It’s a rainy day, which means I’m craving soup for lunch. I had cauliflower soup from encuentro restaurant in Oakland a few months ago. encuentro is a wine bar and cafe owned by the owners of Millennium restaurant, one of the most highly regarded vegetarian restaurants in the world. This little cafe features delectable organic and vegan wines (not all of them are though) and amazing small plates. Since my visit, I have been dying to recreate the cauliflower soup.
I found this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Soup from Veg News online via The Chubby Vegan and tweaked it a bit. I didn’t have any potatoes on hand, so I used a Tokyo turnip which gave it a pinkish tinge. I also used leeks instead of onions and threw it all in the Vitamix (all hail), skipping the putting it on the stove part. With some vegan cornbread on the side, it made a mighty fine and filling lunch.