Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

a large head of cauliflower
2-3 stalks celery
1 carrot
2 cloves garlic
1-2 onions
1-2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
a few sprigs of parsley
1/4 tsp sage (or your favourite blend of herbs; spices)

Chop head of cauliflower (save a handful of tiny flowerets for a raw garnish) and put in a soup pot. Chop; add stalks celery, carrot, garlic and onions. Add spices. Barely cover with water, bring to boil and simmer until veggies are tender. Blend the contents of the pot and adjust seasonings to taste. Add a little hot water if the soup is too thick. Serve garnished with raw flowerets.

Serving suggestion: Serve with a steak, plus a spinach/lettuce and mushroom salad garnished with grated carrot and parsley. You can use the same basic recipe for Cream of Broccoli or Cream of Asparagus Soup. You won't miss the fact that is no actual cream in the soup, given the thick consistency and rich flavour of the main veggie.

You can also add chopped, cooked meat for a quick lunch.

From: Chris (fincham at PETERBORO.NET)