Fall is officially here in Michigan. The weather is chilly, it’s been raining for days, and football is on. I’ve made it my mission to find the perfect soup recipe this fall. I have a pretty bad track record with messing up soup, so it’s quite a challenge for me. I had one left over potato from my mother-in-law, and was determine to make something good.
This soup is great for me, because it has almost no dairy in it & it’s still perfectly creamy. I used a recipe I found online, but tweaked it a little by adding chopped carrots & sweat potatoes and swapping the chicken broth for vegetable. You could make this soup vegan by leaving out the parmesan cheese.
3 cups vegetable broth
1 large potato, 1 small sweet potato
1 white onion, chopped & sautéed
Salt & pepper
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Boom! You have soup. And it’s delicious. I pureed everything through the broccoli, then added the broccoli & carrots to cook a little bit longer to take some of the crunch out. I had it last night with asiago cheese bread, and have crackers to eat it with at work.
I was able to cook this up Saturday afternoon pretty quickly. It felt so cozy to be cooking soup after our walk in the woods. We stopped after looking at another house & had a walk through a wooded path, with a pit stop at Starbucks for a hot chocolate. Did you know you can get peppermint hot chocolate year round? I thought it was seasonal to the holidays, so I was pretty excited by that news! I fell in love with the trail, and can’t wait to explore it some more. Here we are being a couple of goofs!
We actually walk in all seasons (even in the winter). But fall is one of my favorite times, it’s not too hot & sweaty, but still not too cold that you need to bundle up so much. And let me tell you, a hot chocolate on a walk is a game changer – I’m going to have to bring some along with me next time.
Thanks for reading!