Saute the below items, until tender, in 2 Tbs of Earth Balance:
3 garlic cloves minced
1/2 c. heaping cup of chopped onion
1 carrot - diced
1 stalk celery - chopped
1/3 c. red pepper - chopped
1/3 c. green pepper - chopped
Add to the above when done:
1.5 c. veggie broth
4 c. chopped broccoli
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried basil (I used Thai basil)
1/2 tsp salt (1 used 1 tsp and found it to be too much)
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
Pepper to taste
Let the whole kit and kab-boodle simmer for about 20 mins. until broccoli is tender/soft.
Now add - 1/2 c. of vegan sour cream
1 c. of soy milk
I then took my emulsion blender and blended the soup a little. We like ours chunky, so I just zipped it a tad. Heat the soup thoroughly - and then enjoy!
Goods suggested maybe some potatoes in it next time.....I might just be wild enough to do it too! Stay tuned for some Halloween fun and until then.....Stay warm!!