It's a NEW Week!? Are you ready!? I'm TRYING.
I have to tell you I already have LOTS to share this week but I'm going to try and pace myself so I can post something at least once each day! I would like to start off the week by sharing this AMAZING Vegan Cauliflower Sweet Potato Chowder I attempted last night! I combined 2 online recipes and then added a few other things to it. I altered it so much that I think that I can safely put the recipe here on my blog.
Ingredients for Vegan Cauliflower Sweet Potato Chowder:
1 Small Head of Cauliflower
2 Sweet Potatoes
5 C Water
1 C Cashews
1 T Wildtree Absolutely Onion
5 Cloves Garlic
1 tea Basil
2 to 3 tea Braggs Liquid Aminos
Most of the soups I do - I throw everything into my blender and DONE. This one took a few more steps.
First I took 3 C Water and boiled. I added the Cauliflower that I broke up into smaller chunks, added the Sweet Potatoes that I cut up into smaller chunks and too the skin off, and added the Onion, Garlic, and Basil to the pot. I put them on medium until soft.
While I was waiting for them to get soft - I moved over to my Vitamix and put the other 2 C Water in my blender along with the 1 C of Cashews. I blended those until it looked like milk.
I then added the Cashew Milk I just made in my blender to the pot of Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes, etc that was on the stove and simmered for another 5 minutes or so. This is when I added the Bragg's Liquid Aminos, too!
I then took about 75% of the contents and put it in my blender again and blended until smooth. I added it back to the pot and stirred it.
I just HAD to try a bowl (or two) and absolutely LOVED it!!!! YUMMO! I topped the individual serving bowl(s) with a sprinkle of Smoked Paprika and Nutmeg! WOWZA! Totally LOVE this soup! Or is it a CHOWDER? You be the judge!
It made an INSANE amount so I will surely been eating it for DAYS! YAY!
It's been a while since I posted any photos of the furkids. Not sure why. Here is Riley on the left and Cricket on the right. They snuggled up on my lap on DH's Recliner (I rarely sit in it). Luckily I had my iPhone nearby to snap this pic. This was Saturday Night. They were touching 'cheek to cheek' and I don't mean the cheeks on their faces! haha!
Cricket was kind of a little terror this weekend. She's about 4-ish but she still acts like a puppy! After all the activity of the weekend and her tear-assin' around the house - this was her last night - sacked out on my lap. She has gained a little weight since we adopted her over 2 years ago but she still only weighs 7 pounds at the most. She's so small. Especially when she crawls into a little ball and sleeps!