So I am not quite sure what happened, it would seem the last 4-5 days vanished into thin air…Redemption time? Me thinks so. Cream of Brocolli soup has been on my mind for quite some time now. I made a version not too long ago using Rice Dream , it was a little on the sweet side but I kind of liked it. However, I was really craving that super rich, creamy, homemade soup that I grew up with. It was the only way I would eat brocolli as a kid.
I recently got the chance to go to Food Fight in Portland and I picked up some Mimicreme. I have been dying to try it and it just made sense to snatch it up because I don’t even know where I would find it here. It is damn good, but super rich. I’m going to share my recipe with you but I would highly suggest halving the creme and using veggie broth otherwise you may not make it through a bowl in one sitting. What better to go with soup than a grilled Daiya & Tofurky sandwich!
You will need:
1-16oz (473mL) Mimicreme
2-3 tbsps vegan margarine
3 large heads brocolli, chopped (no stems)
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/2 package Daiya shreds, I used mozzarella
1-2 cups Rice Dream or Veggie Broth
In a large pot, melt margine over medium heat, add brocolli, garlic & onion with a little salt & pepper. Cook over medium heat until soft. You can add a bit of water and throw a lid on to speed up the process. I was doing other things and lost track of time but I would guess it was around 10-15 mins. Turn head Pour in Mimicreme, and a bit of veggie broth or Rice Dream, I used 1-2 cups, you can use more for a thinner soup. (Rice Dream adds a subtle sweetness, veggie broth will keep it savory). Throw in your spices. I just sprinkled the turmeric in, probably a 1/2 to 1 tbsp. Go easy on the mustard powder unless you like it really spicy. Add you Daiya and let the soup simmer on low for 10 minutes to let the cheese melt and spices do their thing. The longer you leave it, the more the flavour develops. I like quick easy soups, I would say start to finish it took about 30 mins. The flavour was awesome but was really good the next 2 or 3 days that I ate it. More time=more flavor!