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Tip: Making Soups Creamy Without Cream

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For those of you staying away from dairy, here’s a tip to make your soups creamy without using cream.

If you are making a pureed vegetable soup like broccoli or asparagus, cooking the vegetables with a tablespoon or two of white rice, or a potato cut up into cubes will add a velvety feel to your soup. I often add a bit of coconut milk to Asian soups like carrot ginger, or sugar snap pea soup. And a tablespoon or two of pureed almonds or cashews are great too. Either put a handful of hulled nuts into a blender with a bit of water and blend until very smooth, or stir a bit of store-bought almond/cashew butter into your soup, adding protein as well as that yummy creaminess.

 

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