Yes I used cream, yes I used cheese. So I’m not trying to make a diet soup that ‘tastes creamy but with no cream’ or ‘fills you up with no fat‘. This is just a great tasting, hearty soup that will leave you sighing with happiness whilst you eat. And actually I think 319 calories isn’t too bad for that.
Back in my youth, I used to work at a fried chicken shop where we’d get a free meal during each shift. There was (and still is) a sandwich shop across the road that did the best cauliflower soup ever. If that soup was on special, I was straight over there. Yes, a 17-year-old who preferred cauliflower soup to fried chicken and chips. It really was that good.
It was that soup I had in mind when I made this recipe. I told Chris I was making cauliflower soup for lunch, and received a look of dismay and an unintelligible, displeased grunt. I could see his brain figuring out what he could have for his real lunch later.