Cold Avocado Soup + ebook Giveaway


We shot this recipe right there on the grass, under a blooming elderflower tree. It didn’t even take 5 minutes. I know that, because we were in a hurry to the midsummer celebrations. My sister had already called to remind me not to be late, twice. We are like that, me and my sister, she is on time and I am late. Always. I am getting off topic here. My point is that we were in a hurry, but I wanted to shoot this soup before we brought it with us to the party. So we packed everything into a crate, carried it outside, found a nice spot in the grass and arranged the glasses. And as I was leaning over to take the first shot, I bumped into a branch from the tree and those elderflowers fell down and into the frame. It was perfect. Just like that.

This kind of fuzz-free photography rarely happens to me. It usually takes 200+ frames and 4 different backgrounds to get the photos the way we want them. So when these things do happen, we have to embrace them.

We hope this avocado soup can be of some help through the most sweltering summer days. We have always found cold soups so perfect during the summer (this watermelon gazpacho is another favorite), but what makes this particular soup even better is that the avocado and coconut milk makes it more satiating than most soups. Another great thing is that you can throw it together in just a few minutes. Yay, for spending less time in the kitchen and more time outside. The dill adds an unusual and wonderful flavor twist, but if you can’t find it, just go with chives.


We also wanted to let you know that our book is now also available as an ebook. You can find it in Apple’s iBookstore or a Kindle version on Amazon.

Hardie Grant have kindly agreed to give away 20 promo codes to download the ebook from iBookstore for free. To participate, just simply leave a comment with your name and where you are from. We will draw 20 winners randomly on Wednesday July 17. Good luck!


The giveaway is now closed. We will notify the winners in our next post. Thank you all for participating!


Cold Avocado Soup
Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a lunch/dinner

You can prepare this a day ahead and keep in a closed container in the fridge. If you are not vegan you can also try replacing the coconut milk with yogurt.

2 avocados, peeled and pitted
3 inches (7 cm) cucumber, peeled and cut into smaller pieces

1 cup cold water
1/2 cup coconut milk
4 tbsp lemon juice
4-8 drops tabasco
a handful chives, chopped
3 stems dill
2 ice cubes
1 tsp salt

Serve with
a splash of olive oil
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
dill & chives, chopped

Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Mix it until completely smooth. Season to taste. Serve immediately in glasses or bowls or keep it chilled in the fridge until serving. Top with a splash of olive oil, toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped chives and some dill.


Ps. Make sure to check out the latest issue of Food & Wine Magazine. We created a recipe for them that ended up on the cover!


  • Chiara
    Hello! I would love a copy of your amazing book! And I shall make sure to try your avocado soup, sounds delicious and perfect for these hot sunny days in UK. Chiara, Italian but living in London
  • A free GKS ebook?!? Hope I'm one of the lucky 20!
  • These pictures are absolutely beautiful... And I can't wait to try this soup! Greetings from Sutton, Canada!
  • Megan
    Just made a shopping list for these ingredients. Headed to Boston's Haymarket in a bit!
  • Caroline
    Love all of your photos and recipes! This soup looks perfect for these hot summer days in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Anna
    I'd love a copy of your book. Anna from England.
  • Marisa Giggie
    This soup looks amazing. Can't wait to try it here in sweltering Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Cristina
    Hello from Toronto, Canada LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog (exquisite recipes, wonderful pictures and your friendly voice). I came across your blog by chance and since then, I am hooked. I have purchased both your apps ... both are "poetry in motion". Since I travel a lot, I would love the chance to win your free e-book. Fingers crossed. Keep up the good work and many thanks for the work you do.
  • Marie
    Looks like the perfecty Summersoup! Hi from Marie in Helsinki
  • Emily
    Mmmm, cold avocado soup: my favorite!! Would love an electronic copy of your book! I'm Emily from New York but living in Kraków, Poland :)
  • It's a bluebird sky, cold-soup kind of day in Canmore, Alberta today.
  • Henriette
    Hi, I live in Girona, Spain. This soup looks like a great alternative to Gazpacho for hot Spanish summer days. Thank you!
  • Lovely photos with such a great summer recipe, excited to try! Ashley from Hood River, Oregon
  • Carmen
    Hi! I was just looking for a cold avocado soup for this weekend and this is perfect! My name is Carmen and I am from Spain. Thank you
  • This looks fantastic, I cannot wait to try it, definitely going on the weekend cooking list :) Julia Tratt, Bath, UK
  • My name is Emma, I'm from Staffanstorp in Sweden and my life would be complete with your book ^^,
  • Thalia
    Thalia, Germany This sounds so good. I know what I'm having for lunch today :) P.s. I got my mom your cookbook for her birthday and she loves it! Especially the falafel (I told her she had to try them, so delish!) and the brokkoli salad.
  • Odette
    What a perfect recipe for my party next sunday! And I would love to see your recipes from your eBook :) Odette from the Netherlands
  • Kristi M
    That looks yummy! Kristi from Durham, United Kingdom
  • Stina
    Tack för den här läckra webbsidan! Alla recept är verkligen otroligt goda!! Ni är en stor inspiration... Varma hälsningar från en belgiska, som bodde länge i Sverige, men nuförtiden i Wasserburg, i närheten av München!
  • anj
    Congrats on your book! Your recipes are always a treat to eat. Anjalee from Washington DC!
  • Miška
    hey, i´m miška from slovakia, just moved to dublin last week and (unexpectedly) enjoying the sun as well:) cold soup sounds like a great idea! yum!
  • Sunniva Sol
    What a lovely recipe! I've been meaning to order your book ever sine it came out, having it in an ebook-version would've made it a lot easier. Admiring love from Norway
  • Hello, Crossing my fingers! Paula, from Washington, DC. (originally from Bogota, Colombia)
  • Alex
    Would love to make this soup in Brooklyn, NY!
  • Jane Bennetts
    Fingers crossed from Melbourne, Australia
  • Emily Johnson
    This soup sounds so delicious — we're having a rare warm spell in Ireland at the moment so I'll definitely be trying it this week. Thanks, as ever, for the inspiring recipes! Emily from Dublin.
  • I love your photos, they are magnificent. You two are so talented! I'm writing from Montpellier, France.
  • Cleo
    I'm Cleo from Australia, currently living in London, and would love to win the ebook!
  • Your good fortune with these photos produced some stunning shots! Beautiful, as always :) --Brianne from Maine, US

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