garden gazpacho with hazelnuts – ElleAPalooza

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan

garden gazpacho with hazelnuts

So many times I opened this draft, and sat here blankly. Trying to find words.

If there is one thing I learned over the past 2 years, is that life is a precious gift, and can sometimes be taken from us in a blink of an eye.

This weekend, with #ElleAPalooza, we celebrate a life taken too soon. We unexpectedly lost Elle of Elle’s New England Kitchen just over a week ago. Food bloggers came together in shock and grief, and, as we always do, immediately found ways to celebrate, give tribute, and fund raise.

hazelnut gazpacho

Another thing I am continually learning is that life is to be celebrated. Be grateful for it, live it to the fullest, find happiness and joy whenever you can.

So today I am celebrating Elle. To call her A Good Person is an understatement. To say she was feisty, in the best of ways, brings a smile to my face. She was funny. She loved people. She loved animals. She loved to cook and bake, and did this well.

My favorite recipe of Elle’s is her Garden Gazpacho with Hazelnuts, and it is the first recipe I made forĀ #ElleAPalooza. Incredibly flavorful and inventively easy, this is one I have made several times. I enjoy it as a soup, as a sauce over pasta, and once it even became the filling for some interesting burritos.

Elle may have rolled her eyes at that last one.

garden gazpacho

It is a good recipe, and one I follow precisely not only because it is fantastic, but also because her recipe is already delightfully vegan.

Find Elle’s recipe here: Garden Gazpacho with Hazelnuts

 

This weekend is for you, Elle. We love you, and we miss you so dang much.

 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Purelytwins February 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

looks great!

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2 Stacy February 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

What a beautiful tribute and a wonderful recipe, Kristina. I can just see Elle rolling her eyes at your burritos too. :)

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3 Kristina Sloggett February 11, 2014 at 9:54 am

haa HAA, right, Stacy?? so glad you think so too ;)

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4 Heather February 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

Looks amazing. You would have done Elle proud.

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5 Kristina Sloggett February 11, 2014 at 9:52 am

aw, thank you for that Heather XXO

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