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cauliflower bacon soup recipe

Here is another warm soup recipe for these cold winter nights we are having this January.
It has been quite cold here and as a daily power walker it has been a challenge at times to get outside for my 90 minute walk. But I’ve not missed one day of walking in well over 100 days not.
What do I mean by cold?
Well there have been a lot of days where the temperature is -20 Celcius or colder.
That is cold!

carrie adair wheat free mom

I have committed to walking every day so I invested in some merino wool clothing and it has made a dramatic difference in keeping me warm.
The one thing I can say about Calgary even on cold days, is we usually have the bluest sky and it makes for a pretty picture when I am out.

calgary winter
calgary winter

I decided to switch up my normal thanksgiving ham and corn chowder soup recipe with cauliflower and bacon. Cauliflower once cooked for awhile purees into a smooth and creamy mixture and I thought it would be a perfect substitution for potatoes.
Plus cauliflower is low carb so I knew it would be a healthier alternative to using potatoes.

Cauliflower Bacon Chowder


  • 3/4 head cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 L gluten free chicken broth
  • 5-6 slices thick bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup cream


  • In a frying pan add the chopped bacon, celery and chopped shallot and cook until crispy.
  • Drain excess fat and remove from heat.
  • Add bacon mixture to a medium soup pot.
  • Add the chicken broth and chopped cauliflower and turn heat to medium for 5 minutes.
  • Stir, cover pot and turn heat to low.
  • Let soup simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Add the corn and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender to purée half of the soup.
  • Add cream and stir into soup.
  • Remove from heat and serve.
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cauliflower bacon soup recipe
cauliflower bacon soup recipe

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