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Monday, 2 August 2010

No-Bits Broccoli and Potato Soup

 Since No-Bits Broccoli and Potato Soup is possibly the healthiest thing on Whimsical Cookery, I of course had to find a way to make it less healthy. Velveeta, of course! This makes it even more difficult to detect the broccoli.  However, Velveeta is in no way necessary to this soup, for most it will taste wonderful without. Today I made the soup without the Velveeta.  Even without the aid of processed cheese product, the soup is spicy and savory! The Velveeta adds its plastic-smooth texture and familiar not-quite-cheese taste.  No-Bits Broccoli and Potato Soup is best served with toasted bakery bread and is the perfect example of how to utilize food processors and related kitchen-tools to eliminate any texture that distresses your palate. 

You will need:
2 Potatoes
1 small head of broccoli
4 Tbsp fat-free sour cream
2 tsp chicken bouillon or two vegetable stock cubes
    dissolved in 1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
tiny pinch of onion powder
Velveeta (completely optional, amount to taste/desired thickness), but add extra 1/4 to 1/2 cup  milk

1. Boil potatoes and the tops of a small head of broccoli until tender.

2. Puree the vegetables (I used an immersion blender).

3. Add sour cream, bouillon dissolved in water, milk, onion powder, cayenne pepper, pepper, salt and combine.

4. (Optional) Add Velveeta and 1/4 cup milk.

5. Heat soup and stir!