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Broccoli Cheddar Soup
1/4 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
3 cups of vegetable broth
Pinch of nutmeg
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
2 carrots, grated (I chopped mine)
4 cups of broccoli florets
8 ounces of sharp cheddar, cubed
In a sauce pot over medium heat, whisk together the flour, milk and cream. *It's very important to be patient here and whisk continuously. The mixture will be lumpy, but it will smooth out eventually with the heat.
Whisking constantly, add the vegetable broth until smooth.
Add the nutmeg, bay leaves and salt and pepper and let the mixture simmer, uncovered for about 20 minutes.
Add the broccoli and carrot, mixing well. Let simmer for another 20 minutes.
Add the cheese and stir until completely melted
Maple Balsamic Dressing
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp of maple syrup
1 clove of garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Shake (mix) well and pour over salad!