October 6, 2009 • Ariel and Whitney
Vegetarian French Onion Soup
My whole life I have always loved french onion soup. How could one possibly not enjoy that warm beefy broth with tender onions? How could one not devour the broth soaked crouton smothered in creamy, gooey, and slightly torched cheese? If I had to think of a perfect comfort food, it would definitely be french onion soup. Served in a hot ceramic bowl, overflowing with cheese, it is perfect every time.
Disaster struck the day I realized that french onion soup was a big kosher no-no. The soup breaks a cardinal rule of Kosher-ism by mixing milk and meat. Yikes! From that day forward, I vowed to find a replacement. I had to find something that could sooth my soul equally, if not better, than my beloved french onion soup.
On a cold and rainy day last week, I began to research soups to make for the upcoming chilly months. It was then when I happened upon Kayotic Kitchen’s, Sweet Onion and Bread Soup. The name itself sounds tantalizing and Kayotic Kitchen’s pictures were just beautiful. I knew that I’d have to try this soup right away.
When I tasted this soup, I realized that the flavor was familiar. While there was no smell of beef emanating from the rising steam, there was a very cheesy and oniony essence which was very appealing. At once I realized that this was my vegetarian french onion soup! How could I not notice it before? It included all of the necessary ingredients- toasted bread, onions and cheese. So for all of you vegetarians, and kosher keepers, here is your savior!
Definitely try out this soup, it is just delicious. If you don’t need it to be vegetarian then I suggest you add in chicken broth or even beef broth. This would add a lot more flavor. Don’t forget you can always add more cheese or more bread depending on how rich and luxurious you want it to be. Get creative!
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