Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup
Growing up, I didn't like soups. Somewhere along the way, I got it in my head that soups were for sick people and I didn't want to be sick. But hubby LOVES soup, so I have learned to really enjoy it. Also, broadening my horizons past Campbell's cream of tomato has helped a lot. Which really isn't fair, because my mama could whip up an epic soup out of just what's in the fridge at any given time. But I digress...
As a mom, the reason I like soups is that it's such a simple way to sneak in more fruits and veggies. I never get, "where's the meat" when I serve soup. And the whole family will eat things in a soup they would eat just alone on a plate. So, #momwin! So this Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup caught my attention.
According to Medical News Today, "Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. It provides antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer. It also contains fiber to enhance weight loss and digestion, choline that is essential for learning and memory, and many other important nutrients." Or, as I have learned: white foods feed your immune system and foods look like the organs they help. Doesn't cauliflower look like the brain to you? Makes sense that it aids with learning and memory, right?
Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide. They are great for gut health (don't they kind of look like your colon?), full of vitamins and minerals, great for eyes and brain and full of antioxidants which slows aging and decreases inflammation. Now that's a powerful punch.
I like to make my own broth. This recipe from Kitchen Therapy is my go to. Of course, you can use vegetable stock and buy something from the store but there are a lot of health benefits to making your own bone broth, not the least of which is controlling the ingredients!
Okay, now that we've made ourselves feel really good about cooking from scratch and using food as medicine; be sure to get your copy of Flavor! by Darshana Thacker. You can probably find a similar recipe from a quick Google search, but I like to credit the author!