Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on chilly spring day!
A couple of weeks ago, my wife went out of town on a work trip. Now I love having her here, but there is something totally awesome about having the house all to yourself for a few days, too. Tell me you know the feeling! I was tempted to sit in the basement and play video games all day…but nope, I used that quiet time to get some work done. I know, I know. All work and no play makes David boring. I guess I was a bit boring for those couple of days…although I did wander out for a late-night curling game one night. That counts, right?
By Day 3, I was getting tired of sitting in front of the computer. I headed off to the kitchen to see if I could stir up some trouble. And stir up trouble I did! It’s been downright cold here in upstate New York this past winter. Even though we’re heading into spring now, it’s still a bit on the chilly side, and I felt like a hot, flavorful soup was in order. We’ve been eating different homemade soups since all winter, but we were out of leftovers. As boredom was beginning to set in, I decided to push my culinary boundaries a bit. You know, rummage around in the spice cabinet and see what I could find hiding in there. And there it was. Sitting in the back left corner of the cabinet. Curry powder. My wife is a huge fan of curry, but I don’t use it that much in the kitchen. It was clearly time to fix that problem!
We’re all about roasted veggies in the winter as a side dish, but I wanted to make soup. That’s when the recipe started to come together. Roasted veggie soup using curry powder. I grabbed a couple of heads of cauliflower and seasoned those bad boys with some olive oil, salt and curry powder. 45 minutes later, those roasted curried cauliflower were soft and ready to be blended into a soup. Yup, cauliflower soup. Yup, that same cauliflower that I poked at and pushed around my plate as a kid. Who knew that a little bit of curry was all I needed to turn cauliflower into a delicious and flavorful soup?
I believe this is our 5th batch of soup in the past two months. We’ve gone back in the Spiced archives and made Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup, Fiesta Chicken Soup (with leftover turkey instead of chicken) as well as another round of Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup. What is your go-to lunch in the winter and early spring? As you can tell, ours is soup…lots and lots of soup!