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Bacon Cauliflower Soup…

Since it’s finally cold outside, I thought it would be a great time to enjoy this warm, creamy soup that is bursting with flavor.  And, it’s dairy free!! My whole family loves this and it’s a great feel-good after school snack.  It’s also very versatile. We will add spicy sausage to it, or some ground turkey, or even some grass-fed hot dogs some times. I hope y’all love it as much as we do!

Here is what you need:

  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into chunks
  • 4-5 slices of bacon
  • 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower
  • 3 cups bone broth or organic chicken broth (depending on desired thickness)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk 
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper (it was a little spicy for the kids but they still liked it)
  • Fresh chives and crispy bacon for garnish
Start by cutting your bacon into 1″ slices. Then, in a large pot, cook the bacon on medium (stir every few minutes) until it is brown. Then (keep your bacon grease!!) throw in your chopped onion and whole garlic and cook until the onions soften and the garlic starts to brown.  While that is cooking, cut up your cauliflower into florets and then add that to the pot along with enough chicken broth to be about 2 inches from the top of the cauliflower so about 3 cups. Turn the stove up to high so the chicken broth can come to a boil. Once it does, cover the pot, and turn the stove down to low (you might want to use a knife at this point to cut the cauliflower some more so it can all cook in the broth). Allow to steam for about 6-8 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender. Then add in the coconut milk.
 
Let cool and then blend on high with your Vitamix for about 90 seconds to get it smooth and creamy. It will likely not fit all in one batch so blend one batch and put that soup in a big glass or metal bowl. Then blend the other half and put it all back into the pot or your glass or metal bowl for serving or storing. Or, alternatively, use an immersion blender (much easier but you won’t get the light and fluffy soup from it) until the soup is smooth.  Garnish with some spicy sausage, chives, and even some cheese (if you eat dairy) and enjoy!

He’s always happy to share…

Well, to a point. I don’t think he thought it was quite as funny as she did when she stole his lunch…

Mmm, it just feels good going down.

Bacon Cauliflower Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 5 garlic cloves
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped into chunks
  3. 4-5 slices of bacon
  4. 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower
  5. 3 cups bone broth or organic chicken broth (depending on desired thickness)
  6. 1/3 cup coconut milk
  7. 1 tsp celtic salt
  8. 1 tsp black pepper (it was a little spicy for the kids but they still liked it)
  9. Fresh chives and crispy bacon for garnish
Instructions
  1. Start by cutting your bacon into 1" slices.
  2. Then, in a large pot, cook the bacon on medium (stir every few minutes) until it is brown so for about 8 minutes.
  3. Then (be sure to keep your bacon grease!!) throw in your chopped onion and whole garlic and cook until the onions soften and the garlic starts to brown.
  4. While that is cooking, cut up your cauliflower into florets and then add that to the pot along with enough chicken broth to be about 2 inches from the top of the cauliflower so about 3 cups.
  5. Turn the stove up to high so the chicken broth can come to a boil.
  6. Once it does, cover the pot, and turn the stove down to low (you might want to use a knife at this point to cut the cauliflower some more so it can all cook in the broth).
  7. Allow to steam for about 6-8 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  8. Then add in the coconut milk.
  9. Let cool and then blend on high with your Vitamix for about 90 seconds to get it smooth and creamy. It will likely not fit all in one batch so blend one batch and put that soup in a big glass or metal bowl. Then blend the other half and put it all back into the pot or your glass or metal bowl for serving or storing.
  10. OR, alternatively, use an immersion blender (much easier but you won't get the light and fluffy soup from it) until the soup is smooth.
  11. Garnish with some spicy sausage, chives, and even some cheese (if you eat dairy) and enjoy!
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landriav - Whole Foods or Publix. Applegate :) They are cheaper at Whole Foods!

Kelly Haner - Looks yummy! Where did you get your grass fed hot dogs?

landriav - Thanks so much Meghan!! You sound like a great mommy! :)

Meghan - Just made this tonight and it was so so good! Thank you so much for your website. I am learning a lot and hope to get my eating on track so I can be the best role model for my baby girl!!

landriav - Thanks Michelle!!

Michelle - Made this last night and it was so good! Thank you for your recipe and I like how your tips on making healthy eating faster.

landriav - What a good idea Amber! But yes, definitely try with garlic next time . Something about that roasted garlic gives it a little extra kick that is just so good!! Thanks for your comment!! Glad it turned out even without the garlic!

Amber - I started to make this and realized I didn’t have garlic. Bummer! So I roasted some red bell peppers I had on hand and it was delicious! Can’t wait to make it again.. Next time with garlic!

landriav - You guys crack me up. Thanks for your comment Lisa! :)

Lisa - I made it this afternoon and can’t wait to have it for lunch this week. It smells yummy and was super easy to make. Thanks for another great recipe!

landriav - :) Thanks Amanda!

Amanda - Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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