Well...last night I made the soup from the recipe below. Oh. My. Goodness... IT was/is delicious!!! Since I am not a true vegetarian, I made a couple of changes - I used low sodium chicken broth (because I had some) and some cooked chicken breast. I also added a teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon vegetable base. I found this by accident a couple of months ago and now, I use it in a lot of things. I did not use the cream. Other than these minor changes, I made the soup just like the recipe, and it is now one of my favorite soups. Next time I make it I will use vegetable broth, and I think I'll add some kale.