Perfectly Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup

potato cauliflower soup

It’s purple pandemonium over here with these gorgeous purple-hued veggies! We’ve roasted up a variety of purple potatoes along with purple cauliflower, tossed in some carrots, onions, garlic, and fennel, to make this hearty, healthy soup for fall. Purple cauliflower is definitely in season so you can usually find it at your local grocery store. Purple potatoes (we used sweet and regular purple) are always available, no problem there! This soup will definitely warm your belly! And, on a very healthy note, these purple beauties contain high antioxidant levels which is good for fighting cancer, heart disease, inflammation, and scores of other potential ailments in our bodies. Eat your purple, peeps!

 purple potato soup

Hearty, healthy and belly-warming, this Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup is perfect to serve on a chilly fall night!

Gorgeous hues from this variety of purple potatoes gives this soup its beautiful color! They’re high in antioxidants which fights cancer, heart disease, and other ailments.

purple veggiesRoast up these purple veggies at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until lightly caramelized.

purple potato soupUse your immersion blender or regular blender and pulse until well-blended. Make it chunky if you’d like!

potato cauliflower soupThis potato and cauliflower soup is purple perfection in a bowl! Swirl in some sour cream or creme fraiche and top with a few sprigs of fresh cilantro.

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Perfectly Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head purple cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 5 cups purple potatoes (variety of sweet and regular), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Coconut oil or canola oil spray
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large purple or orange carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sour cream or crème fraiche
  • Sprigs of cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the cauliflower and potatoes on a large baking sheet. Spray with coconut oil spray and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Toss thoroughly to coat. Roast in oven for 30 minutes, tossing half way through, until slightly caramelized.
  2. Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a heavy dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Add in fennel and carrots and sauté until tender. Stir in the broth and the roasted cauliflower and potatoes. Bring to a boil, and lower to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes until veggies are fork-tender. Remove from stove.
  3. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend until creamy (you can leave chunky if preferred). Season with salt & pepper. Serve soup in bowls swirled with sour cream or crème fraiche. Garnish with a few sprigs of cilantro.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Wife Mama Foodie

If you liked this recipe, try our Easy Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Soup

pumpkin coconut soup

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Sweet and Spicy Chilled Carrot Soup

cold carrot soup

Chilled soup is perfect for the spring weather! This sweet and spicy chilled carrot soup will make your tastebuds explode with happiness! It’s flavored with tangy ginger, a little spice from red curry paste and red pepper flakes, lemongrass, and the all-important coconut milk for creaminess! Make it vegetarian by substituting the chicken broth for veggie broth. We topped this soup with toasted pumpkin seeds with a hint of sriracha powder and toasted coconut flakes for a nice crunch combo. It’s simple and delicious, but packed with all healthy things!

cold carrot soupSweet and spicy, this chilled carrot soup is flavored with curry, ginger, lemongrass, and creamy coconut milk!

toasted pumpkin seedsGarnish the soup with toasted raw pumpkin seeds with a sprinkle of sriracha seasoning!

Sweet and Spicy Chilled Carrot Soup
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 3 cups low-fat chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 can light coconut milk (or full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, outer layer removed, cut in half, and pounded with a meat mallet
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Sriracha toasted pumpkin seeds for topping
  • Toasted coconut flakes for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat the canola oil over a heavy stock pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic and onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots to the pot and continue to sauté until carrots begin to soften, about 5 more minutes. Add in the ginger, soy sauce, curry paste, chicken broth, and coconut milk. Stir together until well-combined. Toss in the lemongrass, red pepper flakes, and salt. Bring to a boil. Add in the lime juice and lower to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and discard lemongrass stalks from the soup using a slotted spoon or kitchen tongs. Use an immersion blender (or blender) to puree the soup until smooth. Let cool completely before placing in the refrigerator or serving room temperature. Top the soup with sriracha toasted pumpkin seeds and toasted coconut flakes.
  2. To make the toasted sriracha pumpkin seeds:
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place 1 cup of raw pumpkins seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Spray the pumpkin seeds with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and 1 teaspoon of sriracha seasoning. Toss well to coat. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until browned and toasted. Let cool.
  4. To make the toasted coconut flakes:
  5. Dry toast the coconut flakes in a pan on a low heat on the stove until lightly browned.
Notes
Adapted from: thefullhelping.com

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Coconut Curry Tofu and Shrimp

coconut curry soup

Who doesn’t love a good bowl of coconut curry tofu and shrimp, am I right?  Damien, my right hand man, treated me and my husband to this recipe recently which was so yum! It’s full of veggies and shrimp, and flavored with the goodness of curry, lemon grass, hot chili paste, and coconut milk. I combine light coconut milk with regular to make it a bit healthier. Or, you can use coconut cream which is a richer stock, but adds more calories. You can also top this dish with hard boiled eggs for extra protein. I’m a tofu freak so I use these soybean cakes in everything! Make sure to use the extra firm tofu so it doesn’t fall apart. Trader Joe’s is my go-to for dense tofu. You’ll find it in the dairy section. Treat yourself to this recipe full of yumminess tonight!

Trader Joe’s Super Firm Tofu is the best product for this dish! Won’t fall apart!

Trader Joe's Super Firm Tofu

Rich and hearty, this curry tofu and shrimp bowl is absolutely delish for entertaining!

coconut curry tofu and shrimp

Coconut Curry Tofu and Shrimp
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola or coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 shallots, cut into thin rings
  • 6 lemon grass stalks, pounded and cut into 1½ inch long pieces
  • 2 tablespoons dried shrimp paste
  • 4 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 turnip, peeled and cut into strips
  • 1 small green cabbage, sliced
  • 2 baked extra firm tofu blocks, cut into large cubes
  • 6 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
  • Fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, sauté the garlic and shallots with oil until golden brown. Add in lemon grass, dried shrimp paste, red curry paste, and sambal oelek. Cook for 5 minutes, then add in the carrots, turnips, green cabbage, and tofu cubes. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and water. Once ingredients are well-combined, bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. Toss in the shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 minutes. Top with hard boiled eggs when serving. Optional: serve with steamed rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  2. To bake the tofu: Place entire blocks of tofu in a toaster oven at 275 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes until brown on outside. Remove and let cool before cubing.

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