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Vegan “Cheesy” Loaded Potato Broccoli Soup

Vegan Loaded Potato "Cheesy" Broccoli Soup

It’s not everyday that you make a vegan recipe that your somewhat overweight cat takes a great interest in. I had to shoo Tony away from the table as I was taking this photo. Don’t want cat hair in my soup! I make blended broccoli soups all the time, but recently tried this recipe from Happy Healthy Life for twist on one of my favorite green soups. This is basically a healthier version of a cheesy loaded potato soup. Bring on the broccoli!

Kathy Patalsky is hands down my favorite food blogger. Discovering her blog was a major moment in my foodie adventures. I came across Happy Healthy Life a few years ago, when I was thinking about going 100% vegetarian, not just veggie focused. I’ve loved every one of her recipes I’ve tried so far and have learned a lot about cooking along the way. I also appreciate how she talks about food and veganism, and of course, the fact that she is a fellow cat lover (duh!).

I followed Kathy’s original recipe very closely. The main difference was that I didn’t bother peeling the potatoes before boiling them. The skins add more texture to the soup, which I like. To enhance the soup, I used some cayenne and a splash of liquid smoke. We bought a little bottle of liquid smoke recently, and that stuff is amazing. You just need the tiniest little bit to create a yummy smoky flavor. For toppings, I used Daiya vegan cheese and broccoli florets. A very satisfying blended soup that’s packed with broccoli.ย  It’s rich and “cheesy”, and even though it’s hard to believe, #yesitsvegan!

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Delicious Peace of Mind
    February 13, 2015 at 10:41 am

    OMG, that soup sounds and looks amazing. Soooo creamy! When your cat gets interested in it, it has to mean something. Liquid smoke, you say? We wanted to try it for a while but never got around to. So, you recommend it? :)

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      wazwu
      February 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      The soup was amazing! And yes, you should definitely get a bottle of liquid smoke. I can’t wait to use it to add extra flavor to tofu and tempeh! Mmm, I could make tempeh bacon! ;D

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        Delicious Peace of Mind
        February 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        Oh, tempeh bacon! Now you are really killing me! You can also add liquid smoke and soy sauce to create coconut bacon. We did this with just soy sauce and left if for few days to air dry and it was Y-U-M-M-Y! Can put in oven also for faster results :)

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          wazwu
          February 13, 2015 at 3:50 pm

          Interesting! Never occurred to me to try coconut bacon. I’ll have to keep that in mind! Thanks for the tip! :D

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    bscartabello
    February 13, 2015 at 11:38 am

    This sounds and looks amazing!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! It was delicious. You should give it a try sometime! :)

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    aspoonfulofnature
    February 14, 2015 at 5:41 am

    this looks amaziiing!!! I’m gonna try it at home <3

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 14, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by! Let me know once you have a chance to try that recipe. So good for winter! :)

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    Mitzie Mee
    February 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

    You always have me reconsider my meat-eating position. If only I could have you coming over and cook veggie dishes for me every day, I might be able to give up meat:)

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      wazwu
      February 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

      It makes me happy to hear that! Too bad you don’t live closer. ;)

      I like sharing recipes that show how yummy and healthy it is to be vegetarian in hopes of encouraging meat eaters to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet. Even just doing Meatless Mondays can make a difference! :)

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    Delicious Peace of Mind
    February 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I wasn’t certain do you ‘do’ awards, but I nominated you nevertheless :)
    If you want, you can check them here: https://deliciouspeaceofmind.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/bunch-of-awards/

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

      I don’t really “do” awards, but thank you guys so much for including me on that list! You’re always so kind, and it’s been lovely having you as one of my regular readers. I’m always learning new things about veganism from you two! :)

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        Delicious Peace of Mind
        February 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm

        It is a pleasure to have you as a blog friend, too. We get a little peak at most beautiful city through your posts. It is great that we can this way learn, share knowledge and, most impprtantly, fun! :)

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          wazwu
          February 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

          Yes, it’s been wonderful learning and sharing through our blogs. This is why I love blogging. :) I always enjoy seeing your travel posts too!

  • Reply
    odafagerland
    February 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Wow, the soup looks amazing! I’m definitely gonna look up Kathy’s blog :D

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thanks for stopping by! And yes, you definitely should look up Kathy’s blog. It’s amazing! :)

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