Recipe: Cream of Anything Soup

 “Anything soup” can be made with anything that has a flavor of its own - carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower all come to mind.

Serves 4.


2 Tbsp. olive oil
6 cups anything, chopped
2 onions, diced
1 large russet potato, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp. salt
1 bay leaf

1 cup whipping cream


Sauté chopped anything and onion in olive oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add all remaining ingredients except cream and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Remove bay leaf and discard. Remove 1 cup of cooked anything and reserve; puree remaining soup in batches with blender or hand blender. Return to heat and stir in reserved anything and cream. Heat to a bare simmer and serve. Or, for summer, try serving a chilled version!