Today I started with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup. I'll give you one guess where I found this recipe. Yep, Pinterest.com. I had to make a few adjustments. First, I only had one sweet potato on hand. But since I'm eating for one, that isn't such a big deal. I did have a whole head of cauliflower and I used it so this should probably be called Cauliflower Sweet Potato soup. Or maybe Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup.
Since I was changing the amounts of the main ingredients, I just guessed at the rest. I used 1/2 an onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Oh yeah, I didn't have garam masala either so I used some Spices of India from Tastefully Simple. Sadly, it seems that might be seasonal or discontinued so you'll have to figure that out. My seasoning was more curry-ish, I believe.
I cut up the cauliflower and tossed it in olive oil and spices. Then I roasted it for about 40 minutes. I cooked it longer than the recipe called for because I think the more roasted the better. My cauliflower was not crunchy but it wasn't mushy either.
While the cauliflower was roasting I sauteed the onion in some olive oil and then added the minced garlic once the onion was soft and translucent. I cooked that for a bit and then tossed in the chopped up sweet potato. I added about 3 cups of water and 1/2 cup of the Chardonnay I was planning to have with the soup. I added some salt and pepper and some red pepper flakes. I brought it to a boil then reduced the heat and let it cook until the sweet potato was soft - probably 30 minutes.
When the sweet potato was done, I scooped out about a cup of veggies and then tossed a little more than half of my roasted cauliflower into the pot. I used the immersion blender to puree that. It came out thick and creamy. I tasted it and decided it needed a splash of sherry. Then I tossed the reserved veggies and remaining cauliflower back in. I served it with crackers and Chardonnay.
Verdict: Delicious! Especially with a dollop of yogurt on the top.
Changes: Next time I might add more liquid, both water and wine. And I'll chop the reserved veggies to be smaller bites. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.