Appetizers, Mains, Sides, Soups

cauliflower & broccoli soup

April 5, 2010

As total creatures of habit, we have gotten into the routine of doing our “big” grocery shop on Sundays.  Throughout the week, we then pick up fresh produce and meats when needed.  Every Sunday involves sitting down and having a “meal planning” meeting.  I know sounds “nerdy”, but ends up being quite fun and productive.  (This will be explained further in another post)

Alongside this, we usually whip up a homemade SUNDAY SOUP, every other weekend or so.  This has been a proven savior when we are busy in the upcoming days of the week.  After coming home late after meetings and other obligations, it is so comforting knowing that you can just open the fridge, grab it….heat and serve! They keep well in the fridge and if we have a ginormous batch, freezing it works well too.  As a part of this blog, I will be featuring different kinds of soup you can chef up with minimal ingredients….so stay tuned!!!  Some examples of veggies that I like to include in my soups and stews are: pumpkin, carrot, leek, squash (various, but LOVE butternut), celery root, cauliflower and broccoli….just to name a few.  So hearty and filling; many of these soups can act as a meal in itself.  Tip- if you want a larger batch…just double the quantities in the recipe!

cream of cauliflower & broccoli soup
Recipe Type: soup, appetizer
Prep time: 
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Yield: 4 +
  • 1 head cauliflower- chopped
  • 1 head broccoli- chopped
  • 1 red onion- diced
  • 2 large leeks- sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic- crushed
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock (low-sodium and organic if possible)
  • ⅓ cup of coconut milk (may vary)
  • 1-2 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • dash of hot sauce (ISH)
  • parsley to garnish
  1. on medium heat saute onion and leeks for 15 minutes (add in garlic in last 5 minutes)
  2. add stock and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat
  3. add broccoli, cauliflower and chili flakes
  4. cook washed vegetables for 15-20 minutes (until softened)
  5. add coconut milk
  6. puree and serve with garnish
  7. enjoy!

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