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Asparagus Soup

What you need: 

2 lbs asparagus
2 large potatoes
2 tablespoon dill
1/4 cup unbleached flour
1 cup rice milk
salt

What you do: 

Cut potatoes into small pieces. In an approximately 3 qt. saucepan, boil potatoes until extremely tender. While this is happening, wash asparagus. Remove woody ends. Cut into 1 sections, setting aside tips. Add non-tip sections to potato pot and cook until asparagus has gone beyond bright green to olive green (but not brown :)). Add dill. Asparagus should be soft enough to mash along with potatoes, in the cooking water. Dont throw out any of the cooking water.
lightly brown flour in a small saucepan and allow to cool somewhat before adding rice milk. Add liquid gradually to make a smooth pseudo-roux and add the roux to the soup. Add the asparagus tips and continue cooking the soup just until they are tender and bright green. Salt to taste. Yum.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This soup is so delicious... I caramelised aome onions in garlic first, then boiled potatoes in the same pot with veggie broth, adding just enough water to cover potatoes. Then I add asparagus ( using tips aswell) and about half a bunch of fresh dill, and once soft enough I purée it all and garnish with dill. It looks gorgeous and tastes out of this world!

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WOW.

In my endless quest to make all of my meals as colorful as possible I used sweet potatoes for this and oh. my. goodness.  Simply deliciousness. 

Eat well my friends!

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I made this last night and it was sooooooooo good! I blenderized the onions/garlic/potatoes/asparagus etc. I didn't really want to add all the roux stuff so I spooned the soup into bowls then drizzled some roux on top and put a spring of parsley. I am all about the garnish, can be very impressive for a boyfriend's birthday meal! :P

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