Entering the Cooking World

I will admit it, I am not a cook. If I am home alone my go-to meal is Kraft Mac and Cheese. This however, does not assist my goal to create a healthier lifestyle. My Mother is working really hard to make healthy dinners for my family, and I have been helping out.I do not think I am a good cook, although, I am excited to ease my way into the vast culinary world.

Before I go to school I am trying to learn easy recipes I can make on my own. I am attempting to make my own “Easy Cookbook for the College Girl”. I am keeping track of things I know how to make, or things I can make in bulk on Sunday night and then eat for dinner for the next three nights (something along those lines).

My family belongs to a country club, and every time we go there for dinner they always have the best soups. It could be cream of pea soup or cream of celery. I’m telling you they are always good (if you go to the Wisconsin club always say yes to soup). I am a huge soup lover, but these creamy soups are not healthy. This week I had a huge craving for soup, so I took to the internet to find a healthy cream soup recipe. That is when I found this CREAMY CAULIFLOWER SOUP recipe.

EASY Cauliflower Soup that's super healthy but doesn't taste healthy (hint: YUM!) Vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo and clean eating. So delicious!
No lie my mouth watered when I saw this!

I knew I had to try this! My Mother went to the store to buy the ingredients and we decided to cook it up for dinner. I am dicing and mincing my heart out. I minced garlic, never done that before, and chopped up a whole head of cauliflower. To add a little spice to the soup my mother and I added some celery leaves, this made the soup smell divine. Let’s just say at this point I am so excited to see how this will turn out.  To get that creamy texture you let the chopped cauliflower and other ingredients sit in vegetable broth for 15-20 minutes, then you blend it. We used a hand held blender and it worked pretty well.

The Final Product!

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Cauliflower soup and chicken goat cheese salad!

After Thoughts

My soup did not have as much of an appealing color as the soup in the picture. Unfortunately, I was not as pleased with my soup as I thought I would be. It was decently creamy but it lacked a taste that my amateur palate would not be able to say what it needed. I am at a very neutral place with this soup. I am a bit bummed that it did not turn out at fantastic as it smelled, however I am so proud of myself for trying something new. Spending time with my Mother cooking is always fun, and it was great to have her teach me some of her cooking skills. We added the celery leaves, a little butter, and cut down on the salt. I am confident the celery leaves helped but as for the others I don’t know.

Would I recommend this recipe?- I cannot say, it is not a definite yes, BUT not a no. I am a bit conflicted (sorry).

Up next, I am going to try this creamy tortellini soup.

Creamy Tortellini Soup | www.diethood.com | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

Do you have any easy healthy recommendations? If so, please share.

Thanks for reading!

-A

 

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