~*~*~This recipe is gluten free and vegan~*~*~
As are all my recipes
This makes 2 servings
This makes 2 servings
Stuff you will need:
Stuff I forgot on the drawing board:
Daiya (if you like) or nutritional yeast
Chopped red onion
- The first thing you want to do is put your 2 cups of light plain soy milk (for the calorie watchers) over low heat while you chop your broccoli.
- Add 1 tbls veggie base. I just got some Spike veggie base powder and it's pretty good.
- As for the broccoli, I just use mostly florets and break them off or chop them into large chunks. I used about 2 cups of broccoli for the soup. *NOTE* I set aside about a half cup for garnish.
- Over low heat let 2 tbls of earth balance melt and simmer and then add the onions and saute until they start to turn clearish.
- Here, you need some type of blender/food processor. I use the new ninja master prep pro.
- I just add the broccoli Florette's to the bottom of the large container and pour the hot soy milk over top, put the lid/attachment on and blend until smooth. This is also where you would add the flour (rice flour for gluten free recipes). I notice that brown rice flour doesn't seem to clump the way white rice does. *NOTE* at this point it will not yet be creamy.
- Add the mixture back tot he pot and cook over medium heat.
- Add 1 tsp basil
- Add 2 tsp garlic salt
- I forgot to add this to my 'drawing board' but here you can also add 1 tsp of chili powder (hot or not), save a tiny bit to use for your garnish.
- Add .5 - 1 full tsp black pepper (I like my creamy soups peppery)
- Here, if you have it you can add daiya, if not, this recipe like most, does fine without it, you can even add a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for that cheesy flavor instead if you like.
- Take off heat, let stand for a min or two and it will thicken.
- I served the soup up in a bowl and let it set for a min or two so it would be firm enough that the garnish wouldn't fall in, this is of course lovely, but also gives the soup a nice texture by adding these items.
- I sprinkled a bit of cheese on top, but this is not a necessity. Then I added the chopped red peppers and then circled steamed broccoli around the edges.
- The final step is kind of what gives this dish a bit of a kick from the traditional dairy based soups that rely on fat and cream for flavor. Sprinkle a bit of chili powder over top. Done!
Keep in mind...a little goes a long way, this soup is very filling!: