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08-14-2005, 01:17 PM
This was my first attempt at making a raw soup. So I went for the one that I knew I would like. This one is incredible. If you haven't tried it, do it! It took me about a half hour to make it (first time is always slower).
I would recommend a vita-mix for it. I have a regular blender, and it came out a little grainy. It is very thick, and my blender just didn't do a very good job especially once I added the avocado. It is extremely filling.
Oh, I also am making my first batch of flax crackers today. I hope I didn't spread it too thin, there was enough for two dehydrator sheets. Mmmmm you can smell them drying. I wish I had them to eat with my broccoli soup!
My first dehydrator food yesterday was zuccini chips. I sprinked them with Herbamare. I did one and a half trays, and have ate almost all of them already. I am so glad this is harvest time. I am going to be busy drying this fall!
Sweet potato chips are next....
08-14-2005, 01:21 PM
Way to go Tim! You are putting Emeril to shame.... :p
So glad you are creatively enjoying nature's bounty.
08-14-2005, 04:37 PM
Please let us know how your sweet potato chips turn out. I haven't had any luck with them yet. I make zucchini, squash and pepper "chips" that turn out pretty good (still working on it), but my SP chips are always either extremely rubbery or extremely hard (hockey puck hard)!
08-14-2005, 05:26 PM
There's almost no such thing as spreading a flax cracker "batter" too thin. That flax goop will still hold it together. Mine are only one flax seed thick (or, rather .. thin!) and they're so crispy and great. I get more than 2 Excalibur sheets full, though.
And, yes, I can smell them dehydrating. Are they the ginger/garlic ones of Alissa's? Yumm.
08-14-2005, 06:51 PM
Yes they are. I can't wait to try them.
08-14-2005, 07:24 PM
For the Sweet Potaoe chips, I slice them thin (of course she says), and then place them in salted water for a couple of hours - then remove them and separate them and place them on the dehydrator. They come out really great.
08-14-2005, 07:47 PM
The broccoli soup was also my first raw soup and I loved it.
It's a good basic soup.
08-15-2005, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the tip! I appreciate it and will definitely try it next time I make them! :D
08-15-2005, 07:35 AM
Okay, I am drooling... is there any way to get this broccoli soup recipe? I am waiting for my "cook" book, but won't be getting it until the end of September for my birthday. I have two beautiful bunches (or whatever you call them) of broccoli sitting on my counter....
08-15-2005, 04:12 PM
Alissa has asked that her recipes not be given out here without her permission. So, if you send her an email asking for it and she says it's okay, I'm sure one of us would be glad to share.
08-15-2005, 08:00 PM
SweetLips, why do you soak the sweet potatoes in salt water??
Please tell. :)
08-16-2005, 02:27 PM
I'll tell you what.. My mouth was watering for broccoli soup soooooo bad! I marched my little (er.. um... okay... that should be BIG - but not for long, I hope) backside into my kitchen and decided to make my OWN recipe since I did not have Alissa's!!
Of course I did not take the time to email her, but that is beside the point! :rolleyes:
Let's just say my attempts at creating this were a disaster! It was NOT palitable at all! My dh took one look and said.. What is THAT??? He would not even think of touching it. I was frustrated.. I don't have the money to waste veggies! UGH. :(
Well, I ended up being BLESSED by Alissa sharing her recipe with me... AND I had JUST enough ingredients to make it. I just had a large mug of it and oooooooooooh my goodness. Yummmy does not even begin to describe the sensation on my tongue! Decident was more like it - and that is normally reserved for sweet things! This soup is SO filling too! I think my belly is starting to require less food, which is amazing to me. I had two nectarines for breakfast and was full..... I had two mugs (well, 1 1/2) of broccoli soup and am very full!
Anyway... after my disaster last night I am REALLY enjoying this wonderful creation! Just the few recipes of Alissa's that I have tried have truly inspired me!
Thanks for listening!
PS.... I have successfully been at least 90% raw for almost a week! HOORAY!!!!
08-16-2005, 08:47 PM
I made the broccoli soup today...it is delicious! Every recipe I've tried so far has been wonderful! :D
08-17-2005, 07:41 AM
OK..it's gotta be done! Broccoli soup is on the menu!!
08-20-2005, 04:06 PM
...and if you don't feel like eating all of it within two days, this broccoli soup makes excellent flax crackers! For that matter so do a lot of raw soups.
How: strain most of the liquid from the pulp, add 1/2c flax seeds for each cup of pulp. Add some broth back until there is plenty of moisture for the flax seeds to absorb. Let it sit until it gets flax-slimy. Spread thinly on teflex, parchment paper or plastic rollup tray [depending on your dehydrator] and dehydrate at 115 until crispy.
08-25-2005, 06:15 PM
Broccoli soup tips:
I made this again, just a little differently. The first time I made it, it had a very grainy texture.
1. Mix the water and almonds. Strain it to get almond milk. Save the pulp in fridge to make cheese. Rinse the blender out.
2. Put the milk in the blender and add the honey and all the other ingredients EXCEPT the avocado. The avocado makes it thick, so the other ingredients don't blend as well. Before adding avocado, taste test for salt/pepper (I used cayenne) and maybe more sweet. Add the avocado last.
Hmmmm.... enjoy. It may be a little grainy from the broccoli but much smoother than the first time I made it. I am getting much better at making this stuff! My tomato soup came out REALLY good last time I made it.... The tomatoes are SO GOOD this time of year!
12-05-2009, 01:29 PM
since it's broccoli season, bump=)
I tried to make the broccoli soup yesterday evening and didn't like the way it came out at all. Next attempt I will strain the almond milk.
I used the "soup" setting on my Blendtec. Maybe I shouldn't have used that setting. The soup came out looking like baby food out of a jar. There were no chunks of broccoli - it was just green froth with a strange taste.
Is this the way its supposed to look? Thankfully, I only made half a recipe. I may try to make it again tonight and not blend it so much. But I would appreciate any tips.
12-17-2009, 07:05 PM
oooh I had her broccoli soup at her 4 day chef training course this past August! It was soooooooo good! Of course it's one of those things where I bet if I tried to make it at home it wouldn't taste as good as hers....but then again sometimes things just taste better when someone else 'uncooks' for you....:D
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