Susan, I use cannellini beans to thicken my soup - plus it adds lots of yummy fiber and protein! If it's a creamy pureed soup (like the asparagus soup i'm eating now) just throw in 1.5-2 cups white beans while cooking and then throw it all into the blender and it will be thick and velvety. Or you can just puree the beans with a little veggie broth and add it to a soup with whole vegetables.
Hi everyone! For creamy texture, blended cauliflower is AWESOME! I use a veggie broth with the cauliflower along with any kind of spices you like (onions, shoyu, even curry!), cook until the cauliflower is well-done, along with any other veggies you've added and then blend the soup. My picky husband and 2 year old LOVE it, and it's super good for you. I sometimes throw in some fresh green onions on top. Anyway, hope this helps inspire...I know you all have!
In response to how to make soup creamier, use cashew cream. it is absolutely amazing! Soak raw cashews overnight, then rinse and put in blender with water covering it by about an inch. Blend it up really really good and then pour in your soup. I make celery root soup with cashew cream that my husband (a meat eater and huge seafood fan) says is way better than clam chowder. It also tastes great in tea or coffee as a replacement for cream and thick cashew cream (with less water) can be sweetened and stand in for whipped cream.
The superhero way is great! but food is a addiction for some and I know my goal is to be superhero however right now I am just trying new things and trying to loose weight. I mean it would of been great if I was taught to eat this way when I was a kid. My mom took me out to eat every night because she was to lazy to cook. Ever since I have been doing more stuff the healthier way I have had bad withdrawls. Which I know it will work out and the end result is best. So I feel for all you that have been struggling:)
I make a really easy soup to take at work: I take a small glass container and add chopped mushrooms, cilantro, green onions, shoyu and sriacha (for spicy heat). While at work I just add water, heat it in the microwave and then once its hot stir in miso. Very very very easy and fills me up! :)