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French Onion (+Onion Skin) Soup

 

French Onion (+Onion Skin) Soup

SERVES: 4 PREP TIME: 60 MIN Gluten Free | Soy Free

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 yellow onions, sliced
Onion skins (leftover), crushed and put in steeping bag
1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup dry red wine
4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
1/8 cup dark miso paste, dissolved in 1 cup vegetable broth
4 slices of gluten free bread
1/2 cup (or more) Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese shreds

Directions:

1. Bring oil to medium heat in a large pot. Add sliced onions and sauté for 15-20 min until brown.

2. Mix in tomato paste, mushroom, garlic and thyme. Continue cooking for 5 min, or until paste is lightly browned.

3. Pour in the wine, stirring the bottom of the pan to ensure nothing is sticking. Simmer for 2-5 min uncovered, allowing the wine to evaporate.

4. Stir in the vegetable broth, miso, and tamari or soy sauce. Place onion skin in seeping bag, and add to soup. Simmer for another 15 min uncovered.

5. Preheat the broiler.

6. As the soup simmers, toast bread until golden brown, then remove from oven and set aside.

7. Using 4 oven proof serving bowls, put 1/2 piece of bread in each.

8. When the soup is done simmering, remove the seeping bag and ladle some soup into each bowl.

9. Sprinkle each bowl with 1 tbsp of Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese shreds. Then top with the remaining pieces of toast.

10. Ladle the rest of the soup into each bowls, and top with another tablespoon of vegan cheese. You can add more vegan cheese if needed, to cover top of bowl with a layer of cheese.

11. Then place the soup bowls on a baking tray and heat under broiler for about 5 min, or until the cheese is golden brown. If the cheese starts to burn around edges, move tray to a lower oven rack.

12. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

[more tips on pgs 144-145]

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