Sunday, November 16, 2008

Creamy Broccoli Soup by Marie D.

Healthy Creamy Broccoli Soup.. 100% Dairy free, but you will never know!You would never know there is no cream in this soup. Its 100% natural and very healthy and tasty. You can use all 100% organic veggies if you like. But it’s healthy and that is a step in the right direction.

You'll have to calculate the phe's.....


1 large onion

1 clove garlic if you like garlic use more

2 stalks of celery

2 large carrots

1 bay leaf (optional, if you don't have this don't buy it)

1 large potato russet is best but use what you have on hand

1 Large Broccoli crown ( I have made this with 2 bags of frozen broccoli too and it works just as well, its not as thick with the fresh)

1 box chicken broth or vegetable broth if you prefer 100% vegan

Cut up the carrot, potato, celery and onion in to small pieces and sauté in a little olive oil in large soup pot or Dutch oven. Mince garlic and add to sautéed veggies as well as the bay leaf. Continue to cook down the veggies for about 10 minutes. Cut up the broccoli into small chunks, you can use as much of the stem as you want as long as it is tender, if you want to get more out of your stem you can peel the tough skin off. Continue to sauté all the veggies over low heat, add enough of the broth just to cover and put lid on pot. Steam veggies in broth for about 5 minutes and then add the broth slowly bringing back to a boil as you add. Simmer for about 5 more minutes, and then take the pot off the heat and let sit for a few minutes. Using a hand held blender, blend the soup until creamy. Be careful not to burn yourself as the soup is hot and will spatter. You can salt and pepper to taste. I also add a little celery salt.

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