Chipotle Cauliflower Soup

Gotta love a good soup in the fall! I love blended soups that I can just put right into the Nutribullet and blend up!

Ingredients:

1 purple cauliflower 

1/2 sweet potato

4 cloves garlic

1 inch ginger

1 chipotle in adobo

1 can light coconut milk

chipotle chilli flakes and red pepper flakes to taste, sea salt & pepper

This honestly couldn’t be easier! Roast the whole cauliflower with half a sweet potato (I wanted the nutrients from the sweet potato without putting too much in so it wouldn’t take away from the purple color!) I sliced up the ginger and put it on the baking sheet (parchment lined for easy clean-up!) and kept the garlic cloves whole, sprinkled it with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and chipotle chilli flakes.

img_3483img_3487Bake it in the oven at 400° for 30 minutes until it’s roasted and tender, and that’s it!

img_3490Drop the veggies in a blender with the coconut milk and a chipotle in adobo, and enjoy it! Add some water if it gets too thick (I probably added at least 1/2 cup). Keeps great in the fridge for a few days since the flavors will just deepen. Enjoy it!

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Check out how good it is for you!

Serving size 1 cup

78 calories

3.5g protein

11g carbs

2.4g fat

3.5g fiber

Vegan Cauliflower Pumpkin “Mac n Cheese”

This is a delicious casserole that works not only for people who are vegan or gluten-free, but it’s always great to have one day a week where you are not eating meat, and this still comes with some protein packed in there so you get the macros you need too!

What you’ll need:

1 head cauliflower

1/2 butternut squash

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

3/4 cup soy milk

1 cup vegan cheese

1 pinch to taste: salt, pepper, nutmeg, chipotle chilli

1 tbsp each rosemary, parsley, thyme

1 tbsp gluten-free breadcrumbs

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Start with 1 whole cauliflower and 1/2 butternut squash, chop it all up and boil for 8-10 minutes.

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Meanwhile we begin making our “cheese sauce” with 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!) 3/4 cup soy milk, and a giant 1 cup of your favorite vegan cheese substitute. I never would have used “fake cheese” in the past, but you really can’t tell the difference and these days there are so many options available in all the grocery stores!

Once the cheese starts melting add your salt, pepper, chipotle chilli, nutmeg, and herbs. Cook 10 minutes or until smooth like any cheese sauce!

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Strain the cauliflower and pumpkins and move it into a casserole pan, pour the cheese sauce on it, mix it all together, then top it with a little more of the cheese and some gluten-free breadcrumbs!

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Delicious!

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Want to know the best part? This is deliciously filling and guess how many calories? Check it out and you’ll be making this a part of your fall menu for sure!

Calories: 82

Protein: 6.5g

Carbs: 10g

Fat: 2.6g

Fiber: 3.7g