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Elizabeth March Designs chose Cauliflower Soup with Greens (this is the good bit) from the January 2012 issue of Martha Stewart Living. (Not currently on the website).
I admit that I was skeptical before I made this and I remained skeptical as I cooked it. There are some things that I didn’t like: four cloves of garlic I swear is a typo, this is far too much. Purified water (I used tap) should have been replaced with stock. This is the type of recipe that I try when starting a new diet and end up eating a Mars bar instead. It’s too healthy and a bit dull for no reason.So, I cooked it to the stage where I would have added the kale and then I couldn’t take it any more. (This is the bad bit).
I fished the cooked cauliflower out of the garlic water and reached for my phone. Martha offered no decent cauliflower soup recipe, so I turned to my new favourite cook, Nigella. Nigella to the rescue with Cauliflower Cheese Soup (And this is the sinful bit).
I had to adapt the recipe as my cauliflower was already cooked, but this recipe is a winner. I made this on Friday night and then after returning from Ikea on Saturday morning we enjoyed this for lunch with crusty bread.
I can’t wait to see what everyone else thought and I hope you weren’t as downhearted about the recipe as I was (I doubt you were). I will be sticking with Nigella’s recipe, and I hope you try it too as it is scrummy!