Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Making Lemons into Cauliflower Soup

Despite having to take emergency contraception twice in one cycle, I had a really great weekend. That is, until the super very end, when my couple roommates broke up. Long story short it has been really stressful on the home front. It's always hard to come off a good weekend into one big giant downer.

In my stress and unreal cramps I found a source of happiness, and that happiness came in the form of cauliflower. Feeling like a hungry bearwhale but not knowing what to eat, the usual dinner fare didn't appeal to my hormonally charged self. About two years ago I discovered one of my favorite foods of all time: Split pea soup. I know, all you can think of is Peggy Blare spewing it in the Exorcist, but trust me, it's the perfect winter food. I recently read a recipe for broccoli soup that sounded shockingly easy. I assumed it was along the lines of the split pea so I began jonesing for it.

Staring into the fridge around dinner time my eyes kept going back to an old head of cauliflower. Light bulb. I'm going to try making cauliflower soup. So I adapted the broccoli soup recipe to cauliflower (from memory no less) and VOILA, so delicious I nearly started crying.

Near tears because my insides are screwy yes, but every victory in the kitchen sends me soaring. I am not a cook. My college years consisted of microwave baked potatoes, whatever my roommates fed me, pudding, and Jimmy Johns sandwiches. Every time I complete a meal that is not only edible, but delicious I feel like throwing a victory party. So yeah, my mood is temporarily lifted, that is until I get the cauliflower farts! haha

Here is the simple, delicious recipe:

One head of cauliflower chopped up good
one clove of garlic sliced
two cups of low sodium chicken or veggie broth
one cup water
one cup milk
one table spoon butter
a dash of olive oil
handful of chives (from my garden yo)

Combine garlic, cauliflower, butter, water and one of the cups of broth.
Simmer till soft (sounds gross)
Add the milk and remaining cup of broth to a blender with the dash of oil and the chives
after the veggie mix is done simmering add to the blender and hit puree.

Dinner, delicious smelly dinner. Cooking is fun!

(here are some facts about cauliflower)
This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese.

Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2390/2#ixzz1TGDzHh3x


The Last Unicorn said...

Scotch, don't even, I know you are repulsed by this post. :)

scott. said...

I have 3 things to say:

scott. said...

I just puked into my pants.

scott. said...

Fish soup?

scott. said...

I owe you another $25. <3

The Last Unicorn said...

Ha ha. I ate it again today for lunch and added some curry powder, mmm. I like soup enough for the both of us!

In summation, you are lovely, bring over an untainted box of condoms and we are even, no monies need be exchanged.

The Last Unicorn said...

ALSO: I saved you some soup. :p