Let Them Eat Soup

There are lots of things I love about autumn and winter. And one of them is soup. Because I love soup! I love the taste, the aroma, the warmth it provides. There is nothing better on a cold night then a bowl of soup.

windyThis is one of our family’s favorites and fits in with my new love–cauliflower. I roasted some for lunch yesterday and it was delicious. It also incorporates my daughter’s love of sweet potatoes. It makes a lot so there will be leftovers which works for my son so he has something to eat when he decides to show up. My husband? As long as he doesn’t have to cook he’s happy. And he does the clean up. Because that’s the kind of save-the-day hero we really need.

So, if you’re writing away madly or deep in a good book or wrung out from the day’s activities take a break from the trauma of trying to decide what’s for dinner and make some soup. It doesn’t need to simmer for hours like plot twists. It’s not hard to put together unlike difficult chapters. It’ll be the hero of the supper hour. The warm comfort of a heroine. And will result in the happy ending of a full belly.

026Curried Cauliflower Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups Leeks thinly sliced (about 3 large)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic minced (I used more)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 medium head of Cauliflower broken up into small florets
  • 1 ½  cups Rice – any kind (You can also use frozen, leftover rice)
  • 1 medium to large Sweet potato (but not ginormous 2 – 2 1/2 cups) peeled and cubed
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Curry powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Ground cumin

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic. Cook and stir until leeks begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

Stir in cauliflower, sweet potato, curry, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 1 more minute. Add broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Transfer soup to a blender in batches and puree until smooth. Return pureed soup to pot. Stir in cooked rice and coconut milk. Heat soup for 1 more minute. Serve hot.


4 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Soup

  1. Is this loosely based on a Looney Spoons recipe, Karyn? The Husband makes something very similar to this and I LOVE IT!! And I love how you connected it to writing/reading!!

    Mmm, soup. Now I have to go make some. Maybe Tomato with a grilled cheese. Yep – thanks 🙂

    • It is was indeed inspired by their recipe! I love those gals but I needed something dairy free and that didn’t leave me with leftover cauliflower. I hope they don’t mind I adapted it 😀

      Yum, tomato soup and grilled cheese are a soup/sandwich combo made in heaven!

  2. I love soups – both making and eating. I did leftover pot roast soup the other day. Before that was beef stew. After was chili. With the writing and everything, throwing ingredients into a crock pot and leaving them makes dinner so easy.

    Thanks for the soup idea today, Karyn. I might have to try that. =o)

    • Oh, sounds delicious! Glad to hear someone is organized and plotting to stay on track with their November writing goals. And do it the soup recipe! It’s very good. You won’t be sorry. Happy writing!

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