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Vegan Baked Potato Soup

Vegan Baked Potato Soup

What makes this Vegan Baked Potato Soup special? The secret cauliflower. What makes it extrasuperspecial? The coconut bacon! No joke, that stuff is crazy good. It’s salty and bacony and has just a hint of coconut.

Who wouldn’t want bacon that tastes like coconut? A crazy person, that’s who!

Although… I did send my mom a bag of it to try a while back, and I haven’t heard a peep out of her… so maybe she didn’t like it. Does that mean my mom is a crazy person? Possibly. Or maybe I should just call her more often so I can bug her about it…?

Temperatures in Colorado are set to be in the single digits for the rest of this week, so it’s officially soup weather.  It’s also (apparently) walking boot weather.  The last 3 years, right around this time, I have found myself in a walking boot. Twice with a fractured sesamoid bone, and this time with Sesamoiditis. I have a new podiatrist (whom I adore! Seriously, if you’re in Denver and you need a foot specialist, check out Dr. McGarry!) and he actually thinks it’s been sesamoiditis all along, which wouldn’t surprise me. My last podiatrist was the worst. You know those doctors who act like they don’t have time for you? Who barely even pay attention when you’re telling them what’s wrong? Ugh. So annoying.

The good news is that I’ll be out of the boot before my trip!  And until then, I’m just gonna sit tight and eat my weight in soup. Sounds good, right?


Vegan Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • Whites of 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, plus 1 cup water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon powdered garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1.5 cups Daiya cheddar shreds
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1.5 cups frozen corn
  • S&P
  • Coconut bacon

 

Directions:

Water saute the leeks for 2 minutes, then add the cauliflower, potatoes, milk, water, broth and spices. Simmer covered for 7-8  minutes. Add the cabbage and let simmer another 2 minutes.

Remove from heat, remove the bay leaves, then use your immersion blender to partially puree the soup. This is optional, you can leave it totally chunky, or puree  just as much as you like. Stir in the Daiya, lime and corn. Taste, then add S&P as needed. Just keep in mind the coco-bacon is salty. Top with the coconut bacon before serving.

Enjoy!

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  • Pat December 2, 2013, 6:21 pm

    Where can I find coconut bacon???

  • Jamie December 2, 2013, 7:19 pm

    I love when I have all the ingredients for a recipe. Yay! I thought nothing could be better than your loaded baked potato dip, but this sounds hearty, thick, and delectable on these cold, frightful days ahead! Nice work!

  • Epicurean Vegan December 3, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Looks delicious and perfect for the upcoming storm! The snow is swirling outside right now and I’m really wishing I already had all the ingredients for this soup. I suppose with winter just gearing up, I’ve got plenty of snow-filled nights to make this :-) Stay warm!

    • Barb December 4, 2013, 8:25 am

      I think it’s just perfect for this crazy cold weather… and since the cold is sticking around for a few days, maybe you’ll have time to make the soup!

  • Jamie December 3, 2013, 4:18 pm

    So….I had this soup before. Sweet Barb brought me a bowl when I was very sick with a bad cold: so sick that I don’t remember having it before. :) But, I must say it was delicious and the perfect feel-better soup. Gosh, I’m lucky to have such a great BFF who cooks me soup and then reminds me that she did that! ;) Love you, Barb.

    • Barb December 4, 2013, 8:25 am

      Aww, you’re welcome and I love you too!

  • Angie December 4, 2013, 10:36 am

    This sounds delicious. I am so obsessed with coconut bacon lately.

  • Heather December 17, 2013, 7:47 am

    Oh man the boot again! Feel free to tell your Mom she is more than welcome to drop that coconut bacon off to me if she finds herself in the Lakes Region!

  • Clarissa February 7, 2014, 6:13 pm

    This soup sounds delicious but what is “SP”??? Forgive my ignorance but that stumped me!!

    • Barb February 8, 2014, 7:08 am

      “S&P” is salt and pepper :)

      • Clarissa February 8, 2014, 1:03 pm

        Well that was an easy one!! Thank you Barb!! :)

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