Leema Malla, MD (China)
What’s more satisfying and comforting than a hot bowl of soup in winter? Soup can soothe and relax you in an inexplicable way. It’s by far the most comforting food, healthy and delicious too. This Broccoli soup is easy to make as well.
Broccoli cut into small florets 1cup
Butter 2 tablespoons
Mixed Dried Herbs
Onion chopped 1 medium
Garlic chopped 2-3 cloves
Peeled and chopped Potatoes 1cup
Chopped Carrots 1cup
Vegetable stock 2 1/2 cups
Milk 1 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon
Fresh cream 1/2 cup
Almonds sliced thinly 4-5
Melt butter in a thick bottomed pan on medium heat.
Add chopped onion, garlic and sauté till onions turn translucent.
Add broccoli florets, potatoes, carrots and cook for around 3-5 minutes.
Add vegetable stock, bring it to boil and cook for 10minutes on medium heat covering the pan.
Strain and cool the vegetables and then blend in a mixer till smooth.
Put the pan back on heat, bring to a boil and add milk then season with salt, dried mixed herbs (Italian seasoning)and white pepper powder.
Add fresh cream, simmer for two to three minutes and serve hot garnished with sliced almonds and carrots.Leema Malla, MD (China) has been studying acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in Toronto and working as a clinical assistant at the Pacific Wellness Institute.