How to Make Vegetarian Beet and Fennel Soup With Kefir

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How to Make Vegetarian Beet and Fennel Soup With Kefir Recipe
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1
Decapitate fennel bulb.

Decapitate fennel bulb.

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Peel beets. Be careful, they can stain. I don't know about you, but Michael Jackson's "Beat it" got stuck in my head at this point. Well, now it definitely will be.

Peel beets. Be careful, they can stain. I don't know about you, but Michael Jackson's "Beat it" got stuck in my head at this point. Well, now it definitely will be.

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Chop beets, onions, an fennel bulb, and measure 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds.

Chop beets, onions, an fennel bulb, and measure 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds.

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Boil 2 cups of water on high heat.

Boil 2 cups of water on high heat.

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Add 2 tsp's of Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base.

Add 2 tsp's of Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base.

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Heat 2 tbs cooking oil  on medium heat in a large pot.

Heat 2 tbs cooking oil on medium heat in a large pot.

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Add chopped onions, fennel build, and fennel seeds.

Add chopped onions, fennel build, and fennel seeds.

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At this point things start to smell amazing. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

At this point things start to smell amazing. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

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Add beets.

Add beets.

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Stir until coated.

Stir until coated.

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Add "chicken" stock.

Add "chicken" stock.

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Bring to a boil.

Bring to a boil.

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Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until beets are tender, about 18-20 minutes.

Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until beets are tender, about 18-20 minutes.

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Blend soup in batches in blender.

Blend soup in batches in blender.

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Whisk in 1 cup kefir. Did I mention this soup is *beautiful*?

Whisk in 1 cup kefir. Did I mention this soup is *beautiful*?

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Add freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste, then reheat soup.

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Dollop son kefir on top and run a knife through the middle to shape into a heart.

Dollop son kefir on top and run a knife through the middle to shape into a heart.

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