Vegan Buffalo "chicken" Soup

"I know it sounds weird, but it's absolutely delicious, and quite comforting on a fall or winter day. I had made a Buffalo Chicken Soup a long time ago, and started craving that recently, so I decided to "veganize" it. My husband said it tasted really close to the "real" thing. I'm proud of myself."
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  • Melt margarine in a large pot.
  • Sautee celery until slightly tender.
  • Meanwhile, mix bouillon cubes with hot water. Pour into food processor or blender. Add tofu and nutritional yeast. Puree until smooth. If you use a blender or a small food processor, you may have to do this in two batches. Pour mixture into pot.
  • Add vegetarian chicken cubes, hot sauce, and garlic powder. Heat over medium, until it starts to bubble. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes or so, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in sour cream substitute. Heat until warmed through. Do not boil.
  • Serve with extra hot sauce, if desired, soy bleu cheese, and crackers. It makes a lovely meal with a side salad and a baked potato.

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  1. Oh my gosh - so good!! I think my husband was expecting to dislike this since there wasn't any dairy in it, but we both loved it and it totally satisfied my buffalo craving! I did make some changes though - in addition to the 3 stalks celery, I also added one chopped carrot and one peeled/diced medium baking potato. I sautéed the carrot and celery together for awhile before adding the potato for a little bit with some water to prevent sticking. I made the soup base with a little extra nutritional yeast, then simmered for about 30 minutes. I scooped out the veggies and put back in the vitamix to puree. Then reheated everything with the sour cream. I also left out the vegan chicken altogether because I couldn't find the brand I wanted - didn't miss it but I'm going to try with chicken next time. So good though! Thank you!

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY I'm a grad student and also teach at two different schools, so I need some fast/easy recipes. I try to eat vegan, and most of my creations are also gluten-free because my husband is Diabetic/Celiac. I don't post any recipes I have not personally tried and liked.
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