Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cauliflower Soup

Creamy cauliflower soup with some smoky pumpkin seeds to sprinkle on top. Plus a homemade roll, an orange, and two little gingersnap hearts (from the store -- I can't do everything!).
Verdict: I've always felt lucky that Little shmoo loves his brassicas (broccoli and brussel sprouts are his favorites). This is a fantastic soup, filled with cauliflower, potato, and carrots. I was a bit too enthusiastic with the white pepper this time, though, so he only finished half. Still, a good nutritious lunch. 3 stars.

13 comments:

Shelly said...

It's funny...I loved broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts when I was a kid, too. I still do. In fact, I'd much rather have veggies than fruits. Why do some kids hate them so much? Does it have something to do with how they're cooked? My mom steamed everything, and so do I. I hope you posted the soup recipe, because I definitely want to try that. I LOVE veggie soups.

Anonymous said...

I am also hoping that you post the soup recipe.

Your blog is great!

lonna said...

My little one is only 19 months and not really ready for soup, but this one sounds really good. I used to make a soup that was cauliflower, potatoes, and carrots with tarragon. Yum.

carrie said...

I love your website and am getting a lot of great ideas from it. You have such great recipies, I wish you would tell us where you got them from or post them on your food blog. Thank you!

Jenn said...

I know why kids hate veggies. Really. I just took an anatomy class and a nutrition class. It is because...wait for it...they have more taste buds.

Well, not more, as much as better functioning. Babies and young children taste things that adults do not. Which is often why you won't like something as a child, but will grow to love it as an adult. There is a taste that your brain no longer registers.

And that's Jenn's essay on why kids hate veggies (those that do).

Jennifershmoo said...

I agree, Jenn. There are foods that I like now that tasted too strong or spicy to me as a child. For example, the white pepper in the cauliflower soup was perfect for my husband and I, but too spicy for James (it was 1/4 tsp., but in the written recipe I lowered it to 1/8 tsp.). I have to tone things down a lot for him to enjoy them.

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, Carrie! Thank you for your kind words. For the most part I make my own recipes. Right now I am working on writing them all down and having friends and family test them. I am tentatively planning on putting them together in a cookbook!

If I use a recipe from another cookbook I will state where I got it in the blog entry.

mrs.cummings said...

Who knows if anyone will read this comment so far back, but obviously I did so I'll add my bit of nutrition knowledge gained from my Nutrition Through The Lifecycle class.

It has been proven that kids who are given veggies before fruit in their life (i.e. as you are starting to feed them new foods). The order should go cereals, veg, fruit, etc. But if you feed them fruit first, they tend not to like veg very much. On the other hand, if you introduce fruit after veg, they are likely to accept them both.

I don't know about the tastebud thing, but it sounds possible.

Valery said...

I love such creamy soups!

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donandjenn said...

Love this one. Have your cookbook and everything I make is awesome! And I mostly make dinner from it!You are the only reason me and mine LOVE brussels sprouts.

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