Not JUST the soup but the fact that I FINALLY used my immersion blender. Everyone swears by theirs and I've been so afraid of mine. I always figured, surely if you stick a blender in a pot of hot liquid, you're bound to have a big hot mess on your hands. Well it wasn't the wonder-gadget that everyone claims, but certainly, I couldn't have blended that whole pot in my magic bullet so it did exactly what I needed!
Without further ado, I present to you: Broccoflower Soup!
3 heads broccoli (about 500gm)
1 head cauliflower (about 700 gm)
3 cups chicken stock (no sodium)
2 cups water
2 bay leaves
Seasonings: S+P, garlic powder, celery salt, italian seasoning, lemon juice, light-colored vinegar (I used rice)
**The seasonings are really individualized. I would imagine a curry/cumin would work fine, so would some ginger. Just use whatever flavor profiles you normally find pleasant on your vegetables***
Chop the broc and the cauli up into little florets
Heat the liquids to a boil.
Toss in the veg.
Boil for about 15-20 minutes or until the veg becomes easy to break apart
(This looks small but it gave me about 5 1.5-2 cup servings!
Creamy without the cream!
Fave mixins: Anything crunchy. And today, I actually put a handful of raw oats into a snack-sized portion and it was really good!
The color is definitely not phenomenal, but it sure does taste yummy!