Learn-to-Cook Project: Cauliflower soup, Italian style (with home-made croutons)
This was definitely a success. And since it started with grilling onions and garlic in olive oil, it smelled rad for the duration of the cooking. Granted, the good taste could come from the sizable amount of olive oil this thing has. And these croutons are literally just bread/olive oil/salt (which is like, the triforce of not-super-good-for-you). But, the cauliflower is nice and tender and the broth is solid. Would definitely make this again.
This made me realize how I hate vegetable broth though. Well…store-bought, anyway. It’s just so….un-rich. I read this article in a Michael Ruhlman book that was saying how making your own stock at home was key to elevating your cooking but….it’s hard for me to see myself doing that. Buying a bunch of ingredients to make food is already often costly, so buying a bunch of additional vegetables to make stock with would be hard for me. And I have a small apartment with a proportionally small refrigerator. I’m not sure I have the room (or even the need) to have a pot of vegetable stock ready to go when I want it. I dunno. Maybe if I win the lotto or some weirdo on the internet starts wanting to pay me for pictures of my feet or something. That’s a thing right? I’m pretty sure that’s a thing.