I wake up (duh)
Throw on my workout clothes
Drink some water
Shower and get ready for the day
Make my breakfast
Sit down, eat my breakfast, and read my emails......
The majority of emails I receive are from other bloggers sharing their amazing recipes. Some mornings I want to call out sick from the day job and stay home all day making all these great treats!!!
On my quest to eat healthier (well, healthier than I already do), I found this recipe. Cauliflower soup!!! The ingredient list was short and it looked easy to make. The calories were almost nil as well, which made it even better!!! I added this recipe to my "Ziplist" (in case you haven't heard of Ziplist, it is AMAZING!!!! More on it later).
On Fridays I do my grocery shopping. I always have so many stops to make since I eat differently than my husband. While at Henry's I gathered everything I needed for my meals for the next couple weeks, including all the ingredients to make this soup!
(as adapted from SkinnyTaste)
1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions (I used an entire onion in mine, only because I LOVE onions and believe you can never have too many onions!)
6 cups of water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
**I used fresh ground pepper. I also omitted the salt, but added in some garlic powder, Lawry's Season Salt (just a little), and some crushed red pepper flakes. You can season this pretty much how ever you want!
-In a 5 quart sauce pan add all ingredients
-Let come to a simmer and cover
-Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until veggies are soft (I just let mine simmer for the 20 minutes)
-Once veggies are soft, use an immersion blender to puree until smooth
This soup was OMG delicious! It is so simple yet sooooooooooooo good!!!! It tastes like cream of broccoli soup. I think it would be made even better (if that can even be possible) with the addition of some cheddar cheese.....or any cheese you would like! :) Hey, with as little calories as the soup has, you can totally afford to throw some cheese in there! ;)
This makes a lot of soup, so if you are not going to be "sharing" then think of freezing it! I packaged up my soup and stored some in the freezer. I am just hoping it freezes well and will still be tasty when thawed.
(based on original recipe)
Servings: 6 servings • Time: 20 minutes • Old Points: 0 • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 45.1 • Fat: 0.6 g • Carb: 8.8 g • Fiber: 3.7 g • Protein: 3.3 g
Sodium: 469.1 mg
Ok, so back to that Ziplist thing I mentioned!!!!
Have you ever been to the store and thought of a recipe you wanted to try but didn't think of it before hand and didn't know all the ingredients so you just guess, only to come home and find out that you missed something!?!?! That happens to me all the time! Even though I make a list, I will still forget about a recipe or forget to add something to it! This is where Ziplist comes in handy!
If you are like me and find most of your recipes online then this is a great and nifty little tool (as long as you have a smartphone). Since it is new, not all sites are linked up with Ziplist yet, but I am sure that you will start to see them coming around soon!!!
At the top of some recipes you will see a little blue rectangular button that says "Save Recipe". If you have a Ziplist account (it is free), you can click save. A pop-up will come on and ask you if you want to save the recipe or add it to your shopping list!!! I always click to save the recipe (you can go back later and add it to your shopping list if you would like). You can store so many recipes, make different "folders" for them, like for instance, I have "cooking", "baking", "family", etc.....
If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, Ziplist makes an app for you! It is a free download. Once downloaded, just sign in on your account and everything is linked up. Then when at the store you can think, "what do I want to make for dinner tonight?" Open up your Ziplist app and search through all your saved recipes. Click on one and see all the ingredients you need. If you added those ingredients to your shopping list then you can just open your shopping list and mark off what you got!!!! :D Super easy and a great shopping tool!!! Check it out, unless you like to walk around aimlessly in the grocery store trying to figure out what to cook, or what you need.....or if you like to make multiple trips to the store!!!! ;)
Give Ziplist a whirl.....its free, so you have got nothing to lose! :)
*This post was not sponsored by Ziplist. In fact, they have no idea that I am writing this. I just really love this app and think it is an amazing tool that everyone who cooks/bakes should have. I am hoping I can get my site linked up to Ziplist soon so you can save my recipes as well! :)