I have been an indoor mama this winter. Last year I took a walk with my snow girl most nights. Oh does she love the snow. I ask memories of myself as a child, covered in snow to come to me; ask them to remind me of the pleasure of sweating through the cold.
The inside mama has been searching for simplicity in her home. Does that ever take work. I have been at it for weeks. Going through each drawer, each bin of toys (which was reaching overload) and creating a huge mess in the playroom as I went along, depositing baskets of things to go through down stairs. The ultimate goal, to create space to play. I received an invitation to watch a parade with floats from these two; a mess does not deter them from creativity.
olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets 3 garlic cloves 2 carrots, chopped 3-4 cups stock (enough to cover the vegetables) splash of milk substitute, coconut, rice or almond works
Saute onion for 3 minutes in oil, add in cauliflower, garlic and carrots. Saute for another 4 minutes and add stock to cover the vegetables. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer on low until soft, about 30 minutes. Splash in a bit of milk substitute and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. If you are using a blender allow the soup to cool a bit first. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pepper, hot sauce and a squeeze of lemon.