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This soup fulfills any and all absolution in terms of creamy and filling. I was inspired by this recipe when I was interning in London this past summer. I had a non-vegan version at a local pub one rainy evening (prior to my vow to veganism). The soup was very delicious then, but I think the plant-based recipe is even better without the heavy cream  and butter. Your pants will thank you too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, washed, stem removed and stalks cut into equal size chunks
  • 4 gold potatoes (or white, yukon, whatever), peeled, sliced into equal size chunks
  • 1.5 onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2.5 boxes vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • several shakes cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 5 stalks fresh thyme, washed and removed from stems, chopped
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup cashew milk, or other milk alternative

Soup directions: In a crock pot or slow cooker (or regular pot on the stove – this method needs more attention, but is feasible). Combine all of the ingredients and cook on the high setting for at least 4 hours, then reduce the temperature to low for the last few hours. Use an immersion blender, or pour the soup mixture into a blender, but wait until it is not hot. Blend the mixture until smooth. Finish with a splash of fresh cashew milk and cracked pepper and enjoy!