Saturday, October 10, 2009

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I have been attempting to vary my palate and enjoy new/different vegetables that I think I don't like :) Cauliflower was next on my list. It scares me. It looks kind of like moldy broccoli ;)

So I bought purple cauliflower, which is awesome b/c it is even better than regular cauliflower, has a lot of the same great stuff as blueberries. And it looks nicer ;)

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

10c cauli florets (I just used one head of cauli)
Sliced onion (I am an onion whore so I used one vidalia and 2 small purples)
Two garlic cloves (I used jarred minced and just threw a liberal amount in)
2T evoo
2 cans 14.5oz ea chic broth (I used 4C chicken broth and didn't use extra water)
1bay leaf
1t thyme
1C half n half (i used 1C skim milk)
1t salt
1t pepper

Oven to 400
Toss cauli onion garlic w/ evoo
Roast 30m
In pan combine cauli mix, broth,1Cwater bay leaf and. Thyme
Cover bring to boil
Reduce heat
Simmer covered 20m
Discard bay leaf
Purée soup
Put in pan
Add half n half salt & pepper

***I just thought to myself that it would taste really great with some carrot added in, so I just might do that right now.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Yogurt Machine!

I bought a yogurt machine. I'm going to make breastmilk yogurt for Lijee. First I need to try it out on cow's milk. So I have a batch in there right now. Fresh milk from our local dairy, and a yogurt starter of organic whole milk yogurt from grass-fed cows. Keith is quite excited.

I shall let you know how it turns out, and how my breastmilk yogurt turns out. Maybe pics even ;)