Not long ago I was lucky to have gotten back in contact with a good friend from my days in San Francisco during culinary school. Heidi is her name. She commented on the Tropical Quick Bread that, while it sounded good, she’s on a cleanse right now and can’t eat just about everything I’ve posted lately. She had caught on to the sunchoke challenge I’m facing and mentioned that she has a recipe for a soup with cauliflower and sunchokes. As luck would have it, I’d been thinking soup, too.
The idea wheels began to spin. I’d love to come up with something she can eat that is both within her regime and has abundant flavor as well. Food should always be good, never a deprivation.
I’m thinking a vegetable stock base (which we’ll talk about this weekend – I know, I’ve said that before, but this time I mean it); cauliflower, of which I just happen to have half a head; maybe a sweet potato because they’re just so good for us; and of course those sunchokes. Perhaps some southwestern flavors. Give me time to get home and get to work on this.