Must be something in the food, cuz once folks go plant-based they get inspired to share what they’re eating and what they’ve learned – and to then want to showcase what all of us other plant-based cooks and bakers are creating! Case in point is the new site, Our Vegitable, from Danielle at Baking Backwards. Danielle told me a few months back about this new site she was developing – and it sounded like a fantastic idea. I couldn’t wait for it to launch. Like Finding Vegan or Foodgawker, bloggers submit their food photos – but unlike those two sites, Our Vegitable digs a little deeper. Accepted submissions include a description of the recipe along with a blurb about the author. A link takes the reader to the source of the recipe, i.e., the blog or website. The other cool thing Danielle did was to break the submissions down into the following categories:
- WEEKDAY BREAKFAST
- WEEKDAY LUNCH
- WEEKDAY DINNER
- WEEKDAY SNACK
- WEEKDAY DESSERT
- WEEKEND BRUNCH
- SUNDAY SUPPER
- WEEKEND DESSERT
- PRODUCT REVIEW
See what she did there? It’s a full week of meals! And, yep, you can even submit product reviews! Our Vegitable really showcases the recipes and the bloggers who created them. Just like the other food photo sites, you can pick up a badge to add to your blog that will send your readers straight to your gallery of photos. Consider this your engraved invitation to submit your recipes! For the full details on how/where to submit your yummies, go here. Oh, and this soup here? I submitted it.
Creamy Potato & Cauliflower Soup
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 60
- Total Time: 80
A rich and creamy potato and cauliflower soup that is the perfect comforting warm-up for blustery fall days.
- splash of Bragg Liquid Aminos
- splash water or vegetable broth
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 large head cauliflower, chopped
- ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I used soy)
- 1/4 cup vegan Parmesan-style cheese (I used Go Veggie!)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- green onions, chopped, for garnish
- coconut bacon, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 450-degrees F. Coat cauliflower with the 1 teaspoon olive oil and place in a shallow baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, turning once, until browned and tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large pot, saute the onions, thyme, smoked paprika, and garlic in the Liquid Aminos and water/broth for about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, vegetable broth, water, bay leaf and pepper. Cover the pot, reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
- While the potatoes cook, put the roasted cauliflower in a blender with the non-dairy milk, vegan Parm, nutritional yeast, and process until very smooth. Pour this mixture into a large bowl. Once the potatoes are very tender, carefully blend in batches and pour into the bowl with the cauliflower mixture. Pour it all back into the pot and gently warm, adjusting the seasonings to taste.
- Divide soup into bowls and top with green onions and coconut bacon.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 220
- Sugar: 3
- Sodium: 596
- Fat: 5
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 37
- Protein: 10
- Cholesterol: 4
Looks delicious and belly warming on a cold winter day. I’ll have to duckduckgo Coconut Bacon – you mention it like it’s so common… I feel left out, totally ignorant having never heard of it before.
Hehe, sorry Steve! Here’s the recipe I use: http://veggienook.com/2013/03/27/wiaw-and-a-vegan-delish-review-and-giveaway/
that looks like a perfect soup with that coconut bacon on it.
i like the name of the site.. it reminds me of the frequently used spelling back home. We drank a lot of visitable juice back then 😉
Interesting, Richa! I’ve never seen that spelling before. I think the name is very clever. And it sounds as if she’s starting to get lots of submissions :-).
This soup is So me! I can just imagine it simmering on the stove top on a cold day and the smell of those potatoes making my stomach growl….yum! I’d add a big pinch of black pepper to my bowl (never waste an opportunity to make food spicy) We’re in our first cold snap here in D.C. and this sounds like it will be dinner Wednesday night. Love the splash of Braggs!
Oh yeah, gotta have black pepper with potato soup.
Today I’ve got one of Kathy Hester’s soups simmering on the stove – can’t wait for lunch!
I have this one on the stove now…smellin’ awesome. I left the potatoes in cubes though. Perfect for a soup salad night..inside…brrrrr!
Super quick to fix up which is always a good thing too 😉
I’ve been needing to make coconut bacon – this looks like the perfect recipe!
Once you try it…you’ll want to put it on everything!
What a beautiful looking soup, and that blog sounds like a great idea.
I think Danielle had a great idea. Just another way to build a nice community :-).
I love creamy soups that have no cream in them! And cauliflower is one of my favorites for soup. You’re making me want to leave my office and start on Thanksgiving cooking now! 😉
Have you got a big dinner planned? Just me and Kel this year – kinda happy about that. No stress!
Us too! We found out a few weeks ago it’s hard to travel, thanks to the new puppy. He’s a big boy and hard to handle! So we get the stress-free holiday with great food and wine…and lots of relaxation. Happy T-Day!
(PS. I work for Go Raw, so if you see yourself tagged in a post, that’s me. ;))
I saw that! Coolio! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you, too :-). xoxo
The new website sounds like a fantastic idea 😀
And I love this soup, cauliflower and potato are among my favourite vegetables!
Ah, the gorgeous Autumnal background again! Lovely Annie 😀
That looks delicious! I love coconut bacon on anything.
Absolutely gorgeous, Annie! I love creamy soups with cauliflower. They make me smile.
I love soups – they are my favourite winter dish. This one looks really great.
Finale, I see that you topped your tasty soup with coconut bacon,….a lovely soup this is & very nutritious too. ☺️
Coconut bacon – – I want it on everything now! PS how was your vacation??
I find that plant based meals are so much more desirable to recreate and enjoy for me and the photos are always amazing! It’s like a mini challenge too being able to share with non plant based eaters and having them love what you’ve made!
The perfect winter soup – yum and with coconut bacon on top 🙂 Im in love!
Thanks for sharing about Our Vegetable – sounds like a great site. I’ll check them out when I’m done with this comment. And your soup looks amazing!! The way you styled the scene for photographing your soup is perfect – it looks like a fall scene from a magazine! 🙂
This soup looks great- I can’t get enough of soup when it’s cold!! I love the sound of our vegitable -will definitely be checking it out!
I could eat soup every day of winter! Yes, please do submit your recipes/photos to Our Vegitable!
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Thanks for featuring your food blogs, it makes me hungry 🙂
It look like a gravy, I like it 🙂 Very delicious to eat 🙂