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Sep 28th, 2004, 11:51 PM
From Complete Vegetarian Kitchen by Lorna Sass

Makes 4 to 6 servings

1 small head (1 1/2 pounds) cauliflower
2 c. water
2 c. vegetable stock
3/4 pound carrots or butternut squash, scrubbed and coarsely chopped (peeling not necessary)
1 medium potato (about 1/2 pound), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 tsp. dried tarragon
1 to 2 T. light miso or sea salt, to taste

Garnish - 3 radicchio leaves, cut into thin strips, or 4 to 6 T. chopped watercress leaves

1. Cut the cauliflower into medium-size florets and set aside. In a large stockpot, combine the water, vegetable stock, carrots, potato, and tarragon. Bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are very soft, about 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor, in 2 batches, adding the miso or the salt. Return to the pot and rewarm. Adjust seasonings and garnish before serving.

I haven't made this yet, but I remembered that I had this recipe with disguised cauliflower. :)

Sep 29th, 2004, 12:42 AM
mmm this sounds delicious. this would work well with broccoli aswell i imagine?

Sep 29th, 2004, 01:05 AM
I think so! :)

Sep 30th, 2004, 05:44 PM
mmm i made this this morning. instead of potatos, i added peas and lima beans (for a bit of starchyness) because i had no potatoes! and added nutritional yeast, nutmeg, and lots of garlic and pepper for extra flavour. after i pureed it i added more peas so that they would be whole. i also needed to add more liquid because it was so thick! so i added a bit of soymilk and extra water. this is delicious and very very filling. my boyfriend loved it. its a great way to get your veggies and fiber :) and the carrots after blended give it a "cheesy" color. thanx for the recipe artichoke :D im sure ill make this more then once!

Sep 30th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Little pinch of nutmeg is always nice in cauliflower soups, too!

Sep 30th, 2004, 07:49 PM
You're welcome. I'm glad you like it. That's awesome how great you are, Tina, at adapting recipes. :)

Oct 1st, 2004, 06:20 AM
i love to cook :D

Oct 3rd, 2004, 10:58 PM
Mmmmm...this soup is delicious. I forgot to get tarragon at the store, and so I substituted basil. It tastes wonderful!

Nov 3rd, 2004, 03:24 PM
my kind of soup. :) Thanks for recipe

However I did a bit different because i didn't have this spice.
I used ground cumin and provansal herb blend (I'm not sure about the spelling). I cooked the onion and garlic on olive oil till translucent.

I didn't add no stock, only salt.

I also blended only 3/4 of the soup with the onion and garlic. Rest poured back to blended soup.

I'm telling ya. it was delicious.

thanks again.