As the cool weather starts fading faster and faster we can still enjoy one of my personal cool weather dishes that is not only good but good for you too.
French Onion Soup. Here is what you’ll need if your going to make some along with me. It’s fairly simple and easy to make.
“Ingredients; Yellow Onions, garlic, regular butter or vegan butter, dry white wine (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Pinot Gris), vegetable stock, regular or vegan Worcestershire Sauce, seasonings: bay leaves, sage, thyme, pepper, and salt, baguette slices, regular or vegan cheese.
Our first step prepping and caramelizing the onions. Peel and slice the onions about 1/4 inch thick. Melt vegan butter in a large pot then toss in the onions.
Saute for about 30 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Add in the garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
Add in the vegetable stock, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes. This will allow all the flavors to marry together.
Take a baguette and slice it into 1/2 inch rounds. Brush each side with olive oil, then bake until toasted on each side. Place 4 oven-safe bowls onto a sturdy baking sheet, then ladle the soup into them. Add a toasted baguette to the top of each bowl of soup, then add your vegan cheese on top.
Can it be made with out wine? Yes. Yes, absolutely. While the flavor will be different, the soup will still be very tasty without the wine. Simply substitute an equal amount of vegetable stock. For extra zip, you could also add in a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice as well.
Now enjoy and Happy Healthy Eating.
(Recipe courtesy Karissas Vegan Kitchen.)