Unbelievably Easy, Creamy Onion Soup

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I chose to make mine, gluten-free and vegan, but you don't have to.

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I belong to an organic co-op. What that means is every week or bi-week, I receive a large supply of organic produce for a great price.

The organizer of the group, who I now get to call a friend lives about 20 minutes away but it is worth the ride.

The beauty of these clubs is you can easily find like-minded people. You don’t generally share family stories, photos, or recipes with the produce manager at your local grocer and you most likely don’t acquaint yourself with the lady who squeezes the organic vine ripe tomatoes while you check out the best deal on apples.

Another thing I love about the co-op, is each week, the produce is different. Sure, you may get similar items as the week prior, but that is because they are in season.

This helps me get creative. It also forces me to cook more. The items are in my frig. I better use them, or I am wasting money.

Last week, onions were in my pick-up package; two very large white onions. I love onions, but I don’t use them a lot. I may toss some in a salad or chop em up in an omelet, but two large onions in one week? What was I to do?

I do what I always do when food cries out,- “Hey lady, I have been in this drawer for 8 days, you got any plans? “- I make soup!

French onion soup calls for beef broth and a potent cheese like Gruyere. I didn’t have either of those on hand. Plus, I was in the mood for something creamy.

I found a really easy recipe online, and then, as usual, I make it my own, by adding whatever is in my kitchen that needs to be used up.

In this case, it was potatoes. Besides, every creamy soup needs potatoes, in my opinion.

Oh, and I made it Gluten Free and Casein Free! Casein is a protein found in milk. Ghee is a butter with the casein removed. It is often called Clarified butter. If you are 100 dairy-free, then you may want to avoid Ghee, but I find the nutty-flavored cream does not affect me or my son who has dairy allergies.

If you prefer to use butter and regular flour, you can. The measurements are the same.

Here is my creation: Creamy Onion Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time 20-40. If you skip the potatoes and celery this soup will be done FAST!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 4 or 5 medium-sized baking potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces. I keep the skin on.
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Pamela’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped into small pieces
  • 4 or 5 medium-sized baking potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces. I keep the skin on.
  • A sprig of thyme, If you don’t have any herbs, no worries. This soup is still superb without it.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook onions in ghee, over low heat until tender and transparent. About 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour, until dissolved. Watch your heat! You don’t want the flour to start sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
  • Gradually add vegetable broth and almond milk. Stir well to soak up any clumps of flour.
  • Add celery and potatoes
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly
  • Lower heat and cover. Cook an additional 20 minutes.
  • Season to taste.

This soup pairs well with cozy flannels and fluffy slippers!

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