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Cream of Vegetable Soup

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  • Veg
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    • 50 mins
    • Serves 8
    • Easy

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    Cream of vegetable soup is a tantalizing appetizer, easy to cook and ready to have in a maximum cooking time of 30 to 35 minutes.

    Made with a variety of steamed vegetables, like carrots, cauliflower, French beans, broccoli and any other of your favorite greens, cream of vegetable soup is a healthy appetizer to enjoy with your weekend meals.

    Make sure to serve it with some warm French bread or salad for bonus points!

    Do not forget to store some Vegetable soup in a water bottle from Vaya to sip through the day.

    Health Benefits:

    Soups are a comforting and healthy food option. They are filling, easier to make and provide you with adequate calories to go about a busy day. The use of fresh vegetables in this soup makes it a healthy nutritious source.

    Contrary to common belief, cream being a dairy product does not make you fat. Cream also reduces the need for higher sugar intake which simultaneously reduces chances of having diabetes.

    Celery salt on the other hand is an excellent antioxidant and provides for specific vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium etc.

    Cream of Vegetable soup is yummy, healthy must-try appetizer for your next weekend dinner.

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    How to make Cream of Vegetable Soup

    • Start with heating the butter or oil.
    • Steam the vegetables in a separate pot.
    • Wait until the butter has melted to add the vegetables. Set a bowl of vegetables to be added towards the end.
    • Stir the vegetable until they roast lightly and add the flour.
    • Continue to mixing to ensure the flour does not stick to the sides of the pan.
    • Reduce the heat and add the vegetable stock. Keep stirring to avoid lumps.
    • Add black pepper and let simmer for 5 minutes.
    • Add milk, salt, and celery salt and stir to combine
    • Add the remaining vegetables and bring the mixture to a boil.
    • Simmer for another 10 minutes.
    • Serve warm in a large bowl with French bread or salad for best flavor.

    Trivia:

    Cream is a dairy product made by skimming the top layer of fat from milk. It is a much used and preferred ingredient in cooking.  It is usually used to bring thickness to various foods from sauces, soups, pasta, ice creams, puddings, custards etc.  Cream is also an ideal garnishing item.  It is available in heavy fat to low fat categories depending on the use of it. Different countries have different grades of cream made available. It is also available in variations such as whipped cream, sour cream etc.

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