Yellow Tomato and Bean Gazpacho

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho // roughmeasures.com

This weekend saw the start of my 28th year. 10,229 days on this planet we call home. Somehow this birthday feels more poignant than the others, maybe because I was at home, having a chilled, quiet birthday, rather than the last 10 years of birthdays; filled with rum, beer, Sambuca and more rum. As I lay in bed with my coffee, I sat and reflected on my time here so far. Many memories, some regrets and most definitely a whole load of fun.

In the spirit of fun, celebrations and reflections, here are 28 things I wish I could have told my younger self:

  1. Be thankful for what you have, and don’t waste time crying over what you don’t.
  2. Learn to love exercise, the first few weeks suck, but you’ll find your mojo, and wonder why you didn’t start sooner.
  3. Travel, near and far, travel wherever and whenever you can.
  4. Broken hearts heal, they suck, but they heal.
  5. Say yes more, live a little.
  6. Have a safety net of savings, enough to cover you for a month or so should anything bad happen.
  7. You do not need 5 credit cards, ever.
  8. Don’t buy that dress, it is overpriced and doesn’t suit you.
  9. Stop comparing yourself to others, you will never have Kate Moss’s figure and thats A-OK.
  10. Tell your family you love them, often.
  11. Stop treating your parents like crap, they will forgive you, but don’t do it, it’s mean.
  12. Cook more, you’ll see why when you get older.
  13. Laugh often.
  14. You’re going to live on a narrowboat for a while, and you will love it (yeah I know, crazy right?)
  15. Growing up is scary, but it’s also kinda cool.
  16. Stop freaking out about your future career.
  17. Do what makes you happy, and if it stops making you happy, do something else.
  18. Jump out of that aeroplane, it will be the best thing you may ever do.
  19. Look after yourself.
  20. Cherish your friendships, especially with your oldest friends, as these are the ones that will last long after you leave school.
  21. Forgive others, it is hard, but it helps.
  22. Never stop listening to Blink 182.
  23. Go to festivals and dance like no-one is watching.
  24. Smile more.
  25. Fake it till you make it, be your number 1 supporter.
  26. Learn to enjoy time alone.
  27. Don’t change yourself for anyone, ever.
  28. Eat the frikkin’ doughnut.

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho // roughmeasures.com

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho // roughmeasures.com

I figured I would celebrate the weekend by going for a long walk to a manor house and gardens, drink lots of coffee, pick up some more vegetables from my parents back garden and make this yellow tomato and bean gazpacho. I made this in my Froothie Optimum G2.1 blender – it does a great job of blitzing the tomatoes and their skins into a beautiful smooth texture. The weather here hasn’t quite turned into chilly autumnal days, but more muggy, stuff end of summer feels. Stuffy days and 28 years needed something refreshing.

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho // roughmeasures.com

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho // roughmeasures.com

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho // roughmeasures.com

Yellow Tomato and Bean Gazpacho
 
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A refreshing summer gazpacho with all the flavours. This soup is just as good warm. Enjoy this bountiful summer ingredient.
Rough Measures:
Serves: 1-1.5 litres
Ingredients
  • 1 tray (between 500-800g) yellow tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tin organic cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • Few sprigs of fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Water (to thin out as needed)
  • S+P
  • Dash olive oil
Method
  1. Turn on the grill.
  2. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking tray with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add a small dash of olive oil.
  3. Grill for 10 minutes until slightly charred.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients into a high speed blender. Blitz for 1 minute until smooth.
  5. Chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  6. Once cooled, enjoy and chill.
 

 

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24 thoughts on “Yellow Tomato and Bean Gazpacho

  1. What a great post, I hope I can add some ‘old lady’ wisdom – Regret nothing, it’s done, no point regretting it now, just try not to do it again! Don’t just fake it till you make it, fake it till you BECOME it – check out Amy Cuddy on TED talks for the full story. Happy Birthday, next year book a festival 😉 Lovely tomatoes by the way.

    1. Thanks you Jemma – I hoped it would make some people chuckle, it sure made me laugh when I was thinking about some of my memories from the last 10 years.

  2. Love you list Sus, all very poignant (well maybe not the donut)! My daughter is into Blink182 and I did wonder why they came up on my Instagram stories last night, someone had followed them for me!!

  3. Hey there fellow Virgo! Great birthday advice… (mine is coming up this Tuesday… and I’m spending it in an exam hall. Exciting, I know) !

  4. Happy birthday! Great tips, most of them I need to apply to myself but still struggle to! This is a perfect warming autumn dish and those yellow tomatoes look beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever tried a yellow tomato! 😛

  5. What a brilliant list. I need to get my exercise mojo back – since having my third baby 21 months ago I still haven’t found it again! And the soup looks awesome too x

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