Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Best Raw Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup EVER in 3 Steps!



I'm addicted to the creamy goodness of this broccoli cheddar soup. It takes me back to a childhood lunchroom staple of broccoli smothered in warm, gooey cheese. It's comfort food that tastes so bad you won't believe it's good! You can't go wrong with a simple, healthy recipe:


Directions: 1.) Drain and rinse cashews well. 2.) Blend everything but the broccoli florets in your blender until its completely smooth. 3.) Pour into bowls and top with the broccoli florets.

If you have a high speed blender like a Vita-mix (highly recommended!) you can let this soup run longer in the blender to heat it up. If you don't, you can simply pop your soup into the microwave. Don't try to make it hot! Just gently warm it in the microwave.


I adapted this recipe from Handmade in The Present Moment, a cookbook that generously shares all of the recipes offered by my all-time favorite restaurant, The Present Moment Cafe in St. Augustine, Florida.

What's your favorite cold-weather comfort food? Right now for me it's this soup, holy hell it's so damn good...
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15 comments:

  1. This looks so good. Def going to try this. Thanks!

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  2. Try it, you won't regret it!

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  3. Aw man,why does my kid have to be allergic to nuts?(I always ask this question when I want to make something with pecans too)

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    1. Oh, that's no fun! I do need to share more healthy raw vegan recipes that don't feature nuts. You can use veggies like zucchini to add creaminess to a lot of recipes. I love the recipes shared on this YouTube channel for ideas: http://www.youtube.com/user/RawfullyOrganic

      Oh, and this one: http://www.youtube.com/user/EasyToBeRaw

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    2. Perhaps you could substitute a bean for the cashews, chickpeas?

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    3. That could work in a lot of recipes.

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  4. Looks yummy! I wish I could eat raw broccoli though. Every time I eat raw cabbagey foods I get gallbladder attacks and feel like I'm dying. :P I have recently become obsessed with vegan ranch dressing. Have any good recipes for it? :)

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    1. I do! If you blend dill, cashews, a pinch of salt and pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste and zucchini (I'd say 1/4 cup cashews, 1 to 2 zucchinis, and as much Dill as you want) you'd get a dressing that's a lot like ranch but even yummier!

      That's a good idea, I think I'll have to play with healthy raw dressing ideas...

      With this recipe you could cook the broccoli florets and add them to soup base. It would be delicious!

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  5. I've been learning how to cook vegan since Matthew and I turned over to the green side in November-- AND AM SO EXCITED TO TRY THIS RECIPE OUT. I just realized you have a whole category of cooking-- expect beginner questions from me! :)

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    1. Bring on the questions, they inspire me to write more posts! :) Congratulations on getting started! I have some vegan beginner and recommended tools posts coming up.

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  6. That LOOKS DIVINE Van!! yummy!! ps you look FAB!

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    1. You gotta try it Laura :) And thanks for the kind word!

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  7. This sounds yummy. I was actually eating vegan soup when I clicked your blog.

    My fav vegan soup: 3 carrots, 1 apple, 1 avocado, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/4cup nutritional yeast, 1tbs cumin, 1tbs curry powder, 1tbs garlic powder, & a pinch of salt, pepper and sugar .. blend SO GOOD

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    1. That sounds delicious! I'm gonna try this one.

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