Cooking Like A Man: Creamy Broccoli Soup
What does a “cooking like a man” recipe look like? Here are my requirements (and no, I don’t necessarily speak for all the men out there):
- It must use few pots, pans, dishes (preferably just one!)
- It must require few ingredients…nothing too weird either
- It must be easy to make
- It must be quick, or at least not require me to carefully watch anything for long periods of time
- It must taste good
- It must store well for leftovers
Creamy Broccoli Soup
For those who have done my “10 in 4” Challenge, you will know that vegetables are key. We eat vegetables at least 3 times each day and we eat as many as we want. That’s why I’m always looking for “cooking like a man”-worthy recipes that are loaded with veggies. Here’s my current favourite:
The first set of ingredients is needed for your homemade soup stock:
- 3 stalks celery (chopped)
- 2 large onions (chopped)
- 5 garlic cloves (diced)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp thyme
- 2tsp parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
The remaining ingredients are added to your stock:
- 8 cups broccoli florets
- 1 large potato (or some chopped baby potatoes like I used)
- 1 cup almond milk
#1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add onions for 2 minutes or until brown.
#2. Add garlic, chopped celery, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper to pot (2 minutes, stir as needed)
#3. Add 2 cups water, bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer 2 minutes.
#4. Add chopped potatoes and broccoli. Cook on medium until potatoes are soft (about 20 minutes).
#5. Add more water. Water level should be 1-2 inches below top of broccoli.
#6. Once potatoes are cooked, add milk, then blend (in a blender or using a submersion blender) until smooth.
#7. Add salt and pepper if needed. Eat it.