With winter coming up, it's time for soup! Here are a couple of Pharm Table's specialties.


"Cream" of Broccoli Soup

Yields 5 8-ounce servings


  • 1 tsp minced ginger, fresh

  • 1 tbsp minced turmeric, fresh

  • 1 cup yellow onion, julienne

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, MCT

  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast

  • ⅓ cup hemp seeds (optional)

  • 1 cup cashews

  • 2 quarts of water or vegetable broth

  • 2 broccoli crowns, with stems

  • 2 collard leaves, trimmed

  • ¼ tsp Spirulina

  • Himalayan salt, to taste

  • Lemon or lime juice, to taste

  • Garnish: cashews and hemp seeds


  1. Using an electric pressure cooker, sauté the onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric in ¼ cup water.

  2. Add the MCT coconut oil followed by the nutritional yeast.

  3. Allow the yeast to form a roux with the water and oil.

  4. Gradually add the remaaining 2 quarts of water or broth.

  5. Add broccoli crowns and collard leaves. Trim the broccoli stems with a vegetable peeler and roughly chop. Add the cashews and hemp seeds and pressure cook on manual setting for 4 minutes.

  6. Add spirulina. Blend the ingredients until smooth and season with salt and lemon or lime juice to taste.

  7. Garnish with cashews and hemp seeds.

  8. Serve warm.

Three bowls of soup.

Pharm Table Soups

Curried Carrot Bisque

Yields 5 8-ounce servings


  • 1 tbsp minced turmeric, fresh

  • 1 tbsp minced ginger, fresh

  • ¼ cup coconut flake, unsweetened

  • 1 cup yellow onion, julienne

  • 3 tbsp punjab curry powder, toasted

  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder, toasted

  • 1 tbsp cumin seed, toasted and ground

  • 1 cup sweet potato, roughly chopped

  • 1 quart carrot, roughly chopped

  • 3 quarts water

  • Himalayan salt, to taste

  • Lemon or lime juice, to taste

  • Garnish: Sumac powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in an electric pressure cooker.

  2. Pressure cook on manual setting for 8 minutes.

  3. Release the steam and allow to cool.

  4. Blend contents until smooth and creamy and season with salt and lemon or lime juice to taste.

  5. Garnish with sumac powder or fresh herbs.

  6. Serve warm.

Elizabeth is the owner and chef at Pharm Table, a Lavaca restaurant that offers plant-forward, locally sourced, globally inspired meals.

Pharm Table Soups

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