I started my recipe search for broccoli soup, since I have an equally beautiful head of broccoli to use. However, as I was searching through Alice Water's The Art of Simple Food cookbook, I spotted a recipe for Spicy Cauliflower Soup. As usual, I changed things up a bit, but the result was a delicious, creamy, spicy soup. My husband didn't see it cooking. When it was finished and well-blended, he came in from the blustery day for lunch.
"What kind of soup is this?" he asks.
"Try it and see" I say.
He takes a spoonful. "Hmmm, pumpkin?"
He looks at me with surprise and a harrumph and proceeds to eat an entire bowl. Success! It really is good and tastes a bit like pumpkin without the sweetness or potato without the starchiness. Now to find a recipe for broccoli. Recipe is on the recipe page!