Saturday, November 25, 2006

Broccoli Soup & A New Product

Tonight I made "Creamy Broccoli Soup with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Creme" from the RFD cookbook. Yum Yum! It's a great (and easy!) recipe. I made a half recipe and that was more than enough for Musty, my aunt L, and myself. It's got 1 1/2 lbs of broccoli, and a cup and a half of packed spinach in it... really packed with healthy yumminess! Also, I used my homemade veggie broth, which helps keep the sodium down.

Here's the roasted bell pepper creme. I forgot to peel it after roasting it, and the sauce still came out great. The little black flecks are the charred bits from the skin. We've got quite a bit left over, so hopefully I'll find a use for it tomorrow or the next day.

Here's the finished soup, complete with a yummy dollop of the bell pepper creme. So pretty. (and red and green too... how christmassy!). See the big chunks of broccoli? Yum!

Last week, I picked up this naughty looking treat the store... I finally opened it up tonight and I really like it! Obviously, it's very sweet and dessert-y... and I think it's a fun tasty treat, especially warmed up. Musty doesn't like it, but he doesn't like peppermint (weirdo!). I recommend it for sure.


  1. Oh my goodness. I just bought some of the Peppermint Chocolate drink and it so delicious! Totally passed my expectations! It's great hot and cold, but I dont know which I like better! I think I want to try the soy nog next. Oh, and the soup looks and sounds yummy. : )

  2. Hi Savanna,
    I agree! That stuff is super yummy! I'm not sure about the soy nog, because I've never been into egg nog... but maybe I'll give it a try!!


  3. Anonymous3:11 PM

    That Vitasoy, cold, is my crack. I brought a container into work a couple weeks ago and it made my days so much better, sneaking a mug (walking to the kitchen) here and there.

  4. Hee hee,
    you crack me up Jess! I'm definitely planning of getting more of this stuff while the holiday season is around!

  5. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Ooh, those broccoli chunks look so delicious! I'm not terribly crazy about roasted red pepper but I'd take a little swirl of it in that soup.

    I've tried the Vitasoy Holly Nog flavor, and it's quite yummy! I haven't tried the peppermint chocolate, and I may not get to since I can't find it anywhere closer than Atlanta (about 2 hours away)--but I'm glad to hear it's tasty too!

  6. Hi LauraJ!
    I know what you mean about roasted red pepper... it's not really my all-time favorite flavor either, but somehow with the cashews and other ingredients this sauce is really great.

    I think I'll give the Holly Nog a try - I've never had real egg nog (too grossed out by the name) so I won't have any high expectations!

    :) Amey


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