recipe of the day

This is a delicious recipe for a chilly day and it uses only 6 ingredients. As a bonus for the earth and for your body it's completely vegan. Use fresh, organic ingredients for maximum flavor and nutrition.

Creamy Broccoli Soup
Serves 4 | 30 minutes

1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Yukon Gold potato, peeled and diced
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
6 cups (about 1.5 lbs.) broccoli, florets separated, stems peeled and cut into 1/2 inch rounds
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
olive oil
sea salt
freshly ground pepper

1. Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil into a large saucepan. Add onion, and cook 7 minutes over medium heat, or until softened, stirring often. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more.

2. Add broth, 1 cup of water, broccoli, potato and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender.

3. Puree soup in blender. Return to pot. Season with sea salt and pepper.

Serve with whole grain bread and couscous, quinoa or orzo on the side.

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