It’s Rainy Season in HK, which tends to make me homebound and want to eat warm, comforting food all day! Despite the name, there is no cream in this Soup but it will not be missed…It’s full of cruciferous veggies which are cancer-fighting & immune-enhancing, and it also contains metabolism-boosting Chilli –> so eat up! The ingredients are simple, and it’s quick to put together, so there’s no excuse for opening that tin…
Ingredients: (4-6 servings)
1 large Leek, white part only, sliced OR 1/2 large Onion, chopped
2 large cloves Garlic, minced
2 heads of Broccoli, trees separated (about 7 cups)
1/2 large head of Cauliflower, chopped (about 4 cups)
1 cup shredded White Cabbage (Napa)
1 small Red Chilli, minced (I scraped out half the seeds, ’cause I’m a sissy…)
4-5 cups Vegetable Stock
Salt & Pepper, as needed
– Saute Leeks about 2 mins. until beginning to soften. Add garlic, reduce heat to low and cover with lid. Let cook for 10 mins. stirring occasionally.
– Stir in Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage and Chilli and saute a few minutes, adding a little water if needed to prevent sticking.
– Once vegetables begin to brown, add Stock until just covering vegetables and leave to simmer about 20-25 mins. (Until cauliflower soft enough to blend).
– Use hand blender and blend until smooth (add more stock if Soup too thick, more Broccoli if too watery). Season with Salt and Pepper as desired.
*Serve with fresh, toasted Bread