December 16, 2012

Multigrain Cauliflower'n'Celery Chowder

This is a quick Friday night meal to finish off your veggies from the week.

Ingredients:

  • Multi-grains - 1/2 cup
  • Cauliflower - 1/4 of a medium head -chopped fine
  • Celery  - 4-5 stems - chopped fine
  • Onion - 1 small - chopped fine
  • Garlic - 2-3 cloves - minced
  • Oregano - 1 tspn
  • Cashew nuts - handful
  • Sea salt - as per taste
  • Black pepper corns - 1 tspn
  • EV olive oil - 1 tbsn

Directions:

  • Cook multi-grains with 1 cup of water (I use pressure cooker)
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil a deep pan, add onion, garlic and oregano and sauté for a minute.
  • Add cauliflower and celery and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Leave about a cup of veggies in the pan.
  • Transfer the rest to the VitaMix jar along with 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water, cashew nuts, black pepper and blend at high speed for 3-4 minutes to purée well.
  • Add the pureed soup back to the pan, add the cooked multi-grains and mix everything well. Adjust taste as you wish.
  • Serve warm.