Friday, January 1, 2010

Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Lets start 2010 with a nice healthy recipe, a wonderfully simple and flavorful soup. I hope you all had a wonderful new years eve. We stayed home my friend came over with her baby and I made my first Beef Bourguignon! recipe to follow. It was wonderful my hubby even licked his plate (but he didn't want me to say that so mums the word)!

In 2010, I want to continue blogging and learning new recipes with your support, amazing comments, food blogs and tips I can cook anything, well almost!
I even joined Michelle's (Big Black Dog) bread making group yesterday I am a bit nervous but until I step out of my comfort zone I will never learn right!

  • 4 big carrots
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1.2 l vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander/cilantro
  • one cup small red lentils
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 2 sticks of celery chopped
  1. heat oil and add onions and carrots, celery and cauliflower then add spices
  2. add broth and lentils and simmer for 30-45 min until very soft
  3. use a hand blender to make into a puree
  4. then add fresh chopped fresh cilantro

Love and Hugs, may 2010 be filled with fun, laughter and adventure in the kitchen!

I am sending this over to Deb at Souper Sundays



  1. I need to start my New Year out on a healthy foot, too. I like your goal of learning how to bake bread.

  2. That looks great, nice and healthy. I'll be back to healthy food next week!

  3. Oh yep..time for some healthy diet!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Last night, I made cauliflower soup and thought how healthy and delicious. I am now looking at your Carrot and Cauliflower soup and thinking even better!!!
    It is wonderful when you step out of your comfort zone-it is always amazing what can be accomplished. I have always wanted to learn to make bread well. Good luck! I will be looking forward to your posts.

    Happy new Year!

  5. I definitely need some soup, only I'm staying at my in-laws and they seem scared of anything you should eat with a spoon. What my MIL calls soup is something you can eat with a fork.
    Can't wait to get home, back in my kitchen and cook some really good stuff.
    My husband needs to start a low sodium diet, would love to hear any advice you have to share.
    Have a beautiful year to follow this day and to enjoy with your family

  6. happy new year to you, your hubby and precious Jasmine! =)

  7. Oh how cute on the hubby note, so mums the word! Mine also does things like that if he really likes something...

    I like this soup idea, and admit I neglect the cauliflower lately...I am thinking of kicking of the New Year with some curry! Spice up my first day right!

  8. unplanned cooking: thanks wish me luck!
    Janice: smiles
    Sybil: thanks the same to you
    Angie: he he love ya
    Velva: you can join as well!! love rebecca
    and this blog: thanks so so much
    E: sounds great curry on new yr

  9. Never thought about carrot and cauliflower together in soup...looks healthy and delicious!Great meal for the first day of the year.

  10. I'm so excited you joined the bread making group! We are going to have so much fun together. I promise it's not difficult at all. Basically all you do is mix, rise, refrigerate. How hard can that be?

    This soup looks awesome. I could use some healthier dishes in the new year...

  11. That's a lovely, healthy soup. My children love this type of soup....tasty, healthy and filling. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very Happy & Prosperous New Year, Rebecca!

  12. That is great you are stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new challenges! I'm not much of a baker (I wish I was). I can cook most anything, but another story!

    This soup looks amazing. I love soups like this pumpkin, squash, potato leek, now carrot califlower, can't wait to try it!

  13. What a nice soup. I like the idea of the lentils with the carrots and cauliflower. Happy New Year!

  14. The Soup sounds wonderful! Happy New Year, Rebecca.

  15. A great way to start the new year. Delicious soup!! I'm already thinking of some ways I can heathify some of the leftovers dishes I have from the holidays. hehehe...

    Happy New Year!

  16. Sounds like a fabulous way to start the new year! Happy New Year to you & the fam, Reb!! :D

  17. Looks delicious.....I love carrot soup! I should join a baking group this year :)Happy new year.

  18. Can't wait to see all your new recipes!

    I have 2 new cookbooks full of healthy eats so I will be sure to post :)

    Happy New Year!

  19. You'll have to check out my blog too, Rebecca. I started the New Year with a healthy soup as well! Hope your year is fantastic!

    Hugs, Carrie

  20. This looks like a wonderful pureed soup. Happy new year!

  21. Looks like a great soup to start the New Year. Love the addition of lentils, too.

    Happy 2010! I'm looking forward to reading more of your delish recipes.

  22. Nici: it was a good combo thanks lol
    Joanne; oh so cool will be doing it with you feeling better already
    Mary: oh thats cool your kids have good taste love Rebecca
    Lyndsey: oh I hear you on baking I am the same but you can do it LOL
    cookbook apprentice: thanks so much
    Anthony: thanks so much lol
    Jenn: thanks so much great post today
    girlichef: thanks love ya
    Erica: join the bread group!!
    mom on the run: oh sounds great look forward to your posts
    Carrie: great minds think alike lol
    fresh local and best; thanks
    Erica: thanks so much

  23. LOL about your hubby, I'll never tell! happy new year :)

  24. Such a terrific and healthy soup! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone!

    Can't wait to see the Beef Bourguignon!

  25. Happy New Year to you!!!The perfect soup to bring in the new year!!

  26. Good start for a nice new year dear. soup looks so comforting.
    Wish you and family a happy and blessed New year!

  27. C.G thanks
    Amanda: smiles
    The ungourmet: will post it on Sun/ Monday it was so good!
    figtree: thanks
    Vikki: thanks so much

  28. This sounds delicious. Really healthy and yummy. I think I have everything INCLUDING the red lentils (which are my favorite) I signed up to follow your blog. Looks like it will be fun!

  29. Hi. Lovely colour, makes me hungry. Wish you a very happy new year.

  30. Great recipe -- haven't tried the two flavors together before, but will now! We had our start of veggies tonight to get our new year off to a healthy start. We'll see how long the guys last :)

  31. Gorgeous soup--healthy and wonderful color. You should send it over for Souper Sundays. ;-) Happy New Year and here's to a healthy, happy 2010!

  32. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year:)

    Thats a healthy soup to start the year with...looks too good:)

  33. A delicious and healthy start to the new year!

  34. A great tasty AND delicious start to the new year-that will wait for me until I get back;-)

  35. Healthy and yummy soup..Have a great year ahead Rebecca :-)

  36. Jenny: thanks so much for stopping by hope you love the soup lol
    Pari: thanks so much
    Deb: sure thing lol
    kellypea: all the best with the guys lol
    Malar: thanks so much sweet of you
    Doc: thanks
    Gulmohar: thanks so much

  37. Looks super yummy, Rebecca!Wish you a happy new year:)

  38. What a wonderful soup! I'm trying to learn how to bake bread as well :D Is that the hbin5 group? I've joined that one to!



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