Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cream of Broccoli Soup


"Mom, can we have Broccoli-and-Cheese Soup?"

This is the kind of pleading question that leads to innovations in the kitchen.  My little ones yearning for the flour-thickened, dairy-and-potato laced creations of the past.  Well -- not so little.  She's 14 now.  And she's  decided to start doing crossfit, which makes Superman and me so very proud of her!  She's outside right now, doing thrusters and box jumps. 

I've found (and slightly tweaked, of course) a Broccoli Soup recipe that suits us.  It's simple, creamy, and tasty.  When my daughter tasted it, she asked, "is there cheese in this?"  The answer:  nope!  If you're also craving this comfort food, enjoy!

Cream of Broccoli Soup
inspired by Gourmaleo

2 T. coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
5 c. raw broccoli, chopped
3 c. raw cauliflower, chopped
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. water
3/4 c. coconut milk
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper

Saute chopped onion in coconut oil.  Add broccoli, cauliflower, broth and water.  Simmer until vegetables are soft.  Puree in batches, then return everything to the pot.  Stir in coconut milk, salt and pepper.  Adjust seasonings to your preference.

Sauteeing the onions
Simmering the veggies

Ahhhh.  Bowlful of comfort food.

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