Lately, evenings here in Tampa have been a bit on the cooler side so I find myself looking for warmer and more comforting options – sweaters, scarves, big ol’ pots of soup…you name it!
A couple of nights ago, the hubby was in D.C. so that meant I got to eat/cook whatever my heart desired! And sometimes you just want a light, easy dinner without all the fuss (and dishes) – am I right ladies?
My cauliflower soup recipe was something I rediscovered and it really was the best thing ever! The first time I made this was back in Okinawa when the moment called for a little taste of home and clean eating. I was also a bit limited to what I could actually do in the kitchen since we didn’t have an oven.
Since I had access to other ingredients (and appliances), I decided to tweak my original recipe and add nutritional yeast. This actually gave it that underlying cheesy flavor without all the fat, dairy and calories, while giving it an extra dose of healthy goodness. I swear this soup will leave you feeling full and 100% satisfied so cozy up and get ready!
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
1 large head of Cauliflower
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 medium Onion, diced
2 medium Carrots, diced
2 Celery sticks, diced
2 cloves of Garlic, smashed
2 cups of Chicken Stock
1 cup of Water
1 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Pepper
1/2 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
pinch of Cayenne Pepper for serving (optional, but so good!)
1. Wash and core cauliflower then chop it up into smaller pieces and set aside (enough so they submerge into the broth – you’ll puree everything at the end).
2. Heat a large pot at medium heat and add olive oil, onion, carrots, celery and garlic – cook until veggies are soft, about 5 minutes
3. Add chopped cauliflower and cook for another 5 minutes
4. Add the stock and water and bring pot to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook the soup until all the veggies are tender – about 30 minutes.
4. Add almond milk, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper (adjust amount if needed!)
5. Spoon soup into Vitamix or your blender of choice and puree until desired consistency. You could also serve up the soup as is if you’d like!
6. Serve and enjoy with a pinch of cayenne pepper
Tonight is Matthew’s work holiday party in downtown Tampa! I have a couple of dress options, but won’t decide until the very last minute. Hopefully I’ll be able to take a few pics and give you guys a little #OOTN action.