Last weekend, we went skiing. After a long morning of racing down the slopes, we all met up again on the hut for lunch. We were in a hut, and all my friends ordered French Onion Soup, while I was chewing on the Tofu-Baba Ganoush sandwich I sneaked in(true story). This is one of these situations where you wish restaurants would even try to be accommodating.
Now, to be honest I can’t even remember ever trying French onion soup – but it did sure look delicious.
Back at home, a few days later, I am on a mission to once again convince the world that vegan food can be just as delicious as the ‘original’. And trust me: mission accomplished.
I used this basic recipe from the Olives for Dinner blog, but modified it a little bit due to some missing ingredients:
3 large Vidalia onions
5 TB Earth Balance 2 TB E.B., 2 TB Veg Oil, salt
1 TB flour Forgot to put it in
1/2 cup sherry 1/2 cup white wine
4 cups homemade vegetable stock Some non-measured more cups of wine
1 Not-Beef bouillon cube Salt, more salt, chicken seasoning, Chili powder
5 springs of fresh thyme,
tied with baker’s twine
2 bay leaves (YES!! – Managed to follow the instructions correctly!)
sliced baguette pieces,
Daiya shreds, mozzarella-style
So I am not saying my version is better on any means, just saying: if you need to improvise, do so. It will most likely still turn out delicious.
For detailed cooking instructions, please check the original recipe.
This was also my first time buying Daiya cheese. I’ve heard many good things about it, so my expectations were high – and I was not disappointed. I will do a more thorough review later!
(Hint: look at the above picture to get the o-tone of my review..)
And oh man, did I love this soup. I may have gone a bit overboard with the wine, but most of the alcohol cooks off anyway (right?). So yeah.. try this and you will not regret it! I also loved having the left overs and haved enjoyed onion soup for breakfast, lunch dinner the past few days. (just kidding, the night I made it we ate so much of it there was barely any left …). But if you have more self control, I am sure this soup would make lovely leftovers!