Cauliflower on a Cold Day...

The overnight low is going to be minus 23 Celsius (with a wind chill of minus 38).  Did not plan for my second post to be another soup, but the weather demands comfort food, and so – Paprika-Spiced Cauliflower Soup it is – also a staple in Hungarian cuisine and called Karfiolleves.

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear about Cauliflower.  Recipes drop into my inbox, appear on Twitter or Instagram.  There had been reports that Cauliflower was “the new kale” / food trend for 2014.  We are well into 2015 and the recipes just keep coming.  I can’t say that this is a problem. Spotlighting cauliflower last year did remind me of some old flavour memories – this soup.

Despite “trending”, this veggie from the cabbage family is still inexpensive.  Good news, since it is also versatile and healthy.  Wikipedia says it is “low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C.”  Takes one’s breath away to learn that the oldest written reference to cauliflower was in the 6th century BC!!

So, if you made the Gulyás soup, you have paprika left to use in this soup which also calls for little dumplings.  I have more cauliflower recipes to share one day – baked, pickled etc. - and don’t forget that they do taste good raw with a veggie dip.  Click here for the recipe.