Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup

A delicious and way healthier alternative to the canned 'cream of mushroom' soup that would emerge in a gelatinous blob, often with a questionable-sounding plop? Cauliflower is often considered one of the healthiest foods on earth- and there is good reason why. With its rich supply of health-promoting phyto-chemicals, high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, brain disease, and even weight gain- it seems there isn’t much cauliflower can’t do. Roasting the mushrooms and cauliflower brings out the best of the vegetables from some time in the oven, deepening the flavors for this quick and hearty soup. Substitute the creme fresh for unsweetened cashew or canned coconut milk.

Red Lentils with Cauliflower + Chicken Sausage

Easy and filling, this one-pot meal pairs flavorful chicken or turkey sausage with creamy red lentils and tender cauliflower. Perfectly filling for the fall, serve with naan bread for easy scooping. Make sure to soak the dried lentils up to 6 hours prior to cooking to remove hard-to-digest elements.

Mediterranean Sautéed Cauliflower + Grape Tomatoes

This Italian-inspired sauté of cauliflower and tomatoes spiked with anchovies, garlic, and vinegar pairs well with white fish or roasted chicken. You'll be happy to see bacon in this recipe for a salty, savory flavor addition. Bacon? Yes, Vibrant Method is OK with organic, preservative-free bacon when used in moderation. Vegetarians can substitute the anchovies with worcestershire sauce and also swap out the bacon with parmesan cheese + gluten free bread crumbs to provide the crunch, fat, salt, and umami elements.