Hello! You must like soup because you found my blog! Welcome! I started making soup for my now 11 year old for lunch when he was about 9. He wouldn’t eat sandwiches because he didn’t like how mushy they were by the time lunch rolled around.
I started giving him leftovers. Then I started making him soup. Now, most weekends during the school year, we pour over cookbooks looking for ideas, or meander through the produce aisle looking for something that can be turned into soup.
Many of my recipes are meatless, except for chicken broth. That means they can easily be vegan, if that’s your thing. Also, I tend to make things up as I go along. If a soup seems thick, you can add more broth or other liquid. Also, I tend to make small batches of most of my soups. I only need 5 cups for a school week. If any ingredients need to be adjusted before doubling, I’ll let you know with a double alert!
So read on and I hope you find things you and your family will enjoy.
Cream of Romanesco
A few weeks ago while shopping at Wegman’s we came across this gem. It’s called Romanesco Broccoli or Roman Cauliflower. It pulled us in like a magnet. The soup was quite simple. You’ll find it has the flavor of a mild cauliflower.
One head romanesco, steamed
One quart chicken broth – prepared, homemade – whatever you like!
Half an onion
Garlic to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese to taste
1/2 – 1 cup of milk
Steam the romanesco for about 20 minutes. While that’s cooking, saute the garlic and onion until translucent. After the romanesco is steamed enough so it’s soft, let it cool for a few minutes. Put everything except the cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.
Transfer to a pan that is no smaller than 2 quarts and heat through. Top with grated cheese. Enjoy! And great news! If your cheese doesn’t have any gluten, then this soup is gluten free!
Double Alert! If you want to double this, start with 1 and 1/2 quarts of broth. If it’s too thick, you can gradually add more.
I know I’m remiss because I don’t have a picture of this. I’m sorry! I will have pictures of my next soup.