Apr 15 2011
This is yet another recipe that I took from the faaaabulous cookbook, Bite Me, by Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat. I’ve made several other recipes from this book, including the Dramatic Red Beet Risotto, the Cheesy, Cheesy, Cheesy Broccoli Souffle, and many others. And just like every other recipe I’ve tried from this book, this one kicked butt – but there was one difference – it was way better than any of the other recipes! Seriously, not only is this my new favourite recipe from this book, but it’s my new favourite soup recipe. Period. And it’s even a contender for my top favourite recipes of all-time. Yeah, it’s really that good. My kids loved it too; the recipe says that it serves 10 – 12 and after just me and my girls ate it for dinner, there was only one small bowl left for me the next day.
And don’t be overwhelmed by the long ingredient list, either. Many of them, such as the butter and oil, are repeats so you won’t actually have 21 different things littering your countertop while you’re trying to get dinner ready. And the soup comes together really quick, especially if you have a hand-held blender to puree it. And, it’s super easy to make this meal vegetarian too. Just substitute vegetable stock for chicken stock and you have a meal that will satisfy any vegetarian.
The whole thing is YUM and I cannot wait until I can make it again!