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Healthy and Delicious: Curried Cauliflower Soup With Honey

Editor's note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us.

Historically, I’ve always despised cauliflower. On my list of Things to Avoid in Life, it was located a few notches below corneal paper cuts and just above “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Deep Blue Something. However, my disdain’s faltered lately, thanks to a one-two punch of Ina Garten’s Cauliflower Gratin and a simple Garlic Roasted Cauliflower from Allrecipes. Both dishes made me reconsider the ivory-iest of cruciferous vegetables, which was quite the coup.

Then, last week, a Cheap Healthy Good reader had to go and suggest Curried Cauliflower Soup with Honey from a blog called Sunday Nite Dinner. She claimed it converted her boyfriend into a full-fledged caulif-lover (or at least, caulif-liker), and that it could destroy the last vestige of my hatred.

And boy, did it ever. Smooth, deep, and spicy with an unexpected touch of sweetness, the soup retained cauliflower’s distinctive flavor without making me want to hurl. I would even go so far as to call it delicious. Naturally, with little fat, lots of veggies, and few ingredients, it’s both healthy and frugal, as well. Bonus.

Ultimately, thanks to the soup, I can’t claim to hate cauliflower anymore. But Deep Blue Something? That loathing is forever.

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