News on the Vitamix: I made another batch of the creamy asparagus soup, and *man* is it yummy! With the Vitamix it was so easy, and *quick*! Love this new tool for my kitchen. I use it at least once a day, sometimes more.
Here is the recipe:
Creamy Asparagus Soup
2 bunches of fresh asparagus
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
2 tbsp whole milk
2 tsp chopped garlic
salt & pepper to taste
Mrs. Dash garlic and spice to taste (optional)
Remove white ends from asparagus, cut into halves, and steam until tender. Place asparagus into Vitamix with water, milk, broth and spices. Set speed to Variable 1, and turn on, quickly increasing speed to 10, for about 15 seconds, then flip to High, and blend until creamy and smooth, usually about 30 seconds or so.
This recipe will make 4 – 1.5 cup servings, and is very filling. It counts as 1 veggie and 1/2 your milk for the day. For a variation, cook up your chicken or other meat, chop and add to your soup.