"cream" of broccoli soup

largely from "Finally... Food I can Eat!" by Shirley Plant

a. cut a bunch of broc (including stems, peeled to remove fibers) into small bits
b. wash 1/2 cup millet (or peel&chop one largish potato)
c. mince 2 cloves garlic
d. chop 3 stalks celery
e. chop 1 medium onion
f. chop handful fresh parsley
g. 6 cups water
h. 1 cup rice milk
i. have olive oil, sea salt, vegetable/herbal salts and pepper on hand

1. sauté onion in olive oil until transparent (2mins?)
2. add garlic and celery and stir continuously a couple of minutes
3. add millet (or potato) and keep stirring another minute
4. add 6cups water, tsp pepper, tsp sea salt, tsp veg.salts, and bring to boil
5. simmer 25 minutes or longer (if and as required to cook millet)
6. when cool enough, put in blender with parsley and rice milk, and liquefy!
7. serve (optionally, with a dash of fresh lemon juice)

yields 8-9 cups, can be frozen


St-Hubert BBQ: info in-store only

Bottom line: you have to visit the restaurant and consult their binder to find out if there is a safe option.

Andrew, the manager at the St-Laurent Blvd location, was helpful over the phone and oversaw the preparation of a special meal for lucas (1/4 chicken, steamed veg, roast potato, half baguette). a huge meal for a 3yo, and they charged us full fare. At least they didn't charge the apple juice...

Anyway, they do NOT identify potential allergens on their website, and when asked, they said the information is only available in-store. Be sure to discuss with the manager, he was aware of a recent supplier change that had not been promulgated to the binders yet. Excerpt of online feedback and response copied below (names withheld).

Dear (customer),

Pursuant to your request regarding the nutritional information for items found on our menu, please note that the said information are available in rotisseries only.

For your convenience, we have compiled this information inside a binder which you may consult, on demand, during your next visit to your nearest St-Hubert Rotisserie.

We thank you for taking the time to write to us, and hope the above meets with your expectations.

Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Service à la Clientèle Réseau
Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée

-----Message d'origine-----
Envoyé : 28 novembre 2008 15:47
À : Centre de service au client

Message : My son has multiple food allergies (peanuts, nuts, eggs, milk, soy, gelatin, legumes, lamb and shellfish). I applaud you for making your restaurants completely nut-free! Most of his other allergies are also in the government list of priority allergens. We therefore need to plan our visits to restaurants carefully, and would like to see your ingredients lists (or at least allergen information) before ordering. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find that on your website. Where am I supposed to find allergy information for your products?