As you know, Pierre has taken up residence in my gall-bladder and will be removed on Tuesday - not soon enough - if you ask me. So, I have been forced to eat bland food. But, you know - bland does not have to be boring!!!!! Take a gander at that lovely soup! It was a feast for the eyes and tantalizing to the taste buds to boot! And, I am feeling rather energized from all of the wonderful vitamins and nutrients I am getting as part of the deal - I am also eating a great deal of raw fruits at this time - not that I normally don't - but the amount has definitely increased with the reduction of chocolate - sniff, sniff.
This is what I started off as thinking of as the ingredients of the soup. My sister had brought me about 3 cups cauliflower specifically to make a soup. I definitely HAVE to put in a medium onion, small diced, and a clove of garlic, minced. I had cilantro on the counter from making changua, so I chopped up a good 1/2 cup to add at the end. I love potatoes so I cubed up about 3 cups and added them to the list. I put in 2 boxes of Chicken Broth because I add it in all my soups instead of water - all that added flavor it provides is so wonderful. This group of ingredients seemed to make Pierre happy.
I chopped up my vegetables and threw them into the pot. Then, I remembered I needed to add salt, so I did, about a tablespoonful - potatoes do like their salt!
I took a look in that pot and thought - goodness - it needs a bit more color in there. I looked in my icebox and found some carrots. I chopped up a couple of them and into the pot they went.
The soup then looked pretty enough, but was smelling a little tame. I looked around and there - sitting on the counter was a beautiful hunk of ginger! I peeled some and grated about a teaspoon of the wonderful stuff directly into the simmering soup with my micro-plane (man, I love that gadget!).
While the soup was simmering, I boiled some yard eggs so that I could have some protein to go with the soup that would be easy to digest. I did give the yolks to the puppies - Pierre does not like any form of fat. You know what I find interesting - even the whites of yard eggs taste better than the whites of conventional eggs...
I am just adding more photos of the finished soup to reiterate just how wonderful it really was. Bland food does not have to be boring!!! I am glad I made enough to eat some for a couple of days... it tasted better on the second day for lunch!