Alright witches, so according to the internet, the definition of a potion is a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties. We can scratch out the poisonous part though because that’s definitely not what’s going on here, but the rest rings true. This soup is most certainly a liquid with healing and magical properties, so, therefore, we can deem it a potion, right? I say yes.
I was desperately craving a simple plant-based meal that would be easy to digest and simple to make, plus I will find any excuse to whip out my immersion blender for a pureed soup. Sometimes the best meals come from throwing together a few plant-based staples, and that’s exactly what happened here.
How to make The Golden Potion
This recipe a great choice if you’re looking for a whole-food, plant-based meal that is easy to digest and will make you feel good after eating it. It’s also a great choice for meal prepping as the leftovers hold up very well after a couple of days in the refrigerator! This truly magical potion is most certainly:
All it is is cauliflower, cashews, onion, garlic, nutritional yeast, turmeric, veggie broth, a splash of neutral oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
Saute the ingredients
I will reiterate that this recipe is so unbelievably simple! Begin by sauteing the cauliflower, cashews, onion, garlic, and turmeric in a large pot or cauldron for ten minutes, while stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
Cashews: Soaking the cashews before adding them to the pot makes for a more creamy end result, but it’s not entirely compulsory. You can use raw cashews, but when it comes time to blend everything, you might have to blend for a longer amount of time. Another method would be to soak the cashews in boiling water for at least ten minutes before adding them to the pot.
Add the remaining ingredients
After the initial ingredients have sauteed, throw in the rest of the ingredients (veggie broth, nooch, salt, and pepper), cover the pot, and let it simmer until everything is super soft. You will know it’s good to go when you can easily mash the cauliflower with a fork.
Blend and add citrus
Once everything is soft, blend the potion until it is smooth and creamy, and then squeeze in the juice of a lemon. That’s it! Magic!
Lemon: You could absolutely substitute the lemon for lime, as either will produce similar results. The bitter tang of the citrus cuts through the richness of the cashews and works soooo well with this liquid slop. The citrus juice is not an ingredient to leave out as it adds so much complexity and balance to the dish, plus it will help preserve the soup for a longer period of time in the refrigerator.
Using an immersion blender is an awesome choice for pureeing this soup, though it can be messy. Use caution while blending this potion, especially since it contains turmeric, which just loves to stain anything it comes in contact with. RIP to all my white dish towels.
If you don’t have an immersion blender, no worries! Feel free to use a standing blender to blend the potion. If you use this method, you will have to work in batches. And if you’re blending while it’s still hot, make sure to leave the lid slightly cracked, so the steam can escape. If not, the pressure from the heat may build up and create a soup bomb in the kitchen. That would be a disaster and you can say hello to turmeric stains everywhere.
Serve this potion with a side of sourdough bread or with your favorite side of roasted vegetables!
Did you harness your cooking powers and make this potion?
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The Golden Potion
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 1 cup soaked/drained cashews
- 5-6 cups veggie broth
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp nooch
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1-2 tbsp oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Heat oil of choice in a large cauldron and add the cauliflower, cashews, onion, garlic and turmeric. Sauté for 10-12 minutes while stirring often to avoid burning the garlic.
- Add the veggie broth, nooch, salt and pepper and cook until soft or until whenever you can easily mash a piece of cauliflower with a fork.
- Blend everything with an immersion or standing blender.