Hello dear readers,
Last week my father and sister fell ill with a simple February cold and as you can probably guess I am now sick as well. I don’t do well with being sick I push myself to do thing which only makes it worse and more long lasting. Because I am so tired easy healthy and warm foods are on the menu for dinner.
Soup has always been a favourite food of mine when I am sick; it’s all I want to eat. Unfortunately I found my self is an all to familiar situation for my likening. The fridge was devoid of all the normal ingredients to make soup. I felt bereft to say the least, all I had was some old broccoli witch wasn’t looking to good and a few stalks of celery. That’s not really a lot to work with but I quickly came up with a strategy of how I was going to make these ingredients taste amazing.
This is what I have come up with so I hope you enjoy this recipe for Vegan Broccoli Soup
Vegan Broccoli Soup
3 stalks celery
1 ½ large heads of broccoli
2 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs onion
2 Tbs garlic
¾ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp honey
1 Tbs lemon juice (if you don’t want a strong citrus flavour then add less)
¼ tsp pepper
1/8 tsp sage
¼ tsp coriander ,basil, thyme and marjoram
2 cups water
Cop celery and broccoli into small similar sized pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped vegetables
Cook vegetables for 10 min then add chopped onion and garlic
Cook for another 10 min then add lemon juice and honey
Continue to cook until vegetables are tender
Remove from heat and add the salt, pepper, and herbs
Once cooled puree in a blender with water (This yields a think soup)
If you like a thinner soup add more water if you like a thicker soup add less
Bring to a light bubbling boil in a pot then serve.
(Be careful when boiling thick soups because you can easily burn yourself. To avoid harm once the soup is warm stir constantly until the soup is bubbling or alternatively if you don’t have the leeway of standing there for a long time place a lid or oil screen over the pot and stir occasionally)
Good luck in the Kitchen!!