“Soup is Liquid Comfort” – Anonymous
Baby it’s cold outside! This week, certified holistic nutritionist Connie Linton is serving up a hot bowl of cauliflower goodness! I’m a HUGE soup groupie (especially during these colder Canadian months), so I’m extremely excited about Connie’s newest creation! Read on for her recipe, designed to not only satisfy your taste buds but also your nutritional needs!
Simple Cauliflower Soup
Leafy greens get so much attention so itʼs sometimes easy to forget the humble cauliflower. However cauliflower is so versatile and can be eaten raw in a salad, cooked as a side dish, or my personal favorite… transformed into a soup!
Like itʼs cousins broccoli and kale, cauliflower boasts plenty of reasons why it should be part of YOUR healthiest way of eating.
Cauliflower are included among the vegetables that contain the largest concentrations of health-promoting sulfur compounds such as sulphoraphane and isothiocyantes. I know pretty big words, but simply put these compounds increase the liverʼs ability to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially toxic substances. Cauliflower is also rich in Vitamin C; one cup contains almost as much as a medium orange! Itʼs high in nutrients, low in calories, and good for weight control (one cup of cauliflower contains only 29 calories). It’s also chock full of folate! Cauliflower is available all year round and keeps in the refrigerator up to 7 days.
Let’s get cookin!
1 head of cauliflower
2 cups of almond milk
1 cup of water (preferably filtered)
1 small onion
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1tablespoon of coconut oil
1tablespoon of hot curry (choose your own comfort level of hotness, mild medium or
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon of salt
ground black pepper.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Roast cauliflower for 30 minutes or until golden brown
3. In a pan saute onions with coconut oil and all the spices (curry, cinnamon, tumeric)
garlic, salt and pepper, and maple syrup)
4. Pour all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor or emersion blender
5. Blend until thick and creamy
6. Re-heat on stove until warm/hot
7. Garnish with fresh Cilantro, basil or rosemary & ENJOY
EAT, LIVE, RENEW