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Over the years I have played around with so many soup ideas not only because one of my goals most of the year is to get bone broth in my family daily, but because soup making is super frugal.
- ½ cup friendly fat to cook in (butter, coconut oil, tallow, lard)
- 2 large heads organic cauliflower, coarsely chopped (if the heads are on the smaller side grab 3 heads)
- 4 large carrots, coarsely chopped
- 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
- 1 head garlic, coarsely chopped
- 3 quarts chicken broth (More if you want to “stretch it” or make it a thinner soup. Homemade bone broth is preferable for the most nourishment – see Tips section for the simplest slow cooker method to make your own!)
- 2 cups organic corn (Optional if you are grain free – potatoes work nicely if you can have those but it is just as good without it too! I get large bags of frozen organic corn at Costco – corn is heavily GMO’d so I recommend sticking to organic only!)
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp cayenne (optional if you don’t like the kick – it is really good though!)
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- In a large stock pot, cook your cauliflower, carrots, and onions in the friendly fat for about 15-20 minutes on medium-ish heat nice and slow. Add a good few big pinches of sea salt to bring out their juices and sweeten them.
- Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
- Add the stock, corn (or potatoes if you are grain free), and seasoning, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer about 5-10 minutes (may need to go longer if you are using potatoes).
- Use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree through, and then season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
- This makes a great school or work thermos lunch! This batch alone will feed the girls and I for a lunch and then 5 quarts leftover for the freezer. If you want more leftover just double up.
- Add other veggies to your soup puree. This soup makes just a great base for a soup! You could add a little more broth and then some chicken and other veggies and make it a full meal.
- Here is how to make your own bone broth! It is a super simple slow cooker method, and then benefits of using all the healing nourishment of your own broth versus store bought is definitely worth it!
- Do you have an immersion blender yet?! It is a must – you will love being able to puree your soup right in the pot without making more mess to clean up!
- Don’t forget the babes! My 11 month old devoured her cup of this soup last week! Just leave out the corn if you have littles under the age of one since corn is a grain. You can add more carrot if you wish as well. Such a great way to get bone broth in them!
This post was shared at Fat Tuesday!