I Need a Gold Star or Just Some Soup

21 09 2013

So I woke up after a solid four hours of sleep to a barfing migraine-y husband and a sick non-peeing cat. GREAT! The stress of all this caused me to have a massive nosebleed. We are so pathetic at our house right now. While I was counting time until I could call the vet this morning, I made soup. I need some comfort.
cauliflower
What is great about this soup is it is a sub for those potato bacon cheddar soups but with cauliflower, so way less carbs. The OTHER fun thing is that you can sub in milk-yogurt-coconut milk depending on what your diet dictates, and how much protein you want pump into your diet.

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
morphed from the old school recipes

Ingredients:
2 garlic cloves
1 celery stalk
5 bacon strips
half an onion
1/4 cup of chicken stock
2 tbsp flour (i used arrowroot as it is paleo friendly)
2 tbsp water
Cauliflower, 4 cups riced or half a head chopped fine
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups milk OR 1 cup coconut milk/ Greek yogurt/ cream + 1 more cup of chicken stock
*(SO… 4 cups of liquid, and if you use a thicker liquid, use 3 cups of stock to 1 cup of “dairy”)

2 1/2 cups of shredded cheese
2 tsp paprika (optional)
squirt of sriracha (optional)

Execution:
Get out your chopper or prepare to chop. Grab a dutch oven or large pot and get ready to soup it up. Dump in the five strips of bacon and whirl it up so forms a paste. Dump that paste into the pot and let it fry it up.

Wipe out the processor and chop up the onions, garlic and celery until they are small. Set aside until the bacon is done cooking.

In the interim, grab a bowl, add the 1/4 cup of stock and 2 tbsp of FOC (flour of choice) and stir and set aside.

Dump the celery,onion, garlic mixture in with the bacon and let is saute for 5 minutes. Whirl up the cauliflower in the food processor and set aside. Once the onion mixture has softened, add the riced cauliflower and 2 tbsp of water and pop the lid on the pot. You are steaming the riced cauliflower for 7 minutes.

Add the chicken stock-milk-coconut milk-yogurt and bring this up to a boil. At this point add the flour and whisk until the soup starts to get thick. Turn off and fold in shredded cheese and let it get all melty and gooey.
YUMMO

This makes 10 cups, and the nuts fall around 225 calories and 19g of protein depending on what you do with milk-yogurt.

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5 responses

21 09 2013
Joan

Poor you! Despite it being very bleak, your still an inspiration! Hope you and hubby and your puss puss feel better soon.

21 09 2013
geokatgirl

Hi Christine! Thanks for the kind words and pin away!

21 09 2013
Christine

Sorry to hear about the household glum…. are you okay if I post this to pinterest?

22 09 2013
Jodie Henderson

sorry to be so blunt, but I just f*ing love this recipe !!!!! Thank you !!!

22 09 2013
geokatgirl

thanks and enjoy!! it is really yummy

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