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Creamed Celery Pulp, Potato & Cauliflower Soup that is Dairy Free!

A beautiful bowl of this creamy dreamy dairy free soup … with celery juice pulp, potato, and cauliflower.

Amazing Dairy-Free Soup! Soothing & Healing Soup!

I love this soup and made it just the other day after a request from my 14 year old daughter. She loves this soup and that makes me HAPPY. I won’t lie because I know how absolutely healthy this soup is and also delicious I might add, and we all know how hard it is to get kids and teens into healthy eating… just sayin. 🙂

And the best part is that I am going to show you exactly how to make it!

Let’s start with our ingredient list:

1 Head of Cauliflower or a Bag of Frozen Cauliflower

3 Medium Sized Potatoes peeled

3 Sticks of Celery washed

Celery Juice Pulp (as much as you want) and if you don’t have pulp because you don’t use juice celery like a lot of us do, just leave this out 🙂

3 Garlic Cloves chopped

Fresh Ginger or Powdered Ginger

Fresh Turmeric or Powdered Turmeric

Some type of hot spice or hot sauce to put a little bit on the cauliflower before roasting

Potato Water or Stock

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

Let’s Make It!

Assemble your ingredients!

Chopped celery, onions, potatoes, nubs of ginger, turmeric, garlic and celery pulp

Roast The Cauliflower

My bag of frozen cauliflower in the oven roasting

The first thing to do in this recipe is to roast the cauliflower in the oven. I put it in a bowl and drizzle a little olive oil or coconut oil on it and sprinkle with a buffalo spice or you can toss in a little bit of buffalo sauce or hot sauce of some sort. The ginger and turmeric offer some heat to the recipe too so there has to be a balance that works for you and your family’s heat level but we like a little heat.

Next is to put the tossed cauliflower on a sheet pan and cook or roast in the oven. I usually cook it at about 350 degrees until soft and the way I like it but you could raise the heat and really roast it to a nice brown color which adds a totally different flavor. You can play with this recipe to get it to how you like it.

Once the cauliflower is cooked the way you like it, you can add it to the soup when the time is right. I am also going to add here a reminder… in cooking feel free to experiment! That is the whole fun of it. And please note that you can be roasting the cauliflower while you get the rest of the soup going and here is how we do that….

First we saute the garlic in a little olive oil just until fragrant. In the picture above I didn’t use enough so I have adapted the recipe to 3 cloves! Again use your own judgement after making it the first time.

Garlic sauteeing in some Olive Oil

As for your pot. Use a pot that you love to make this soup. I used my brand new cast iron Staub pan that I just got the other day. Everything about making soup should involve love right down to the pot! -)

My new Staub pot… love it!

Next add the onion and the spices and stir a bit and let it cook for a minute or two. I use a grater for the fresh ginger and turmeric and do about 6 full grates. If you are using powered you will need to play with it but I am guessing 1/2 tsp of each would be good.

The onions, garlic and some grated ginger and tumeric….

Now add the celery and cook for a few minutes until a little soft. Next add in the celery juice pulp, potatoes and the potato water and or stock and salt and pepper.

Added in the celery pulp with the onion and garlic and celery
My Potato Water

What is Potato Water?

Potato water is just the water left from boiling a pot of potatoes. 🙂 I save that amazing water and use it in soups, gravies and stocks. It is loaded with nutrients and helps to add a creaminess to the soup because of the starch content. I am an ADVOCATE of the role of potatoes for nutrition and recommend eating them often. So add as much potato water or stock of some sort as you want. I added just enough to cover the ingredients a little as you can see in the picture above.

If you don’t know what kind of stock to use I suggest using an organic low sodium bouillion cube or two added to water. You can also use leftover water from boiling or steaming veggies. Always keep that nutrient dense and flavorful water too!

Add salt and pepper to your liking and any other seasonings that resonate with you. I added a bit of a vegetable seasoning that I get from a local grocery store that I like. Now boil the soup until the potatoes are tender.

The soup cooking up

Next transfer into a blender or Vitamin and blend until smooth. You can also opt to leave some of the soup out and add back in later so you have some chunks if you want. Either way is good.

When the soup is cooked it heads to the Vitamix or Blender to puree
Looking good in the Vitamix

Now Bowl and enJOY!

The final bowl of this delicious soup! Creamed Celery Pulp, Potato & Cauliflower

And keep your leftovers in the refrigerator for an easy go-to source for a bowl of nutritious and delicious creamy soup that is dairy-free, soothing, and loaded with nutrition.

I like to keep my leftover soup in jars like this:

I hope that you enjoyed this recipe and that you try this soup. I would love to hear any additions you make to it and what your favorite heat ratio is. This batch did not have enough heat for our liking and we missed it but no worries I just added in a bit of hot sauce after the fact and it worked! That is a great soup hack also! 🙂

Have a great day everyone!

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Celery Juice Pulp & Potato Soup

The Best Soup Ever!

This morning I was drinking my celery juice and was getting ready to wash my juicer and I thought “Hey, I should make some of my Celery Juice Pulp & Potato Soup”! And it is the perfect day for it, not that there is never a perfect day for this delicious soup. But today is rainy here so it makes it extra perfect. 🙂

I have made this soup before and even my 14 year old daughter loves this one so this is a big, big, bonus. I am sure you will too.

After I made the soup I was still working on drinking my celery juice and knew that I should finish that and wait for a bit before I have anything else to eat or drink, but I couldn’t! This soup is that good. I had to try some. And let me tell you my taste buds loved it, but so did my tummy. Seriously, it is the most soothing soup ever!

This soup is tasty, soothing and healing! You just can’t go wrong with this one.

And I will show you step by step how to make it. But first the recipe:

Celery Juice pulp that you have. I had about 14 stalks worth of pulp. If you don’t have celery juice pulp, just chop up about 7 or so stalks of celery.

6 small to medium sized potatoes. I had these to use up.

3 to 4 garlic cloves or more if you love garlic.

1 small onion diced or more if you love onion. I am one of those cooks that says to go with your gut and intuition. We don’t have rules in my kitchen. 🙂

2 veg bouillon cubes. I used organic, non GMO and gluten free. Note: depending on the diet you are following Ex.. Medical Medium perhaps, you could omit these and the soup would still be good with the use of salt and pepper

Salt & Pepper

Extra Virgin Olive Oil. And again depending on your diet you could omit and sautee the garlic and onions in a bit of water.

Okay Let’s Get Started!

My potatoes, onion, garlic, celery juice pulp and my celery juice to sip on while I cook. 🙂

You might notice that my potatoes are on the soft side and look like they are ready to be used up and they are but that is fine for this soup because we will be blending it baby! I don’t waste any food because it is medicine!

6 cups of water and my 2 Vegetable Bouillon cubes
Olive Oil and Lotsa Pepper. I love pepper!

Again depending on your diet you could omit this step entirely and just use water to saute the garlic and onions (not quite the same)

Garlic and onions and EVO and pepper

Can you smell these? Wow. The best smell in the world. Nothing better than garlic and onions cooking together. Cook these just until soft.

Celery Juice Pulp, Potatoes and 2 Veg Bouillon Cubes go into the pot.

Into the pot they go! I like using a big cast iron pot like this one. I use these pots for everything!

6 cups of water for the Celery Juice Pulp Soup

Next is your 6 cups of water. Now you could take your two bouillon cubes and stir them into the water and use hot water before you put in the pot. Probably a better idea than what I did which was to just throw them in the pot. It turned out okay because it was blended at the end, but I could see they hadn’t dissolved after boiling.

Celery Juice Pulp Soup boiling

Get your soup boiling and then slowly boil or simmer it until the potatoes are fork tender. Looking good already though!

The soup is done and potatoes are fork tender.

The soup is done! And didn’t take long at all. And by the way, you can cut your potatoes in any size you want and even leave the skins on if you want. I removed mine because my potatoes were not that fresh.

Now time to head to your Vitamix or blender.

The cooked soup in the Vitamix ready to be blended.
Celery Juice Pulp Soup back in the pot after blending.
My finished product. A delightful bowl of Celery Juice Pulp & Potato Soup

Now I have to say this was one of the best bowls of soup that I have ever had. I very much listen to my body and my body loved this! I intuitively know that the soothing and nutrient dense ingredients in the potatoes are what I need!

If I had to give one word to this soup, it would be SOOTHING. 🙂

I hope that you enJOY!

And here is a link to other ideas for celery juice pulp:

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Soup Hacks

Where I live in Canada today it is really cold. This was just posted 4 minutes ago:

It is currently -23 C where I live and much colder with the wind chill factor

Anyhow, it is a great time for enJOYing hot and nourishing soup. Yesterday I made a delicious pot of soup along with some other goodies like a small meatloaf (something I rarely make), a Cajun Rice & Chicken dish, and my soup. I had 3 of my favorite pots on the go: 🙂 Two cooked in the oven with the chicken and meatloaf and the other stove top for the soup. Oh and also in the pic is small stainless steel pot which boiled a small batch of potatoes.

3 of my red cast iron pots. I have more too lol in different colors. I use these pots often and I have a couple of locations where I spend my time so they are spread out over 3 kitchens 🙂

Soup Hacks

Today I thought I would share a couple of hacks for soup. I rarely, if ever, follow a recipe to make soup. It is usually create as I go and use what I have, which involves finishing up other food items.

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