I don’t know about other people, but I legitimately panic when I start running out of food at my house.
I’m not sure what experience in my life led me to be such a hoarder of edible goods, but nothing makes me feel more content than a house full of fresh groceries.
However, I’ve found that sometimes running low on groceries forces me to be more creative with the things I’m cooking. And trust me when I say that two days before grocery shopping today, you might as well call me Picasso because things are getting a little weird in the kitchen. And by weird, I mean awesome.
Check out this bacon cauliflower soup I made two nights ago. It’s warm, it’s hearty and it’s packed full of antioxidants and lots of fiber.
Bacon Cauliflower Soup
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 4 stalks of celery
- 4 carrots
- 1/2 white onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 pound of bacon
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups of water
- 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
- Grab a microwave safe dish and cover it with paper towels. Use it to cook your bacon in the microwave three to four pieces at a time.
- Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, melt your coconut oil. Add in your onions and garlic and stir until translucent.
- Cut up your cauliflower head into small florets. Feel free to use the leaves as well — it won’t affect the flavor much and they’re just as healthy as the rest of it!
- Add you cauliflower, chopped carrots and chopped celery to the stock pot, stirring frequently. Cook for five to ten minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
- Add your water, chicken broth, coconut milk and seasonings to the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a blender and puree or use a hand-held mixer or blender to blend the soup while still in the crock pot. Blend it to your desired consistency — I left mine with a little bit of chunk, but you can make it silky smooth if you so prefer.
- Take your bacon out of the refrigerator and use kitchen shears to cut it into small pieces before adding it to the soup.