This recipe has been linked on Foodista, the online cooking encyclopedia. It's been a cold rainy day today and nothing brightens things up like a good pot of vegetarian soup. Once again I am using my fresh chives since they are still blooming. They add a nice flavor to the potatoes and broccoli.
Potato Broccoli Soup with Chives
2 c. water
4 c. vegetable broth
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 head broccoli, chopped (including stems)
1 tsp. sea salt, dash pepper
Place ingredients in pan and bring to boil. Simmer 20 min. Remove a few potato and broccoli chunks, use stick blender to puree the rest, put chunks back in. Stir in
1/2 c. skim milk
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
Remove from heat and stir till melted. Garnish with chopped fresh chives and chive florets.