Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cream of Fresh Cauliflower Soup

So fresh and so yummy.

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Don’t let the good looks fool you… this is some good good soup. Made with curry and vegetable broth the flavor is one you savor forever. This will be in regular rotation in my house.

The motive to making soup today in this 62 degree weather in  January in Atlanta is for a good cause. The ASPCA and a blog that goes by the name of Branny Boils Over.

I had the pleasure of meeting and dining with “Branny” in May 2011 at the Blogher Food 11 Conference here in Atlanta. Prior to meeting her I have always admired her blog. I felt like I knew her before actually meeting her because in her writing I got a good sense of what type of person she is. Upon meeting her just solidified all my previous assumptions. She is pretty cool. Likes to laugh and smile and can be serious and not so serious. Just my type of girl. Icing on the cake? She loves animals and this year, the second year, she is honoring her love of animals by turning our focus on them and their needs.

For every soup recipe she collects with picture via blog or email she will donate $1 to the ASPCA. This encouraged me to break out the soup bowl. And you should too. Lets support the ASPCA together.. go on over and check out the rules of Souper Bowl Round 2 on her blog and take out your soup pots, bowls, Crockpot or whatever it is that you can to whip up your soup. The deadline is January31st, 2012!

 

Cream of Fresh Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Amended from a recipe by:  Jessica S. Wade

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups sliced fresh cauliflower

1/2 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp of butter

1 tbsp flour

1/2 tsp salt

dash of black pepper

1 cup low fat or skim milk

 

In a saucepan, combine vegetable broth, onion, cauliflower and curry powder.

Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes.

Place half the cauliflower mixture in a blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Repeat with remaining mixture.

In same saucepan melt the margarine and blend in flour, salt and pepper.

Add the milk.

Continue cooking and stirring until mixture is thickened, smooth and bubbly.

Stir in the cauliflower mixture.

Cook and stir until the soup is heated thoroughly. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Optional:  Garnish with sprinkles of cauliflower mixed with red pepper flakes.

 

~~This year she asks us to dedicate our post to a pet. I have had a few pets in my life so it was hard to pick just one. I don’t have a picture of any of them…not on paper anyway. Just in my heart. So, I dedicate this post to my pets gone but not forgotten… Frisky, Kujo, Whiskers, Misty and Shadows. Thanks for the joy and I and my family shall continue to spread it.~~

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