Friday, March 2, 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Soup (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Let me recap my morning.

I'm getting the kids ready for a play date, they are nicely dressed (well they're wearing clean clothes and *gasp* matching socks) and breakfast has been eaten. So the last step is for me to get ready and look presentable. Like kids, that means clean clothes, fixed hair, touch of makeup (although mom doesn't get the matching socks today). So I'm getting ready upstairs leaving my kids alone for 10 minutes. They can handle it.
WRONG! It looks like Lovely Toddler had other plans for me. She decided it was long overdue that I scrub every inch of the kitchen floor. She justifiably got me to wash my floor by smashing 8 eggs, a tub of yogurt and Smiley baby's breakfast on the floor. She's no fool though that smart one, she made sure to stomp around the egg mess with a pair of pink rubber boots and  a spatula at hand whacking the egg shells to bits. She was unharmed and untouched by the sticky stuff while I paraded around the kitchen at a louder-than-usual tone of voice getting unmatched socks soaked in egg, yogurt and mashed prunes. grrrrr.............
After a match of angry talk and pulling the bathroom stool out for a useless session of time-out, Lovely Toddler ended up in her crib while I finished shinning my floors. Smiley baby decided he was tired and ready for a nap. This play date is already not starting out so well.

Well all was cleaned and sorted, we headed out for our play date, about 30 minutes away. Since I've only been to my friend's house with my hubby, and he usually drives, I didn't know how to get there myself so I googled directions out for the Langley visit.

40 minutes go by and we're now literally in the middle of a farmer's field. Crap. Okay time to turn around and GO HOME. We'll have to try it out another day. I'm done. Just as we start heading back home I notice the gas light coming on. Oh this is such a great day. And rain, did I mention it was pouring out?

Well at least the kids are deep in an afternoon nap now and I get to sip at my warm Cheesy Broccoli soup. It's time to turn this day around. It can't get worst can it?

I'll just start filing my taxes now.
Cheesy Broccoli Soup (Vegan and Gluten Free

2 tbs organic canola oil or avocado oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
3 tbs coconut flour
3 cups water
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 vegetable, vegetarian bouillon cube
2 to 2 and 1/2 tbs nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
2 broccoli floret heads
1/2 to 2/3 cups Thai Kitchen's Coconut milk

I should mention that I looked at 3-4 recipes to find out that the secret ingredient to a vegan cheese soup is nutritional yeast. The rest is, well, soup.
This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make, 20 to prepare.

Add ingredients in order listed above to a cooking pot on medium heat.

How to:  Add garlic, celery and onion to oil and let brown slightly. Then add flour to absorb oil. Add water to flour quickly, do not let burn. Add remaining ingredients and let cook until broccoli is soft enough to eat. Fill one Magic Bullet with soup and blend, then re-incorporate into soup.

Note: this soup is quick to prepare if you chop all vegetables before starting your soup.

And not only is this soup great any day, It's especially nice for those on a cleanse.


  1. hang in the blog

    1. Thanks!
      And yes, some days are more challenging than others, but I wouldn't change it for anything.

  2. My husband loves broccoli soup, will have to try this recipe! Looks amazing!