Cauliflower Soup: dairy free, gluten free and egg free

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soup | March 3, 2016 | By

cauliflower soup
Creamy Cauliflower Soup is something I used to have often for a quick winter lunch when I was working in busy kitchens, and along with Jerusalem Artichoke soup (with lashings of truffle oil) would have to be one of my favourite soups of all time 🙂 I happened to have nearly a whole head of cauliflower wasting away in my fridge and a container of chicken stock left over from something I made yesterday, so even though it’s not really soup weather here right now, I thought I’d see if it was a winner for the kids. Two out of three can eat cauliflower and they both seemed to like it..I thought it was fab so definitely a winner! The coconut cream and the Moroccan spice sort of balanced each other out so it was neither really ‘coconutty’ or spicy, just really smooth and creamy. I served mine with roasted cauliflower, bacon pieces and salted whipped coconut cream with chopped chives which was a bit super naughty and nice, but you don’t have to.

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Allergy friendly Chocolate Mousse with a chocolate coconut crumb and raspberries GF DF EF NF Paleo and low sugar diet friendly

gluten free chocolate mousse with raspberries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is ridiculously hard coming up with recipes that suit all the different allergy friendly camps: gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free…then the Paleo, no sugar….AAAAARRRRGGGHHH brain freeze!  So usually I just choose a couple and try and fly with it.  Today I got a bit brave and tried to come up with something that would suit a whole lot of people…just to be nice 🙂  Oh and mostly because I wanted to eat something with chocolate.  So this is completely dairy, egg, nut, and gluten free.  It is also free of refined sugar (other than the minute amount in the very dark chocolate I used), and seems to fit for most Paleo diets.  It is quite bitter, which I love, so if you don’t like that, you can use a chocolate with a higher sugar content 🙂  Big apologies in advance to the coconut allergy brigade!  

*Disclaimer!  I’m not doing Paleo or no sugar diets so don’t know heaps about it: this recipe has a small amount of honey and dark chocolate, the general consensus online is this is acceptable in very small quantities but obviously up to you!

**2nd disclaimer!  It’s obviously not a real chocolate mousse.  But it tastes yummy anyway.

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