Sunday, November 7, 2010

Magazine Week!

This week, I'm going to embark on a theme I was going to do last year, but ran out of weeks. Each day will feature a different cooking magazine's recipe that I will veganize, or simply just use as an inspiration. Today is also the deadline for our first Iron Chef challenge: Mashed potatoes.

I found this recipe while trudging through all the pork-and-grease-filled delicacies on the Southern Living website. I scanned it, then got up and got to work. I measured nothing. That's the lovely thing about soup.

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Vegan Loaded Potato Soup
2 servings

3 potatoes (I don't think it matters what kind. I used russets, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups chick'n veg broth
1 tbsp nooch
3 strips of Smart Bacon or vegan bacon of choice, diced
3 green onions, chopped
1-2 tbsp Earth Balance
salt and pepper
frozen green peas
1/3 cup Wildwood plain soy creamer
2 pieces of bread, ripped apart
Daiya cheddar

Preheat broiler.
Cook the potatoes, and mash them. Cook the bacon and onions in Earth Balance over medium heat until they start smelling awesome. Put the potatoes, broth, nooch, bacon, onions, and peas in the potato pot and heat to boiling. Remove from heat, and stir in some creamer. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour into two oven safe bowls. Top with ripped up bread, and enough Daiya to cover. Broil until melty and nom nom looking. Let cool. Garnish with more green onion, Tofutti sour cream, whatever.


coldandsleepy said...

SUPER yum. It's a nasty old rainy day here and I could really go for something like this.

Nice job!

Jen Treehugger said...

WANT! said...

Oh wow, that looks A-Mazing!

Jody said...

This looks phenominal! I must try it.

celyn said...

This gave me the comfort food happy shivers! It looks fantastic.

Rose said...

This looks over-the-top delicious! Much better than the original for sure!

Brandon said...


Claryn said...

Oh man, I am all over this recipe! It's like an Americanized French dip. Way to be :)

dreaminitvegan said...

This doesn't look lo-cal but looks so freakin good.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That looks AMAZING! Definitely saving this recipe.

Anonymous said...

That would be a great vegan contribution to your Thanksgiving meal this year!

Veg-In-Training said...

Be still my beating potato loving heart. Gorgeous and so comforty looking.