This is my mom's copy...a gift from my grandmother to my mother when she was 2 months pregnant with me back in the early 80's. It's a vegetarian cookbook and I believe its from the author who also wrote the Moosewood Cookbook, which I've used for a banana bread recipe in the past.
Anyhow, my mom gave this to me when I was visiting her and showing off my copy of Appetite for Reduction. I was more then happy to have another vegetable oriented cookbook! Especially for free.
This recipe starts like many others, with some onions and celery.
The last step is to make the soup a little creamy. This soup called for condensed milk, though I'm sure you could easily veganize it using soymilk or something similar.