It is just one more week to go before the popular football game night. The Super Bowl.
It is recognized as one of North America’s most watched sporting event.I am looking forward to watching the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers play for the Vince Lombardi trophy as well as all the fantastic commercials. The halftime shows musical guests are British band Coldplay, who will also feature Beyonce, both of whom I am sure will be a huge hit.
Many people will be at their favorite bar cheering for the teams or just enjoying the spectacle of this great sporting event. For those of us staying home and watching the game, I thought this slow cooker pork tenderloin & roasted cauliflower Verde soup would be an excellent option. If you are hosting a super bowl party it is an easy, warm and fragrant comfort dish your guests are sure to love.
Add a few appetizers including Homemade Salsa, Homemade Guacamole, and Homemade Mango Salsa. All of these tasty sides are perfect for your guests to snack on before the big game starts.
This was my first my first time making this pork and cauliflower Verde soup, and I did a lot of research to find the perfect blend of flavors.
The common ingredients used in most recipes are garlic, tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeno, and cumin.
For the protein pork and chicken are also suggested. I want to make the chili somewhat healthier so I opted for a lean pork tenderloin.
I went between cauliflower and chickpea and was concerned the cauliflower was going to be too mushy, but I roasted the cauliflower instead, and it maintained its shape. In the end, the cauliflower came out as the winner.
I received invaluable advice from some amazing women from the chef-Chixs group, and I am grateful. A special thank you to the Chef-Chixs community lead by Nani Romero, Madeline M Jordan, Pamela Gram, Beverly Calhoun, Tami Young and Elizabeth Luis-Santiago.
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Have a good time and enjoy the super bowl!
Happy Sunday Everyone!
I always crave for great spicy dishes all year around but in the winter, it is the soup variations that warm me up from the inside out. Recently while at the grocery store I saw some great have butternut squash and decided to go home and make a flavorful bowl of butternut squash soup.
This comforting soup is as perfect an addition to your cold day recipe collection, like your favorite sweater. It is also a great vegan offering if you have specialty eaters in your household. The served warm soup is as smooth as a bisque and is loaded with aromatic and distinct flavors of rosemary and sage and the warmth of paprika.
The caramelized onion, when combined with sage and rosemary gives the soup a complex sweet yet savory flavor profile.
I also added candied pecans for the crunchy texture and another layer of decadence.
*Notes on this recipe
- I cut the butternut squash into small cubes and roast them. This allows the herbs to be absorbed into butternut squash and enhances the nutty flavor
- Roast the butternut squash in the oven while you make the soup base as it will save your time.
- If the soup is too thick, add more chicken stock to thin it out ( 1- 1 1/2 cups depending on the consistency you are trying to achieve)
- For the vegan option
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