One resolution on my list this year is to eat meals that make me feel my best. A book that has been crucial in this change is called “Go With Your Gut” by Robyn Youkilis. Robyn provides delicious, healthy recipes but also information about diet that I have never heard before. I really enjoy this book and the recipes she creates, so I wanted to share one with you with a little twist!
This creamy cauliflower soup is not only gluten & dairy free, but good for you and good for your gut! If you are looking to get back on track with your diet after a crazy holiday season, this soup will fill you up and keep you warm inside! To read more about this recipe, visit Robyn’s blog here.
What you need:
- – 3/4 cup unsalted raw cashews
- – 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- – 1 large onion, chopped
- – 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- – 5 cups chopped cauliflower (can also use tomatoes or broccoli)
- – 3 to 4 cups water (enough to cover vegetables)
- – 2-3 teaspoons sea salt
- – ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- – 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- – 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- – 1 teaspoon turmeric
- – Set cashews to soak in a bowl of water from 5 to 20 minutes then rinse and drain. 20 minutes is best but 5 minutes works too!
- – In a large pot, warm the oil over medium heat.
- – Sauté the onion and garlic until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
- – Add the cauliflower, enough water to cover, the sea salt, and pepper. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and soft.
- – Transfer the soup to a blender, working in batches if necessary. Add the cashews.
- – Blend until smooth.
- – To add extra flavor to this recipe, I added the turmeric, chili powder and curry powder.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.
With the spices added to this creamy soup, the aromas in my kitchen were amazing! I loved the little bit of heat that the spices added, I think it made this simple soup extra special.
I’ve never tried a soup with a cashew nut base, but I really enjoy it! It makes this soup creamy but not too heavy. I also loved the flavor of the cauliflower mixed in!
So far my resolution is still going strong, and I’m so excited to have this soup as a staple in my kitchen! I hope you are inspired to try this soup and experiment with new dishes as well!
Photos courtesy of Jenny Poe