LASSENS – NATURAL FOODS & VITAMINS

Winter has arrived! (Or at least some rain!)

Time for Some Soup!

Written by Gayle

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It’s raining!  In anticipation of the storm I made some Cream of Broccoli soup-one of my cold-weather favorites.  Simple and fast, this soup is delicious fresh-made as well as left over.  This recipe can be adapted easily by substituting your favorite vegetable–cauliflower, celery, potatoes, carrots, or a mixture!
I got this recipe from a friend years ago, and have adapted it to cut down the fat and sodium.  It is delicious the next day!

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Serves 4-6

You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb trimmed and chopped organic broccoli
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • additional chicken or vegetable flavoring, as desired
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup chopped organic yellow or white onion
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup flour
  • Grated cheddar cheese, as desired

Instructions:

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  • In a heavy pot, bring broth to a boil.  Add bay leaf.
  • Trim and chop the broccoli.  I like to peel the tough stems before chopping.
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  • Add the broccoli to the broth and simmer.
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  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan and then add the chopped onions and cook and stir over medium heat until tender.
  • Add the flour to the onions and stir until smooth.  
  • When the broccoli is tender, add the milk to the broth
  • Stir the butter/onion/flour mixture into the broth and broccoli.  Stir until thick and bubbly.  
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings, as desired.  Remove the bay leaf.
  • Serve with grated cheese.   
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Doesn’t the rain just make you want to curl up with a bowl of soup and a good book?

Love,

Lassen’s

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