One of the first meals I prepared was straight from a can,
Broccoli Cheese Soup
an original recipe, created by me
6 cups water
3 tabs low sodium veggie broth
6-8 cups fresh broccoli florets, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, pressed
3 tbsp - ¼ cup water, for sauteing
¼ cup flour
2 cups almond milk
¾ cups nutritional yeast
¾ cups soy yogurt, plain
1 can strained and washed white kidney beans
½ tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
In a skillet, sauté the onion and crushed garlic until transparent, then add the flour and milk, stirring constantly until a thick paste forms. Add this mixture to the broccoli pot.
Add nutritional yeast, and soy yogurt to the pot, then seasonings. After stirring everything well, ladle into a blender, and blend until desired consistency. Leaving some soup in the blender, add in the beans and emulsify completely. Add this thicker mix to the soup pot, and stir to combine. Serve warm with fresh focaccia bread – so good!
We made this soup while winds drove rain sideways against our windows. It was quite the comfort food amidst the storm :) Darius really wanted me to take a picture of him with his soup, as he would emphatically praise the soup after every slurpy bite. Life definitely becomes more entertaining when kids are on the scene!