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    Very Creamy Vegetable Chowder a la Moosewood

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    55 mins

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    40 mins

    Tish's Note:

    This soup is sweet and mild and filled with enough vegetables for one meal, so serve it with a peppery little salad for contrast. This is another Moosewood cookbook original!

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    1. 1
      In a large soup pot on medium heat, sauté the onions in the butter and oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
    2. 2
      Stir in the celery, cover, and cook until just soft, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Add the carrots, potatoes, water or stock, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      With a strainer or slotted spoon, remove about 1 1/2 cups of the cooked vegetables and set aside in a blender or food processor.
    5. 5
      Add the green beans, bell peppers, and zucchini to the soup pot and cook until the green beans are tender, about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in the peas and parsley, simmer for 2 more minutes, and then remove from the heat.
    7. 7
      Discard the bay leaf.
    8. 8
      Puree the reserved vegetables with the milk and cheeses to make a smooth sauce.
    9. 9
      Stir the sauce into the soup and gently reheat.
    10. 10
      Serve hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 09, 2003


      OH MAN,This soup is still dancing across my tongue!!Even though I have every other vegetarian cook book known to man (so my DH says),I don't have the classic, Moosewood.I can see I really am going to have to get it!!Thanks for posting this WONDERFUL soup,Tish!!

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    • on March 06, 2010


      Update- this has now become my favourite soup. I make a pot on Sunday and freeze some (yes it freezes fine) and use it through the week. Thank you! mmmm I thought this was lovely, YUM YUM YUM. Thanks for this great recipe. I just added some mushrooms and some chilli flakes as well. Really really good! Will be making this loads :-)

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    • on December 20, 2003


      my friend teri made us this soup when my son was born. what a fantastic welcome!

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    Nutritional Facts for Very Creamy Vegetable Chowder a la Moosewood

    Serving Size: 1 (248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 203.7
    Calories from Fat 107
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    Cholesterol 32.4 mg
    Sodium 618.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 8.3 g

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