going to try it with wheat-free tamari.

  • Christyl Brown

    I Am Grateful is the name of Terces Engelhart’s book. You can also buy it on

    It is a wonderful book with lots of information and amazing recipes from the restaurant!

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