Friday, November 7, 2014

Curried Cauliflower soup

Hello -

I know that when the leaves start to turn and the temps start dropping my body wants warm, steamy, comforting food!
But since I have gotten more health conscious I have had to learn to cook differently.

Being prodomnently plant based I have gotten a lot more creative and have started eating foods I never would have 3 yrs ago!

Today I have a delicious, comforting hearty soup to share with you!


The one thing I have realized about cauliflower is that it pretty much takes on the flavor of what you are cooking with it. It breaks down easy and gets creamy and delicious. I'm actually quit obsessed with it and have 2 heads of it in my fridge right this very minute!

Curried Cauliflower Soup
2 tsp coconut oil
2 heads cauliflower prepped into flowerettes 
1 onion chopped
1 shallot chopped
3 carrots chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
1 celeric root (optional) 
2 lrg cloves garlic minced 
2 tsp tumeric 
1/2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika (reg is fine)
1 1/2 tsp coriander
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne (I like spice)  
1 1/2 tsp powered yellow mustard
1/2-3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
2 TBLS bettervthb bullion chx broth *use veggie stock to make completely vegan
9 cups water
1/2 can Thai coconut milk 

Sautee in coconut oil onions,carrots,celery,shallots until tender 

add in cauliflower and garlic continue sauteeing for another couple mins. 

Add in spices and mix around once they become fragrant add in your water and chx bullion 

Simmer on med-low heat 25-30 mins 

At this point I use a slotted spoon and I take out about 1/3-1/2 of the cauliflower being careful to only get the cauliflower i add the other veggies back into the soup 
Then set cauliflower aside 

Using an immersion blender (you can use a reg blender but its time consuming abd a pain but if you do take the top "cork" out if the lid and place a hand towel iver the whole in the lid, the soup will be hot and the heat needs to escape BE CAREFUL!!! 

Using your immersion blender blend soup until everything is blended and creamy add back in the reserved cauliflower and 1/2 a can of coconut milk 

Serve with dumplings, pitas or naan

I hope you enjoy this healthy comforting soup as much as I do 
Talk to you again soon 
Sherice xo