Posts Tagged Potato Soup

Best Garlic Cheese Bread EVER!!!

I’m a huge fan of The Pioneer Woman. I watch her show on the Food Network whenever I have time. I’ve made quite a few of her recipes and they have all been delicious. A few weeks ago there was an episode where she made cheesy garlic bread. It looked so good and so simple to make.

Last night I was making potato soup and wanted something to go with it. The cheese bread episode popped into my head and I thought it would go perfect with the soup. I, however, couldn’t remember the exact ingredients and I didn’t have time to go online to find the recipe. So I made up my own concoction based on The Pioneer Woman recipe. And may I just say…It was AMAZING. Probably the best garlic cheese bread I have ever had. I only made a small batch since there was only 2 of us eating. Here is how I threw it all together:

2 Slices Sourdough Bread

Handful of Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Handful of Mozzarella Cheese

A Few Shakes of Lawrys Garlic Salt (probably about 1-2 tsp, divided in 1/2)

1 tsp Basil

2 T Butter, melted

2 scoops Mayo (about 1/4 cup or enough to bind other ingred. together)

Melt butter and add 1/2 garlic salt then brush over slices of bread. While you are letting the butter soak in, mix together both cheeses, rest of garlic salt, basil and mayo. Spread cheese mixture over both slices of bread. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Then move rack close to broiler and broil on HI for 5 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and cut into slices.  Enjoy!!

By the way…My son absolutely will NOT eat mayo. But he never knew that I put it into this recipe and said it was the best cheese bread ever. You really can’t taste the mayo, it is just to bind the ingred. together.

 

Garlic Cheese Bread

Garlic Cheese Bread

 

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Vegan Potato Soup

Since watching the Forks Over Knives documentary I’ve attempted small changes to my diet. Less meat. No eggs. Almond milk instead of regular milk. No oil or butter. These are just a few of the changes. And by no means have I been perfect. Oh I so miss my cheese! I haven’t forced any of this upon my son yet. I wanted to get use to it first before changing things for him.

So last night I decided to try vegan potato soup. I got the recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. I left out the nutritional yeast and the cashews. Yes, I know this sounds weird and why in the world would I put either of those things in my soup but that is what the recipe called for. But I didn’t have either of those in my kitchen and some of the reviews stated that they had left them out and it tasted just fine. Nutritional yeast is supposed to be a replacement for cheese. I can not attest to this since I haven’t tried it yet. But it’s on my list.

Anywho, I made this soup. And it wasn’t bad. It definitely wasn’t the kind of potato soup I was use to but it wasn’t bad. However, it did not look like the picture from the recipe that I had followed. Mine kind of looked like light brown gravy. My son ate a few bites of it then promptly asked for a turkey sandwich. He said, “it just didn’t taste like your potato soup.” I used Almond Milk and next time I might try to use rice milk. The brownish color comes from the vegetable stock so I’m not sure how they got theirs so creamy white in the picture. I really wanted to add some shredded cheese to the top of my soup. Did I mention how much I miss cheese? I will definitely try this again. Maybe I just need to tweak a few things. Any suggestions are welcome!

Have you ever tried vegan potato soup? Any good recipes you can recommend? I would love to hear them.

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