Canadian Cheddar Soup

Canadian Cheddar Soup

Yield: 6 servings

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons soy flour
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch pepper
3 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 dash Worcestershire sauce

In a heavy saucepan, melt butter, cook onion and celery for about 5 minutes or until tender; do not brown. Stir in flour, mustard, nutmeg and pepper; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in chicken stock; simmer for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. If desired, puree until smooth in blender or food processor. (Note: this is where the hand blender comes in REAL handy!) Add cream and water and bring almost to a boil. Add cheese; heat until just melted, stirring constantly. Add Worcestershire and a little salt.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: 292 Cal (81% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 3% from Carb); 11 g Protein; 27 g Tot Fat; 2 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 268 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 642 mg Sodium; 86 mg Cholesterol