It’s been pretty rough getting back into the old grind.
I have to tell you, if there’s one thing I really didn’t miss during my Christmas break, it would have to be math. Thankfully it’ll all be over in a few months, but until then I’ll be wearing a face-shaped imprint into my desk.
But anyway, you know that really creamy not-vegan broccoli-cheddar soup that some restaurants have? This stuff comes pretty close. Except, not only is this 100% vegan, there’s no cheese in it (not even vegan cheese).
So, how dare I compare this soup to broccoli cheddar? Well, it’s a simple ingredient that I (and many others) refer to as nooch. Nooch (aka nutritional yeast) is like, one of the best things that ever happened to me. Yeah, some might say it’s an acquired taste. But once you do acquire it, this stuff will change your world. From crowd-pleasing dip to swoon-worthy tofu scrambles, nooch really does make almost anything taste fantastically “cheesy.”
So, here you go. Enjoy your soup!
Cream Of Awesomeness Broccoli Soup
serves about four
2 tbsp vegan butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and rough-chopped
4 cups broccoli
4 cups vegetable broth (or water)
1 tsp salt
¼ cup nutritional yeast
½ cup non-dairy milk
salt, to taste
In a large saucepan, melt the vegan butter over medium-low. Add the garlic and saute for one minute, until golden brown. Add the sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Add broccoli, broth, salt and nutritional yeast. Bring this mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover saucepan and cook for about 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
At this point, remove two cups of the broccoli and place it in a medium soup pot, leaving as much broth as possible in the saucepan. Set aside.
Now stir the non-dairy milk into the saucepan mixture. Place half of this mixture in a blender and blend until smooth, then pour blended soup in pot over broccoli. Repeat with other half.
Heat soup to serving temperature, adding extra salt to taste as desired. Serve!
Cold weather sure is great soup weather 🙂 So, what’s your favorite kind of soup?