Sunday, December 21, 2014

{Recipe ReDux} Grab a Book and Cook: Golden Cream of Onion Soup

"It’s the end of the year and we’ll taking a moment to reflect: ReDux has been around for 42 months! (Can you believe some of you have ReDux-ed 42 recipes?) To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 42 or 142. We can’t wait to see the books you’re cooking from these days – and how you make that recipe healthier."

Has anyone used a Moosewood cookbook? They are a collection of wonderful recipe books by Mollie Katzan. I have several, but chose to open up The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest to page 42 to see what recipe I'd be cooking. Yum - I love soup!

Most of the Moosewood cookbooks are handwritten by Mollie with beautiful illustrations. It is like receiving a favorite recipe from a friend or family member. And her explanations on cooking basics empower anyone to try new recipes. Check her out!

I decided to puree the soup per a recommendation from Martha Stewart, added some broth and I also added some carrots to boost the nutrition as well as create a beautiful golden color. Otherwise, I left the original recipe alone. 

Golden Cream of Onion Soup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup broth, vegetable or chicken
  • 3 cups milk
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  1. In a large soup pot, saute onions in butter for 5-10 minutes or until softened and lightly browned. Add flour, salt and pepper and mustard and stir to evenly distribute flour. Cook for one minute more, or until flour starts to brown.
  2. Stir in stock, milk, nutmeg and carrots. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until all veggies are tender. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Check for seasonings and serve if perfect!
I enjoyed mine with some whole wheat cheesy garlic toast for a lovely supper on a chilly evening!

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  1. wow I have never actually heard of cream of onion soup! Only cream of broccoli and asparagus! I really like how you added carrots for a golden color! I bet it tastes sweeter too! This seems so easy to make! This looks like a great lunch or light dinner! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks delicious, perfect winter recipe!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.


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