Food, Nutrition and Cooking

What’s in your pantry?

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It can be fun to create a meal based on what’s in your pantry and refrigerator. Tonight’s creation – Cauliflower Soup

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed

1/4-3/4 tsp red pepper flakes (to taste)

1 1/2 T olive oil

1 head cauliflower, chopped in bite sized pieces

32 oz low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup grated low fat cheddar cheese

In soup pot, saute onion, garlic and pepper flakes in olive oil until just translucent. Add cauliflower and broth. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes until cauliflower is softened. Take off the heat and puree with an immersion blender in the pot (alternately you can puree in food processor blender in batches). Add grated cheese and serve. 

Serves 4-6

Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog,, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

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