Saturday, May 9, 2009

What's left in the pantry soup

Mike and I went for a hike today down in Salt Lake (still too much snow up here for hiking). We hit Liberty Heights Fresh on the way home and I picked up this cute little head of yellow cauliflower. I wish I'd thought to take a picture of it. I didn't feel like going to to store today so I started rummaging around to see what odds and ends were in the kitchen. I found onions, 4 red potatoes, 3 carrots, and some broccoli that I'd already cut up along with 3 cups of no-chicken stock. Sounds like soup to me. We had this soup for dinner along with some rolls that I made last week, that were in the freezer, and we had the last of this weeks salad. Here is a pic of the soup:


I don't really have a recipe, but I'll tell you what I did. It is so easy.

I cooked some diced onions in olive oil till they started to brown and then added a couple cloves of minced garlic. After the garlic cooked for about a minute I added the stock.

I then threw in 4 peeled and diced red potatoes, 3 chopped carrots, about 3/4 tsp dried thyme, about 1/4 tsp dried basil, about 1/4 tsp dried tarragon, and some salt and pepper.

I cooked that till tender and then threw in about a cup and a half of broccoli florets and a small head of cauliflower (chopped up of course) and added some more water. I cooked that for about 10-15 min till tender.

Then I used my immersion blender to blend it up well. I added 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (probably would have added more if I'd had more), salt and pepper to taste.

Then, it seemed like it was missing something so I threw in about 2 Tbsp earth balance on a whim, along with a dash of shoyu.


  1. You're my kind of soup maker! Make it up as you go along, that's the best way!This sounds delicious... I've never tried nutritional yeast in soup, but I will, now...

  2. sounds like one easy & tasty soup! mmmmmm! i've never had yellow cauliflower, just the white cauliflower, but i'm going to keep and eye out for 'em and pick one up if i can see 'em. your soup looks so pretty, and i love that you threw in some e.b. for extra mmmmmm! yay!

  3. What a great soup! I'm never creative enough to just throw things together like that, and I wish that I was. Yum!

  4. how long do you blend your soup? mine is always funky. that looks SO yummy!