Another reason why I enjoy my Vitamix is not only is it a time saver, but it has recipes for single people. I have another organic basket coming, but I still have broccoli in the fridge from 2 weeks ago (kept in Tupperware Fridgemates so they’re still good). It’s a chilly -11 degree Celsius kinda day so soup would certainly hit the spot! Based on the Vitamix recipe book I decided to try the broccoli cheese soup again. The last time I did it, I took the lazy way out and didn’t bother steaming the broccoli. I also made the mistake of using 1/4 of a raw onion instead of the 1/4 teaspoon of minced onion (I assume dehydrated flakes of onion). I’m a self proclaimed culinary genius so I also figured I’d toss in a clove or two of garlic. It was my first stab at making a soup and it tasted AWFUL. I choked most of it down anyway because I hate wasting food. The garlic and onions liquefied into a mouth numbing taste I can’t describe. Raw broccoli isn’t something you should dive into. So my second attempt:
- A big stem of broccoli florets
- 1 cup of the rice milk I made (yay me!)
- 2 Mini Babybel Light
- 2 teaspoons of onion soup mix
- 1 teaspoon of corn starch
- salt and pepper to taste
I took my Pampered chef micro cooker, added enough water to cover the bottom, put the broccoli in and microwaved it for 2 minutes. (That’s how lazy I was before.) During that two minutes I poured in my milk, unwrapped my Babybels. Once the broccoli was done I Vitamixed it with the milk to break up the stem. Once that turned into liquid, I threw in the Babybels, corn starch and onion soup mix. I turned the variable speed up to 10, flipped the high speed switch, and set a timer for 6 minutes. During that time I tidied up my minimal mess.
It looks like a nasty colour of green, but it turned out to be tasty. I will most likely do it again tomorrow ’cause it was so quick and easy.