Since I converted, I miss some cheese dishes...as in broccoli cheese soup. Here is my version that satisfied me during the "CRAVING" moment.
Red Pepper & Broccoli "cheese" Soup
Makes 2 servings or 1 good serving!
1/2 of a onion, chopped
1 c. seeded & chopped red bell pepper
1 garlic clove chopped
1 TBSP tahini (ground sesame seeds)
1/2 c. nutritional yeast
1/4 c. water
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. fresh cut broccoli
2 good dashes of smoked paprika
-In a saucepan, add a thin layer of water. Add the onion and red bell pepper. Cook on low for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute stirring frequently.
-Put the onion, pepper and garlic mixture in a blender. Add tahini, nutritional yeast, water and salt. Blend until smooth. (NOTE: mixture will be hot. Make sure you put a towel over the blender opening instead of the lid. Otherwise the heat will pop the lid off and explode! )
-Add the blended mixture back to pan and add the broccoli. Simmer for a few minutes.
-Put the "cheese" sauce and broccoli mixture back into blender and pulse a few times until broccoli has broken up. (NOTE: mixture will be hot. Make sure you put a towel over the blender opening instead of the lid. Otherwise the heat will pop the lid off and explode! )
-Add back to pan and cook for a few more minutes.
Can top with diced pepper, crackers or whatever you like on soups!