coconut curried cauliflower soup (vegan)

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After waking up half a dozen times throughout the night to check the greenhouse temperature I was having MAJOR doubts about our life decision to become farmers. Not only are we paranoid about the success of our crops, but the dirt that has made its way from the farm to our bed is driving me crazy. Little bits of dirt are scratching my back at all hours of the night. And yes, we wash our sheets (and shower for that matter). But it’s inevitable. We are covered in dirt 90 percent of the time.

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In my sleep deprived state of mind I was thinking that maybe I should start applying for other jobs. (You know, ones that actually bring in an income and don’t require 24 hours a day on the clock). As I was browsing the classifieds on our computer and imagining what I would look like in a pantsuit Taylor stormed through the door with his new belt buckle. This little gem set me straight again. Farming is a good thing!

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You want to know what else is a good thing? This coconut curried cauliflower soup. It is creamy, spicy, and warms you from the inside out. Rumor has it, a lot of you are experiencing snowy weather. This soup is your first class ticket to a warm paradise.

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Crank the thermostat, make yourself a stiff drink (it doesn’t look like the storms letting up) and find your biggest soup spoon. Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup is here to rescue you!

Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup (serves 2-4)

1 TBS coconut oil

1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into small pieces

1 large baking potato, scrubbed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 large yellow onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tsp up to 1 TBS  curry powder (start with 2 tsp and add more if you like it spicy!)

small dash of cayenne pepper

3 cups of veggie stock (if soup is too thick you can add more at the end)

1 cup of full fat coconut milk

salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large soup pan over medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Heat through for about 1 minute. Add the onion and saute’ for about 8 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook for about 1 more minute.

Add the cauliflower, potato, curry and cayenne. Cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly. Add veggie stock. Bring to a light boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 25 minutes.

With an immersion blender (or regular blender) puree the soup. Add coconut milk salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine.

Taste test and season more if necessary. Enjoy!

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23 Responses to coconut curried cauliflower soup (vegan)

  1. oh what a cute post! haha, you were definitely made for doing this right now! I don’t even know you but your passion for farming is so obvious!

  2. That soup sounds super tasty! I never had curry powder growing up (parents didn’t like it) so once I discovered it on my own, I became super obsessed with 🙂

  3. i’m a sucker for curry! and this looks amazing. i like the micro green garnish. nice touch.

  4. I’m sure your crops are going to grow up all big and strong! Any job that required a pantsuit wouldn’t be half as much fun.

  5. Joanne says:

    I think it’s totally natural to doubt your decision but remember how gratifying it’s going to be come spring and summer when you have adorable veggies!! You won’t even care about the dirt anymore lol. And this soup! Love curry, love cauliflower – LOVE THIS.

  6. All I want in life is that belt. And if I can wear it while I am eating this soup, that’d be great too.

  7. Chelsea Rosenthal says:

    I wish I had the courage to do what you are doing! You have the best job in the world—to find a rhythm with nature and work congruously with the earth…even if that means dirt in your sheets. Thanks for the soup inspiration, I hope to make this recipe in the coming weeks on my silly soup blog!

  8. Julia says:

    Ohhhh girl, I can only imgaine how hard farming is…and dirt in my bedsheets would make me want to throw punches too…just remember it’ll all pay off and you have your blogger friends who love hearing about your adventures and support you 100%. I want to get ahold of one of those belt buckles for my bf (he’s a farmer)…where’d your hubs get it?? Your soup looks orgasmic….just thought I’d throw that out there. 🙂

  9. makingthymeforhealth says:

    I love reading about your farming adventures, it is such an interesting lifestyle. Dirt and all! 😉 This soup looks mighty delicious.

  10. That bucket is so cool and the statement on it is 100% TRUTH. Keep on farming Girl!!! You’ll see, you not gonna regret your decision. All you need is, like in that GN’R song”..just a little patience…” and good food too :). I’m in a soup mood recently and that soup is a good thing for sure. Making it tomorrow if not today. Have all necessary ingredients.

  11. Sally says:

    I love curry! I don’t cook with it often enough and every time I see a new curry recipe, I swear I’m going to make it and never get around to it! This, however, looks TOO good to push aside. I love cauliflower soup too. This is a must make! 🙂

  12. apronhearts says:

    haha..I meant buckle, not bucket 🙂

  13. I imagine the dirt is like sand, no matter how much you shower or wash off, inevitably some gets in your sheets, ugh! I bet it’s worth it though, farming has to be so rewarding. The soup looks awesome too, perfect for a cold winter day.

  14. Hahahhaa. I love this. If you ever have kids, this will totally prep you for the experience of living on too little sleep and not enough thanks 🙂 Hang in there!

  15. Julie Crosgrove says:

    I made this tonight! I could not stop eating it! So deelish!!

  16. I LOVE cauliflower soups! So thick and hearty!

    That belt buckle…love it. 🙂

  17. Sorayya says:

    Your recipes all look nourishing and delicious! And you kind of make me and my boyfriend want to become farmers 😉

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