04 April 2013

Yam & Cauliflower Soup with Garlic

I'm hoping this recipe isn't too late. When I cooked it for dinner for Hubby & I it was surprisingly cold for this spring. We needed something to warm the bones. So, if you're saying to yourself "I don't feel like a warm soup recipe right now," I suggest that you print it. Keep it in a recipe box or journal & pull it out at the first sign of cold. Or if it's the summer & there is an unmanageable 50 or 60 degree day, {funny how 50 or 60 degrees is unmanageable during the summer. But now, in the spring, it makes me want to put on a bikini...& that's saying something folks!} you might think about cooking this soup. Or if you are anything like Hubby, pull out this recipe, even if it's 100 degrees & sunny. Yes! The man loves soup ANY time.

By the way {or as the texters of the world write "BTW"} let me know if there is a soup recipe you would like to see on blog. I aim to please!


Yam & Cauliflower Soup with Garlic

1 large head Cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
2 tsp Garam Masala
3 large Yams, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 sweet Onion, diced
2 cloves Garlic
8 cups filtered Water
Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the cauliflower on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil (about 1 tablespoon). Sprinkle the garam masala over the cauliflower. Place the cauliflower in the oven and let roast until the tops are golden brown and the cauliflower is tender, about 20-30 minutes. Remove when done.

In a large stockpot add the yams, onion, garlic and water. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the ingredients to simmer until the yams are tender. 

Add the cauliflower to the contents in the stockpot. Stir in gently.

Remove the stockpot from the heat. Take half the ingredients in the stockpot and place into the blender. Blend the ingredients until smooth. Replace the contents of the blender with the contents in the stockpot. Stir. Your soup should still be very hot at this moment. Nonetheless, place the contents of the stockpot on a warm burner to keep the contents warm. Add salt in your desired amount to the contents. Serve immediately. Say "yummy yummy yummy!"

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