Cream of Broccoli Soup The Fall Soup Series #3

Happy Monday my precious readers,

The time has come to share with you my last recipe in the Fall Soup Series. This is literally my last chance because today is the last official day of Fall (in the calendar) so I don’t want to run out of time.

So basically, this recipe is either an “Oh my God it’s soooo goood” experience or a “Thanks, but no thanks” kinda deal. Broccoli is a disjointing veggie itself and the fact that I added blue cheese doesn’t help but I’m telling you, if you like broccoli and have an open mind towards mouldy cheese than you’re at the right place. 🙂

Before I get into the recipe I’d like to share with you some life update because writing it out is absolutely necessary for me in order to start the week with a clear mind. I already told you guys about how I write to-do-lists and prioritize the “items” on it but sometimes I need to actually put my thoughts on paper in whole sentences because I feel like there’s not enough space for them in my brain. This post is my blank paper now. 🙂

This time of the year is always more stressful because exams come around and there’s so much to do, so much to learn, so much to achieve. I refuse to look at stress as a vicious creature that’s only job is to take me down. I’m actually thankful for experiencing stress because the quality of my actions under its effect surprises me in an absolutely positive way. I do better, I push myself more and it feels good. What doesn’t feel good though-and it’s really hard to control-are the situations where I feel stressed and instead of working for the goals and tasks I have to complete I panic. And panic won’t write an essay, create a presentation, or go to the gym. No. Panic will look for excuses and make up things in my brain that are not real. At least that’s what my brain wants to do under pressure: make up illnesses and make my physical body feel sick so that I get an excuse to fool myself. But now I know. It took me years and years till I realised how this works with me. I know we’re all different: some of us can handle stress better, some of us can’t but what I want to tell you with all this is that we’re the only species that can think of our own brain and this way can control it. I think it’s fascinating. So let’s use this ability and do better in our lives cause it’d be a shame wasting something so beautiful and rare. Aren’t we all superhumans? 🙂

Back to the soup. It’s getting colder and colder so this thing will warm you up, fill you up and get you ready to go. Read on for the recipe. 😉

What you need:

-2 heads of broccoli

-1 potato

-1 red onion

-1 tbsp butter or olive oil

-150 g of blue cheese

-100 g of smoked mozzarella cheese

-2 tbsp cooking cream

-1/4 tsp of nutmeg

-salt

-pepper

What you do:

Take the broccoli roses apart, chop them up, wash them and do the same with the onion and potato.

Melt the butter/olive oil on the stove on medium-high heat and add the chopped up onion. Cook until it’s transparent.

Add the broccoli, the potato, the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add as much water as just covers the whole thing. Be careful with water because if you add too much it’ll make the soup tasteless so add less than too much you can always add some more. Use chicken or veggie broth if you prefer.

When the veggies are soft (use a fork to check) add the cheese. I recommend grading the mozzarella cheese and cutting the blue cheese to little squares. Let it simmer together for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat.

Get out your mixer and mix it all up until creamy. If you want to you could pour the content of your bowl into a food processor. I find it easier to use a hand mixer.

Add the cooking cream and stir it until combined. Put the bowl back on the heat and let it bubble up for a minute.

Serve the soup with some extra cream and pepper on top.

Enjoy! 🙂

I hope you liked this recipe and soup series. I really think a great bowl of soup can be the biggest comfort on a cold day. Have a wonderful week my sweets!

Love and hugs,

fatimapanka

 

 

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