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Easy Creamy Cauliflower Carrot Soup

Lately I've been grieving the loss of the summertime vegetables & berries.  My body is craving some juicy 'fresh from the garden' tomatoes, and my smoothies just aren't the same with frozen fruit.  It's going to be a long winter!  I do, however, enjoy the foods of this season: squash, pumpkin and apples.  I was looking for a good soup recipe the other day.  This time of year it seems that soup is the only way I get my veggies in.  Though I didn't have any pumpkin, squash, or apples around at the time, I did manage to make a soup that seemed perfect for the season.  It actually turned out pretty good - with compliments from the husband and all! 

Creamy Cauliflower Carrot Soup

1 tbsp coconut oil
3 shallots (chopped)
2 heads of cauliflower (washed and cut into chunks)
1 bag of baby carrots
2- 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth
cayenne pepper
curry powder
apple cider (optional)

Directions:  In a large soup pot heat oil on medium heat.  Add shallots and cook until softened.  Add cauliflower, carrots, and chicken broth; bring to a boil then cover and turn heat down to simmer until vegetables are soft.  Cool.  Once cool, pour into a blender or use a hand blender to puree smooth.  Pour the mixture back into the soup pot and add the remaining ingredients.  I did not measure out any of the seasonings or the cider.  I always start with about a 1/2 a teaspoon (a little less with the cayenne) and add more until I get the taste I'm looking for.  For the cider just dump a 1/2 cup in and see what you think.  Add more if you like.


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