I've always loved vegetables from the cabbage family and for sure one of my favorites is cauliflower. It's so pretty for one, and so versatile all while being so hearty. My mom makes a creamy cauliflower soup with a mirepoix, and a roux with cream cheese. It is DIVINE but each bite is 10 more minutes on the treadmill.
It was raining outside last night, hard. It was that kind of mid spring rainstorm that gets the last of any leaves to open, makes the grass pop up like a Private saluting a General, and makes you say, for one small minute, that you're glad its cool. Time to get out the ol' soup pan.
I had fun chopping the cauliflower; a task I don't usually look forward to. But I was intrigued by the warmth and tone of the food, and how it brought brightness to an otherwise grayish day.
I made this with some sausage, but you could add lamb, or even chicken thighs. You could also make it vegetarian. I wouldn't add beef, because there's a nuttiness to all the ingredients preserved by poultry or a more gamey meat, that I believe would be lost with the addition of beef.
Anyway, enjoy, explore, and make this your own.
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My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style is one of combining things in a way you might not expect as I work to find a hidden combination of colors, textures and flavors from the things that are in my pantry and/or easy to obtain.