Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric
I love what cauliflower does to a soup - it's much more than you might think, if you imagine cauliflower as a Limp Steamed Vegetable! And turmeric supposedly does all sorts of good things for conditions like Dementia, etc...except I can't remember what it does, exactly...
At least this is delicious. :)
3 T. ghee
1 lg. onion
2 lg. heads cauliflower (~8 cups florets)
3 lg. cloves garlic, sliced
1 T. tomato paste
1 T. plus 2 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. mustard powder
1 bay leaf
6 c. chicken stock
1/2 c. heavy cream
3 T. fresh dill
salt and pepper, to taste
Saute onion and 5 c. cauliflower, till beginning to soften. Add garlic, and saute for a few moments, until fragrent.
Add tomato paste and spices, stirring constantly for 1-3 minutes (don't burn!).
Add broth, and bring to a boil; cook till the cauliflower is soft. Remove the bay leaf; blend till smooth.
Add the bay leaf back in, plus the remaining cauliflower florets; simmer until the chunks of cauliflower are tender.
Stir in cream and fresh dill, and serve.