- Jennifer Galardi
Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Soup
My favorite part about this time of year? (Besides turning the clocks back to 'normal time') SOUP! I love the warmth and scent that fills my home when a pot of veggies and broth are simmering up on the stove. Recently, I came across a brand of powdered broths that are amazing as an ingredient in homemade soup. OM Mushrooms Superfood broths are convenient as a quick on the go meal or snack or as a broth base for heartier soups like this one. They offer a rich umami flavor and are chock full on nutrients and contain between 7-10 grams of protein. All of their broths include immunity building mushrooms such as Lion's Mane, Reishi, Turkey Tail, and Shitake. Of course, you can always make this recipe with a veggie broth, but these little packets from OM add extra boosts you won't get from a broth in a box.
2 tbsp. ghee or olive oil
1/2 small onion chopped
3 cups water (or veggie broth if you don't use the OM broth mix)
2 packs OM organic mushroom broth
1 small head cauliflower (or 1 to 2 pre-packed cauliflower)
I cup lite coconut milk
1/4 cup cashews
In a large pot melt ghee or olive oil on medium high setting and saute garlic (how much is up to you! i can't get enough garlic) and chopped onion until onion is translucent. Add two cups water and stir well. Add two packets of broth and blend. Break up cauliflower into pieces and add to broth. Add 1 cup water and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes until cauliflower is soft. Add coconut milk and cashews. Simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Add some dashes of salt to taste (and pepper if you'd like). Turn off heat and let sit for about 10 minutes before transferring to blender. Blend until smooth. Serve it up. Save in an airtight container in fridge for leftovers! Soup is one of the few foods that are sometimes better the next day as all the flavors sit together and are enhanced.
Remember - I'm not one for hard and fast measurements. You may need more liquid depending on how thin or thick you like your soup. These are general guidelines but feel free to get creative with herbs (rosemary or cumin are great options for this flavor profile) or other spices.