Friday, January 18, 2013

Paleo Creamy Cauliflower Curry Soup

Good evening Beautiful,

I'm excited to share my recipe for Paleo Creamy Cauliflower Curry Soup. I made it last night and I did something I don't usually do... I made it from my brain! No, I didn't put my brain in the soup.. but I just put whatever I thought would be good into the soup and made it! I didn't have a recipe like I normally do, however I took step by step photos while cooking it so I can share my recipe with you! So here it goes!!

Paleo Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients
1.5 cups organic chicken broth
1 can organic coconut milk (the regular kind, not light)
1/2 of a white onion, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
4 cloves of garlic
cilantro to taste
red chilli peppers to taste
2 tbsp mild curry powder
1/2 tbsp hot curry powder
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
1 head of organic cauliflower, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Find a nice pot to do your cooking in. I would recommend tall and skinny as opposed to wide and shallow for reasons that I will explain in a future step. Put the chopped onion, shallots and garlic cloves into the pot with the extra virgin olive oil and turn the stove on to medium high heat until it starts smoking a bit and you notice the onions are getting fried and soft. I threw in some left over red onion that we had in the fridge, but it's not necessary.


2. Add in your chicken broth and turn the heat up high to bring the stock to a boil. Once it's boiling, turn it down and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the onions, shallots and garlic cloves are all soft.


3. After everything has boiled soft, add in the chopped up cauliflower and the can of coconut milk. When chopping the veggies it doesn't have to be pretty, just whack away at them... they're going to get blended anyways. Again, crank the heat up and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn it down and let it simmer about another 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is soft.


4. Add in the chopped cilantro and red chilli flakes to taste. I used the fresh herbs that you can squeeze out of a tube because we had no fresh herbs in the fridge that were still good (I had to throw them away). Then add in 1 of the tbsp's of mild curry powder and stir it in until everything is mixed up good.


5. This is where I recommend the tall skinny pot. My pot was wide and shallow. I went to use the emersion blender I have to blend up everything....


... but alas, it sprayed curry coconut broth all over me and all over the stove because it was hardly immersed. So I used a ladle and scooped all of the soup into my blender and blended until smooth.

6. Add in the rest of the curry and blend again. Add salt and pepper to taste.


7. ENJOY! Now you have a delicious, creamy, paleo curry cauliflower soup!! Be warned, it has a bit of a kick to it!


Nailed it!

It was delish! I ate some last night as part of dinner, I had some for breakfast and had some for lunch! And now I get to prove to my family that I can make things without a recipe. One time in college though, I was trying to make soup and burnt the milk in the pot before it even came to a boil. How do you do that?? I don't know... anyways, needless to say since I've been living in a domesticated relationship my cooking skills have increased substantially. It's great!


I don't have much else to blog about today - this was my main focus! Oh - I will tell you about the run Jenny and I went on today. It was SO nice and pretty outside that we couldn't not go for a run. However it was -13 degrees outside, so it was COLD AS EFF!! This is us before we left for the run... we had some energy in us and I wanted pictures to post and share with you guys!

Us in the middle of our run! We're freezing our asses off.

Jenny!

Me!
The view from a bridge we ran over
 Not bad huh? We ended up doing almost 6km in 37 minutes. A bit slow but we were running through some snow and in below freezing temperatures. We still did it! It felt great when we were done!

What's the best thing you made for dinner this week? Are you a good cook just off the top of your head, or do you prefer having a recipe in front of you to reference?


9 comments:

  1. Oh I've never made a cauliflower soup but love cauliflower. I also love using coconut milk in "creamy" soups - that or silken tofu. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hey Heather! That's great - you should definitely try this soup or make a version of it with your tofu! I just finished my batch last night for dinner, it doesn't disappoint! :)

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  2. My dear daughter. I can honestly say I don't think I have laughed so much while reading one of your blogs. The whole soup thing was a blast, and I'm glad it turned out as good as it did....you use to watch me cook didn't you....love you very much my dear.

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    1. Hello father. Glad you thought this was hilarious - I'm not sure which part... the laundry I had to do or the soup I had to clean up... I think my cooking gene developed later in life. Love you!

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  3. Creamy n delicious although I would make it with veg stock to mke it vegetarian.

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    1. Hey Nayna!! That's a GREAT take on the soup... I'm sure it would be just as delicious!

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  4. im glad the soup turned out well for you! it sounds good! i do mashed cauli all the time, but never thought of soup! sounds like a good thing for me to try next!! xo

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