Today we have a fabulous treat! Nicole super graciously offered to guest post for me while I was taking the bar exam. I had everything set for her to tell you how to make some delicious potato soup… then went into bar-exam-black-out and spaced it. I’m actually glad I did, because it reminded me to put this soup on my menu plan for next week :D. I hope you enjoy her post while I go blush in secret over the nice things she said about me.
I write about my journey to finding balance in all areas of life. I love my fiance- T, local brewed beers, tattoos, live music, almond-flavored anything, and crazy goals. I love Jesus and the community of believers I am lucky to know on and offline. I love coffee (especially Horchata lattes), my Roxydog, knitting projects and reading classic novels. I am a strong believer in shopping local and #iheartmycity- Des Moines, Iowa. I ran my first marathon and got engaged all on the same day in October 2012. I write about all these things and how I’m checking things off my bucket list over at my blog, EvenMe.I met Brittany at The Influence Conference back in October and I am so glad I did.She is the real deal people. When she stood up and spoke with courage and authenticity about what was on her heart…to a conference room full of women, strangers even…I was blown away. She instantly became my personal hero.Fast forward to February and I get an email request to guest post – I was so excited!! So excited I almost forgot. Oops.
Luckily, she still had a spot for me. (Thanks Britt!)
And lucky for you I’m going to use that spot to fill your belly with my delicious kitchen experiment!
If your schedule is anything like mine or Brittany’s (ie- doing #allthethings), coming home to a warm, savory meal after a long day at the office feels a lot like heaven.
And if you are anything like me…these cold, dark wintry months have you craving something warm, filling…and cheesy.
*I can’t resist a good pastry or the occasional seafood entree when I’m trying a new restaurant.I LOVE cheese just as much as the next girl but it doesn’t always love me. I also LOVE potato soup. However- I don’t LOVE recipes that call for something be “stirred occasionally.” I mean, really. Who has 5 hours during the day to stand around stirring something?Enter the crockpot.
I used my trusty research skills (the Google) and found a couple of recipes that intrigued me. Mama Pea’s version uses pureed cauliflower for thickness which I liked, but it was not in a crock-pot. Peas and Crayons version was in the crock-pot but used a lot of real cheese.
So I married the two reci-Peas in a tasty version of my own.
Vegan Crock-pot Potato Soup
5 small potatoes, cleaned and cubed
Salt and cracked black pepperChopped green onions and vegan cream cheese for toppings, if
Set your timer to low and let it simmer away all day.When you come home, your house will smell warm and inviting– just what you want after a long day!Give it a stir and chop the potatoes with a wooden spoon as needed. The cauliflower will pretty much mush up and add thickness to the soup.