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Fit for life cauliflower soup recipe

Updated on January 13, 2012

cauliflower

creamy without the cream

I was delighted to find a creamy recipe that did not include cream as I had little tolerance for dairy products. Before I adapted a vegetarian lifestyle six years ago, I had the pleasure of reading a book titled Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. It opened my eyes up to the many ways I could enjoy vegetables without any consequences of weight gain, indigestion, etc. The following soup recipe was taken from a chapter on a four-week example of the fitness lifestyle.

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

6-8 scallions, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 medium cauliflower, cored and coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried savory or marjoram

6 cups water

2 tablespoons white miso (preferable to vegetable bouillon because it will not turn

the soup dark)

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg (optional)

In heavy soup kettle, melt butter. Add oil. Add onion, scallions, and garlic. Add celery and cauliflower. Add seasonings. Mix well and cook, uncovered, over medium heat for several minutes, stirring frequently. Add water and miso. Bring to a boil, simmer, covered, over medium heat for 15 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Remove cover and cool slightly. Puree in small increments in blender until smooth and creamy. Reheat, adding fresh ground nutmeg, if desired. Serves 4.

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      Jenny 

      5 months ago

      Thank you! I loaned my copy of that book out to someone years ago and they never returned it! That recipe happened to be my absolute fav from it!! I can’t tell you how many times I wished I had just put it on a recipe card. I thought I’d never find it again. You’re such a blessing!!

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      Tepa Hall 

      15 months ago

      Back in the 80's or early 90's I read fit for life. You could write in and get a recipe for a fresh spaghetti sauce. It was fabulous. One day years ago, I discovered that I had lost the recipe. I have been trying to find it again ever since. Any chance you might have it ? Thanks. Tepa

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      Lorna Lorraine 

      5 years ago from Croydon

      If you have already tried it by now, I know you were not disappointed.

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      2patricias 

      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Sounds healthy and looks good.

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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      Lee Thacker 

      8 years ago

      I like the way your brain thinks, makes me feel alive listening to what your thinking, very cool...Keep it up ...PS Now I Know Why I bookmarked your page ;-) ...Hope you are doing well,

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      John D Lee 

      11 years ago

      Sounds really healthy.

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      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      Delicious! Pureed cauliflower also makes for a great mashed potatoes substitute, too.

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