Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup — Oh She Glows



Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup — Oh She Glows



“I hope that on this 12 months to come back, you make errors. As a result of in case you are making errors, then you’re making new issues, making an attempt new issues, studying, residing, pushing your self, altering your self, altering your world. You’re doing stuff you’ve by no means accomplished earlier than, and extra importantly, you’re doing one thing.” ~Neil Gaiman

I shared this quote in my e-newsletter this week, and I believe it’s going to be my information for 2017. Heck, I would even body it for my workplace! I are likely to shrink back from issues if I don’t assume I can do them nicely, and this quote jogs my memory to take extra dangers within the 12 months to come back. My aim listing tends to be fairly lofty firstly of every 12 months, however I’m additionally not too exhausting on myself if I solely full a portion of them, which is normally the case. Seeing because it’s the brand new 12 months, I believed it may be enjoyable to replace you on what we’ve been as much as up to now and what a few of our targets are.

As you could have seen, we launched the Android model of the Oh She Glows Recipe App Monday after months of preparation. We will’t thanks sufficient on your help, pleasure, and sort phrases!

On Monday we despatched out the most recent problem (#11) of Within the Glow, sharing wholesome recipe concepts for the brand new 12 months, in addition to thrilling OSG information tidbits. Beginning (and rising) a e-newsletter was one in all our targets for 2016. We despatched out our first one on February 9, 2016, adopted by 9 extra points over the course of the 12 months. We’re now over 40,000 subscribers and rising! THANK YOU. I’m hoping to ship out a survey sooner or later this 12 months so you’ll be able to let me know what you need to see extra (or much less) of.

You’ll have seen that we’re trying to broaden our group. Proper now our small-but-fierce group consists of myself, Eric, Shari (Content material Editor), and Nicole (Recipe Tester). This 12 months we’d like to rent a Video Content material Creator (particulars on the place right here), and doubtlessly, a Social Media Specialist and RD or Holistic Nutritionist intern. (As you could know, the latter two have been hiring targets for 2016, however ones that didn’t find yourself taking place as a consequence of how busy issues have been. Thanks to everybody who utilized for these positions, and relaxation assured we haven’t forgotten!)

On the non-public facet of issues, I’m hoping to make progress with my nervousness this 12 months. It’s a unending wrestle, and tends to be on my aim listing every year, however I’m going to stick with it. I’ve discovered that postpartum hormones have been making my nervousness a bit worse than regular, and I’m going to take some energetic steps in 2017 to, hopefully, enhance how I really feel.

Let’s see, what else? I’ve been exhausting at work growing recipes for the app. Final week I added three new recipes—Brownie Breakfast Bake, Simple Nut-Free Taco Salad, and Dill Pickle Smoothie—to the app. We launched the brand new Get Glowing Bundle final week, too, which accommodates 5 “reset button” recipes to kick off the brand new 12 months. The app bundle is 99 cents, and for the month of January all of our income from this bundle can be donated to Blessings in a Backpack Canada. This charity ensures youngsters in want obtain backpacks full of meals each Friday all through the varsity 12 months, to allow them to return to class on Monday nicely fed and able to be taught. It’s superior to be working with BIB once more!

On the weblog entrance, I’m beginning to bookmark previous recipes which might be in determined want of some updating—equivalent to my Broccoli and Cheese Soup. The unique recipe was posted again in 2011, and I took one take a look at the recipe and its images and knew I needed to breathe some life again into it with a recent new strategy. Final 12 months I additionally began including metric conversions to my recipes, and I’ll proceed to share these calculations for every new recipe sooner or later. It’s tedious (primarily as a result of I weigh every stable ingredient), however I like listening to from these of you within the UK and elsewhere who discover it extremely useful! I need you to have related outcomes, ya know?! If there are every other previous weblog recipes that you just’d wish to see revamped in 2017, please drop me a remark beneath. I’d love to listen to your concepts!

There are another targets on our radar this 12 months, however this feels long-winded sufficient for now.

Cheers to creating errors, making an attempt new issues, and studying as we go in 2017!


eight cups (2 litres)
Prep Time
Cook dinner time


For the cheese sauce:
  • 1 1/four cups (190 g) diced peeled yellow or purple potatoes*
  • Heaping 1/three cup (55 g) diced peeled carrots*
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) dietary yeast
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) refined coconut or grapeseed oil**
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (37.5 mL) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) recent lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon positive sea salt
  • 1 medium (four g) garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) white wine vinegar
For the soup:
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium (350 g) onion, diced (2 heaping cups)
  • three medium (13 g) garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup (120 g) chopped celery
  • 5 to six cups (350 g) chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups (225 g) chopped Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • three cups (750 mL) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) dietary yeast
  • 1/four teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to style
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) recent lemon juice, or to style
  • Wonderful sea salt, to style (I take advantage of 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Freshly floor black pepper, to style
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons to three teaspoons (7.5 to 15 mL) chickpea miso, to style***
For topping:


  1. For the cheese sauce: Place the potatoes and carrots in a medium pot and add water to cowl. Deliver to a boil over excessive warmth, scale back the warmth to medium, and simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, till fork-tender. Drain.
  2. Whereas the potatoes and carrots are simmering, add the dietary yeast, oil, water, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and vinegar right into a high-speed blender and put aside.
  3. Chop the onions, garlic, celery, broccoli, and potatoes for the soup and put aside.
  4. When the simmering potatoes and carrots are fork-tender, drain them and add to the blender. Mix the cheese sauce till clean, then switch to a bowl.
  5. For the soup: In a big pot, sauté the oil, onion, and garlic over medium warmth, stirring steadily. Cook dinner for about three to five minutes.
  6. To the pot, add the celery, broccoli, and potatoes and sauté for a couple of minutes extra. Now, add the broth, dietary yeast, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cowl and simmer over medium warmth for about 13 to 15 minutes, till the potatoes are fork-tender. Flip off the warmth and let the soup sit for a couple of minutes. Add the chickpea miso.
  7. Fastidiously switch the soup right into a blender (you may need to do that in two batches). Mix till clean and place again into the pot.
  8. Put aside 1/four cup (60 mL) of cheese sauce for garnish. Add the remainder of the cheese sauce into the soup and stir to mix. Alter seasonings to style if desired.
  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and swirl in a tablespoon of the reserved cheese sauce into every bowl. High with Pan-Fried Garlic Croutons, paprika, and parsley, if desired.





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