Vegan since 1975, I decide to answer the question, "What DO you eat?" These posts tell about some meals and recipes my family and I have enjoyed over the years.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Onion Soup

I made an ONION SOUP in about twenty or twenty-five minutes, and then, to see if I was leaving anything out, I checked out Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. I guess I left out about two hours of cooking, the butter, and the beef stock. Oh, well.

I sauted a giant sweet onion, chopped into long pieces, in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. I suppose you could develop the flavors with longer, slower cooking, but I was hungry.

I added five coarsely chopped garlic cloves, and a small amount of chopped hot red pepper, because there was a little piece waiting to be used up.

After all that had softened a bit, I added about a quarter cup of whole wheat flour left over from baking some more sourdough bread.

I added a half a cup of nutritional yeast and about three tablespoons of tamari, stirring it all together. Before it got too brown, I slowly added some hot water. Cold would make it get lumpy. Altogether there were at least eight cups of water; whatever makes it soupy enough and still tasting good.
It was almost done. I added a half cup of sherry and heated it another ten minutes or so.
It doesn't sound like a lot of ingredients, and it wasn't very hard to do, but it certainly hit my spot.

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