So I don't know about where you live, but winter has hit with a vengeance here in Calgary. It has been at least -20 C for the past couple days. Needless to say I am not a fan. If I had the option I would stay in my flannel pyjamas all day and hibernate next to the fireplace with some warm tea. Man that sounds amazing.
Unfortunately, despite the evil weather, life goes on. So in the spirit of cold weather I decided it was time for another soup recipe. This time I came up with a dairy free Cream of Cauliflower Soup for you. I made a couple different versions until I was finally satisfied with the results. Erik also agreed that this one was delicious so I hope you like it too!
In better news, I am off to Boston today! I am heading there for the American College of Rheumatology Conference. So while it will be a lot of learning I am also looking forward to exploring the city, doing a little shopping and visiting Harvard! I don't know about anyone else but I was (and still am) addicted to the show Gilmore Girls, and so I have been wanting to visit Harvard for quite some time. I think I have watched the entire season at least 4 times. Yes when I say fan, I mean fan. I will probably have to bring back a college T-shirt in honour of this very exciting occasion.
But other than that I am also looking for suggestions on things to do while I am there. Do you know any good paleo friendly restaurants? I would love to hear your advice!
I also just wanted to let you guys know about a great new book that I recently had the pleasure of reviewing. My friends Ashley from My Heart Beets and Vivian from The Real Food Guide have come up with a great dessert book that is currently being offered at 60% off. Yes you read that right, 60% off. There are over 30 recipes in the book and all of them have 5 ingredients or less so they are very easy to make! The book is called Grain Free Simple Sweets and is currently being offered for only $5.99 until the end of November only. If you are interested please click this link to find out more. Here is a sneak peak inside the book if you would like to get a preview of what's inside (don't the desserts look delicious?).
4 cups bone broth (make your own or buy it here)
1 can organic full fat coconut milk (I recommend this brand since it is BPA free)
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
4 TBSP bacon fat
2 TBSP organic coconut flour (buy here)
2 TBSP chopped fresh chives
1 TBSP dried tarragon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
1. Place a large pot on the stove on medium heat
2. Add all of the ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil
3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
4. Remove pot from heat
5. Use your submersion blender and blend the soup until smooth
6. Serve and enjoy!