GAPS™ Diet

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Prior to going gluten and dairy free, I did a lot of things with canned cream soups.  An easy dinner after work?  Add some chicken and a can of creamy mushroom soup to the crock pot before I left in the morning!  Quick dinner with toddlers running around?  Canned tomato soup or canned chicken noodle soup with some grilled cheese sandwiches!

It was one of the things I missed about being on a GFCF Diet: no more creamy soups.  I tried different methods initially of adding different ground nuts or seeds to the soup to thicken it, but it just wasn’t the same and so I gave it up.

Honestly, over time I had forgotten about creamy soups.  That is, until recently when I discovered my tomato soup, which I found to be super creamy, and this roasted cauliflower soup (adapted from a recipe a friend gave me).  After my European husband tasted his cauliflower soup, he exclaimed: “It’s just like the French make it!”  (While I know that I am far from a gourmet chef, I’m glad that he liked it just the same 😉 )

I hope that you enjoy it too!

 

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

1 large head of cauliflower, approx. 3 lbs. or 10 cups, cut up into florets (or 2 bags frozen cauliflower)

1 large onion, diced

several cloves garlic, peeled

2 Tbs. ghee

about 1 L. of chicken stock

1 bay leaf

1 tsp. fresh thyme (or 1/4 tsp. dried thyme), to taste

1 cup of sour cream

1 tsp. sea salt (to taste)

black pepper to taste (omit until stage five)

 

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.  Place the cauliflower, onion, garlic and ghee into a roasting pan.  Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

3.  Bring your chicken stock to a low boil and then add all ingredients (except sour cream, sea salt and pepper), including those that you roasted.  Bring to a boil again, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 20-30 minutes.

4.  Puree soup with an immersion blender or allow to cool slightly and then puree in your blender.  Season and stir in the sour cream when no longer hot.

 

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After eating this nutrient-dense creamy soup, I have no desire for the former soups I used to eat.  Honestly, I bet if I tasted one now, I would probably wonder how I ever considered it food.

 

 

Enjoy!

~ Alicia

 

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