This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Creamy cauliflower soup sans cream, p 68) was most definitely a serendipitous choice – not only did I have all the ingredients on hand but also some withering, odd-shaped carrots that needed using up (above). The soup is a simple one – with onion, garlic, celery, cauliflower and thyme in a vegetable or chicken broth – and I figured a couple of carrots couldn’t hurt. In fact it gave the soup a lovely colour (I can’t imagine it without them, just kinda off white and a bit strange looking?) and some sweetness.
The “creamy sans cream” part really is true – it’s pretty creamy all by itself. But that didn’t stop me from serving it with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of thyme. I made a big pot of this and froze some for those nights when I just can’t face cooking and need something nourishing and warm. Not haute cuisine but satisfying, healthy and (when you add some carrots), a lovely cheery colour which we all need in these dark days of winter!
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