So how was Veganuary for everyone? Have you been finding it easy, ok or hard? I’ll be honest: I missed cheese. But I made changes in my diet which I will keep, like swapping cows milk for oats milk. I never really liked milk apart from a splash in my coffee, so I actually didn’t really eat cereals or porridge because of this. I really should have done this earlier, I feel so much better for using oat milk. Cheese, however is a different story. Whilst I do like most of the vegan cheeses I have discovered during Veganuary, I’ll be honest, I’m going to be eating proper cheese too, but not as much as before.Jump to recipe
So here’s this soup for example, my husband loves it for the mountains of Stilton he adds to the soup. But, with this chilli kick to the popular winter warmer, you can make it more exciting even if you use the vegan method (use single soy instead of single cream and vegan hard cheese instead of Stilton). Vegan food don’t have to be boring! Another big plus is that it takes literally 30 minutes from scratch to make this beautiful soup so it’s perfect for winter weeknights.
Add a small handful of fresh or frozen spinach too, you won’t notice it on the taste, gets even more goodies into the soup and it will make the soup wonderful bright green!
Add some chilli oil at the beginning to make revamp this classic winter warmer.
- 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 500 grams fresh broccoli broken into small florets
- 200 ml single cream or single soy
- 1 tbsp chilli oil
- 120 grams Stilton cheese (or vegan hard cheese) crumbled
- 2 tsp dried thyme (or 1 tsp of fresh thyme if you have any)
- 750 ml vegetable stock
- salt and pepper to taste
Fry the onions with the chilli oil for 5 minutes on medium heat, use a large pan.
Add the broccoli, the thyme and the stock. Lower heat, cover it with a lid and let it simmer for 15 minutes, until the broccoli is soft.
When it's cooked add the single cream or single soy, bring it to boil, cover it and cook for a further 2-3 minutes on low heat.
Use a handheld blender to reach the desired smoothness.
Crumble the Stilton or vegan hard cheese on the top of each bowls and serve the soup with French baguette or crusty bread - anything you like really! Enjoy.
How to Make A Broccoli Stilton Soup by captainbobcat on Jumprope.