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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup #SundaySupper

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Do you love cauliflower? I love it as an alternative to potatoes if I am trying to keep my carbs down. I roast them as a side dish at least once a week with broccoli or other veggies-  Today the Sunday Supper bloggers are sharing their best cauliflower recipes to tempt us with plenty of ideas for making this healthy veggie. Thanks to  Caroline from Caroline’s Cooking  for hosting today’s great lineup for us! I decided to make soup, since I am sort of in soup-mode with my Weeknight Chicken Soup from yesterday and on Thursday I made my favorite Beef Stew.   I am freezer-stocked and ready for the cold weather!

This cheesy cauliflower soup is so comforting and cheesy, but lower in carbs than my Baked Potato Soup. It has the same, creamy and delicious flavor though, is totally vegetarian for Meatless Monday, and is simple enough that you can make it in 30 minutes!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup


Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients:

1 onion
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1/2 a shallot, diced fine
1/2 head of fresh cauliflower, separated into small chunks
1 carton (32oz) vegetable broth
1/3 cup flour
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. of italian seasoning (or choice of oregano, thyme or basil)
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
3 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese

What you do:

  • Chop the onion, carrots, and celery to small bite sized pieces. In a large pot, heat 1 Tbsp. oil to medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery and shallot and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets. Continue to cook for 4 minutes more.
  • Add the vegetable broth and cover continuing to cook for 15 minutes until the carrots and cauliflower are very soft.
  • Using your immersion blender or regular blender (in batches, be careful!) rough puree the soup. (Add back to the pot, if you removed it).
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour and seasonings. Slowly whisk in the milk mixture to this until it’s smooth. Add this to the soup and let it simmer until the soup gets thick- about 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Serve!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Creative Cauliflower Recipes #SundaySupper

O.M.G. these recipes look amazing!

Creative Cauliflower Starters and Sides

Make My Cauliflower a Main Dish

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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Easy Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops #SundaySupper

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

We love pork chops around here. So much so, that I thought I’d share a little cheer- yes, cheer, as in “cheer-leader, cheer” about pork chops…

Pork chop, pork chop, greazy, greazy.

We’re gonna beat you easy, easy. (yea! insert pompoms and cheers here)

Ha! Yes. See? We love pork chops in my house, although we don’t always cheer for them! I don’t know about you all, but I cook all week long, three meals a day. So when my husband has a handful of recipes that he likes to make off the grill…I say, “Hurrrah!” And just so you know these are NOT “greazy, greazy”! Look how NOT greasy these are:

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

This recipe is delicious! It is the very first recipe that he made me when we were dating, and he made it again, for my mother when she came to visit…now that is confidence. My mom is a great cook, so he was worried…but she absolutely loved these pork chops and now she requests it when she comes to stay.

I just know you will love this super easy, super yummy, and very kid-friendly dinner! Serve it with some mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash, and a green veggie for a special dinner or a weeknight meal- it works for both~

All you need to make the seasoning mix is a few ingredients:

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Then, you do is “shake & bake” these bad boys, and they turn out great!

Easy Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Easy Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Bone-in pork chops
  • 1 small bottle "zesty" italian dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250*
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or sprayed foil.
  3. In a large dish or bowl add the chops and cover with the italian dressing. Flip around so the chops are coated on both sides with the dressing.
  4. In a large covered tupperware, or you can use a gallon ziplock too, add the breadcrumbs and spices. Shake to mix.
  5. Take the chops out one at a time and place them in the tupperware or bag, and close. Shake around until totally coated. Place on the baking sheet. Continue to do this until all the chops are done.
  6. Bake for one hour.
  7. Flip them over.
  8. Bake for another hour.
  9. Test for doneness. If they need more time, you can cook for 20-30 more minutes, depending on how thick your chops were. When done, serve right away! Or make a double batch and give one to your mom or neighbor...They will love it!
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Pork Chops

Pork Chops

And More Pork Chops

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Paleo Salmon Cakes: Easy & Inexpensive

I am sick of eggs. So sick of them.  It is day 9 of my Whole 30 plan, and I have had eggs for breakfast every day. It has gotten so that I am almost sick of food altogether- okay, so that is a little dramatic, but I am very interested in switching things up in order to eat without getting ill from the sight of eggs!

Today, I made the chili from the Whole 30 book:

whole 30 chili

Whole 30 Chili

And to be honest, once you  accept that it is not the chili that you are used to, and that you are enjoying chili-soup, you will find this delicious.  Also,  there is something about soup that both fills me up and also makes me feel very satisfied, like a comfort food usually does.  I will have to remember this, and make a big pot of soup to eat throughout the week.  I will have to post one later in the week that is totally Whole 30 adaptable and  I could eat it for breakfast…no eggs! This could be a game changer my friends. Soup for breakfast is a stand-by for my sister in law, and I think she may be on to something…

For now, I made a new recipe to switch gears from meat, meat, meat.  That is the other main protein source other than eggs, that I have had just about enough of.  So I whipped up a couple of salmon-cakes from what I had on hand, and what is Whole 30 approved.  I looked online for recipes, and they all include eggs and almond flour. I am too lazy to grind almonds, since I have no almond flour, and it is also really expensive- I’d rather save my almonds for chewing them :).  And the eggs…well.  Let’s leave them out.

My mixture came together really well, and formed two perfect patties that held together surprisingly well.  For not too much money or effort, I made a great lunch:

Whole 30 approved Chili & Salmon Cakes

Whole 30 approved Chili & Salmon Cakes

The chili as I said is in the Whole 30 book.  The Salmon Cakes, which are paleo too are my own original recipe, and one I will definitely be eating a lot of this month! Here it is:

Paleo Salmon Cakes: Easy & Inexpensive

Yield: Makes 2 patties

Paleo Salmon Cakes: Easy & Inexpensive

Ingredients

  • 1, 5 oz. can skinned and boned salmon (find where the canned tuna is)
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. parsely, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (tabasco)
  • 1/2 tsp. Old Bay (or another seafood spice without sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil, for sauteing (coconut oil or clarified butter or olive oil)

Instructions

Mix it all in a bowl.

Heat a non-stick pan and add your cooking oil.

Form two patties, using a 1/2 cup measure to pack it in.

Place the two patties in the pan and cook both sides until brown.

**I place one scoop in the pan without smooshing down, until I flip it over- then I push down gently with my spatula.

Notes

Serve this over lettuce or veggies with an oil and vinegar dressing, for a lunch- or over leftover roasted veggies for a Whole30 breakfast!

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I do hope you try this, because it was really good~ I know it seems like a lot of ingredients, but they are inexpensive and often used ingredients that we always have on hand…and no eggs!

Paleo salmon cake

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