Green soup?

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.

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