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Simple Soup Recipe: Puree of Cauliflower Soup

One of the staples in my diet, when I am trying to eat a little healthier and lose a little weight before the dreaded “bikini season”, is soup.  I enjoy making and eating all kinds of soups from Italian Wedding to Sweet Pea soup and I find the most healthy and least fattening to be pureed vegetable soups.  I love pureed vegetable soups not only because (being the veggie lover that I am) they are delicious in their simplicity, pureed vegetable soups are also one of those dishes that as long as you are careful not to add too much milk or butter when making it, you can eat as much of it as you want.  Anything I can eat in abundance, especially when I am trying to drop a few pounds, makes it all that much more awesome.

This week I went on the hunt for a nice and simple recipe for Puree of Cauliflower Soup and found one that is not only incredibly easy to make, it also came out so well that I almost ate the entire batch last night by myself (no joke).  However, as I kept the dairy I added to a minimum and on the low fat side and although I definitely feel asleep last night full and happy after devouring bowl after bowl of Puree of Cauliflower Soup, I woke up without one shred of guilt (best thing ever)!  Here is the recipe in case you are looking for a nice and simple recipe for Puree of Cauliflower Soup:) Enjoy!


1 head of Cauliflower chopped

1 medium size onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic chopped

2 tbs fresh parsley diced

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 cup milk

1 tbs butter




1- In a large pot, melt 1 tbs butter and add onions and 2 tsp salt to pot, cooking until tender over medium high heat for ~ 5 minutes

2-Add chopped garlic to pot and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute

3- Add chopped cauliflower to pot, stirring to combine ingredients, reduce heat to medium and cover, cook for ~ 3 minutes

4-Add two cups chicken/vegetable broth to pot and 1 tsp pepper , increase heat to high and bring to a boil, cover and cook for ~ 10 minutes or until cauliflower is soft

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Simple Soup Recipe: Spring Sweet Pea and Mint Soup

Last year the downstairs restaurant in Bergdorf Goodman on 58th and Fifth Avenue in NYC, began serving a delicious Sweet Pea Soup that the people in my office could not get enough of.  Day after day, tiny little vestibules filled with the sweet, light green, sweet pea concoction made their way onto the desks of my co workers which prompted my friend and then co-worker Mara, to try and recreate the soup at home.  After she had done so with great success she passed along the recipe she used from for Sweet Pea and Mint Soup and I decided to finally try to make it at home myself this past week.  First off this has got to be one of the easiest soup recipes out there, containing so few steps and ingredients and yet when combined together this recipe makes one of the most light and delicious soups I have tasted in a long time.  It can be served either hot or cold and it’s light green color and mild sweet taste make it the perfect spring time soup!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:)



Step 1- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

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this was one of my favorite soup recipes I made this past year, stay tuned for more delicious and simple recipes coming up on The Lucky Penny:)

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As the winter season rolls in I usually have one thing on my mind, soup.  There is nothing like a nice bowl of soup to wrap your hands around after coming in from the cold.  There is something very soothing about soup, which is why we often tend to prefer it to other foods when we are feeling under the weather.  Soup is also a great answer to any evening where you find yourself short on time or ideas for dinner or if you find that you just can’t seem to decide what you are in the mood to eat, soup can be a great way to go.

Last year for Christmas my boyfriend bought me a book named 500 Soups.  I love soups-sometimes they are just what you need to satisfy your hunger without going overboard.  There are so many kinds and ways to prepare them and can…

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