"What can be more Southern than to obsess about being Southern?"
-Elizabeth Fortson Arroyo
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Weight Watchers 1 pt Creamy Cauliflower Soup!
Welllllll, I've been hiding out these past months - trying to lose weight. Yes, I'm aware women can be "all-that" regardless of their size, HOWEVER, I could stand to lose some of "that", quite frankly! So, to make this short..I would love to share with you a yummy, quick recipe I've enjoyed these past couple of weeks. I discovered this recipe at an INSANE Weight Watchers recipe blog... Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes. This is her Dad's recipe, but I made a couple of minor changes..... This soup tastes great whether you're watching your cals. or not, promise. When company comes over or for any of the skinny bitches out there (I say this with love, of course! wink!), you can easily kick this up a notch by adding a touch of half-n-half, crumbled prosciutto and finely chopped chives. Enjoy this creamy, smooth, and delicious treat!
Creamy Cauliflower Soup WW 1 pt = 1 cup serves 4-5 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 sweet onion, small diced 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 TBL. butter 2 tsp. flour 1 head cauliflower, cleaned and chopped into evenly sized pieces 4 cups quality chicken broth/stock, fat free salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a pan on medium/low heat - saute the onions until transparent. Throw in the garlic at the end, so it won't burn.
Toss in the butter, and allow to melt. Now sprinkle in the flour. Yes, you're making a rue. Cook for approx. 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
Now add your chicken stock and cauliflower.
Bring to a gentle boil, then turn down and allow to simmer covered for 20 minutes. Here's the fun part - get your immersion blender and puree the heck out of it! Mad this week? This is your moment...puree until the cows come home..beat this soup UP!
It's hard to believe, but TRUST me, this mixture will turn out smooth and glorious in the end - Season with salt and pepper...enjoy! p.s. - I threw in some cubed left over grilled chicken last week - SO GOOD! This soup is so versatile...
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