Boil 2 cups water - Puree in blender with roux. Pour into pot and add 3 quarts water. Boil 1/2 hour. Add chopped veggies and cook over low heat for 1/2 hour. Add all seasonings, 2 beef bouillon cubes and 1-2 cups water. Raise heat to dissolve bouillon and stir. Lower heat and add crabmeat, simmer for 15 minutes with lid on. On the side, dissolve 2 beef bouillon cubes in 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Taste gumbo... add more seasoning and beef bouillon water to taste.
Serve over rice with baked sweet potatoes!!!
To make Jambalaya as a leftover to this.. just mix in remaining rice before refrigerating. Let sit overnight and the next morning... Jambalaya!
Shortcut: Use canned chicken.
Healthy Tip: Use whole wheat rice.