From Lisa’s Kitchen, “Cream” of Broccoli Soup; hold the cream

The “Greenest” Cream of Broccoli 4Leaf Soup

By pouring this great soup over brown rice and potatoes, this becomes a hearty meal all by itself.

This broccoli soup has more broccoli in it then any broccoli soup recipe I have come across. It has 20 cups! That is a lot of green! It makes enough to last a week or more! It is a great winter or rainy day soup.


    • 1 medium sized onion, diced
    • 6-8 cloves of garlic, chopped
    • 3 medium sized potatoes any variety
    • 6 heads of broccoli, or about 20 cups, roughly chopped
    • 1 32 oz. container of low sodium vegetable broth
    • 2 cups of nondairy milk, such as rice, almond or hemp
    • 10 cups of water
    • 1/4 cup of arrowroot (or 5 tablespoons cornstarch) mixed and dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • nutmeg or cumin to taste (optional)
    • Optional: cooked brown rice or potatoes, diced and boiled (see #8 below).


  1. Sautee the onions and garlic in any liquid, i.e.water, vegetable broth in an 8-quart pot over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli and the potatoes. They should take up almost the entire pot.
  3. Stir in the vegetable broth, nondairy milk, and water. The liquid should cover the vegetables. If it does not, add more water.
  4. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg or cumin (if using).
  5. Cover the pot, increase the heat to high, bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the broccoli is very tender.
  6. Blend with a hand blender if you have one or transfer the mixture to a blender a little at a time.
  7. Return to pot on medium high heat. When the soup begins to simmer, add the arrowroot mixture.
  8. Want to make it even heartier? Pour soup over cooked brown rice or cooked potatoes (1 cup of brown rice and/or 1/2 cup to 1 cup of cooked potatoes).
  9. Enjoy!

With love from Lisa...

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to From Lisa’s Kitchen, “Cream” of Broccoli Soup; hold the cream

  1. Dan Liese says:

    I love the recipes and am slowly converting to a healthier diet and also learning how to cook along the way.

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