Sunday, June 22, 2008

French Onion Soup

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large or 3 medium onions, sliced or chopped
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/4 cup flour (any kind)
4 cups vegetable broth or water
1/4 cup tamari (tamari is a healthier version of soy sauce)
1 tablespoon mustard
French bread (1 slice per serving),or 1/4 cup croutons per serving
Parmesan cheese (or nondairy parmesan subsitute) - optional

  1. Place oil in large soup pot and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. When hot, add onions and garlic and saute until brown (this can take up to 20 minutes).
  3. Add flour and mustard, mix well.
  4. Stir in water and tamari or soy sauce, and bring to a boil .
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until onions are tender.
  6. Before serving, place a slice of French bread or croutons in the bottom of each soup bowl.
  7. Ladle soup on top, sprinkly with parmesan cheese or substitute and serve at once.
This recipe was adapted from Dr. Neil Barnard's book, "Breaking the Food Seduction."

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