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Creamy cauliflower soup with fresh herbs and Magimix Cook Expert review


I just made a new BFF. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you probably noticed I made very little contributions over the past year or so. When I first started the blog 6-7 years ago, I had a 9 to 5 job and plenty of spare time to allocate to hobbies, cooking and writing on the blog. And I loved it heaps. Since I started my own business, and particularly in the past year when things have been quite busy, I have had very little spare time. My meals have been mostly roasted veggies with a side of rice or pulses or grains and a dressing drizzled on top. Either this or I would just eat at my deli 🙂

I have had very little time and only on rare occasions to make beautiful, diverse meals. And I know I know… it doesn’t take long to make a soup. Buuuut when I still had at least a dozen things on my to do list when I got home, it was easier to pop something in the oven and move onto finishing work.

I was so terribly excited to collaborate with Magimix Australia and review their new Magimix Cook Expert. Anything that can help me continue to make beautiful, nourishing, diverse meals is a must try. And let me tell you, it was love at first soup.

What I first loved about this appliance was that it’s easy and straightforward to use. Immediately after unwrapping it and glancing at the manual, I foraged through the fridge to see what I can whip up. A cauliflower, potato and apple later, a soup was decided upon. I have been craving soup and haven’t had one in such a long time.

I chose to make a simple, creamy soup because:

  • it doesn’t matter how you chop the veggies
  • it only requires minimum prep
  • I love creamy soups. Fact.
  • Creamy soups feel like a hug from the inside.

What did I experience with the Magimix on my first try?

  • so easy to use
  • ridiculously silent when in use
  • only 2 minutes of prep time and actual total cooking time
  • it did everything – sauteed the veggies, stirred, cooked them, and blended them at the end, without any interference or input along the way
  • the result was the most beautiful, perfect, silky smooth, velvety soup
  • one pot meal with no extra dishes to wash
  • very easy to clean

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. I will keep you updated on my Magimix adventures. It comes with a great many attachments and features, for it does a great many things! For the time being, I jumped onto the opportunity of letting it help me put my feet up at the end of a busy day, so I only unwrapped the cooking bowl. I cannot wait to explore the processor parts and steamer attachments as well and report back.

So far…. Love at first soup.

Creamy cauliflower soup

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cauliflower head, roughly chopped
  • 1 red apple, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, finely sliced
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 270g coconut milk
  • 1 tsp mixed dry Italian herbs
  • 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp black pepper
  • pinch chili
  • 1L water
  • 1 handful each basil and parsley
  • 1 small handful oregano
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • a bit more salt and pepper – season

Steps:

  1. Follow the steps to secure your cooking bowl in place and prepare the Magimix for cooking.
  2. Add the cauliflower, apple, potato, leek and olive oil to the Magimix cooking bowl.
  3. Secure the lid and select the Simmer function for 10 minutes, with speed 1A and temperature of 100C.
  4. After 10 minutes, add the following to the cooking bowl: coconut milk, dry herbs, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, chili, and 1 L water. Select the creamy soup setting for 30 minutes.
  5. After it finishes blending and it stops, add the fresh herbs and tahini and adjust the seasoning if needed. Select the Smoothie function for 1 minute to blend in the fresh herbs.
  6. When it finishes, serve the soup with toasted sourdough and dukkah.

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