Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup



"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something." ~Neil Gaiman

I shared this quote in my newsletter this week, and I think it’s going to be my guide for 2017. Heck, I might even frame it for my office! I tend to shy away from things if I don’t think I can do them well, and this quote reminds me to take more risks in the year to come. My goal list tends to be pretty lofty at the start of each year, but I’m also not too hard on myself if I only complete a portion of them, which is usually the case. Seeing as it’s the new year, I thought it might be fun to update you on what we’ve been up to so far and what some of our goals are.

As you may have seen, we launched the Android version of the Oh She Glows Recipe App Monday after months of preparation. We can’t thank you enough for your support, excitement, and kind words!

On Monday we sent out the latest issue (#11) of In the Glow, sharing healthy recipe ideas for the new year, as well as exciting OSG news tidbits. Starting (and growing) a newsletter was one of our goals for 2016. We sent out our first one on February 9, 2016, followed by 9 more issues over the course of the year. We’re now over 40,000 subscribers and growing! THANK YOU. I’m hoping to send out a survey at some point this year so you can let me know what you want to see more (or less) of.

You may have seen that we’re looking to expand our team. Right now our small-but-fierce team consists of myself, Eric, Shari (Content Editor), and Nicole (Recipe Tester). This year we’d like to hire a Video Content Creator (details on the position here), and potentially, a Social Media Specialist and RD or Holistic Nutritionist intern. (As you may know, the latter two were hiring goals for 2016, but ones that didn’t end up happening due to how busy things were. Thank you to everyone who applied for those positions, and rest assured we haven’t forgotten!)

On the personal side of things, I’m hoping to make progress with my anxiety this year. It’s a never-ending struggle, and tends to be on my goal list each year, but I’m going to keep on with it. I’ve found that postpartum hormones have been making my anxiety a bit worse than usual, and I’m going to take some active steps in 2017 to, hopefully, improve how I feel.  

Let’s see, what else? I’ve been hard at work developing recipes for the app. Last week I added 3 new recipes—Brownie Breakfast Bake, Easy Nut-Free Taco Salad, and Dill Pickle Smoothie—to the app. We launched the new Get Glowing Bundle last week, too, which contains 5 “reset button” recipes to kick off the new year. The app bundle is 99 cents, and for the month of January all of our revenue from this bundle will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack Canada. This charity ensures children in need receive backpacks filled with food every Friday throughout the school year, so they can return to class on Monday well fed and ready to learn. It’s awesome to be working with BIB again!

On the blog front, I’m starting to bookmark old recipes that are in desperate need of some updating—such as my Broccoli and Cheese Soup. The original recipe was posted back in 2011, and I took one look at the recipe and its photos and knew I had to breathe some life back into it with a fresh new approach. Last year I also started adding metric conversions to my recipes, and I’ll continue to share these calculations for each new recipe in the future. It’s tedious (mainly because I weigh each solid ingredient), but I love hearing from those of you in the UK and elsewhere who find it incredibly helpful! I want you to have similar results, ya know?! If there are any other old blog recipes that you’d like to see revamped in 2017, please drop me a comment below. I’d love to hear your ideas!

There are some other goals on our radar this year, but this feels long-winded enough for now.

Cheers to making mistakes, trying new things, and learning as we go in 2017!


Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free


4.8 from 15 reviews

Like a big, cozy sweater, this soothing soup will help you get through the long winter. It combines my love for broccoli and cheese sauce, while doing without the dairy-based cream or cheese. This is a bit of a fussy soup (think weekend, not weeknight) as it involves a few homemade components (cheese sauce, soup, and homemade croutons), so you’ll need an hour start to finish. If you can make the cheese sauce the day before, that’ll help streamline things! This soup is adapted from my 2011 version. The cheese sauce is lightly adapted from my cheese sauce in Oh She Glows Every Day.

8 cups (2 litres)
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Cook time
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For the cheese sauce:
  • 1 1/4 cups (190 g) diced peeled yellow or red potatoes*
  • Heaping 1/3 cup (55 g) diced peeled carrots*
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) refined coconut or grapeseed oil**
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (37.5 mL) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 medium (4 g) garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) white wine vinegar
For the soup:
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium (350 g) onion, diced (2 heaping cups)
  • 3 medium (13 g) garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup (120 g) chopped celery
  • 5 to 6 cups (350 g) chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups (225 g) chopped Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • Fine sea salt, to taste (I use 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons to 3 teaspoons (7.5 to 15 mL) chickpea miso, to taste***
For topping:


  1. For the cheese sauce: Place the potatoes and carrots in a medium pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain.
  2. While the potatoes and carrots are simmering, add the nutritional yeast, oil, water, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and vinegar into a high-speed blender and set aside.
  3. Chop the onions, garlic, celery, broccoli, and potatoes for the soup and set aside.
  4. When the simmering potatoes and carrots are fork-tender, drain them and add to the blender. Blend the cheese sauce until smooth, then transfer to a bowl.
  5. For the soup: In a large pot, sauté the oil, onion, and garlic over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. To the pot, add the celery, broccoli, and potatoes and sauté for a few minutes more. Now, add the broth, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 13 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender. Turn off the heat and let the soup sit for a few minutes. Add the chickpea miso.
  7. Carefully transfer the soup into a blender (you might have to do this in two batches). Blend until smooth and place back into the pot.
  8. Set aside 1/4 cup (60 mL) of cheese sauce for garnish. Add the rest of the cheese sauce into the soup and stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste if desired.
  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and swirl in a tablespoon of the reserved cheese sauce into each bowl. Top with Pan-Fried Garlic Croutons, paprika, and parsley, if desired.


* To cut down on cooking time, be sure to dice the potatoes and carrots very small.

** Refined coconut oil doesn’t have a coconut flavour, which is why I love it in the cheese sauce. Grapeseed oil also has a neutral flavour, but if you don’t have either you can probably get away with a light-tasting olive oil.

*** I love chickpea miso, it’s light in flavour and often soy-free (be sure to check the label, though). If you can’t find chickpea miso, any light or white miso should do the trick! I like a full 3 teaspoons of chickpea miso in this soup, but depending on the flavour of your miso you might prefer a bit less.

**** Instead of bread-based croutons, you can top this soup with my Roasted Chickpea Croutons.




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1 Rachael January 20, 2017

This sounds so yummy!

Rachael xx.


2 Laura ~ Raise Your Garden January 20, 2017

Postpartum hormones are the worst! At 23 weeks pregnant with my miracle baby after docs told me 0% of getting pregnant after 13 failed IUI’s and 1 whopping horrible IVF cycle, I’m with you on the anxiety. I’m trying to tackle it with diet and consistent exercise, but it’s never easy. Being off all those fertility drugs is helping a lot though!

I honestly didn’t know you could make vegan cheddar/broccoli soup but your spin looks fabulous and I will be trying it this weekend! Thank you =


3 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Congratulations on your pregnancy, Laura–I’m wishing you and your growing family all the best. I hope you enjoyed the soup!


4 Heidi January 20, 2017

I love the looks of this soup! I was surprised to see this recipe come up in my feed this morning. It was one day late for me since I just made a big batch of my own vegan broccoli cheese soup last night. I will have to try again with the ideas you have here. Thank you for your blog and books. They really help me. We are mostly dairy-free vegetarian at home and sometimes I just need new inspiration. This year I want to work to “know” a lot more dairy free recipes by heart so that meal prep is easier.


5 Hannah January 20, 2017

I think you should definitely unearth the 5-ingredient date bars. I’ve made them so many times I no longer use the recipe…and really it’s just a template, because there are so many substitution options! I feel like the date paste in the middle makes them more special than just a regular Lara bar replica. One of my faves from your archives :-)


6 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks for the great suggestion, Hannah. I’ll definitely keep it in mind!


7 Hannah January 20, 2017

Hi there Angela!

I am so excited to try out this recipe in the cold days ahead to keep me extra cozy :) I actually have a question about the newsletter. I signed up for it, but don;t seem to be getting it sent to my e-mail address (in spam or in my regular inbox). I’m not quite sure what’s going on there! Just wanted to give you a heads up and see if anyone else was having any problems.

Also, while I’m here, thank you so much for all that you do! I’ve never made a recipe of yours I don’t like (most recently obsessed with your chickpea pancake and all that I can find to put on top of it!) and I have converted many a friend over to your delicious way of cooking :)


8 Courtney January 22, 2017

I am also signed up for the newsletter but not receiving it. I’ve checked my spam/junk mail folder but nothing. I’ve tried re-entering my email in the OSG sign up page but no luck. I would love to receive the newsletter, because everything OSG related is amazing!!


9 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks for letting us know, Courtney! We’ll check things out at our end, and if you could try adding newsletter [at] ohsheglows [dot] com to your contacts that might help with successful delivery as well.


10 Jennifer January 23, 2017

I had also signed up for the newsletter and was initially receiving it, but have not recently received copies (?).


11 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Sorry to hear that Jennifer! Thanks for letting us know. Please see my response to Courtney above. :)


12 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Hannah, Thanks so much for the kind words! :) I hope you enjoy the soup when you get a chance to give the recipe a try. I love it for keeping warm and toasty on cold wintry days!

As to the issues you’ve encountered with receiving the newsletter, we’ll look into things at our end to see if anything may be amiss with your subscription. You could also try adding newsletter [at] ohsheglows [dot] com to your contacts; this should help ensure that it gets delivered to your inbox!

Hope that helps!


13 Amanda - Create N Plate January 20, 2017

Wow this looks amazing! I was just thinking about broccoli and cheese soup the other day. I haven’t had it for years and it looks like this is the perfect time to bring it back into my life! Can’t wait to try it out!


14 Sophia January 20, 2017

This was the second of your recipes I ever tried and it made me fall in love with your recipes. This is still one of my all-time favourites, along with the creamy avocado pasta :)


15 Janelle January 20, 2017

In case you haven’t encountered it, King Arthur’s ingredient weight guide can make all that weighing conversion so much easier!


16 Amy January 20, 2017

Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! Saving the recipe for a rainy day ♥

Amy //


17 Claudia January 20, 2017

The soup looks delish! Thank you so much for adding the measures in grams — I’m Canadian and much prefer using weight rather than volume, since it’s far more accurate and convenient!


18 Karlie January 20, 2017

I love everything about this!!! That cheese sauce is to die for! <3 xo


19 Fiona January 20, 2017

I’d like to see dimensions of tins and baking dishes please :-)
I don’t know what size a 2.5 litre square tin is as we measure our tins in inches.
I love the sound of the above recipe and have thoroughly enjoyed all the recipes I’ve made from your blog and your book I treated myself too. Many thanks.


20 Desiree January 20, 2017

I found your blog back in 2010 and we’ve been loving it (and both cookbooks and app!) ever since:) Your Canadian maple baked beans are a favourite staple in our house over the fall and winter, wouldn’t mind seeing that one revived!


21 Anne Gannon January 20, 2017

Holy smokes woman! You are like a super hero!?!
I follow you on instagram and I’m absolutley amazed on all the recipes you create, as well as being a mother. Last year when you spread the word you were pregnant with Arlo, I was so happy and excited for you. I reached out to you because my husband and I had been trying for our second for 8 months! Low and behold, we eventually did concieve and now I am 6 months with our second (and last!) girl!! Sooooooo happy and blessed.
Anyway, thought I would share, I can only hope that I can juggle my blog, recipe testing, and being a mother of two as suave’ (definitley think this word is wrong but you get the gist) as you! Cheers to 2017…I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one!


22 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Huge congrats on your pregnancy, Anne! That’s such wonderful news. :)


23 Sammy Boyce Bal January 20, 2017

This looks so good – I can’t wait to give it a try! Also, I can really relate with your struggle to overcome anxiety – it’s so tough. Good luck with your goals for the new year!


24 Gaby Grégoire January 20, 2017

Omg this looks so yummy! Definitely making this soon. As for ideas of recipe revamping, the Pumpkin Maple Baked Bean Cornbread Casserole! A pumpkin pie overnight oats would be bomb too though haha :)


25 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks for the great suggestions, Gaby! I hope you love the soup when you try it. :)


26 Connie January 20, 2017


Been trying for the last few hours to download the latest “Detox Bundle” on my i-Pad mini 2, with no success (it keeps ‘trying’ but never downloads; no payment issue, as the payment has gone through, in fact when I retry downloading, it says it will try to ‘restore’ the bundle since the purchase was already made). Never had any issues downloading bundles on the same device previously, just wanted to see if you know if anyone else has experienced a similar glitch. I tried to send a message on your app page support, but that wouldn’t send either! Maybe I’m just having a bad tech day! Excited to try those Detox recipes AND the Broccoli Cheese Soup.


27 Connie January 24, 2017

Update: Weirdly, I just received the email that the .99 payment posted today, but i-Pad still won’t download bundle (although your latest recipe (In the Buff Smoothie Bowl downloaded). Still won’t allow me to press ‘Send Message” on your App help page.


28 Angela Liddon January 25, 2017

Hi Connie, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been having difficulties with the detox bundle! If you’ve tried using the “Restore Purchases” button on the bottom of the bundle page and that doesn’t work, there there may be an issue with your Settings and I would try the following:

1) You may have in-app purchases disabled (check Settings App > General > Restriction), and they’ll need to be enabled.
2) Do you have a family iCloud account? The family account could have restrictions, too.
3) Try Sign Out and Sign In again the iTunes account. In Settings > iTunes & App Store (tap on email to show options)

Please let us know if any of these suggestions help!


29 Connie January 25, 2017

Thanks Angela! We don’t have a family iCloud account, but after checking Settings, I did try #3 and the “Restore Purchases” and it worked! Thanks for the help. Excited to try the recipes!


30 Angela Liddon January 26, 2017

Wonderful! Happy cooking!


31 Eve Fewel January 20, 2017

Hi Angela!

Thank you soooo much for adding metric conversions to the solids in your recipes!!!
Even after living in the US for 17 years, as a native german I still find it bewildering to stuff ingredients in a small cup instead of simply weighing them.
My daughter and I decided to go vegan just last summer after I had been vegetarian since my late teens. We LOVE both of your books (wish you already had the conversions in them, now they contain a lot of my scribbling where I added the weights) and your website.
My husband is somewhat of a picky eater and used to love meat, but a lot of your recipes he really enjoys.
Thank you so very much for all the inspiration you give us (we also like to get creative and make our own versions of recipes) and keep up the great work!



32 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Eve! I’m so happy to hear you and your family (even your husband! hah) are such fans of my books and blog. And I’m glad you’re finding the metric conversions helpful. :)


33 Jessica January 20, 2017

So out of curiosity and to clarify – from now on will you no longer be posting new recipes on the blog, but only in the app?


34 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Jessica, Thanks for your question! Rest assured, I’ll still be posting new recipes to the blog (and anytime I post a new blog recipe, it’ll get uploaded to the app for free).That being said, sometimes there will be exclusive recipes added to the app that won’t appear anywhere else. I hope this helps clarify things!


35 Irina January 20, 2017
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Tried this recipe tonight. It was pretty good, but I think it was missing a bit of creaminess. Perhaps adding a bit of soy milk or almond milk to the soup would’ve helped.


36 Susana January 21, 2017

Hi there,
the recipe looks wonderful. I tried your vegan chocolate chips cookies, absolutely fabulous!.
I am new to your blog, I did not realize that you had a newsletter going out. I signed up today, but is there anyway to get the issues I missed?
I would so much appreciate it!


37 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Susana, I’m so happy you’ve been enjoying that cookie recipe! I’m sorry but currently there isn’t a way to view the old newsletters. If we do end up putting them online I will be sure to let you all know! Thank you so much for signing up to In the Glow. :) I hope you enjoy the issues to come.


38 Cynthia January 21, 2017

This looks great, Angela – as I live in Europe, I am so pleased you are using metric measurements as well – it can be really helpful! I don’t have an Android or iPhone so I’m trying to persuade my husband to download your app for me. I do miss the times of this blog where you wrote about such fun day to day life stories… (around 2010, 2011 ish) they were such a joy to read! I know how busy you are now compared to then but sometimes I go back and just read your archives because they are so enjoyable… the real life stories combined with recipes :)


39 Rebecca January 21, 2017

This looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it, and as an Australian fan I appreciate your metric conversions very much! :)


40 tania January 21, 2017

Angela, I cannot tell you how much you have inspired me. Your story is very similar to mine. Anxiety sucks! I struggle almost ever day. Thank you so much for all of your recipes and inspiration.
I am going to make this soup tonight, can I use an immersion blender for the soup or do I have to transfer it to the blender? I think the broccoli might be a challenge for the immersion blender.
Like an above poster I am also not receiving the newsletter in any of my mailbox folders.


41 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hey Tania, I tried this soup using my immersion blender as I was curious too, and I found it was quite grainy in texture as opposed to smooth and creamy like the blender gets it. (Maybe I didn’t blend is long enough though?) If you don’t mind the potential graininess issue, then feel free to try it out! I was aiming for a really smooth texture which is why I loved the blender here. I hope you enjoy it if you try it out! Let us know how it goes.


42 Tania January 30, 2017
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Angela, I just ended up using my blender. In my head, I thought it would be a pain to transfer the soup to my blender, but it was easy. I called it vegetable cheese soup in hopes my son who hate broccoli would eat it. He did eat a half of bowl. The rest of the family loved it. I liked it better the second day. Thanks again for a great recipe


43 Brenda January 21, 2017
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Thank you for another wonderful “comfort” recipe that is nutritious, healthy and hearty! This seemed like quite a bit of work, but when I made it, It was quick and easy! My family loved it and was actually full after! I did want you to know that I was anxiously awaiting the android edition of your new app since I have Kindle Fire. I was greatly disappointed to find it on Google Play which no longer allows downloads to Kindle Fire! Will you be selling the app on Amazon at all fore those of us that rely on our Kindle Fires or tablets? Take care! My anxiety ALWAYS acts up worse in the winter!! You are not alone!


44 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Brenda, Oh, I’m so happy you loved the soup! Thanks for letting me know. =) That is such a bummer about Google Play not allowing downloads to Kindle Fire. I spoke to Eric about it and he said we can look into it as we’re not sure what the process is and what costs there would be if we need further development. Thanks so much for your interest!


45 Gaby Grégoire January 21, 2017

Omg this looks so delicious! Definitely making it soon :) as for recipes to revamp, the Pumpkin Maple Cornbread Baked Bean Casserole and some sort of pumpkin pie overnight oats would be amazing!!


46 Sharon January 21, 2017
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Simply yum!
PS – Candida can be a cause of anxiety and it doesn’t always manifest in the obvious visible
locations. May be worth testing just to rule it out, it’s not that uncommon after pregnancy.
PS2- Just wanted to say again how much I love your blog. I came across your “Crazy woman” (pms) chocolate dessert the other day and laughed out loud. You are hilarious and a joyful presence in my kitchen!
PS3 – I have tried about 1/2 dozen unsuccessful raw almond pulp cracker recipes after making almond milk, and I keep wishing there was a foolproof (ie Angela Liddon) recipe for that. Hint hint :)


47 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks so much for your comments, Sharon! I’ll definitely keep that cracker suggestion in mind. ;)


48 Brittany January 21, 2017

I cannot wait to try your broccoli and cheese soup! The “real thing” is a guilty pleasure of mine, and I have been without it for years since my boyfriend cannot have cheese. Finally an alternative we can both enjoy! :D


49 sabrina January 21, 2017

This looks delish. I might try avocado oil as I have this on hand as an alternative. Thanks!


50 Joanna January 21, 2017

Hi Angela,
I’ve signed up in the past for the newsletter but I haven’t received the last few. My email address is the same, in fact when I tried to re-register I got a message that I was already registered. Not sure what the issue is, since I’ve received the newletters in the past.Kinda weird.Thoughts??


51 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Joanna, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been receiving the newsletter. Thanks for letting us know! We’ll look into the status of your subscription at our end; it might also help if you could try adding newsletter [at] ohsheglows [dot] com to your contacts. Doing so should help ensure that it gets delivered to your inbox!


52 Jacqueline January 21, 2017

Hey Angela!
Doesn’t need a revamp AT ALL but maybe a nice reblog of it for your newer followers…your Wedded Bliss Ginger Cookies…STILL MY FAVOURITE AND MY GO-TO!
LOVE them!


53 Sadie January 21, 2017
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I just made this cheese sauce. SO GOOD! I have never found any vegan cheese that makes me think of cheese– and this sauce– omg. I want to feed it to my friends and not tell them it’s not really cheese.

The soup part is yet to come! Can’t wait!


54 Mara January 21, 2017

I haven’t even read the recipe but wanted to tell you how thrilled I am that you’re including metric conversions in your recipes now! I’m in the US and, after writing for a food magazine for several years now—one that insisted I include metric—I can’t stand cooking without them! I SO wish American recipes included them more often. OK, rant over, now back to this divine looking soup! :-) Thanks for all you do, and best of luck in the battle against anxiety. You’re not alone—which I realize isn’t a helpful statement AT ALL, but the struggle is real and I feel it too. I wish you calm and productive thoughts from here until next year, and then some.


55 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words, Mara! They’re so appreciated. :)


56 Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine January 21, 2017
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I’ve wanted to try your Broccoli Cheddar Soup for a long time! Thanks for the reminder. I am not vegan, but I am lactose intolerant, and I love broccoli cheddar soup.


57 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hope you love it when you finally give it a try, Michelle!


58 sunita romeder January 21, 2017
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Thanks for this beautiful recipe.
Have you tried to freeze it?
And if yes does it freeze well?


59 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi there Sunita, This is a question I was pondering myself just the other day! I find that potato is hit and miss when it comes to freezing and thawing. For example, I tried freezing and thawing my cheese sauce (which has potato in it) and I noticed the texture changed a bit and it wasn’t as smooth and creamy. For this reason, I’m not sure how the soup would be impacted, but if you try it out please let us know. :)


60 Sunita Romeder January 24, 2017

thanks and yes that’s what I thought too.
I am not willing to risk the left over of my good soup to freezer!ah ah!


61 Cyndi K January 21, 2017
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Made this tonight and we loved it. It’s definitely a “weekend” soup, but totally worth the time. The non-vegans liked it too, so don’t think twice about serving it to company. Yummy! Thanks for the updated recipe!


62 Rebecca Long January 22, 2017
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Great post once again! I will definitely be adding the cheese soup recipe to my meal plan next week! I’m always looking for more ideas to add since I only can get so much good food in without ruining my calorie count haha. I’ve been doing lots of yoga and following a diet plan that has made me lose a lot of weight recently. This person made a pretty good review about it, feel free to check it out (:


63 RuthN January 22, 2017

“Vegan Broccoli”, really?? !! :-D


64 Mercedes January 22, 2017
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Hello! Love ur blog and cookbooks! They are my go to for home cooking inspiration! I can’t help but notice you mention your anxiety a few times in your blog, may I suggest cutting down on the garlic and onions in your food? As an avid yoga/meditation practitioner, one of the disciplines I follow is no garlic/onions or any foods in that family (leeks, spring onions, chives etc), as well as cooking my food in a meditative state (stress free) and of course, eating plant based. Let me know if you’d like more info. You have given so much, would love to return your kindness. PS. Substitutes for garlic/onions can be fennel, celery and an indian spice, Asofeteida but you really won’t miss them at all =)


65 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thank you Mercedes! So happy you enjoy the blog and books. I have never heard that about onions and garlic before, but that’s interesting. I really don’t know if I could do without them long-term but I might have to try it for a few days just to see if I notice any difference. ;)


66 Mercedes Cuartero January 24, 2017

It’s worth a try! Maybe doing it for a week, if possible, and getting rid of them from your fridge as their smell is really strong. It is believed that out of all the plant foods, those in this family resonate at a different frequency and have subtle effects on the energy of the mind – something we can measure just from their smell. Just as the smell of freshly baked goods can give warmth to the home, the smell of onions and garlic also have a distinctive smell that affects every corner of the house too. How do you react when you smell meat or fish on someone? It’s not very pleasant once you’re vegetarian. Same with picking up the smell of onions/garlic. I wish I could cook for you so you can try that foods are just as yummy without them. Recently I learned that green peppers are a great substitute in slow cooked marinara sauce – so many ways to substitute them really!


67 Jeannie January 22, 2017
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This was absolutely fantastic! What a perfect soup for a chilly rainy day! Here is the problem. I made A LOT!!! Would this soup freeze well ? I have company coming in on Thursday and it is Sunday. I would love to pull it out of the freezer and warm it up


68 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hey Jeannie, I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup! Hope it helped keep you warm in this dreary weather. :) About freezing the soup, I find that potato is hit and miss when it comes to freezing and thawing. (For example, I tried freezing and thawing my cheese sauce (which has potato in it) and I noticed the texture changed a bit and it wasn’t as smooth and creamy.) For this reason, I’m not sure how the soup would be impacted, but if you try freezing it, please let us know how it goes!. :)


69 Claire January 22, 2017
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Just made this for dinner–SO GOOD. Nothing I would change. Thank you!


70 Collin Lovas January 22, 2017
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Truly an amazing recipe! It was a big hit this weekend. I think that this wonderful cheese sauce can probably be put to many uses, like a dip fort French fries, breakfasts with mock eggs Benedict, etc.


71 Kate January 22, 2017

Anxiety sucks. If yo haven’t tried Bach’s rescue remedy pastilles, my doctor told me about them last year and they’re a natural option I found helpful.

Thanks as always for all the great recipes and inspiration you offer!


72 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the suggestion, Kate! I’ll have to look into those. :)


73 Kate January 26, 2017

You’re welcome! In the US at least they’re available over the counter at health food stores and even some regular grocery stores.

Can’t wait to make this soup this weekend!


74 Miranda January 22, 2017

I made this for dinner aaaaand…..I don’t think I’m going to share any of it. My family can order pizza. I am currently scraping every molecule of the cheese out of the vitamix. What I didn’t put in the soup I am eating with tortilla chips. Delicious!


75 Ula January 23, 2017
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I just made this soup! It was great. I didn’t blend mine through, so the cayenne pepper was a little too much for my taste. Ended up adding a little more broth. I would absolutely make it again. Thanks for the recipe.


76 Ann Kluttz January 23, 2017

Attracted to your site by your logo.
Love the radish (watercolor), the font, and layout.
What is the font, btw?


77 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thank you, Ann! I’m sorry I can’t recall the name of the font.


78 Meghan January 23, 2017
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I made this for dinner last night, and it was amazing! My cheese loving husband and daughter said it was better than “real” broccoli and cheese soup. A definite do-again.


79 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Wow, what a glowing review! I’m thrilled this broccoli and “cheese” soup was a winner even with cheese lovers.


80 Katie Oconnor January 23, 2017

Beautiful imagery and beautiful SOUP! My brother is vegan and he would adore this recipe (and so would I obvi). Thanks for sharing :)


81 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

I hope you (and he) love it when you give it a try, Katie!


82 Poppy January 23, 2017

I am in love with those wooden bowls. Did you get them online? I’m looking at Amazon right now but there are so many pages of wooden bowls to look through…


83 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Poppy, Thank you! They are actually from a yard sale…quite the steal, I thought! :) I hope you find some soon.


84 Leslie January 23, 2017
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I made this soup last night and it came out delish!!!! It made plenty! I froze some and and brought about three more days of leftover soup to reheat for lunch at work and it reheated beautifully! Thanks again for another 5 star recipe!! I have both of your cookbooks plus your app and everything I make from your recipes is just amazing! I appreciate you sharing your talents!! Thanks for keeping me healthy!


85 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

So glad the soup was a hit, Leslie! I haven’t tried freezing it yet myself, so I’d love to hear how it thaws and reheats for you.


86 Elisabeth January 23, 2017

Hey Angela,

This seems delicious ! I’ve made your almond butter chocolate chunks cookies twice over the holidays and I currently have a batch of sweet potato lentil stew simmering ! As I’m getting more comfortable with vegan cooking and baking, I start to explore new blogs but I keep coming back to yours because I feel particularly attached to it since it got me started as a new vegan. As far as my resolutions go, I’ve started the online plant-based cooking course from Rouxbe and I’m hoping to be more consistent with my meditation practice with headspace’s help. As I read how you mention wanting to get your anxiety a bit more in check, I couldn’t help but think that the headspace app would be perfect for you ! You should really check it out, it does wonderful things for me ! Best of luck,



87 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thank you so much for the warm words and advice, Elisabeth! I think I’ve heard of headspace before, I’ll definitely have to look into it.


88 Molly January 23, 2017
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Made this for dinner and it was excellent! That cheese sauce sounded a bit too healthy for me, but did not disappoint in its richness!! So creamy & lush! I plugged all the ingredients into MyFitnessPal and for 8 serves it is 152 cals, 5.5 fat, 22 carb, 5 protein! This includes cheese sauce, but not croutons. Will keep this recipe and may even make the cheese sauce for another use i.e. Vegan Nachos!!


89 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hey Molly, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! I love that bit of richness the cheese sauce adds, too. I’d love to hear what you think of it on the nachos!


90 Andria January 24, 2017
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I love to try different types of soups. This is really easy to make and healthy. I would definitely try this and would prefer to add at least once in a weak to my meal.


91 Tara January 24, 2017

Hi Angela,
You might want to look into adding a niacin supplement to help you will your anxiety. If you do some research you will find that this can be VERY beneficial in helping stress and anxiety, it will calm you within about 20 minutes of taking it.
Hope this will help you.
Keep the recipes coming….. :)


92 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Thanks for the suggestion, Tara!


93 Rosemary January 24, 2017

Hi Angela,

I love your recipes and so does my family (although we are not vegetarians). I was wondering..our blender doesn’t work. Would a food processor work for the cheese sauce or should I use a hand held blender instead? I’ve been meaning to invest in a Vitamix but they’re sooo expensive and I’d hate to try the recipe and have it flop (it would be a terrible waste of ingredients). Thanks for your help!


94 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hey Rosemary, I haven’t tried this cheese sauce using a food processor or immersion blender yet, but I will try to remember to test these out in the future. My guess is that it might work, but could turn out a bit grainer in texture. If you give it a go, please report back! I hope you enjoy the soup, however you end up making it.


95 Emily January 24, 2017

How long would you say this lasts in the fridge? Does it reheat well? Can the reserved cheese sauce for swirling just be added at the beginning of the week? Thanks!


96 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Hi Emily, I’d say this soup lasts well in the fridge, sealed in an airtight container, for up to 4 to 5 days. And yes, it reheats wonderfully! As to the cheese sauce, it should last in the fridge for 4 to 5 days as well. I hope this helps!


97 Tiffany E January 24, 2017

Wow!! This looks absolutely amazing!

I also wanted to say that I love the quote you shared and how it relates to you. I, too, do not take chances, or risks, because I don’t think I will succeed. However, I have tried to make this new year different and, so far, I have gone back to being 100% vegan and started a blog of my own.

Thanks for the inspiration, motivation, and all the delicious recipes :)


98 Angela Liddon January 25, 2017

Hi Tiffany, I just love that quote, and I’m so happy it speaks to you, too! I’m wishing you all the best in 2017. :)


99 Sylvie January 24, 2017

This looks absolutely delicious, I’m going to make it tonight with the broccoli I have! I also love your goals for the new year, it reminds me of a quote I read recently that’s really resonating with me … “Fortune favors the bold”. Hope 2017 is good to you!


100 Angela Liddon January 24, 2017

Oh, I love that quote! So inspiring. I hope you enjoy the soup tonight, Sylvie!


101 Christina January 26, 2017

I love all of your recipes, but the ones I make ALL THE TIME (okay, probably too much! I can not help myself they are so good!) are the butternut squash/cashew blend mac & cheeze and the protein bars. I would love to see a refresh on these ones. I just can’t get enough (especially since Costco & BJ’s sells butternut squash in ready to make frozen cubes – so quick and easy!)!


102 Kristen January 26, 2017
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Winner Winner! My husband made this last night for me. The perfect treat after a looong work day AND his first attempt at a vegan recipe! Needless to say we both LOVED the soup and started planning every possible way we could use the cheese sauce…a dead on replacement for nacho cheese. My husband is not vegan and always struggles with not knowing what to make for me, so thanks for the help and easy to follow instructions. He proudly shared photos of the dish with fam and friends before digging in! :)


103 Amélie January 26, 2017

I really love that recipe, very comforting and smells delicious. The cheezy sauce reminds me of a nachos vegan sauce I saw on internet, really good with sriracha sauce in it. But maybe not in this soup :)


104 Angela Liddon January 30, 2017

I’m so happy to hear you love it, Amelie!


105 Ellie January 26, 2017
106 Cee January 26, 2017

This looks delicious, one of my favourite soups for sure. I’ll definitely be giving this a try!


107 Angela Liddon January 30, 2017

I hope you enjoy the recipe, Cee!


108 Pam January 26, 2017
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Tried this recipe tonight from the app. I didn’t realize that the website had so many more pictures of what it’s supposed to look like, LOL! As I’m sure you can guess, mine didn’t look quite right. My issue was with the cheese sauce. The potatoes made the water so thick that I couldn’t really drain it, so I think my consistency was way off on the cheese sauce (it was more white than yellow). I also forgot to put in the miso, which I actually have no idea where to buy, but I was going to try a substitute that I found online.

When all was said and done, it actually still turned out really well and I got an enthusiastic, “That’s good soup!” from my hubby, so that really says it all.

I was thinking, it might be nice if the app had the link to the web recipe so that if people run into issues or are unsure of something, they can easily read all the details with pictures and reviews or tips.

Thank you for a lovely recipe.


109 Angela Liddon January 31, 2017

Thanks for the feedback, Pam! :) We really appreciate it.


110 Karin January 27, 2017

Thank you for the metric conversions! I always feel lost with the cups and spoons. Grams and milliliter are more familiar measurements for this German.


111 Jamie January 27, 2017

Can I leave out the miso or is this critical to the flavor? This isn’t something I typically use or can easily find. Anyone know?


112 Angela Liddon February 1, 2017

Hi Jamie, I find the miso really makes the soup flavours pop and come together. It also lends a nice umami flavour. I found it was pretty tasty before adding it, but once I added it the angels started to sing, hah. ;) That said, it’s still pretty nice without it too, just not maybe a “home run” for me. I hope this helps!


113 Jamie February 1, 2017

Thanks for the response! I will hunt more for it!


114 Amanda February 16, 2017

This soup looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it!!! What store do you buy your chickpea miso from? I will have to go on a hunt for it next time I am at the Superstore.


115 Emily January 27, 2017

I’m SO HAPPY you’re adding metrics!! I’m in the US but have found that volume measurements can vary so much — especially things like ‘2 medium carrots’ make it very hard to estimate. Thank you!


116 Tamara January 28, 2017
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This was awesome. Didn’t have an miso, so just left that out. Definitely worth the effort!


117 Julie Brady January 28, 2017

Hi Angela: On a non food note…when you first started out blogging, where did you go to learn how to do this? I want to start a blog about my weight loss journey and a plant based whole grain diet. I want to thank you for all your hard work and inspiring recipes, my mom and I have really been enjoying your amazing recipes! We both have your cookbooks 😊

Thank you in advance for your help!


118 Julie January 28, 2017

How often does your newsletter come out?


119 Angela Liddon January 31, 2017

Hi Julie, Though we don’t have a set publishing schedule, as sometimes we release special editions around big events, last year we had 10 issues of In the Glow go out. We’re hoping to have as many, if not more, issues released in 2017!


120 Megan January 28, 2017
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Incredible! Best broccoli soup I’ve eaten! Def worth the prep. Thank you!


121 Angela Liddon January 30, 2017

That’s so great to hear, Megan! I’m glad you enjoyed this one. :)


122 Bianca // Elephantastic Vegan January 29, 2017

Mhhh, how delicious does this soup look?! Broccoli and cheese is such a combo made in heaven. And I love the swirly shot of the two coming together. So beautiful!


123 Angela Liddon January 30, 2017

Right?! I can’t get enough of that broccoli + cheese combo. :) If you try the soup, I hope you love it!


124 James January 29, 2017
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This is perfect for the wintertime. I’m sure this is something I can cook up for my wife because I’m not very good at cooking. Thanks!


125 Anna January 31, 2017

Broccoli are so good!!


126 Kathi January 31, 2017

I have written a book review for The Oh She Glows Cookbook for my customers and would like to know if I can use photos of Angela, the cover & at least one recipe picture in my review. I LOVE this cookbook and only have amazing things to say about it. I am a nutritionist for a Cold-Pressed juice company in Canada. It’s been challenging finding contact information so I’m sending my request this way.
Also if Angela every makes it to Vancouver Island would love to set up a book signing or talk or something. I’m sure she’s busy, busy, busy but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Thank-you in advance,


127 best quality juicer February 1, 2017

Thanks for sharing. I love broccoli too and I will try this recipe.


128 Annette February 2, 2017

How well does this recipe freeze? Thanks :)


129 Angela Liddon February 2, 2017

Hi Annette, I haven’t tried freezing the soup yet myself, but I’ve been wondering the same thing! I find potato can hit and miss when it comes to freezing and thawing. For e.g., I tried freezing and thawing my cheese sauce (which has potato in it) and I noticed the texture changed a bit and it wasn’t as smooth and creamy. In light of that, I’m not 100% sure how the soup would be impacted…if you try it out please let us know! :)


130 Annette February 5, 2017

Thank you for the feedback. I won’t be needing to freeze it….by tomorrow it will all be gone. Such a great soup.


131 Catherine February 2, 2017
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Holy cow! I’m in love with this cheese sauce! I want to dip in all the crunchy things 😀
It’s got a fantastic, creamy texture (like velveeta – without the guilt!) and flavor and I love that it’s based on veggies instead of nuts – those can get too heavy and rich. I’m not even vegan, but I plan on making this one often. Oh and the soup overall is great, too. Thanks so much for the inspiration and great recipes!


132 Angela Liddon February 3, 2017

Thanks for the glowing review, Catherine! I agree, it’s so tempting to use this cheese sauce with ALL the things. ;)


133 Gustavo Woltmann February 5, 2017
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I like broccoli so I need to try this. This will be my favorite for sure.

– Gustavo Woltmann


134 Michelle February 6, 2017
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I made this tonight exactly as per the recipe. Although it was filling and delicious, I would say the “cheese sauce” didn’t look or taste like cheese sauce and was like yellow-hued mashed potatoes. Since it didn’t actually look like swirly cheese when swirled into the broccoli soup, I think next time I wouldn’t spend the time making the cheese sauce- I would just add those ingredients in to the broccoli part. (Other than the carrots, the ingredients overlap anyway). That would save time and get the same result.


135 Kamila February 7, 2017
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Eating this soup was the best thing that happened to me today!

It’s so super delicious, so warming up, so smooth… simply so good! I played with your original recipe a bit, and added apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar for the sauce, swapped potatoes for butternut squash (only in the soup), doubled the amount of lemon juice and tripled the nutritional yeast. I also added 1/2 tsp. of hot paprika, and only a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper. In the end, I skipped the croutons. I just love to melt in the smoothness and delicate texture of the dish. Wow, it’s been like an hour since I had this miraculous soup, and I still feel so incredibly good. What can I say, I think that was just what I needed today.

Thank you, Angela, for putting so much heart and work into what you’re doing here, which is – in my opinion – teaching others how to love yourself. I feel you contributed tons to my taking care of myself, listening to my body, nourishing and loving myself more!

The android app is great, I totally love it! One remark: shouldn’t there be an option to tap (with a black heart, for example) those recipes you don’t like? Would involve much less tapping! ;)

Wish you a great 2017! <3


136 Angela Liddon February 14, 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely comment, Kamila! I’m beyond thrilled to hear you loved the recipe and are enjoying the app; thanks for taking the time to let me know. :) Happy 2017 to you, too!


137 Sydney February 7, 2017
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Hi Angela! I love this soup! Made a double batch of it last week.. delicious. We double or triple (or even quadruple!) most recipes so we can freeze and enjoy later. Having good quality containers for freezing in our house is crucial! We currently use the Anchor brand, but find the lids constantly crack and it’s getting frustrating! I was wondering what brand of containers you use for freezing? Thanks so much for being an inspiration. I use your cookbooks, app or blog daily.


138 Angela Liddon February 14, 2017

Hey Sydney, I’m so happy you love this soup!! Thank you for letting me know. As for glass containers, I use Glasslock brand.


139 Halle February 9, 2017
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Holy crap! 1) this is the most amazing soup ever 2) THE CHEESE SAUCE!!!! it almost didn’t make it into my soup it was so delicious we were eating it straight out of the blender! Would be so good as is or with some added spices as a queso type cheese!


140 Kate February 11, 2017
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Hi Angela! I’m absolutely love your recipes and made this one last night. It was really good (even my 8 year old approved – which is always a win) unfortunately I think I overdid it with the garlic – the cloves were too big, didn’t cook enough or something. Anyway, my question, is there anything that you can suggest I do to the leftover soup to cut the garlic flavour a little? Thanks!


141 Fiona February 16, 2017


Just wondering where I would find chickpea miso. I went to Whole Foods in Oakville the other day and could not find it. Any suggestions?



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