Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cream of Parsnip Soup

It's velvety parsnips and potatoes that make this soup 'creamy', not anything dairy-based.

Melt a teaspoon and a half of vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/4 cup chopped celery, and 1/2 pound peeled and sliced parsnip; saute for 10 minutes.

Stir in 2 tablespoons dry white wine (I chose an organic Sancerre), and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any brown bits from cooking.

Add 1 cup water, 1/4 tsp. salt, just a dash of black pepper, 14-ounces vegetable broth, 1/2 pound peeled and cubed baking potato, and 1 bay leaf; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes.

Discard the bay leaf, then process the rest of the mixture in a blender until smooth (work in two batches if you need to). Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice to the pureed soup.

Ladle 1 cup soup into each of 3 bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon vegan sour cream (such as Tofutti's Better than Sour Cream), and 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley. Each serving is 170 calories.

dry white wine $23.99
vegetable broth $2.39
baking potato $0.62

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy http://www.wholesoyco.com/
  • Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html