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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Vegan French Onion Soup the Easy Way

This is an easy recipe but it is not terribly filling so be warned, this will not suffice as a whole meal on its own. It's good though. I don't have the right kind of oven friendly bowls for this so the recipe is modified to not require them. Makes 2 big bowls.

What you need:

  • 2-3 onions chopped up
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 vegetable broth cube
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking wine (optional)
  • stale or toasted baguette, broken into 4 pieces
  • Daiya
What to do:

1. In a pot on medium heat, add the oil and the onions and fry until soft and brown. If the onions stick to the bottom, you can use a little water to de-glaze the pan.

2. Add 3 cups of water and the broth cube. Stir well to dissolve.

3. Add the 2 bay leaves and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn it down to a simmer and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Add a splash of cooking wine if you like.

4. While the soup simmers, top your baguette pieces with daiya and broil in the toaster oven until the cheese is melted.

5. Remove the bay leaves and serve out the soup. Top with two pieces of the bread per bowl. Let them soak a few minutes then serve. :)