Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Scallion Kimchee// Not Without Salt

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Scallion Kimchee// Not Without Salt

*A winner has been selected and notified. Thanks so much for entering!!

I was recently asked to write up my thoughts on eating healthfully. Me, talk about health?! I ate ice cream last night and have a roll of cookie dough lounging in the the fridge because you never know when the urge might strike. And then I started thinking a little deeper, beyond my sugar cravings, and realized that I do have a lot to say on the subject.

First of all, I have no rules. There was a time when I put a lot of limits on the way I eat. You know what happened? All I could think about was food. All day long I would sit, hungry, dreaming about the food I told myself was off limits. I’m terrible with rules. Give me a rule and I’ll obsess over it. I thought about food day and night and yet never felt satisfied. I limited myself so much that it became my obsession. I counted calories, knew everything that was entering my mouth and planned my day around the few things I allowed myself to eat. When I broke a rule I felt terribly guilty and shameful. These rules took the joy out of food and nearly made it my enemy. I became my own enemy and was terribly unhappy.

With a diet of no rules I can think more clearly about eating that cookie. Do I really want it? Today, maybe yes. But I don’t sit around dreaming of the cookies I can’t have so I don’t crave them nearly as much. When I do enjoy them I savor it. Feeling good about it’s sweetness. I don’t fret over the calories. I enjoy the moment and move on.

I also listen to my body. I know that I feel much better when I eat meals laden with fresh produce. There’s no denying it. I feel strong, alert, energetic and healthy. I like that feeling. So when I’m not feeling those things I take it as a sign that I need more vegetables and good food. Those are the times when I pack the blender with fresh spinach and toss in an apple, carrot and lemon juice.

When you listen to your body you are also aware when it says, “I’m done.” There’s no need to keep eating when I’m full. Again, when there are no rules it’s much easier to avoid overeating because you have no reason for an unhealthy binge. You’re free to stop and look forward to the next meal when you’ll feel hungry again.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Scallion Kimchee// Not Without Salt

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Scallion Kimchee// Not Without Salt

I practice radical moderation. What’s so radical about it? Sometimes even my moderation needs moderation. I’m a firm believer in Julia Child’s great quote, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” There are vacations, and birthday parties and holidays which make healthy eating difficult. Enjoy the party then the next day recover with salad. I’m not talking about plainly dressed greens here. Salads are fun. See here, here and here. If salad isn’t your thing how about soup?

Just like everything else in life, it’s all about the little decisions. Do I really need to find the closest parking spot? Why don’t I take a few moments to walk around the block? Is that second latte the best idea? One cookie really is enough, mostly. These little decisions add up to big changes over the course of a few months, years and a lifetime. It’s not about big, radical changes that fall by the wayside before dinner is ready. It’s about a lifetime of little decisions that value yourself, your health and the health of your family.

People also ask how I teach my kids about health: I live a life following the advice I just gave you. My kids are watching. They see me choosing to walk to the store rather than drive, they see me happily enjoying a produce-packed smoothie and a colorful salad for dinner. They also see me enjoying a bowl of ice cream. I want my kids to see food for the gift it is. Not a burden or a set of rules that need to be governed. My desire is for them to respect food and to love their bodies well. I teach them by doing the same for myself.

This roasted cauliflower soup is the perfect reset meal. It’s for those times when I eat a pork sandwich for lunch and then another for dinner. It starts with a tray loaded with vegetables; leeks, celery and cauliflower. In the oven the vegetables soften on the inside and crisp and caramelize along its dimpled exterior. The original recipe comes from my friend, Aran. She made it for me once and I sat marveling at its richness with each bite. Richness, I often assume, comes from cream. Here, it’s coconut milk. She’s a brilliant one, that Aran. When she fed me that soup I had made her a jar of scallion kimchee and together they made magic.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Scallion Kimchee// Not Without Salt

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Scallion Kimchee// Not Without Salt

The perfect texture you see there is from my new best friend, my Vitamix. And here’s the best part, one of you can get a new best friend too. I’m giving away one blender thanks to the Vitamix folks (U.S. and Canada). I had been thinking of the perfect way to treat myself to a Vitamix just before they contacted me and sent one my way. I’ve talked to so many people who say they use it everyday and don’t remember what they ever did without it. I’m now one of those people. I make quick work of smoothies, juices, dressings, soups, and healthful milkshakes (the kids had no idea it was healthy). I even made corn muffins that began with wheat berries and popcorn kernels before the grain grinder whipped them into a fluffy flour. I’m hooked. Just leave a comment below to enter. I’ll randomly select a winner Wednesday, March 12. A winner has been selected and contacted. Thanks so much for entering!!


Roasted Cauliflower with Scallion Kimchee

adapted from Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking, from the Creator of Cannelle et Vanille

1 medium head cauliflower,

1 large leek, white part cut in 1/2-inch slices

4 celery stalks, cut in 2-inch pieces

5 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 russet potato, diced

1 tsp thyme leaves

pinch chili flake

4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk

salt and pepper


Preheat your oven to 400° F.


Toss cauliflower, leeks, and celery with 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Roast on a baking sheet for an hour or until vegetables are tender and there is a good deep color on many bits of the vegetables.


In a large pot add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. When the oil shimmers add the onions and garlic then cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the roasted vegetables, potatoes, thyme, chile flakes, stock, coconut milk, and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to the heat to medium low. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Carefully puree the soup in a blender. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and some chopped scallion kimchee (recipe below).


Quick Scallion Kimchee

Makes 2 cups

From One Good Dish by David Tanis


Besides this soup I’ve found that scallion kimchee is great on eggs and sandwiches and when blended with cream cheese it makes a pretty addicting spread.

4 bunches scallions

2 teaspoons salt

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon raw sugar or dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon grated ginger

¼ cup Korean red pepper flakes*

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

*I used 1/2 tablespoon chile flakes, you can use more or less. The first time I made it I used 1 tablespoon – spicy, but good. The second time I used 1/2 so the kids could try it out.


Trim the scallions and cut into 3-inch lengths. Put them in a glass or ceramic bowl, sprinkle with the salt, and let stand for 10 minutes.


Mix together the garlic, sugar, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, sesame seeds, fish sauce, and rice vinegar. Add to the scallions and toss well to coat.


Lay a plate over the bowl and leave in a warm place (at least 70°F) for 24 hours. Or, for a stronger-tasting kimchee, let ripen for up to 72 hours. It will keep for a month, refrigerated.


Excerpted from One Good Dish by David Tanis (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Gentl & Hyers




1,296 Responses to “Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Scallion Kimchee + Vitamix Giveaway”

  1. Chef William

    I can relate 100 percent. As soon as I look at a food and tell myself that I can not have it, my mind goes into overdrive giving me reasons why I really must have some right now. I no longer put myself into a mind set where I fight myself over a food item. It is so much better to allow yourself anything but control how much and how often. The soup looks so inviting. We are leaving our winter home here in Mexico and headed for the cold lands of Wisconsin this week. I am sure a good bowl of healthy soup such as this will be one of the first meals we make when we arrive.

  2. susanshank

    I agree…time to load up on the veggies…a vitamix would be an incredible help in the kitchen

  3. Tracey Y

    The first time I heard about Vitamix was about 3years ago. And I’ve been coveting ever since!

  4. Antonella

    I can’t seem to get enough cauliflower lately and this is next on the list of recipes to try! So looking forward to both the soup and trying the kimchi.

  5. Joy

    The soup and scallion kimchee look delicious. Plus the Vitamix giveaway is pretty great!

  6. Nicole Setliff

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful soup recipe!

  7. Melissa

    I have heard SO many awesome things about Vitamix! I would absolutely LOVE to win one!

  8. Sandy

    We Love cauliflowet in every way. The soup sounds delicious. Owning a vitamix would be wonderful.

  9. Dee Bloom

    I agree- too many food rules and you become food-centric! Moderation and variety are my “rules”

  10. Kelly E.

    Love your take on healthy! The Vitamix seems so versatile. I love that you can use it with ease to create soups and smoothies, eliminating the bad stuff in most processed foods. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance!

  11. Traci

    There’s nothing you can’t do with a vitamix in your arsenal!

  12. Grace

    This is insanely gorgeous. I bought a cauliflower with hopes of finding a new inspiring way to prepare it and here it is! Looking forward to trying this (wishing I had a vitamix).

  13. Kyli

    That looks delicious. With a tiny New York kitchen I have to think carefully about the gadgets I want enough to make room for. I would definitely make room for a Vitamix.

  14. Stephanie

    This recipe looks incredible! Have been looking for a way to work more fermented foods into my diet and this looks like a delicious solution. Now if only I had a Vitamix to whip this up… 🙂

  15. Nish

    Delicious..really excited to try the kimchi. And hoping I get picked!!

  16. Maggie

    This soup is right up my flavor ally. And I am dying for a Vitamix – thanks for the opportunity!

  17. leanne

    Would love to see a recipe for those muffins! Would love to have a Vitamix to play with in the kitchen.

  18. Madeline

    As a new self-employed nutritionist, I find it embarrassing that I still use my rusty and leaking (literally) old Magic Bullet for soups, smoothies and sauces. Glorious will be the day when I own my own Vitamix! I would take the utmost care of it. 🙂

  19. Jordan

    I’m an au pair in South America with an extremely health conscious family. Before arriving here I was practicing yoga daily and maintaining a great vegetarian diet, but now that I live in an environment with so many restrictions on food, I find myself eating every possible “bad” food I can get my hands on. I’ve completely thrown my vegetarianism out of the window and I never feel satisfied after meals, even though the meals are healthy. You really hit the nail on the head with this post, I can’t practice healthy eating habits because I am in an food-obsessive environment. Thank you for reminding me that I need a less restrictive diet in order to enjoy the wonders of food and being healthy.

    Also, I appreciate your outlook on how you want your children to view food because I struggle consistently watching the little girls I take of being denied food they want left and right due to various strict diet rules.

    I love your blog and wish you the best!

  20. Yoshiko

    My poor old blender has been dying a slow death. I could really use a Vitamix! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Lori Minzenmayer

    With summer approaching in Texas, I dream of healthy smoothies. A Vitamix would be nice to obtain that goal! Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. Amy

    Yum cauliflower. I had a bad experience blending soup once and now am nervous every time I do it – but I would try it in a Vitamix!

  23. Sarah

    Cauliflower has quickly become a fave go to for me this winter. I feed it to my kids calling it ‘white broccoli’ to improve it’s appeal! Will be making this soup. Would love to try blending with a vitamix too which can handle the heat.

  24. Kelly

    Cauliflower soup is so simple and one of my faves- as are Vitamixes!

  25. Lizzie

    I find your approach to food very refreshing. Just today I vowed to swear off carbs because I ate chipotle for lunch and was consumed by self-loathing (which is much more unhealthy than brown rice and black beans). So, thanks for those wise words 🙂

    And as for the vitamix, I can only imagine how that would up my smoothie game. My fingers are crossed!

  26. Amy Pinkston

    Wonderful roasted veggies all whirled into delightful, salty goodness thanks to Vitamix! A kitchen staple offering a lifetime of use!

  27. Lacy

    It would be wonderful to win a Vitamix! Never met an unhappy owner of one! Thanks for the delicious recipe, per usual!

  28. Sam

    Spring is supposed to be around the corner, but this soup looks absolutely divine. I make a less creamy version – sans coconut milk – but this will be a welcome addition in the next batch! Thanks for the idea.

  29. Pasha

    I’ve JUST started trying to eat healthier (New Year’s resolution a couple months late, but whatever!), and this looks just wonderful!

  30. Kami M.

    I was discussing how awesome Vitamix’s are with a co-worker today and lamenting the fact that they are completely out of my budget. I would freak out if I won one. Great advice on healthy eating! Love your blog!

  31. Lisa @ Simple Pairings

    Wow, the soup looks great! I really enjoyed reading your post. I couldn’t agree. A life worth living is totally one in moderation. Setting things completely ‘off-limits’ just isn’t worth the pain. Besides, I think a little indulgence every now and then keeps me seeking the right track most days.

  32. Derek Garten

    Love the blog! Great recipe. Help me make it by choosing me for a vitamix!

  33. Jenn

    Wow. This looks so good–we’ve started to incorporate more and more veggies and fruits into our diet, and until we turned fruit into dessert (foregoing cookies, at least for a little while), I never realized how truly fabulous and sweet cantaloupe can taste. I’d love to have a Vitamix–its on my kitchen bucket list : )

  34. Nikki

    Oh goodness, this soup looks amazing, I may have to make it this week!

    As for the vitamix, I would do just about anything to get one. I see them at costco sometimes but I just can’t quite afford it.

  35. Andrea E.

    I would loooove to have a vita mixer! Oh the possibilities!!! 🙂 thx!

  36. Jessica

    This looks super delicious– I’ll have to try it next time I have more cauliflower than I know what to do with! I’m working towards a more flexible approach to healthy eating– I’m having trouble letting go of my rules, even though I know they’re not good for me.

  37. CJ

    The soup looks amazing! I love finding new uses for coconut milk.

  38. Annie

    Soup looks spectacular, can’t wait to try. And such an easy sounding kimchee, the more complicated recipes have been scaring me off…

  39. Hannah

    This looks heavenly! A Vitamix is at the very top of my kitchen wishlist 🙂

  40. Kara Pearlman

    I avoided cauliflower for the longest time after being exposed too many times in my childhood to the mushy, over-cooked vegetable as a member of a medley that was supposed to meet the vegetable requirement at dinner. Upon rediscovery, because of recipes like yours, I’m a new fan of cauliflower! Thanks for the recipe and your terrific advice on moderation!!!

  41. Talia

    I’m dreaming about the soups and smoothies I could blend up with this!

  42. Anna K

    I DREAM of owning my own Vitamix. As a fairly recent grad, I can’t afford one at the moment but I just know I would be fabulous with one 🙂 Fingers crossed (and toes too)!

  43. ahu

    I love ‘radical moderation’ – I feel the same way just never had a label for it. Soup looks beautiful!

  44. tova nathanson

    Oh how I wish I had a Vitamix…that soup looks sooo creamy!!!

  45. Meghan

    I dream of owning a Vitamix! I’d just puree everything in sight. This soup looks so comforting on a chilly day like today! (it’s 7 degrees right now)

  46. Jenn

    This recipe looks and sounds incredibly delicious. I’m turning 30 in a couple of months, so I’m trying to branch out and try new things. I’m always up for soup, and this is on my to-make list (on Pinterest). 🙂 Thank you for this recipe, and for the opportunity to win an amazing blender!

  47. Molly McCullough

    The soup looks delicious! I can’t image all the different possibilities of using a vitamix blender (:

  48. Shel@PeachyPalate

    I would LOVE a vitamix!! Up until 6 months ago I didn’t even have a good food processor..the Cuisinart changed my life! To own a Vitamix would be a lifelong dream come true!

  49. Lindsey

    Much like yourself, I too am looking for the perfect time to treat myself to a Vitamix. Maybe this is it? I cook from scratch every morning, day and night because it’s my passion. This machine would be, oh so helpful. Thanks for another mouth watering cauliflower recipe to add to my “to make” list. 🙂

  50. Joy

    I love your blog and would definitely like to be considered for the Vitamix draw! I’ve been thinking about ‘treating’ myself to one for quite some time too.

  51. Crysty

    I lOVE cauliflower soup and have been eating it all winter! A vitamix blender would be a huge help in blending all of the ingredients!

  52. Jennifer Towe

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this wonderful product, I would love to have one to help take of my family… my husband is a extremely active person, so this would be wonderful to have!!! Thank you for the awesome opportunity!!! 0:-D

  53. Ashley

    Love the asian twist to cauliflower soup! I’d love to be able to get my soups that creamy with a Vitamix.

  54. Catherine

    A lovely post. I try to eat using the same principles of moderation and no rules, and find it a refreshing to hear that you feel the same way. The constant discussions online about foods we must avoid and “superfoods” we must include in our diets can all be a bit much for me to keep track of sometimes.

    Lately I’ve started enjoying green smoothies on a regular basis, but my blender is rather pitiful and needs to take a “rest” every 30 seconds, where I unplug it for 10 seconds then plug it back in. A Vitamix would be a dream come true! Thanks for the opportunity.

  55. Kathleen

    I’ve had that soup and it is divine! The kimchi would be lovely alongside, no doubt. A little heat and tang to balance the rich creaminess.

    So, a friend let me borrow her Vitamix for six months and when she took it back I almost cried. I was using it almost daily, too. I only have an immersion blender & would seriously cry if I got a Vitamix to keep!

  56. jamie

    That soup look divine, and the photography is georgeous!

  57. Dhanya Samuel

    I have the same food philosophy as yours…eat everything in moderation. But having said that, I believe in clean, healthy flavours and this soup is just that. love the idea of the scallion kimchee

  58. Danielle

    I can’t wait to make this soup, cauliflower used to be my worst enemy but it’s recipes like this that have me learning to love it. Also, a Vitamix in my kitchen would be absolutely wonderful!

  59. Diana

    Not only are your recipes delish – your photos are so lovely!

    And yesyesyes to a Vitamix!!!!!

  60. Kathy

    I love your site! Am a new follower, and already enjoying your ‘take’ on healthy eating (because it mirrors my own!) Am dying to try the scallion kimchi, OMG it looks wonderful! I make a lot of soup and use my immersion blender, oh how I could love a new Vitamix and give it a good home 🙂

  61. Aubrae

    After avoiding cauliflower religiously for most of my twenties (due, fittingly, to an office mate who ate it steamed from the office microwave every lunch hour, in the name of dieting), I’ve rediscovered it of late. It started with a few spears mixed with other fall/winter vegetables and a healthy dose of Harissa. But, in a fit of bravery, last week I decided to embrace the cauliflower and roast a whole head to turn into soup, much like yours. The only difference in mine was the addition of white miso, which gave it a sumptuous richness – divine. Can’t wait to try it with the scallion kimchee!

  62. Olivia Cantwell

    I broke my blender last week and I’ve heard great things about the Vitamix – I can’t wait!

  63. Callie

    Omg it’s fate! I was shopping earlier thinking I needed a Vitamix. I need to eat healthier, NEED to. So I will enter, and pray!

  64. Alessandra

    I am so coveting that Vitamix! Also I like the idea of a reset meal (especially after I just spent the weekend at the Barbecue cookoff at the Houston Rodeo….). The soup looks great!

  65. Lynette V

    This recipe sounds fabulous. Will definitely try and would love to puree it in a new Vitamix.

  66. Abbey

    Was just talking about the Vitamix with a coworker. Says she loves hers. Hope you enjoy it!

  67. caro

    oh man, i’ve been toying with the idea of splurging on a vitamix since moving into my own apartment but ultimately had to put it aside as i just couldn’t fit it into my budget 🙁 . winning one would be dreamy!!!

  68. kamo

    Looks fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to own a vitamix!

  69. Micki

    Love the twist of adding coconut milk! Sounds delicious.

    But – in the kimchee recipe, is it really supposed to be 1/4 CUP Korean red pepper flakes? or 1/4 TSP? Are Korean red pepper flakes much milder than the red pepper flakes commonly found?

  70. Brittany Ellsworth

    I found that the easiert way for me to eat healthy was to ask myself “what is this food going to do for my body?”. Most of the time, I make the right decision, but sometimes the answer is “make me happy”.

    Ill be crossing my fingers on the 12th because a vitamix is something i could never fit in my budget 🙂

  71. Alison

    I would need a better blender than my current one to make this soup! Thanks for hosting the giveaway 🙂

  72. Trudi

    Thanks for the great recipe! Would love to make it in my own Vitamix!

  73. Gabby

    Looks delicious! Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve been pining for a Vitamix too 🙂

  74. Rachel Cartucci

    Soup sounds so good right now…’s really cold here in Mississippi…and I am NOT used to it. It’s been a very soupy winter for me. Please count me in…I would put it to good use. THANKS

  75. Katelin grande

    Thanks for the delicious recipe! I look forward to your emails.

    Crossing my fingers for that vitamix!

  76. Nikki

    I’m not sure which I’m more excited to try the soup or the kimchee. And I agree everything in moderation even moderation. I’m always trying to eat healthier or exercise more, but am slowly learning that I just need to do what feels right.

  77. Valgerdur

    Crossing my fingers a Vitamix will make its way to my little kitchen and make me a happy chef very soon!

  78. Dawn

    This soup looks amazing. I often feel the need for a reset, but find it hard in the winter. This will do it, though!

  79. Laura

    Can’t afford to buy a Vitamix but it would great to win one 🙂

  80. Susan Cohen

    When I was a child we use to watch the Vitamix guys at the state fair make the best shakes. We would sit for hours just to get tiny sample cups full of them. I have always wanted to make shakes like that at home with my own Vitamix.

  81. Sylvia

    Ever since I saw the demo, I’ve been putting the Vitamix on my wishlist in hopes that someone would get it for me so I could make soup!

  82. Elizabeth Lord

    With all my allergies to differents fruits and vegetables, I could really use this vitamix to do my own recipes of smoothies… Been wanting one forever!

  83. Clarissa

    What you can grind grains with a vitamix?! Is there nothing they can do? Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Emily

    Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. Looking forward to trying this recipe!

  85. Janice

    I love this post so much. I think it’s so important to eat mindful and of dishes consistently full of fresh produce but rules lead to deprivation and frustration. Thank you!

    Also, a Vitamix giveaway! How wonderful!

  86. Jean

    Looking forward to trying the scallion kimchee. Wow! a vitamix

  87. Lauren

    I have been wanting to try my hand at cauliflower soup for some time now. This sounds delicious and so easy with the Vitamix.

  88. Tina

    Would love, love, love a Vitamix to call my own! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to enter!

  89. Caitlin

    This looks delicious! Would love to win the Vitamix, I hear they are a dream in the kitchen.

  90. Kasey

    Oh my. This soup. AND, I am dyyyying to get a Vitamix. My poor college blender broke down recently and I have my heart and eyes set on this machine.

  91. Jen

    Thank you for writing such a resonate and striking post on eating healthfully and practicing moderation. It’s so refreshing to read about listening to your body rather than obsessively counting calories!

  92. Margie Kimberley

    I love roasted cauliflower and now have this soup recipe to look forward to. And with that kimchee —- oh my, mouth is watering. Thank you.
    Also …. those photos are unbelievable. They help me believe that maybe spring will come.

  93. Loren

    This soup looks fresh and beautiful! Can’t wait to try it!

  94. rose

    Winning a vitamix would be soooo rad!!! I’ve wanted one for so long!
    And I’m sure this recipe would be a great way to break er in!

  95. Brittany

    Your pictures look delicious!! I gotta try the recipes. Hoping for that Vitamix!

  96. Aimee

    I have cauliflower and leeks– just need to get a few more things to make this…. amazing photograph.

  97. Cassandra Hamilton

    What an amazing giveaway- I would use a Vitamix every single day if I had one!!

  98. jennifer long

    Love cauliflower & would love to have the tools to make this! Thank you for sharing.

  99. Lisa Blair

    I made roasted cauliflower for the first time last week, and I am seriously hooked. I’ll try this recipe. I’d love to win the Vitamix. Green smoothies are my go to breakfast lately.

  100. Ali

    Cauliflower has been a huge go to vegetable for me these past few months. Thanks for sharing! Also the first time I ever saw a vitamix was at the Texas State Fair a few years ago. Talk about radical moderation! I ate my share of fried food that day and finished off with a some fresh vitamix samplers…

  101. Bee Quesada

    Hah, this is perfect. Ever since the turn of the new year, my fiancé and I have changed our eating habits radically. Well, it’s easy to say it was a radical change when our diet was composed mostly of take-out and pizza. As college students, it’s easy to falter and indulge too much in the bad stuff.
    Our diet now resembles the notion you speak of: moderation in moderation. We have salads and soups and healthy whole wheat sandwiches. We bask in mac and cheese every once in a while, and we think twice before ordering in. It’s been quite an experience so far, and we are already reaping the benefits of our actions. 🙂

  102. Mary

    I love your recipes! It would be great to be able to use a Vitamix on a daily basis….especially with spring/summer coming soon. 🙂

  103. Sandra Miller

    Agreed! I love your thoughts on healthy eating! Sometimes ice cream is okay for dinner. Thanks!

  104. Jane Akers

    Will make this cauliflower souo this weekend, great idea! Would sooooo love a Vitamix!

  105. Shelly merrill

    I have pre-diabetes. A vitamix would help me prepare delicious healty foods.

  106. Erin

    Hi Ashley! Beautiful shots, always inspiring 🙂 Would love a vitamix to help with my kids cooking classes 🙂

  107. kiki

    i don’t like leek – does it give a strong taste in the soup? can i omit it?

    Vitamix giveaway – that is freaking AWESOME!

  108. Jenn

    We made a Thai-style cauliflower soup last week. Interested to try this profile to compare. Sounds delicious!

  109. Jessie

    Wow! What a great giveaway. Thanks for both the giveaway and your writing.

  110. Melissa

    The cauliflower soup looks delicious! I would love a Vitamix, thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Brenda

    I was a lot like you once were. So happy we can both enjoy food now the way it was intended. I would be so thrilled to win the Vitamix! It’s been on my list for many months.

  112. Corey

    I’m dying for a vitamix! And I totally agree with your approach to eating.

  113. Ashley Barrette

    I’ve recently started to let go of guilt in my life and when it comes to food that decision was the most liberating! Love cauliflower and that soup looks amazing.

  114. Sandra

    It’s incredible to what degree the mind becomes attuned to food when ‘restricted’ for dietary purposes! Thank you for sharing.

  115. Alexis

    This looks fantastic! And thank you for the reminders on moderation. I’ve been eyeing a Vitamix for some time, but have pitter-pattered along with my immersion blender (which I also can’t remember a time before).

  116. Erin

    My blender is dyyyyyying. I would love to replace it with a Vitamix!

  117. Kelsey Crowe

    I am head-over-heels in love with your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win a vitamix, that would revolutionize my kitchen!

    • Katie

      Want to win it for my Mother. Teaching her how to eat healthy and still love what you eat. #healthyeating #lovemymomma

  118. MariePierG

    Oh my god. Your recipes are always amazing. Can’t wait to make this one. I’d love to win the Vitamix, a great way to improve my daily green smoothie:)

  119. Arwen

    I’ve been having Vitamix dreams for years. Pick me! Thank you!

  120. Sally G

    “My kids are watching.” Exactly. Also, I like your approach. I’d also love a Vitamix! 🙂

  121. Jamie

    This looks amazing! And I’d really love that vitamin to help me make it 🙂

  122. Erin

    That soup looks divine! And I dream of treating myself to a Vitamix on a regular basis.

  123. Caitlin

    That looks so delicious! If only I had a Vitamix to make it…

  124. Ivy

    Your outlook on eating healthfully is so grounding and refreshing to read! Thank you 🙂

  125. Jennifer

    I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for so long! Maybe I’ll go on a blended soup diet to justify one!

  126. Mel Duncan

    Love all things cauliflower & all things kimchee. I’m so going to make this soup, thanks for sharing this recipe (both actually).

  127. Kimber

    I have wanted a Vitamix for a very long time!
    Hope I win it!

  128. Beth S

    This quick kimchi looks so delicious! Currently borrowing someone’s Vitamix, and I’m amazed how fast it became a kitchen staple. Fingers crossed!

  129. Stephanie

    I’ve never had a blender before…VitaMix would be amazing!

  130. Samantha

    Love everything you’ve written here, especially that you “want them to enjoy food for the gift it is.” I too have spent time obsessing about what I wasn’t “allowed” to eat, and am healthier both physically and MENTALLY now that I just focus on home cooking and a produce heavy cooking – actually more like produce heavy shopping, once it’s home I have to cook it!

  131. Cedric

    My friend’s birthday is coming up on the 11th of this month. This would be a perfect gift.

    The recipes sound delicious!

  132. Helen

    The soup sounds lovely! And a vitamix sure would look nice in my new kitchen.

  133. Nicole

    These recipes look delicious! I’ve always wanted a Vitamix. Fingers crossed for a win!

  134. Amy

    The soup looks delicious and something to definitely try out, since I have a milk allergy. Would sure love a Vitamix to make it.

  135. Jennifer

    I would love to make roasted cauliflower soup with scallion kimchee and a Vitamix would be just what I need to make it happen!

  136. Brooke @ Chocolate and Marrow

    Well I was going to comment on this anyway, but a Vitamix would be amazing too 😉 Just wanted to say that I couldn’t agree with you more about taking the hard rules and limits off of food and just enjoying it, in moderation, for the beautiful creation that it is. I’ve realized I actually end up eating healthier when I do this for precisely the reason you point out — I end up listening to my body more. I also think that food blogging has changed my relationship with food — I no longer feel like I have to eat a dozen cookies because I can eat just 1 (or, let’s be honest, 2 😉 and I can continue to enjoy them forever from the writing and photos that follow. Such fun, this blogging business!

    As always, beautiful photography, Ashley. Thanks for sharing.

  137. WendyJ

    That Kimchee looks lovely – I’m trying to eat healthier by being more inclusive instead of exclusive, this will be added to my “gotta try” list.

  138. Rachel

    I will definitely be trying this soup recipe ASAP! With all of this chilly weather we’ve been experiencing, this would be the perfect warming dinner! The Vitamix giveaway is amazing! If I were to win the first thing I’d make would be nut milk!

  139. Tina Francis

    Oh man oh man oh man!

    I’d love to win this. *swoon*

    Gorgeous pictures as always.

  140. Rachel W.

    The soup looks delicious! I’m fantasizing about the new levels of creamy-dreaminess I could achieve with a Vitamix 🙂

  141. Daron Nicole

    I happen to have a head of cauliflower that needs to be used. This recipe looks great!

  142. Patricia

    Oh gosh, I would love to win – I’ve been saving up to replace my leaky kitchenaid blender, but it’s taking so long.

  143. Sandra

    I want that soup AND a vitamix! I’ll be making the former this weekend.

    Pick me, pick me…

  144. Lee

    Your blog is fantastic, accessible and inspiring all at once.

  145. amanda

    This all looks so beautiful! I’ve been making my own veggie broth, and also my own coconut milk (1-2 tbsp of coconut manna + 12oz of water = magic) so I love the idea of filling a soup with homemade, brothy goodness. Thank you also for the brilliant play on kimchi! A beautiful, colourful and comforting winter meal.

  146. Deb

    We have similar approaches, which explains why I never miss a post. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

  147. Adam

    This looks sooo good! I dream about making soups in a Vitamix.

  148. Tammy Bilodeau

    Oh I’d love this. My blender just hit the garbage bin. I use mine 2-3 times a day and the Vitamix is at the top of my list! Thanks for the opportunity

  149. Stephanie B

    The soup looks awesome. I’d love to win a Vitamix 🙂

  150. Cindy Tew

    I love finding recipes that demonstrate to my family of 6 that you can eat healthy and still enjoy delicious meals. This recipe fits the bill perfectly! I would love to win the Vitamix to help make this goal even more attainable!

  151. Khyati Short

    I have been trying to get over my aversion to Cauliflower (Childhood trauma) and this looks amazing. It’s raining in SF so it’s perfect soup weather. Thanks again!

  152. Aimee

    The soup looks amazing! I look forward to trying it out. Thanks!!

  153. Lynn

    I love how simply you have summed up your approach to health. Enjoying a salad to enjoying ice cream. It is the same way I approach food. I’ve been married almost 5 years, and my husband has lost 60 pounds since our wedding day. Slowly, over the years, he started following the example I silently set, caring about health but finding joy in food as well. I hope together we’ll be able to show our, now 6 month old, daughter the same and help her to have a healthy relationship with food and her body image. Because as you’ve said, and as I’ve seen, my family members are watching.

  154. caroline

    Totally would love a vitamix! College student splurge

  155. Trish B

    Oh I am going to make the cauliflower soup this week, it looks amazing!! But oooh to win the vitamix would just be incredible!!

  156. emily v

    I never would have thought of scallion kimchi, but it sounds pretty amazing. I’ve only recently discvered just how awesome scallions are, after years of just ignoring them in ingredient lists.

  157. Deja

    We have the same “non” rules. Nothing is ever off limits forever. My blender is currently duct taped together on the outside to keep the liquid in! I could really use a Vitamix.

  158. dawn

    love creamy cauliflower soup but love it even more with scallion kimchi!

  159. Jenn Gallagher

    I would love to win this! My blender recently bit the dust 🙂 And your soup looks lovely! Thanks!

  160. Chris

    Scallion kimchi is now on the list of food to try! Looks great!

  161. Karen White

    Beautiful photos… the soup sounds (and looks!) lovely. I think a Vitamix would be a great tool to have in my little kitchen!

  162. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    I adore your thoughts on healthy eating. I had to read a lot of books to get me to realize the same thoughts. Your kids will be wonderfully adjusted for that. The diet mindset is terrible and can lead you to a path of disordered eating before you knew what hit you. You have a wonderfully free way of thinking of food now (from what you say) and thats a true blessing.
    The idea of scallion Kimchi just sounds amazing. I’d die. And that soup?! I love it all. I want it all!

  163. Shandra

    My little one is loving cauliflower and we now live in a house with some counter space, so, bring on the Vitamix. Thanks Ashley.

  164. jessica bates

    I follow you on FB and was drawn to click on the link for the cauliflower soup recipe as I recently fell in love with roasted cauliflower. When I read through your article, it was a bonus. Your message is so simple, yet so powerful. I also love your method of subletly teaching your kids with your smart behavior on such important life lessons. Another bonus…a chance to win a Vitamix, which as been on my wish list for awhile now. It’s a win, win, win. Keep up the great work!

  165. Meredith

    I love what you say here about listening to your body and balancing your diet. (I’d also love winning a fancy pants blender *crossing my fingers*)

  166. Janie

    Great looking soup, great giveaway! Vitamix ova here, please!

  167. chantelle

    Thank you for your website, your insights and your inspiration (and for this really cool giveaway)… Fingers crossed you pick me! Haha

  168. Caroline

    Can’t wait to try this soup! Love your ideas. I have been trying to rationalize a vitamix for over a year, winning it would be a dream!!!

  169. sherri spagnolli

    sweet magnolia!! i would die if i won this vitamix!! i want one so badly but never ever will be able to afford it. i long to make roasted butternut squash soup with a roasted beet drizzle!! nommmm. i love your blog. you inspire me.

  170. Sara

    Love, love, love your blog…this recipe looks amazing!! I too have eyeing the Vitamix for a while. Would love to win one!!

  171. Robyn

    That scallion kimchee looks super delicious. Also, I would love a vitamix!

  172. Kerstin

    Wish I could afford a Vitamix! 🙂 The cauliflower soup sounds delicious. My husband and I love all kinds of soups, stews, etc. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  173. Katie

    I love all your recipes Ashley, and I drool over those Vitamix Blenders, but either way Damon and will have to try this recipe, especially with the kimchee!

  174. Kate

    Perfect timing for this article! My husband and I are finishing up a two week low-glycemic bender. He is breezing through while I am burying myself in cookbooks, lusting after food we cannot have. Thank you for your “no rule” perspective!

  175. Lisa

    I’ve only heard great things from friends who have a vitamix! I’ll keep my fingers crossed 🙂

  176. Sara L.

    Oh how I would be a happy clam if I had a vitamix! Regardless, can’t wait to try this soup – it looks amazing. 🙂

  177. Emily

    I love all things cauliflower lately, and this looks divine!

  178. Christina

    Scallion kimchi is just genius! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  179. Lindsay

    Come on random number generator, pick me!

    But also, good post Ash. Well said.

  180. Christina H

    A Vitamix would be such a blessing to make such yummy deliciousness as this recipe!!

  181. Julie

    Fantastic recipe, and I’d make such good use of that Vitamix!

  182. Leah

    This looks delicious. Roasted cauliflower is one of my favorites and I’m still on a soup kick with this cold weather. Really important words about moderation. I too like the Julia Child motto. Thanks for Vitamix opportunity!

  183. Mel

    I need a Vitamix so badly!! Also, great recipe! Thanks 🙂

  184. Lorraine

    Yum! This looks incredible 🙂 I’m going to make it.

  185. amanda

    this soup looks amazing!!!! yay for a possible vitamix!!!

  186. Aimee Hall

    Thank you for the beautiful recipes and thank you for the chance to win a vitamix! I use a magic bullet and I wonder how much of a difference a vitamix would make. Have you found it changes the textures at all?

  187. Yen

    I love your recipes and would love to win a Vitamix! Have been thinking of getting one for the longest time. Thanks!

  188. Beth

    Hoping, fingers crossed! Have coveted a Vitamix for oh, so long. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  189. Robin

    The soup looks amazing!! Already added it to my “to cook” list.

  190. Dawn

    Your moderation is a great rule if thumb. Then food can be food, and we can free ourselves to think about iur people. That’s what really matters! But, of course, I’d be happy to use a vitamix. Thanks for inspiring us all.

  191. Chris

    That scallion kimchi looks great! Definitely going in the list of foods to make.

  192. Miranda Maxson

    I love Kimchi but hardly have the patience to wait for it to come out of the pot! This is a great substitute idea for the in-between times. Some Korean bbq pork and this in some fresh garden beet greens or turnip tops…mmmm mmmm mmmmm. I’m up in Canada, just twiddling my thumbs while I wait for the snow to pass and the frost to give way. Want to dig my fingers in that wet, musky earth. I’ve always wanted a Vitamix, if you so choose to send on my way. What a treat! Thanks for always posting such incredible recipes! -Mir.

  193. Carolyn

    I love the “everything in moderation, even moderation” quote from Julia Childs. Definitely something to keep in mind! 🙂

  194. Julianne Vantland

    I’ve heard they are amazing for making baby food too…something I’ll be doing a lot of once my twins arrive!

  195. Arielle

    Love your blog and this recipe and would really love to win a vitamix!

  196. Sarah d

    I love this post! I just lost 40 lbs and am trying to learn to live with moderation long term, so this really spoke to me!

  197. Sofie T.

    This soup sounds perfect for the wintry weather in TX lately.

  198. Phil A

    Love this recipe! Who knew the complexity of Kimchee could be mastered so simply

  199. Shannon McDermott

    Wow! I didn’t know kimchee was so easy to make. I’ve been obsessed with it after finding it at a local Asian marketplace. I will definitely be trying this out. Fermented foods are so delicious, and would be a great addition to cauliflower.
    Ps- I would love to win a vitamix!

  200. fabiola@notjustbaked

    I am the same way. I’ve basically talked every person into buying one, but don’t yet have one myself. Yet am looking for a the right occasion to buy one, or in this case, win one!

  201. Michelle

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would really appreciate a vitamix! Thank you:)

  202. Sparrow Huffman

    My Friends with a vitamix always tease me about everything they do with it, I would love to own one.

  203. Arie

    This soup just looks divine!
    Just as divine as a vitamix would look on my kitchen counter!

  204. Alex

    This soup looks wonderful and I would have never thought to make kimchi with just scallions.

    And a vitamix is my dream countertop appliance (do other people dream about stuff like that?), I suffer from extreme green smoothie envy!

  205. Vicki Moseley

    My friends call me the Soup Queen as I love making soup. I always have to use a blender several times to puree the soup. Having a Vitamix would make my life so much easier!

  206. Jen

    This recipe looks delicious…looking forward to trying it! Totally agree with moderation…it’s the not-so-secret secret to healthy living! ; )

  207. Sarah

    This soup looks wonderful – I’m always won over by anything that includes roasted cauliflower. And who wouldn’t want to win a Vitamix?!

  208. clare

    What an awesome giveaway. And recipe! I’m obsessed with kimchi. Thank you!

  209. laura

    I have evernoted (love a new verb!) the soup recipe. If a Vitamix ended up in my future, it wouldn’t be the worst thing….thanks for your blog in general!

  210. Duncan

    That green onion kimchee looks fantastic – definitely keeping note of that one. Thanks!

  211. Logan

    Just found a bunch of scallions still growing in the front garden, so this recipe is perfect! I’m pretty excited about the give away too!

  212. Susan Vesely

    I love your thoughts on a healthy life! In the last year I have had the same change. No more diets, or trying to make a recipe low-cal with sugar substitutes or other weird processed ingredients. Just good, wholesome, fresh, and when possible organic and/or local. And if I’m craving a cookie…I’m going alll the way! Bring on the butter and dark chocolate!
    My husband is a Type 1 Diabetic and the effect this change in our diets, attitudes, and lifestyle has had is awesome. Stoked over here!

    And as for the give-away! A-mazing. A girl can dream! A Vitamix sounds like such a wonderful notion on the days when a gnarled chunk of half-blended blueberry becomes lodged in your straw… I’m just sayin’! Those are the days the dream of owning one really starts to grow!

  213. Raegan place

    My daughter turns march 5 and I am going to make this for her birthday dinner. I have wanted a vitamix forever and would love to enhance the healthy eating for my family. My birthday is march 19th. A perfect birthday gift for our family!!! Thanks for an amazing blog

  214. Gillian

    I’ve been thinking too of how to treat myself to a Vitamix, since Christmas…..I’d love to win one, just in time for my birthday!!

  215. Mary Gross

    Oh my goodness I’ve been dreaming of a Vitamix. My current blender rumbles and shakes so badly I fear it will blow up (and it blends about as well as a rolling pin). Also, thanks for the quick kimchee recipe. I’ve been wanting to make that for a while but was a little intimidated. The soup and kimchee pairing sounds delish!

  216. Betsy

    I would love a Vitamix! My student budget can’t afford one right now. 🙁

  217. Trisha

    Lovely thoughts on healthy eating. I’m still working on only eating one cookie at a time, but I try to always remember that food, at it’s core, is good. I would love to have a vitamin to whip up healthy smoothies!

  218. Sara Forte

    I want a new best friend!! So jealous. I’ve been pining away for one of these for years! Need! Love your perspective on healthful eating. Agree completely. I imagine a creation from you and Aran is a soup to be reckoned with.

  219. Ericka G.

    This soup looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe and giveaway opportunity – it’s really appreciated!

  220. Kylee

    The soup looks amazing! I roast cawliflower all the time but have never made a soup. Would love a vitamix!

  221. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    I absolutely LOVE your food philosophy! I too have been in that place of setting rule upon rule upon myself that I basically took all the fun and enjoyment out of food. It’s taken me a whole to get to a place where I can have that cookie and really, I mean REALLy enjoy it but I’m happy to say I’m there now and life is so much better for it! Thank you for your insight, this amazing recipe, and for this incredible giveaway!

  222. Ivy

    This recipe sounds amazing and unexpected. A rich soup with some scallion kimchee to cut it and add a bit of zing? I cannot wait to try it out!

  223. Jami

    We make cauliflower soup so often during these cold months. I’m excited to try the kimchi next time. Thanks for the opportunity for a new Vitamix!

  224. Cheryl

    Wow you are so lucky!!!! I’d love to own a Vitamix, but as you say $$$. However, what a dream to own something that purees Kale down into a smoothie so you can actually drink it, not gag on the chunks. 😉

  225. Stacey

    I have tried a number of your recipes with lovely results. The food doesn’t always look as beautiful as yours. This soup is on my list.

  226. Marianne

    This recipe looks delicious. And great articulation and thoughtfulness of guiding your children in delighting in and savoring food.

  227. Allie

    I can’t wait to try this recipe out! And I would love to be considered for the blender! Thanks!

  228. Brittany

    Oh I have wanted a VitaMix for years!!! It’s a foodie’s dream. I’ll be eating a cookie a day for good luck 🙂

  229. Jessica

    This soup and kimchi sound amazing! Will definitely give them a try. Would be thrilled to win a Vitamix too 🙂

  230. Emmy Cooks

    I cannot wait to make that scallion kimchee. And I have been cheering on the demise of my blender so I can upgrade to one that actually achieves a creamy consistency!

  231. Mary

    My mouth was literally watering by the time I got to the end of this post. Making this!

  232. Keely W

    Isn’t Julia Child the best? She really knew how to enjoy some food! And life! As should we all, counting calories is the worse.
    This soup looks amaze, love the idea of roasting everything first.

  233. Marina

    Daughter ecstatically won “how many m&m’s in the jar” contest at west elm. Mother hoping to win vitamix health for two munchkins and family.
    Not without gratitude.

  234. Britney

    All in moderation. Your recipes and insights on living life are always a treat.

  235. Erica

    I love your outlook on food and life! And I love roasted cauliflower. This sounds delicious.

  236. Jessra

    I love a fresh soup on a cold day! This recipe looks wonderful. Thank you.

  237. Jessica

    Wonderful words of wisdom, difficult to live by but very much worth it.

  238. Chrissy

    I have the same ideas about “diets” and moderation and over the years it has evolved exactly in the same vein as yours. It’s nice to be a grown up, right?

  239. Calli

    your photographs and the way you tell the stories of your recipes is beautiful!

  240. Christine

    Thanks for the giveaway, I too have been trying to figure a way to treat myself to a Vitamix!

  241. Gia H

    The scallion kimchi recipe looks doable, thanks for sharing! It’s funny, I just started looking into buying a VitaMix today.

  242. laura

    I love your recipes–this looks fantastic! And I’ve been dreaming for a vitamix for years…

  243. Mark

    Stumbled on your site a couple of weeks ago and have been consuming it by large spoonfuls ever since. Thanks for all the hard work…p.s. VITA MIX!!

  244. Britt Keeling

    Mmmm this sounds delicious! This weeks -50C temperatures have me dreaming of soup!

  245. Stephanie K

    Love your advice about eating healthy. Moderation has always been my motto as well. I have too much of a sweet tooth to completely purge my life sweets. The soup looks fantastic!

  246. Ashley Lynn

    March 12th is my birthday so I’m crossing my fingers extra tight that I will be making that soup in a vitamin for dinner!

  247. Julie

    Eeeeek, I was planning on putting my tax return to one of these guys!

  248. Denise

    Love your recipes. The Vitamix — if I win it — would be for my mom. She still has all her gadgets from the late 70s/early 80s; refuses to get or receive any “fussy” space hogging gadgets; but she’s been vying the Vitamix. It’s so pricey, but if I could win it for her, she’d take it in a heartbeat and would use it everyday.

  249. Rosemary Joy

    Thank you for the opportunity to win, the Vitamix.

  250. Stefan Bigsby

    Those first paragraphs paralelled my early food obsessed years to a T. It is fanyastic to see that someone else stumbled upon the epiphany that cauliflower soup and vanilla ice cream can both be part of a healthy diet! We need more people like you educating today’s youth as well as the parents that influence them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  251. Courtney Ferrington

    I am a sucker for some cauliflower! This sounds delish!
    Also, I have been wanting a vitamix since my Costco trip before Christmas. It would greatly benefit my PCOS/IR. I’ve got a lil over $200 saved. But how wonderful would that be if I won?!

  252. Bob Oliveira

    Would loooove one of these. I think I’d use it several times a day!

  253. Carolina

    Looks good. My son love Cauliflower, will have to try this for him.

  254. Krista Kenner

    I love this post, Ashley. I so agree with your comment that you feel better when you eat meals packed full of fresh produce. I’ve been on a health-kick lately (not my norm, unfortunately. I’m not terrible eater, but I’m not great either–busy-ness gets the best of me) and now that I think of it, I feel SO much more energetic in the last week. Thanks for the great recipe, can’t wait to try it. Positive vibes towards a new Vitamix!

  255. Linda M.

    The cauliflower soup looks heavenly. I would have never thought to add kimchee but will have to give it a try. I’ve been making smoothies in my blender for years and would love to switch to a Vitamix.

  256. Rachel

    I have just discovered roasted cauliflower this Fall and can’t stop making it! Can’t wait to try this soup! Plus, our blender broke over the weekend, so a vitamix would be awesome!

  257. Megan Brassart

    Oh how I’ve been dreaming of a vitamix lately

  258. Stephanie

    Oh, Vitamix. For so long I thought I didn’t need one, now so many things are telling me I do. Well, thank you for the giveaway, and for posting your logical, healthy food philosophy- it is refreshing to hear I am not alone in the way I have learned to look at health eating!

  259. Kelly Anderson

    Great thoughts on moderation and listening to your body. That in itself is living healthy. Thanks for this. And for the recipe!

  260. sharon

    Can’t wait to try out this soup, it combines my love for cauliflower and my husband’s love of kimchi. Always the best!! Now we will just cross our fingers for this Vitamix!

  261. elaine chew

    I don’t eat Cauliflower much but this look so good I might just try it. It would be awesome to use a Vitamix for making it, too!

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  263. Melissa Brown

    I love your take on eating healthfully…right up my alley 🙂 As a farmer, I love seeing people really enjoy their food and taking pleasure in the beautiful vegetables and animals that nourish us! Fingers crossed for that awesome Vitamix!

  264. Heather McLaughlin

    I really enjoy your blog. and your pictures are just beautiful! looking forward to trying this recipe….love to try it with a new vitamix!

  265. Summer

    I love reading your blog. Your recipes are always fun to try.

  266. MP

    Roasted cauliflower hummus is lovely (and healthy) as well.

  267. Daisy Chiu

    Coincidence after coincidence. Saw vitamix demo over the weekend in a store, bought a yellow head of cauliflower to make soup tonight and there is your recipe… Also just picked up The book One good dish in the library last week and was about to read it 🙂
    Thanks for all your posts.

  268. Leslie Overhulse

    This recipe sounds delish! Can’t wait to try it out this week. Also love your description of how to look at food. Really resonated with me. Thank you! Yay for vitamix!

  269. Jenny Wang

    I’ve been looking for a cauliflower soup recipe!! I love that you put kimchi in it. Genius. And also so lovely for you to give away a Vitamix 🙂

  270. Pamela

    i just bought a cauliflower and i think making this soup is a great way to use it. hoping for the vitamix to make it extra smooth

  271. oma

    the soup and the kimchee both sound amazing. we love the cauliflower soup from super natural everyday and will have to try this one on the next soup-worthy night.

  272. alanna

    I’ve dreamt of a Vitamix for years now! Please make my dreams come true.

  273. Becki @ Bites 'n Brews

    I’ve gotten the chance to use a Vitamix quite a few times with my current roommates, but I’m leaving soon… I don’t know if I can bear to be without one!

  274. Marco

    Had the same experience with rule-based dieting: food doesn’t leave your mind.

  275. Guro

    Inspiring thoughts on moderation! Less frantic, more realistic but enjoying.

  276. joey armstrong

    cauliflower soup sounds perfect with this weather!
    i like the ‘no rules’ logic, though i don’t really have rules either and i STILL find myself thinking about food all day long…

  277. Karen

    I will have to make this soup, it looks so good! And a Vitamix would be lovely too!

  278. Kristiann

    I’ve been dreaming of a Vitamix. My husband and I are on a major soup kick–and the fact that a Vitamix can heat it too puts me over the edge!

  279. Frederike Wiggers

    All those recipes looks great; if I only had a blender that can help me make all these lovely recipes! =(

  280. Thia

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a Vitamix.

    I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts. I was just having this conversation with a woman at work, today…our need to listen to our bodies, rather than getting hung up on some head-notion of what is and isn’t healthy. I trust my body to let me know when a cookie is ok, and when it’s not. And that info changes…, so it’s important to KEEP ON listening. It’s an ongoing conversation.

  281. Sarah

    Great post! We all need a bit more moderation in life. Thanks so much for the recipe and encouragement!

  282. Natalia

    Me and my flatmate dream of having a vitamix. We are in London <3 (we would even pay the shipping!)

  283. Audrey

    Mmmm… this recipe combines so many concepts that I love: roasted cauliflower, pureed soup, and coconut milk. I’ve read a couple of good food-related books this year that also promote the flexible rules/moderation approach to eating: VB6 by Mark Bittman and Foodist by Darya Pino Rose. I’ve only done one diet in my life when I experimented with eating vegan for a month and I’m glad that I never got into the habit of crash dieting. Thanks for the post and setting up such a great giveaway!

  284. Jenn

    Oh goodness. this soup looks fabulous. I love the vitamix- my boyfriends parents have one and I used it multiple times per day when we house sat for them… unfortunately my post grad debt will not allow me to have one… one day! haha. Great post!

  285. Léa

    This soup looks delicious! Congrats for such an amazing website!

  286. Carla

    I too have been dreaming of getting a Vitamix. I would love to make healthy smoothies for breakfasts, grind my own flours, and make my own nut butters!

    By the way, I have used your recipe for pressure cooker pork stew so many times. I even bought the American’s Test Kitchen pressure cooker book because of your post! Thanks for introducing it to me.

  287. Natalie silitch

    Love Julia’s quote on moderation! Recipe sounds pretty good too!

  288. Maren

    I’ve been lusting for a vitamin for so long! Perfect for making soups like this 🙂

  289. Grace Romjue

    I’ll never be as cool as you, but if you randomly select this comment and I get a Vitamix, I’ll at least be able to make this awesome recipe that you made.

    Such a beautifully written post, Ashley! Resonates deeply with me. The no-rules diet really is the best way to keep yourself from obsessing over food. It is for freedom that we are set free. This applies to eating as well. 🙂 Grateful for you, your wisdom and your talent.

  290. Catherine

    Beautifully written post accompanied by beautiful images but most importantly an inspiring and thought provoking message! Thank you!

  291. Emily

    Roasted cauliflower is my favorite roasted veg ever. Roasted until sweet & simply dipped in hot sauce: yum. Roasted and blended into a soup with Indian spices? YUM. I’ve even used it to thicken potato soup in place of heavy cream! Roasted cauliflower is a simple thing of beauty.

  292. Danyell

    I love this recipes, I can only imagine the layers of healthy flavor. Definitely, a must try!

  293. Dawna Grand

    I’m happily entering the Vitamix giveaway AND about to happily make the cauliflower soup you’ve shared. Can’t wait to taste it. Thank you!

  294. sarah

    can’t wait to try the kimchi / cream cheese idea! never thought of that and it sounds amazing!

  295. Natalia

    Perfect timingiem for the recipe and the Vitamix! I’ve had a cauliflower in my fridge for few days and was missing some inspiration to tackle it. The soup looks so yummy! To win the famous Vitamix as my liquifier attachment of my blender recently broke would make my year! Thank you again for such an inspiring blog and this amazing giveaway.

  296. Els M

    I did a bit of reading and found out that I didn’t know what great stuff you can do with a Vitamix, besides making milkshakes! Since it’s my husband’s birthday in April and we were planning on getting a new blender anyway, your giveaway would be the perfect gift!

  297. Sandra

    I am so excited now that I’ve discovered healthy eating can taste really good! I look forward to trying this recipe along with some of the others. Having a Vitamix would be the perfect addition as I continue on this new journey of healthier eating.

  298. Gaelle B.

    I never think about roasting the vegetables before turning them into soup, it is such an awesome idea! I will do that next time.

  299. Molly F.C.

    I am trying to embrace the philosophy that food isn’t my enemy. I’ve been unsuccessful for a long time in my weight loss goal. A Vitmamix would be a welcome ally! Thanks for chance to win!

  300. Gaelle B.

    I never think about roasting the vegetables before turning them into soup, it is such an awesome idea! I will do that next time I want to make soup.

  301. Ellen

    A Vitamix would be a blessing in my life! I look forward to making this soup and the intriguing scallion kimchee.

  302. Lori Lyn

    This soup sounds dreamily delicious but winning a Vitamix would be a dream-come-true!!!!

  303. Marsha A.

    What a great giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I have wanted a vita mix for a while. Crossing my fingers!

  304. Michelle

    This soup looks amazing! And I love the idea of scallion kimchee.

  305. Pascale

    This soup sounds delicious. I will make it but might add a pinch of curry. YUM- I have a head of cauliflower waiting to be used!
    Love Vitamix!

  306. Fabienne

    It looks delicious! and the pics are amazing! Vitamix would be so cool!

  307. Jenna

    I recently made a cauliflower soup that was quite bland and a whole lot of “blah.” Can’t wait to try your recipe next time!

  308. Lucia

    The soup looks luscious! And I would be over the moon to win a Vitamix!

  309. Pam O'Sullivan

    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try the kimchee!

  310. Lindsay

    That soup looks delicious! And what do you know, I have a full head of cauliflower lurking around in my refrigerator …

  311. Stephannie

    This soup sounds delicious; I love roasted cauliflower. The chance to win the vitamin is an added bonus!

  312. Daphne

    I got a Vitamix when the base of my Kitchenaid twisted open mid-blending, and I haven’t looked back since. I’d love to get one for my mom too!

  313. Laura

    Vitamix is the best blender out there. Unfortunately, my mother’s has disappeared and at this point we are under the impression it was stolen along with a few other expensive kitchen items. We can’t justify buying another, since they are so expensive. I would absolutely love to try this soup out in a new vitamix!!!!!!!

  314. Hanna

    Have been considering a vitamix since I broke my immersion blender trying to make breadcrumbs. #sometimesyourethebug

  315. Alicia

    Thank you for a thoughtful post and beautiful recipe! I’m already plotting to make that Scallion Kimchee…
    In the meantime I’ll be crossing my fingers for the Vitamix!

  316. Ali

    This recipe looks fantastic! Cauliflower is one vegetable I’m never afraid to eat 🙂

  317. Mona P.

    I’ve been thinking about getting a vitamix but they are expensive. Winning one would be much better!

  318. Christina

    A Vitamix would make all my smoothie and soup dreams come true!

  319. Donna

    Yours is the very best advice for sensible eating! The soup looks lovely and a Vitamix is the ultimate kitchen convenience tool.

  320. j wallace

    Vitamix! I admit I am motivated. I dream of one. As a vegetarian I have dreamed about one for years. In the last year my mother in law got one, and now I lust for one.

    Save us Obi-one!

  321. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

    Ever since culinary school I’ve wanted a vitamix! Would love to win it – your soup looks gorgeous!

  322. Kiran

    Thanks for the recipes and the give away. Moderation indeed (of food and exercise) is the key to good health

  323. Rachel Shulman

    Vitamixs make the silkiest soups and sauces – love them!

  324. Eva

    Would love a VitaMix – green smoothies are my jam these days!

  325. Caroline

    Moderation is wonderful advice–and tastier with a Vitamix!

  326. Giulia

    Oh, I’ve been looking for an excuse to get a Vitamix! And soup is the best – you can make it creamy and decadent without adding the cream and it’s the perfect way to get in some extra servings of veggies.

  327. Faye

    Wow that looks amazing, I am going to try it this weekend…sure would be easier to do with a good blender! Thanks for the great recipes!

  328. Lara

    A beautiful soup for those of us in the NorthEast still waiting out this long winter, thank you! Reminds me of my mother’s cauliflower concoctions growing up in London.

  329. Sam

    Wow, this meal looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try both recipes out. My roommates and I are cooking nightly vegetarian meals, and these are definitely going up on the “Dinner Ideas” board. YUM!

  330. Jesse

    I really appreciate your reflections about being healthy in the small decisions while still allowing yourself to enjoy things. I think it is a rather balanced way of looking at things. Although, I may be thinking that because it is Paczki Day, and I really don’t want to say no to sweets today.

    Also, being able to make your own flour sounds amazing. If I won the Vitamix, then that would be my first project.

  331. Marilena Leavitt

    Made the soup last night. It was really great!

  332. Megan Mueller

    I love your blog and am eagerly anticipating your book release.
    I recently had a cauliflower soup flop, so I’m looking forward to trying your recipe!
    Also – who doesn’t wanna win a vitamin?!

  333. Rosalie

    Man I’m just about to move into my first apartment and I have so many kitchen supplies to stock up on! A Vitamix would be so perfect!

  334. Amy

    YUM! that soup looks awesome! perfect timing for this post – can’t wait to try! and thanks for a chance at a Vitamix!

  335. Leith Devine

    Love this soup recipe! And the Vitamix is great too:)

  336. Jenna

    Ohhh, a Vitamix! I love that cauliflower soup and scallion kimchee combo, looks delicious.

  337. Melissa Townsend

    Looks Amazing! I have been looking at the Vitamix for a while now. It’s such a versatile kitchen helper.

  338. Wendy L.

    Love this combination of soup with scallion kimchi – delicious and unique! Made all the easier with the Vitamix blender.

  339. Stephanie

    Gosh I would REALLY love to win a Vitamix! Also I’ve really been enjoying these recipes 🙂

  340. Jill Shoop

    Would LOVE and CHERISH a Vitamix! Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for giving us your blog. All the best, Jill

  341. Desi

    I’m making this soup this week. I love cauliflower soup and I’m a little sick of the 3 recipes I’ve been making.

    Not going to lie though the Vitamix giveaway motivated this comment 😉

  342. Kevin

    a device that makes smoothies and soups? what’s not to love?

  343. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    Between your soup and Love and Lemon’s cauliflower “couscous” I must get back to eating it! I always found the vegetable rather difficult to make because it gets mushy too easily… but I’ll be trying this out. Also, if I win the vitamix, I will give it to my mom. She’s an incredible cook, but has developed a pinch nerve and have slowed down her cooking the last 7 years. I’m sure the vitamix would be perfect for her to make dough (we make roti since we’re Indian), soups and lentil based curries, and even smoothies. A simple blender just doesn’t cut it anymore. Thank you for the opportunity! x

  344. Kristin

    What sensible thoughts about food! Thank you for adding your voice to strengthen the idea of radical moderation rather than deprivation.
    I’ve been really into soup lately, so I’ll have to give this one a whirl. So excited about the joy of your Vitamix! I have pined away for one for years, but, alas, the budget won’t allow–yet.

  345. Lauren

    This soup looks AMAZING! I’d definitely make it once I got my hands on a Vitamix!

  346. ellen

    wow! i’d love a vitamix, and this soup looks so warm and comforting.

  347. Heidi Devereaux

    Your site is always a visual delight. I watch the people demo the Vitamix at whole foods and it makes me want one!

  348. Sami

    I would love to make this in a Vitamix- I have heard that they are awesome!

  349. Kelly

    oh i dream of a vitamix. we (it was a group gift!) bought one as a wedding gift, and the happy health-conscious couple expressed much love for it, saying “we think nightly- would we rather eat this salad or drink it? INTO THE VITAMIX!”

  350. Rafal

    I have wanted a vitamix for a while. Crossing my fingers!

  351. Jennie Ridley

    Soup looks amazing and a vitamix would be a lifesaver!!

  352. Michael D.

    Can’t wait to try the recipe. A Vitamix to go along with it would be so nice too!

  353. Susan Johnson

    Since I have scallions on hand and it’s too cold to spend time outside, the scallion kimchee sounds like the perfect project.

    Years ago, a young male scientist friend lost a great deal of weight over a few months. When I asked was his secret was, he replied “I realized that since I knew where my next meal was coming from, there was no need to stuff myself at this one.” That simple mind-shift changed his life.

  354. Rory

    Hooray for cauliflour soup! And I hope I win that Vitamix!

  355. Holly Stephenson

    what a generous giveaway! having a vitamix would revolution my cooking for sure. I hear you can even mill your own flour in one… I’m so intrigued by the possibilities!

  356. Anna Radford

    My favorite reset soup is sweet potato. It’s made with sautéed carrots, onion and poblano pepper, then mixed with roasted sweet potatoes and veggie broth. Plus, a hit of sriracha. I would love to make this in a new Vitamix!

  357. Olivia

    Can’t wait to try this! You have such a way with words that it makes me think everything that comes out of your mouth is cool, haha. Thank you!

  358. Mary Beth Foster

    Recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for that, and for the chance at a Vitamix!!!

  359. Morgan Jackson

    Roasted cauliflower soup is my absolute favorite to make! I actually lost the blade to my food processor (no idea how) so hopefully I win the Vitamix!!! 🙂

  360. Melissa

    I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower, but I love cauliflower soup! Just need a blender!!

  361. Heather

    This looks delicious! I agree wholeheartedly with your take on healthy eating. However, I believe that quote is originally from Oscar Wilde and not Julia Childs (sorry!).

  362. Cara M

    I have burned out the motors on three blenders in the last year, they just don’t make them like they used to. The soup looks amazing, bet it would taste great with a bit of cheese. love you blog.

  363. Colette Lee

    Your Roasted Cauliflower soup looks amazing!! I never thought of coconut milk to replace cream! How perfect!! This is on my list for this week, just moved to tomorrow’s evening meal! Thanks for the post!

  364. joanne

    Always looking for soup recipes. This one is a beauty; thank you for sharing it and also for your philosophy about being well.

  365. Sarah

    I adore cauliflower in all its forms. Never thought to add it with scallion kimchee, which just seems like a genius move.

  366. katie

    This soup recipe looks amazing! With a baby on the way a Vitamix would be perfect for making baby food and until the little one is ready for that, it would be ideal for healthy morning smoothies!

  367. Amy

    Ooooo pick me pick me! I promise to love and cherish my vitamix with all my heart! 🙂

  368. Alaya Wyndham

    We make cauliflower soups a lot and this version with kimchee looks wonderful! So excited to try it! 🙂

  369. Alex

    Chili flakes – do you mean tablespoons or cups? Discrepancy in your note vs. the ingredients list

  370. Alex

    Also pls enter me for the Vitamix give-away 🙂 🙂 🙂

  371. Lindsey

    Yum! Cauliflower is a big hit at our house right now. Can’t wait to try this soup!

  372. Samantha

    The soup looks fabulous–nourishing while also feeling decadent. Can’t wait to make it…and hope to win that Vitamix!

  373. Cindy Kew

    Soup looks like a great way to eat cauliflower! If I had a Vita-mix I could make it. I have a friend with one and she lives it. They are so darn expensive, winning one would be great!

  374. Berry Phillips

    Roasted cauliflower is my fave. Thanks for this.

  375. Andrea Wilcox

    This entry was meant for me. My husband got me hooked on your website sometime ago, before you took on your cook book and ever since then we both anticipate your recipes, but mostly your writings for that day. You capture our life/my life. Recently my moods have been going up and down due to nature taking its course. I’ve been giving my husband whiplash and coincidently have an appointment with my doctor today to talk about this change in my life. My husband sent this current post and I couldn’t believe that what you wrote captured exactly how I’ve been feeling. I’ve been trying to change the way I eat because I know it will help me, but it’s been difficult. After reading this post, you’ve given me new inspiration; you opened my eyes and made it sound possible… I know it may sound corny, but today you made my day. Thank you

  376. Leonora Phillips

    I would love to have a Vitamix for shakes and smoothies!

  377. Mary Ann

    What a great opening in preparation for Spring. I’ve been starting to crave smoothies and carrot juice and newly dug potatoes. Not together! A vitamix would be a great addition to our kitchen, not to mention that I have wanted one since I wore bell bottom jeans (the first time they were popular)!

  378. Christie Cook

    Love the radical moderation and moderation in moderation 🙂 The soup looks delish and simple… perfect for the season and busy lives on the go that still need nourishment!

  379. Kristin J

    Ah – radical moderation. It’s a nice reminder when balancing health and all the good things there are to eat in the world – how lucky are we that we get to make these choices! I would use that Vitamix every darn day, that’s how much I need it : ) toes crossed cuz everyone else used their fingers.

  380. Jennie

    I love your moderation attitude. Sometimes I can get into that mode and it is really great!

  381. Amber LaBounty

    I’ve been wanting a Vitamix – SO bad! Thank you for this give-away!

  382. carrie

    I always wanted a Vitamix….just couldn’t afford it. See it on QVC al the time…

  383. Lisa Moore

    I have been wait for my blender to go so thT I can justify buying a Vitamix

  384. Z. Davey

    I love your tips! Nice to see a vegan recipe on the site.

  385. Abbe

    I can almost taste the soup just looking at the picture! Wish I weren’t at work — I’d hightail it to the grocery then home to make it. Thanks!

  386. Megan Gordon

    Oh, baby! I’ve longed for a Vitamix for so long. Perhaps I should invite myself over to play with yours (and see you!) Gorgeous, gorgeous photos as usual, Ashley. And we share a lot of “rules” about health — the second I stopped obsessing over exercise and diet and just started to go to yoga when it felt right and eat food that gave me energy … all is better now! Excited to see you soon.

  387. Angie

    This sounds like an excellent combination, coconut milk and cauliflower soup, and the scallion kimchi, nice! and I’ve got a big head of cauliflower in my frig right now….

  388. Helen

    Thanks for the great recipe! I’ve always wanted a Vitamix!

  389. Bobbi Jo

    a thoughtful approach to food, what a nice reminder today. thank you.

  390. Larry Liang

    Oh, I’d love a Vitamix to help with making food for the baby!

  391. Kartik @ Bakeology 101

    I fell in love with the website the moment I found it through Saveur. Love the roasted cauliflower soup, although you should never have me over to cook since I’d probably eat it before it went into the soup.

    Although I’m unlikely to win, since my luck is absolutely terrible, I figure I’d use this chance to say that your pictures always inspire me to find ways of making mine better!

  392. Kate

    I love Not Without Salt and read your postings all the time, really beautiful writing. Truly. And the ideas and recipes are amazing! I would love to have a Vitamix, too!

  393. AJ

    Looking forward to trying out the roasted cauliflower. Thank you for your inspiration!

  394. Anne L

    The soup looks delicous and I can’t wait try some scallion kimchee on scrambled eggs. Our girls have started laying again like crazy! Crossing my fingers and toes for the vitamix.

  395. Liz Schule

    A must try! I’m going to have to rearrange my meal plan to fit this recipe in this week. 🙂 A Vitamix would be a great addition to my kitchen; I’ve been dreaming of having one for months.

  396. Jackie

    Never tried my hand at roasting cauliflower – this soup sounds amazing! Perfect timing too since it was 18 degree’s this morning (in the not so sunny south). Was just about to order a Vitamix for myself as well!

  397. Jillian L

    I always love hearing other people talk about ditching rules when it comes to eating, I’ve always thought that being healthful can absolutely mean including some of the ‘unhealthy’ foods too. And a vitamix is a great way to make really healthy soup and super delicious ice cream too 🙂 I’m looking forward to making this scallion kimchee, I have a sweet potato soup that needs something, and I think this will be the perfect garnish.

  398. Hilary W

    What beautiful photos…can’t wait to make this soup! Having a Vitamix is the perfect way to eat healthy! 🙂

  399. Nichole

    That sounds so yummy! I can’t wait to try to make it this weekend.

  400. Stacey

    Oh how I want a Vitamix!! Just discovered your blog… hooked!

  401. Valerie

    The kimchee shows how beautiful veggies transform from roasting! Thank you for the photos and soup! And thanks in advance for the Vitamix and the transformed food I will enjoy !

  402. Luz

    I adore roasted cauliflower and kimchee. Wouldn’t have ever thought about mixing the two and look forward to trying it out!

  403. RG

    Ohh, so excited to try your recipe! Love the flavor profile with the addition of the kimchee! Yummy! A vitamin would achieve so many amazing flavor combinations. Ever hopeful!

  404. Kari M

    I’m not a huge cauliflower fan but this soup looks fantastic! It might change my mind.

  405. Chase Stephenson

    I would be my wife’s hero if I won this for her 🙂

  406. Melisa

    You had me at roasted cauliflower and scallion kimchee, but a chance at a vitamix is pretty awesome too!

    Gotta go check my pantry to see what I need to make this next week!

  407. jonquil

    The Vitamix would come in *so* handy! The soup looks great. I am wondering, if I could substitute cream for the coconut milk, as it isn’t a favorite in this household.

  408. Matthew

    Comforting AND healthy, love the recipe! Come on Vitamix…

  409. Danielle Hines

    This recipe looks wonderful and is being added to my dinner list for next week. I can’t wait to try it. Also, I would love to win the Vitamix!

  410. marycke

    Love your view on health….it’s taken me a long time to get to this point and I wholeheartedly
    agree with you! I would LOVE a Vitamix!

  411. Allison

    Thank you for this post- your thoughts resonated with me and are good reminders! 🙂 The soup looks delicious. I would love to experiment with a Vitamix- I have heard such good things about it!

  412. Christina

    I would really love a Vitamix to make healthy soups for myself and my roommate! Our little plastic blender just doesn’t cut it.

  413. Wonder Haas

    One Good Dish is such a fabulous addition to any cookbook collection 🙂 Just as your blog is a great one to be bookmarked! Love this post and can’t wait to make it. This Seattle Drizzle is really starting to get to me this week.

  414. Monika

    Ooooh I’ve heard of such wonders the vitamix is capable of. Would LOVE to have a taste of the magic!

  415. shar

    love your site and your recipes ashley. i have never made or maybe even eaten kimchee, so will try these two recipes. thanks for your wonderful posts and all of your recipes. i am always trying new things in the kitchen and love those like you that inspire me!

  416. sarah

    mmmmmm I love cauliflower! And I would LOVE to win a Vitamix. I know I will have one some day— one way or another! They sound so awesome and useful.

  417. Lael

    This soup looks delicious, Ashley! My dad spent two years in Korea in the military before marrying my mom, and while there, he fell in love with kimchee. We frequently had a jar in our fridge growing up, and it’s so fun to see it growing more and more accessible in recipes and restaurant menus that aren’t strictly Asian. In fact, I had crab cake benedict at one of my favorite restaurants recently, and they served it on a bed of sautéed dark greens mixed with kimchee – so SO good!

  418. Nadine

    Looks awesome–my husband loves kimchee–but I’m always nervous to try it! Would love to try a vitamix, I only hear fantastic things 🙂

  419. Sara Bruce-Sehlin

    Making this pronto! I absolutely adore cauliflower and amazingly enough so does my 4 year old son—he loves cooking, so I plan on asking for his help. Now I just need that Vitamix! 🙂

  420. Sara

    The VitaMix is at the top of my wish list! I would absolutely love to have one!!

  421. Eartha Goodman

    I was just talking to a friend about making homemade kimchee. This version looks delicious.

  422. Claire

    Holy crapola, a Vitamix!! I could kill for that. And your post is refreshing – I feel the same way about food and have tried to cut things out previously and it simply doesn’t work for me. Instead I just run 10 miles a day and then I eat whatever I please. It works great.

  423. Julia

    We have to buy a new blender about once a year. I KNOW I’d use that thing everyday!

  424. Nicola

    That soup looks divine! And I totally need a Vitamix. My regular blender is a bit high maintenance….

  425. Jacqui

    Just recently, my mom very proudly announced to me that “You can keep my juicer that you’re borrowing. I just got a Vitamix.” I thought it was really cute.

  426. Ashley Outland

    This is my current kitchen appliance dream! I would looooooooove to have a Vitamix blender!

  427. Jen

    After sucking an entire leaf of spinach through my smoothie straw this morning, I’m REALLY ready for a Vitamix. Love your blog and your delicious recipes. Pick me? 😉

  428. Doreen Appleton

    I am 70 years old, for me having a vitamix, would be a dream come true!

  429. Kirsten

    I love cauliflower soup–this recipe looks awesome. Thanks for sharing it!

  430. Elizabeth

    The soup looks lovely! I’ve heard great things about Vitamix.

  431. Sarah F

    Sounds delicious! I am hopeful that I’ll be a winner!

  432. Kristen

    My regular blender is sadly on the fritz … I would definitely use a Vitamix for daily smoothies and for pureeing sauces and soups.

  433. Rosie

    I’m really inspired by your scallion kimchi…really into fermenting at the mo and this is a great idea. As a wholefoods cook I have been a fan of the vitamix for years and love using them when I enter a kitchen lucky enough to house one. My kitchen would be a new place with one in it!

  434. Federica

    Oh, I really would love to win it. It is an amazing blender!

  435. Victoria G

    Thanks for sharing your ethos on food i too share your ideas including finally breaking my husband of choosing the closest parking spot!
    The Cauliflower soup is a great way to use up the ‘fall off’ from our cauliflower steak dinner w/ blk olive & parsley chutney. BTW- just found out … Cauliflower is one of the foods to AVOID if you have gout! Not me my husband! Glad he enjoyed the cauli steaks cause that’s it for him & more soup for me, in moderation of course and perhaps pureed to the precise texture w/ a Vitamix!
    Cheers, V

  436. Aislinn

    I make smoothies every day and have been drooling over the vitamix for ages!

  437. JennyH

    I agree with your thoughts on moderation. I have too many friends on radical restrictive diets and they too are obsessed with food, it doesn’t need to be that hard. Vitamix, Vitamix, Vitamix!!

  438. Maren

    I’m a huge fan of cauliflower soup, and this looks like such a great one! Also my blender is terrible so it would be great to have a Vitamix.

  439. Shannon

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe! Roasted cauliflower is so scrumptious. And having a Vitamix to ensure that creamy texture would be a wonderful thing!

  440. Minerva

    I love that philosophy of yours to just live a healthy lifestyle without obsessing over rules. I would definitely be one to obsess myself. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Vitamix. I’ve been trying to find a reason to treat myself as well 😉

  441. Geoff

    Just discovered your website last week – love the recipes!

  442. Sunny Lake

    Amen, sister! Your philosophy on food and eating is RIGHT ON. And the fact that you walk the talk to set an example for your children is fantastic. So many people do it the other way.

    It’s fun to watch you and Gabriel work on your projects together, especially Dating My Husband. I worked with him on a few photo shoots in Bellingham, and I’ve always been impressed by his work.

    Now onto the recipe … I love roasted cauliflower soup, but frankly, have always been intimidated by kimchee. Thank you for taking the fear factor out of it.

  443. Nicole Roussell

    It would be unbelievable to be able to replace my seven-year-old blender that doesn’t blend greens with a powerful, useful Vitamix!! Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  444. Joann

    This soup looks wonderful. It is supposed to snow tonight so it would be perfect for dinner. I know the texture will not be correct because I do not have a Vitamix but I am going to make it anyways. Would LOVE to win the Vitamix!

  445. Erin

    My soup-making craze could benefit enormously from a Vitamix!

  446. Melissa H.

    This soup sounds delicious! Now if oooonly I had a Vitamix 😉

  447. Shelly

    Oh goshy gosh, this soup looks fantastic. I have a 10 month old and am really wanting to start making things for dinner that we can both enjoy and healthy but equally yummy soups would be just perfect. I have loved the mighty Vitamix from afar but alas not the quite in the budget. Thank you for all the fantastic recipes!!

  448. Majken May

    Lovely post, looks healthy and delicious. Thanks for all your inspiring recipes.

  449. Maria

    I made cauliflower soup last week and it was delicious and filling, but it didn’t look as smooth and velvety as the picture above. I can’t wait to make your recipe, hopefully in a Vitamix blender 😀

  450. Teri

    I am not much of a poster, but I am really enjoying your blog. I really resonated with the i of a no rules diet. The minute i tell i am not going to have sugar or something else, I start obsessing over it. I m truly my own worst enemy that way. But I also find if I just say okay, lets just try to do a bit better with the choices, THEN i can skip the sugar. I love humus and baking so the idea of being able to make a smooth humus and my own flours just sounds awesome. So I am going to hope I win your vita-mix.

  451. M

    Not to be a stickler, but the quote “everything in moderation, including moderation” is an Oscar Wilde quote and shouldn’t be attributed to a modern writer making use of a well known adage. It may seem like a ridiculous thing to mention, but it just runs me the wrong way when people don’t fact check and the google machine is right there…

    • Sis

      Actually, Oscar stole it (and misquoted it) from Petronius who said “Moderation in all things, including moderation” nearly 2,000 years ago.

      Sheesh, Google is right there…

  452. Ericka

    Thanks for having the contest. Winning a Vitamix would be the best baby shower gift ever!

  453. emily detwiler

    This sounds muy fabuloso! I can’t wait to give it a whirl! Enter me for the Vita Mix, I have wanted one since, well, forever!

  454. Kendall

    Yeah vitamix! I want to do more with one! Inspirational!

  455. Sarah

    Last legs…. my Vitamix is on its – well over ten years old and used daily at least once. Warrantee has finally run out and I can feel it coming – the final ‘pop’ as the belt breaks and it’s that time (though ten plus years is a good run) – time to reinvest. I love mine and use it for everything I can, in preference to my food processor. Hoorah for my Vitamix!

  456. Tonya Van Valkenburg

    I enjoyed reading your article and happily agree with you. I changed my nutrition 3 years ago. I never call it my diet because I feel its not a diet. Its my nutrition lifestyle. I too enjoy “naughty” foods but its such a small percent of my daily or weekly intake. It’s nice to read a positive note-advice that is realistic. On a side note, recipe looks deelish and will have to try it. Thanks!

  457. abbeyviolet

    A vitamix sounds amazing. My current smoothie maker/immersion blender just died a sad death and I’ve been pondering what comes next. This would be much more dreamy than options I was pondering.

    • Kristen

      Your food philosophy really resonates with me! Just discovered your website and have been enjoying the recipes. I eat soup several times a week, especially in the winter, so this looks like another one I will be trying!

  458. Chelsea

    I love a good cauliflower soup recipe — thanks for posting! And so fun to give away a Vitamix — I just bought my sister one as a wedding gift and she’s obsessed! I would love to be a part of the Vitamix-owning team too! 🙂

  459. Lindsay

    Ooh, I’ve been saving my pennies for one of those VitaMixes!

  460. RachaelH

    I love kimchi in soup!! I used the recipe from the vedge cookbook and was hooked.

  461. Pen

    Thanks for the great article on radical moderation. I used to be the same way–counting calories and obsessing over food. Now I eat when I’m hungry, skip the stuff that I can do without, and bake to share with people I love. My daughter wants to start cooking with me–we got her a kids cookbook and she’s dying to make the smoothie. A Vitamix would be awesome!

  462. Elizabeth Brookbank

    I haven’t been to your new website on a full computer until today. It is gorgeous! Congratulations! This soup is currently at the top of my to-make list for next week 🙂

  463. Maureen

    Oooh, would so appreciate owning a Vitamix! Thanks for another great recipe.

  464. Sheree Young

    This looks so good! I’ve been hooked on roasted cauliflower lately. Glad to have a new way to prepare it. Thanks!

  465. Mimi

    I love the idea of this soup + kimchee ! Thanks for the great post.

  466. Christopher M

    I would love a Vitamix! Plus your recipe looks great!

  467. molly

    I love your scallion kimchee recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  468. alexis

    I love cauliflower soup and will definitely try this one! And winning a vitamix would make me feel much better on a day when I have the flu. 🙁

  469. cheri

    What a great post, I agree with you whole heartedly about no rules and moderation. The Julia Childs quote is so true. The soup looks divine!

  470. carly

    The soup looks delicious! I LOVE the idea of using coconut milk, not only because it tastes great, but because it’s a pantry staple. My beef with cream is not so much that is unhealthy as that I have to make a trip to the store to get some and I always end up with part of a container left over. This may end up on my meal plan for next week.

  471. Shannyn

    That soup looks so tasty! I’ve had a vitamix on the list for ages, I’ve been hoping 2014 would be the year.

  472. Joni

    I find everyone is so different for what works for them. I find having rules really helpful, although I definitely don’t obsess over them or completely limit treats by any means.

  473. Carolyn

    I love your blog! Photos are stunning and recipes are delicious and original!

  474. linda mcdonald

    Nearly every morning I struggle with my $16 Oster blender to get the right fruit to liquid ratio. A vitamix would mean the world!

  475. Jessica

    Just last week, I had roasted cauliflower and goat cheese soup at a restaurant. It was deeeeelicious but so rich that I had to ‘reset’ the next day. This looks like a wonderful alternative to make at home! And what gorgeous texture!

  476. Mariah

    Looks fantastic! First day visiting your blog-love it, will be back often.

  477. Kaitlin

    The soup and the kimchee both sound wonderful. Thanks for hosting the vitamix giveaway!

  478. Kevin

    Amazing!!!! The soup was so damn good. My wife is allergic to coconut, so I used a touch of heavy cream.

  479. Chatelaine

    Mmmm veggies roasted for an hour must make this soup amazing!

  480. Andee

    Roasted cauliflower is like candy, swirled with kimchee…wow! I would love to have a Vitamix arrive at my front door!

  481. Elizabeth

    Quick pickles have been my latest go-to for a great finishing touch. Love the idea here.

  482. Brad G.

    This recipe sounds amazing! I love cauliflower! and the scallions sound amazing!!

  483. sarahj

    I would love to be able to say I can’t remember what I did before my Vitamix.

  484. Sherri

    Wow, coconut milk, which I adore, and a new kind of kimchi to try and in soup no less! And, not to mention a chance at a Vita Mix could be the icing on the cake but regardless, this soup will be made this weekend! Thanks for such beautiful pictures, btw. Really appreciate that aspect of your blog. After all, we eat with our eyes first, right!?

  485. Moriah Garrett

    I would LOVE to win a Vitamix. I’ve been dreaming of fresh smoothies and soups during this long, chilly winter!

  486. Marissa Ponder

    Vitamix!!!! I’ve been drooling over one for quite a while. I keep telling myself that when I finish grad school it will be my reward. But maybe I’ll get an early surprise 🙂 Love your blog, especially when this post about moderation, I’ve kept off over 30 pounds this past year and enjoyed milkshakes and cookies along the way.

  487. Dennis

    Gorgeous soup. I would love a Vitamix to make this AND my green smoothies. It gets a little tiresome to chew green smoothies haha.

  488. Carla

    I have loved reading your site, and especially love “dating my husband” posts! Please keep them coming! A huge thank you to you, your hard work, and your exciting giveaways. Carla xox

  489. Carolyn Choate

    My juicer looks like one a cavewoman would have used. Primitive as a square wheel. Clunky. Ugly. You get the picture. We probably would have evolved a lot sooner had Neanderthals used a Vitamix. I, for one, hope to bring new life to old recipes and create new ones to share.

  490. Sis

    Heck yeah, I’ll comment! Have wanted a vitamix for ages! And I will be making that soup! Love some roasted cauliflower!

  491. Marianna

    You are my number one in food photography. Every new post only makes me more positive about that.
    It took a Vitamix to make me admit that! 😉

  492. Linda M

    Can’t wait to try. Love the idea of using coconut milk! It’s been a long cold winter. Warm soup with a hint of the tropics sounds perfect!

  493. Abby

    I started following your food blog a few months ago. I enjoy reading your posts and the vibrant pictures that you post along with them – incredibly inspiring. Although my time is limited, I have been saving recipes to try whenever I get a break from my MSW program readings + your blog is a fantastic distraction from my homework! Cheers

  494. Heike

    This looks wonderful. I enjoy reading your blog and the recipes always inspire an attempt.

  495. Jennifer

    That soup looks heavenly! And I’m definitely making the quick kimchee, yum!

    Thank you for the contest! 🙂

  496. Brenna Arnesen

    This looks truly delicious. Thank you for all your awesome recipes, I’ve got a growing list of things to make! 🙂

  497. Janice

    Like the saying goes, moderation, I mean variety, is the spice of life!

  498. Angela Y

    My dream is to own a Vitamix some day. Thanks for the chance! Would be amazing to have one to make green smoothies.

  499. MaryB

    This soup looks divine! I plan to make it next week. Thanks for offering the chance to win a wonderful workhorse for the kitchen.

  500. Janet Riordan

    This soup sounds delicious and I’d love a Vitamix.

  501. Kim

    Looks amazing! A Vitamix has been on my “someday” list for quite some time now.

  502. Danielle

    Love this post and its perspective! Being pregnant with my first and with my husband feeling terrible for gaining some sympathy weight – this is just what we needed to hear! I have been wanting a Vitamix for some time now too but it’s lower on the list of priorities with a baby on the way – hopefully I get lucky and win!

  503. Emily

    I’ve been studying nutrition for five years (training to become a registered dietitian) and I wholeheartedly agree with your idea of everything in moderation, including moderation. The focus of nutrition should be on a lifestyle, not individual nutrients or rules!
    Also, thanks for hosting the giveaway. I would love to win a Vitamix for my kitchen!

  504. Samantha

    Roasted cauliflower sounds sooo appetizing right now! 😛 I’ve been eating so much soup lately because of this ridiculously cold winter. Lol, I really wanna try this recipe…I need to get a vitamix!

  505. Samantha

    Leaving another comment because I posted my last before I meant to. I meant to include: thanks for the giveaway! It would literally be a dream if I won!!

  506. spongebob

    Great recipes and photography… Thanks for making our days brighter and tastier!

  507. Jennifer

    Love your blog and all your beautiful food photography! Thanks for the chance to win a Vitamix!

  508. Jenny

    I love your attitude towards healthful eating! No reason to fret over specific diets. Food is too beautiful. Thank you for your blog. 🙂

  509. Stephanie

    My current blender’s motor emits a horrible, horrible smell when used. I would hate for it to cover up the tastes and smells of this magical soup. If only there were a better blender out there…

  510. Katie

    That soup looks so tasty! Does anyone know a vegetarian substitute for the fish sauce?

  511. Stephanie

    I have literally made a smoothie every day for the last 25 years and yet I keep buying crappy, cheap blenders. One would think I would have learned by now that they just aren’t built for any serious work. I would love to have a Vitamix and also keep trying to convince myself to just take the plunge. Maybe you will send one my way, like they did for you 🙂

    Love your recipes and photography! Delish!

  512. Amanda

    This looks absolutely wonderful! I’m a huge fan of Aran and her recipes, so I cannot wait to try this. The addition of the scallion kimchee sounds like the perfect touch!

  513. A.K.

    The scallion kimchee looks very interesting (and delicious). I must remember to try it when I have leftover scallions in the refrigerator.

  514. Starlene

    um…YUM! oh the things I could make with a Vitamix. If only.

  515. cheri

    This is definitely on my list to make. Thank you. Great giveaway….

  516. Shan

    I just got a head of cauliflower and was wondering what to do with it…besides eat it raw with dressing ;).. And this sounds perfect!

  517. Jen Schultz

    That soup looks…….um….velvety…. I am also all about cauliflower lately, and have taken to only eating it roasted or grilled, so this intrigues me. Alas, my processor or even immersion blender will never get it that smooth. And that, my dear is why I must get myself a Vitamix…!


  518. Harvitron

    I’ll have to try scallion kimchi! I love homemade regular napa kimchi, but sometimes the activation energy feels too high (it’s that darn overnight cabbage soaking process)– it’s great that this quick recipe can get started the same day! My blender just broke, so I’m crossing my fingers on this one 🙂

  519. Jessica w

    My sister uses her vitamix to chop veggies, fill half way with water, veggies and pulse. Thanks for the chance to enter

  520. Susan M.

    What amazing timing. I was just thinking of what to do with this beautiful cauliflower I just bought. I read about your blog in the latest issue of Saveur magazine and found this appealing recipe of yours. Thanks!

  521. Cindy A.

    Wow! I would LOVE to win a Vitamix. Thank you so much for the chance. *fingers crossed*

  522. Jess

    A fantastically wholesome attitude to enjoying food and valuing our health. As Aristotle put it “We are what we repeatedly do” and I agree it’s about forming small sustainable habits over a life-time rather than big changes we give up on before the week is over. Over the last few years I’ve learned to respect and listen to my body and this is what works for me.

  523. Elizabeth Emery

    Here’s hoping I win that Vitamix! (

  524. Katie L

    I just saw that your blog won the 4th Annual Saveur award for Best Cooking Blog in 2013. Naturally I had to check it out. Already impressed with the recipes and photography – looking forward to adding it to my list of favorites! 🙂

  525. Jessica

    This soup looks delicious!!! 🙂
    What an awesome giveaway!!

  526. Renee Richardson

    This looks incredible and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  527. Kaitlin

    Looks delicious! Love a good soup on these insanely cold days.

  528. Kristi

    Yum! Beautiful food, images, and writing. Mindful, healthy eating is important for us all. Pretty blog and delicious food 🙂

  529. cynthia

    Thank you for this recipe. I’m not usually excited about eating cauliflower but I’m going to try this and the kimchi recipe.

  530. Nicole

    i have been trying to figure out how to get one. clean out my closet? get engaged? 😉

  531. Kim

    Thanks for sharing this delicious sounding recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  532. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    love the honesty in this post! I feel the same way about “eating healthy”. . listening to my body. . I also try to never over eat and watch what I eat. i recently moved from Seattle to Madison but was able to attend a workshop with Aran before I left. . but then I found out that you were doing a workshop with her! I am so bummed I missed it. . a friend of mine said it was fabulous. . anyway. . the scallion kimchi is also brilliant over pan fried tofu. you’ve got to try it.

  533. Christina

    I live by myself yet I love cooking for myself! A vitamix would be a great and helpful addition to my kitchen!

  534. David

    Looks great! My niece sent this to me since I told her I like kimchee.

    My wife would be elated if I won the Vitamix; she’s always wanted one! Thanks for the opportunity!

  535. Joanna R

    I recently discovered your blog and its brilliant! It’s so beautiful to look at… sometimes I catch myself just scrolling through your pictures and wiping the drool of my bottom lip. I am excited to try some of your recipes soon, especially this scallion kimchee!

  536. Hannah

    What a great giveaway, it would be so awesome to win! They’re so expensive….

  537. Jay S


    I recently discovered feedly. I’m only following a few blogs so far. All of them food related! Your blog has become one of my regulars now. Your flavour combinations are constructed with passion and executed with dedication. Your explanation of your eating habits are so honest. I often find my self having a similar battle with my self. I try to listen to my body, but all too often succumb to my desire. Good is also all I think about. Thanks for sharing.

  538. Michele

    Love your blog! And would love to win the Vitamix! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  539. Christy

    Love this post! I am figuring out this eating balance too, one delicious (and healthy) bite at a time. I would also love a Vitamix.

  540. Jane

    This soup looks gorgeous! And I’ve wanted a Vitamix forever and would be thrilled to win. Thank you!

  541. Sarah W.

    Yum! Cauliflower soup looks delicious! I wish the weather in the northeast would warm up a bit, but until then, I plan on making lots of tasty soups and this one is definitely going on my list to make! PS. I love your no-rules eating rules. I try to apply the same sort of ideas to my eating too! I feel content and healthy at the same time!

  542. Abby

    Looks delicious, I loved roasted vege soups but alas no blender means roasted chunky soups instead of silky smooth.

  543. Kelsi

    I would love to have a blender as powerful as a Vitamix. My husband swears by them after years of using them whipping up soups and smoothies when he worked in a health food store.

  544. Nicole

    Love your recipes and stories! This cauliflower soup sounds great.

  545. Sara Schmitz

    I am a food and health obsessed home cook without a Vitamix!! I have been tempted to make the investment many times, and often find myself trying to get by without it. Winning it would so add to my cooking obsession and cheer me up after this ridiculous winter!

  546. Jesse

    One would be crazy not to enter this contest. Currently saving up for one, but why not take a chance and win? Love this blog. Thanks for all the time and effort you put in to helping us home cooks enjoy cooking more and more. 🙂

  547. bekah

    Sure looks good! I love kimchee and so does my husband! We will have to try it!

  548. Michelle F.

    This is my first visit to your blog (came as a result of a pin of your cauliflower soup recipe by a friend), but I will be back. Your first paragraph hit home right away as I feel like I binged my way thru day 5 of my “diet.” Needless to say, I’m inspired to just listen to my body again as that yields the best results for me too. I could go on, but in sum your words resonated with me…and your soup looks delish to me so I’m def going to be trying your recipe. The opportunity to win a vitamix on top of your wise worlds and recipe…thank you!

  549. Mackenzie

    The soup looks awesome! I abuse my magic bullet and a Vitamix would do wonders in its place!

  550. Crystal

    Scallion Kimchi… where have you been all my life?! Two of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  551. Tom H.

    Thanks for your creative recipes and opportunity to win this Vitamix!

  552. heather b

    this recipe looks amazing! thanks for sharing & thank you for the opportunity to win a great kitchen tool!

  553. Diane Kaufmann

    My mother and sister both have a VitaMixer. Time I had one too! Love this recipe – thanks!

  554. Abra

    “I want my kids to see food for the gift that it is. Not a burden or a set of rules that need to be governed.” Well said! I couldn’t agree more. I am a huge fan of your blog, thank you for filling my life with beautiful food and cooking inspiration. 😉

  555. Julie

    Can’t wait to make this delicious sounding combo this weekend! I’ve heard the Vitamix makes magic in the kitchen. Would love one for my kitchen redo!

  556. PJ Lee

    I can’t wait to make the scallion kimchee. I started roasted veggies this winter for a week of salads and soups.
    My new trick is to use virgin coconut oil for the cauliflower roasting. I still use olive oil for the garlic cloves, beets, onions and sweet potatoes.
    Would love to win and re-balance.

  557. Emily

    I’m also a proponent of listening to your body. I’m happy to see that advice being given out.

    The soup sounds great.

  558. Cindi

    Please! I’ve been using an old blender for veggie smoothies and soups for so long, something with more power would be mind-bending!

  559. Madeline

    The soup looks delicious! I would LOVE a Vitamix. I’ve been wanting one for ages, it is my aspirational appliance! 🙂

  560. Maria Coxwell

    I just found your site via Pinterest. This recipe looks amazing! My husband is half Korea and will surely love this kimchee topping. Luckily, I’ve got all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for the yummy soup and the opportunity to win a vitamix. That’s a double win for me. Also, I could not agree more about the little decisions. That’s true in all aspects of life.

  561. Zoe Marans

    What an amazing giveaway! Oh the dreamy smoothies and juices and acai bowls I would make with a Vitamix! Thank you

  562. Erin

    I’m surprise how simple it is to make soup using a blender. The pictures are gorgeous.

  563. Marie

    Winning a Vitamix would be amazing since my blender’s been on the fritz and I’ve always wanted a high-powered one that I could make nut butters and milks in 🙂

  564. callipris

    Love your darling jchild quote! I completely agree that it’s all about the little pieces and choices we make every day that make the most impact. These choices act as little puzzle pieces (that are seemingly innocuous on their own) but together paints a larger picture of our lives and eating habits — what type of picture would you like to paint?

  565. Thea

    Oh, do I get bonus points for making this soup next week? Because I just put it on my menu, Vitamix or no.

  566. Sarah Rudman

    A Vitamix is just what my veggie soups are missing.

  567. Ching

    Lovely soup (just made a variant of this with curry powder) and always great recipes — would love to be entered for the giveaway!

  568. Lin Jovanovic

    What a great quick kimchee recipe! We have been getting into home fermentation and love the spark those foods give our other food.

  569. Wendy Koz

    Beautiful post, stunning photos, generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing them all!

  570. Lolly

    I love the idea of this recipe and can’t wait to try it.
    And, how exciting! Who wouldn’t love a Vitamix? Very generous!

  571. Stephanie

    The soup sounds great! I totally agree about moderation. And on a side note I really NEED a vitamix!!!

  572. Krista

    Thanks for describing how you teach your kids about healthful eating! By showing and doing, you teach so much to kids! Thank you!

  573. Courtney Baldonado

    I loved this post! March 12th is my birthday, that would be an AMAZING gift, it has been on my wish list for two years, they are amazing! Love your posts, even when they make me cry (oh croissant loaf, you tear jerker)!

  574. molly


    To everything.

    The no rules. The moderation. The ice cream and cookie dough. The roasted cauliflower + coconut milk? Double double yes.

    (But no to the Vitamix, but thank you. I have one, beloved, well-used and adored. Just here to add my voice to your other chorus, Ashley, the sensible, sane version of eating well. Thank you for that.)

  575. Laurene

    I’m a sucker for anything that incorporates kimchee.

  576. Jacque

    Gorgeous words, photos, and food! As always. I’m currently using my mom’s blender from the 60s…I think it’s time for an upgrade!

  577. Cathy B*****y

    These recipes look amazing. The cauliflower soup looks incredible. As well as the kimchee.. all your photos entice your readers to be in the kitchen!! My vitamix bit the dust after 20 faithful years of this would be a blessing!

  578. Sheila

    Love this post! And David Tanis’ recipes. I’m interning in Cafe kitchen at Chez Panisse and have been making lots of pureed soups – surprisingly creamy and flavorful without the addition of dairy or stock, just water – and I would LOVE to play with a VitaMix so I could make them at home when I’m done! This looks delicious.

  579. Katy

    This soup looks absolutely fabulous! What a unique recipe for kimchi as well. Hopefully this combo will brighten up these rainy Seattle days we’ve been having 🙂

  580. Cindy Rodriguez

    I so love your thoughts on healthy eating, and I’ve learned so much from watching you, you’re my inspiration! Thank you Ashley.

  581. Ashleigh Hodges

    Yummy! I love roasted cauliflower soup but, I never thought about adding kimchee to it! Definitely trying this one! Thanks!

  582. Lina Beckford

    I decided to go meatless once per week. What a perfect kick-off recipe. Thank you. Oh, BTW a Vitamix wouldn’t hurt my feelings either.:)

  583. Anna S

    Cauliflower and kimchee – doesn’t get much better. Thank you for sharing your passion for food.

  584. Raegan place

    Just had this soup for dinner. It is honestly one of the most tastiest soups I’ve ever had!!!

  585. Joanna M

    I love cauliflower in any form. This soup sounds amazing. I bet it would be totally awesome without pureeing it and leaving it chunky. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  586. Tom

    I’ve been trying to make soups like this! i made a sad lumpy butternut squash soup last week that probably could have benefitted from a vitamix.

  587. eden

    I am the same way, if I give myself rules about what I can’t eat, all I will do is obsess about those foods! I have a 13 month old daughter and have been dying for a VITAMIX, but can’t afford to buy one. I would be humbled if you picked me. Thanks so much for your consideration! And I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog, I am a follower now, your recipes sound amazing!

  588. Ruth

    My husband thinks that at the wedding feast of the lamb we will all be eating soup…I’ll have to try out this recipe to see if this is the soup he thinks we’ll be eating!!

  589. Masha

    What a delicious recipe! I drizzled my soup with some fresh lemon and it was fabulous. Would love a Vitamix for making more pureed soups!

  590. tevis

    your soup sounds amazing! love the julia child quote too. nice to be reminded of it again. thanks for the opportunity at a chance to make your soup with a vitamix!

  591. molly

    I adore cauliflower soup, usually spiced with curry! I love the idea of using coconut milk, too.

  592. Andrea

    I just learned to make Kimchi at Pantry at Delancey the other weekend! One of my favorite things!

  593. Joyce Thompson

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Retiring soon and will have lots more time to cook,

  594. Debbie D

    Love your blog. Thank you so much for posting all the great recipes and personal insights!

  595. Jessie

    I love your philosophy on healthy eating and moderation!

  596. Helene

    I definitely agree with the no rules “rule” when it comes to food with one exception. The quality/integrity of the ingredients has to be there. For me that begins with no #GMOs, no rancid fats and no toxic chemicals and after that, it’s all fun and games!

  597. Victoria

    Looks delicious! That Julia Child quote sums it all up!

  598. Stacy

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on healthy eating and struggles of the past – I can relate very much. I’ve been the way you were, and I’m with you in your current philosophy, though I slip into self-critique more easily than I’d like. I’m always encouraged to read of other folks’ healthy ways of thinking of food and health and body image – it reminds me that it really is possible to live joyfully and healthfully with a full plate and a full belly. Thank you. xo

  599. Kathleen

    This recipe looks delicious. I will have to try it when I restock on produce after a couple weeks of travel.
    And a Vita-Mix would be a handy addition to my home!

  600. Holly Erickson

    I am the 799th comment so I will likely not be the winner of the vitamin, but I would like to still thank you for posting a dairy, gluten and sugar free recipe! Can’t wait to make!

  601. SJ

    I love your shows your love and respect for food. Never knew that cauliflower could look and taste so divine. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!!

  602. Jared

    I’ve made roast cauliflower soup before, but not like this! Gonna try it soon.

  603. Laura G

    I have been dying for a Vitamix ever since I witnessed a friend-of-a-friend make homemade almond butter in hers. I have been saving up for one in (literally) a piggy bank but unfortunately I’m currently not even half way there! I realize this is the kind of quality that merits such a high price tag, but when you’re living on a budget it’s the kind of splurge that seems out of reach. I love to cook and try to maintain a well-rounded, colorful and healthy diet. A Vitamix blender would help to elevate my meals to a superior level!

  604. Nikki

    That soup looks delish!! We are eating cauliflower thanks to YOU, with your rosted cauliflower and dried tomatoes recipe. My husband ASKS for it!! So agree with your post, but i am not at the stage to be friends with my food yet. Have been dreaming of making smoothies for myself and kiddos, and that bleder is surely great 🙂

  605. debbie

    I had to “grow up”to appreciate cauliflower and now I can’t get enough of it. This sounds incredible!

  606. Kate

    Looks gorgeous and delicious! I usually hate kimchee, but may have to try this recipe. Yum.

  607. Melanie Hurt

    I’ve also been lusting a vitamix, wishing the budget was there. So happy for you 🙂 love your blog! I especially love the Morroco posts, I still put mint all over y citrus whenever I can!

  608. Kathy H

    Have put this soup on the menu for the weekend, can’t wait.

  609. Shannon

    Can’t wait to try! I’ve been eating Paleo for 2.5 weeks and never felt better! This fits perfectly!

  610. Rebecca

    This is a wonderful and balanced description of eating healthy. Thanks for sharing how a person can and should love both spinach and ice cream!

  611. Caroline

    My relationship with food used to be pretty unhealthy, and then I learned to cook (and you’re one of the people I have to thank for that, your Greek nachos recipe was one of the first things that I made when I decided processed foods and restaurants are dumb and not so good for me). Whether I win a Vitamix or not, that soup is getting made at Casa de Caroline.

  612. Emily

    my boyfriend is a huge kimchee fan and I’m still a little hesitant about it, this could be a good way for me to test the waters.

  613. liz

    I’m wearing out my blender making smoothies and almond milk– would love a higher power machine!

  614. Ashley

    Oh a Vitamix has been on my list for so long! I love the idea of one device doing so much, smoothies, soups, dressings!

  615. Ashley

    I love the soup recipe! I have been on a cauliflower kick for a few months now. It is one of my new favorite veggies. A vitamix has been on my dream appliance list for years. I have been trying to justify the cost because we have some dietary and digestive issues in our house that could be managed much easier if we had one but we are on one income right now. Someday, sigh. Thank you for all of the yummy recipes!

  616. Ashley

    Ack! wrong email address!
    I love the soup recipe! I have been on a cauliflower kick for a few months now. It is one of my new favorite veggies. A vitamix has been on my dream appliance list for years. I have been trying to justify the cost because we have some dietary and digestive issues in our house that could be managed much easier if we had one but we are on one income right now. Someday, sigh. Thank you for all of the yummy recipes!

  617. Lauren

    Corn muffins with fresh ground wheat berries and popcorn kernels- I’m intrigued! Hope you post this one 🙂

  618. Stephanie Bedilion

    this soup looks great – I’m in desperate need of a vitamix!!

  619. Ann Parker

    I loved reading your take on healthful eating. It’s one of the best explanations of my own approach that I’ve read to-date!

  620. Laura Dembowski

    I love your thoughts on eating! I am also a huge fan of cauliflower soup and have always wanted a Vitamix so it would be awesome to win!

  621. Ariane Gauvreau

    Yum! This soup looks amazing – we are having perfect soup weather (e.g. rain rain rain) here in Seattle! Vitamixes seem to convert everyone who has one. I make green smoothies often and not having tiny green kale leaves that my regular blender can never quite get would be amazing!

  622. Amy

    I’ve heard so many good things about roasted cauliflower soup, I”ll be trying it this weekend!!

  623. Alivia

    Yum yum yummm!! You have me drooling at work with these recipes, perfect for the rainy days we’ve been having here in Vancouver. 🙂

    And of course, I would be thrilled beyond words to win a Vitamix — I know it would make my gluten-free + vegan kitchen that much more amazing!


  624. PegP

    I love cauliflower soup but never thought to roast the veggies first. Thanks for the tip! A Vitamix would make the soup wonderfully creamy and smooth.

  625. Kim G.

    So cool. I LOVE cauliflower … this soup looks amazing! The Kimchee too … and I would LOVE a vitamix blender.

  626. Valencia

    Every time I see one of these awesome machines, I have to sit on my hands to stop myself from ordering it…only because there is no way I have the funds for it. Winning one though, I could get down with that! I have soup making on the brain, and this one looks incredible. Thx for the opportunity!

  627. Allison Z.

    Ahh! A Vitamix would make my morning green smoothie routine so much better!

  628. erin

    Love the idea of pairing the kimchee with the cauliflower soup. I made Aran’s soup recipe previously, but will try it again with this new addition. Thanks!

  629. Katelyn

    What a great way to prepare cauliflower! I’ve always been leery of it (probably because the only cauliflower I got as a kid was steamed with minimal seasoning — so cruel), but this inspires me to try it again. And those Vitamixes are almost awe-inspiring. My mom has had one for at least a decade and it’s still going strong.

  630. Tara B

    This soup sounds wonderful! Do I even need to reveal to my family that it’s made with cauliflower once I’ve pureed it in my new Vitamix?

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  632. Shak

    Love your blog and would absolutely love to win a Vitamix 🙂

  633. Heidi

    I am new to your website was lured her by the delicious looking recipe. I have wanted a Vitamix for over 20 years. I think I must go and take a gander at the rest of your wonderful recipes.

  634. Kelsey

    This soup looks so great! Thank you for sharing your philosophy, I wholeheartedly agree and am keeping my fingers crossed for the drawing 🙂

  635. Kelly Reyes

    I’d love to win! I also love your theory on healthy eating 🙂

  636. Sara

    Wonderfully written. I am a Team Beachbody Coach, and that is exactly right. Food should not be a burden. Love this!
    I would also love a Vitamix! So please enter me!

  637. John

    Your scallion kimchi is the perfect base recipe for any kimchi. I usually do root veggies with tons of spicy stuff and garlic since the kimchi dampens the spiciness.

    Keep up the good work!

  638. Lena

    It has topped my wish list for a long time. So far it has been a hard year and a Vitamix would provide some very good cheer.

  639. AyaT

    My coworkers catch me browsing through your blog and they end up joining me in ooo-ing and ahh-ing over the gorgeous pictures.
    I would love to try out the Vitamix!
    Thank you for being such an inspiration.

  640. Natalie Rose

    Ah, roasted cauliflower. Roasted vegetables in general. One of my proudest moments was when my sister asked me if, before I left for college, I could teach her “how to make those carrots that are like candy.” Healthy food, served properly, can feel like a guiltless indulgence.
    I would love to enter the drawing!

  641. kate

    i LOVE cauliflower soup!! would love the Vitamix to try and make a batch of my own.

  642. Catherine Bethurem

    Yummy looking recipe. I am always making soup and a Vitamix would make it so much easier!

  643. Mia

    Wow, I’d love a Vitamix. I want to see how it can change my life, too! 🙂

  644. Jennifer Tan

    Love your blog Ashley. Wonderful recipes and beautiful stories. Can’t wait to read your cookbook!


  645. Anne

    My boys both love roasted cauliflower but we were getting sick of just plain roasted. This looks amazing to change things up, especially with the spice of the kimchee!

  646. Jason

    I agree with your thoughts on moderation, well put, I had lost 70 ponds by just changing my thought processes simikar to what you describe do not deny yourself but increase your nutritio,n keep things moderate ,listen to your body, mindful eating! sign me up to win the vita mix it will make one of your readers very happy good luck to all!!

  647. Ashten M.

    I’m going to try to make this tonight, the weather is perfect for it! I’ve been wanting a Vitamix forever…

  648. Alex O

    This looks fantastic! I’ll definitely be trying the kimchi recipe to add some spice to this frigid winter we’re having. I’d also love to be entered for the Vitamix! Love your recipes, keep up the great work.

  649. Robyn

    I’m also a strong believer in feeding your body it’s desires (wholeheartedly). Would love to win the Vitamix to whip up homemade coconut butters, baby food, and almond butter (mmmm!). Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway 🙂


  650. Lyn

    This soup looks delicious, I love cauliflower so I’ll have to give it a try.
    I have heard wonderful things about the vitamix, I’d love to win one to make my baby food for my 11 month old daughter.

  651. Melissa

    This recipe looks amazing…have never made Kimchee before, but it looks pretty easy so maybe I’ll try!!

  652. Logan's Mom

    I am making your Roasted Cauliflower Soup tonight for dinner. I am excited, here in Minnesota, it’s the perfect easy supper recipe for a winter Wednesday night. ( Yes, yesterday may have been Fat Tuesday in New Orleans but it’s still winter here, easily 3 feet of snow on the ground… but… it was above zero today!) I am going to add some jalapeño pepper to the roasting veggies. I can’t wait to try your scallion kimchee. I love your blog, the recipes are wonderful and the interface design is fabulous.

  653. Anna

    Oh, I completely agree with your view of what healthy eating is! Living in a land of people who boycott dairy, wheat, meat, fruit, sugar, it’s nice to relate to a soul who doesn’t define herself by her particular health trend. And this soup sounds so lovely! Perfect for slushie winter days.

  654. Linda Grothe

    I love roasted cauliflower soup but I have never used coconut milk. I will give this a try tomorrow. Thank you

  655. Grace Lee

    I’m new to your blog. Your recipes look simple and delicious.

  656. Jen Nordstrom

    This is a great blog. I love looking at the recipes and photos for inspiration. I am a Sous Chef in Chicago and I have been building up my kitchen at home for the past six years. I would get a lot of use out of a Vitamix and treat it with the love and respect that it deserves. Thanks for the post!

  657. Ashley Aikele

    Your words rang true to me. I recently started a diet and while I have enjoyed it I find I dwell a lot more on what I can’t eat. I love cooking and I love eating. I really would love to win the vitamix to help me in my endeavor to enjoy food again.

  658. Valerie

    Holy moly, did I ever need to read this today. I’ve been beating myself up so much recently for that extra cookie or fatty sandwich. It’s just no way to live. I so appreciate your words here and was going to tell you so regardless of if it enters me into the Vitamix giveaway! 😉

  659. Fallon

    Thank you for the wonderful post! I love your take on mindful eating and really agree that there should never be a food that is off-limits. Listening to your body and treating it well should be our only rules when it comes to being healthy!

  660. Nicole

    i have to try this kimchee recipe! and those corn muffins sound so delicious!

  661. Debbie

    Love your blog and already know that I will love your book. Thanks for a chance for the Vitamix.

  662. Kelly Lisman

    Mmmm…looks good. Would love the Vitamix for soup and to trick my toddler into drinking spinach smoothies.

  663. Amanda

    This recipe looks divine. And I’ve been looking for some creative healthy recipes, aside from the boring salads I’ve been creating lately! Thanks for this one! 🙂

  664. Yafa

    Now I know what to do with the Cauliflower and scallions in my fridge. The recipes sound good. Our most recent excitement was getting an immersion blender for small portions. A Vitamix for everything else would be lovely.

  665. Nicole

    This soup is (slowly, but I’m okay with having to eat this a few times. You know. Science) making me accept cauliflower into my life. Major thank you.

  666. Dawn Hylton

    I lost my beloved Vitamix in my divorce (he gave it to me as a gift—and then hid it in an unmarked box) and I never saw it again. :-(. I have often wondered whatever became of it, and have always wanted to replace it, but have never been able to afford another…:-)

  667. elizabeth freeman-days

    I have a foodee friend who has been going on and on about her Vitamix. She cooked 3 totally different dishes for her parents to convince them that they needed a vitamix. I have a vegan husband and a steak eating daughter and would love to have a Vitamix to make my life easier,
    and all my family members happy!

  668. Heather

    Everyone keeps saying such great things about the Vitamix blender. As a lover of soups and smoothies, this giveaway is pretty exciting to me. Roasted cauliflower soups is one of my favorites, so I’ll be sure to give your recipe a try.

  669. jeri

    I love cauliflower soup and make it all the time. I eat it hot in the winter and cold, vichyssoise style, in the summer. What a great idea to garnish it with kimchee. I can’t wait to try this combo, I can almost taste it already.

  670. Jess

    What a great reminder to be kind to ourselves and enjoy the pleasures in life, in moderation of course!

  671. Emmaline

    This looks delicious! I think I will have to make it this weekend. Thank you for the inspiration!

  672. Mila

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! And a Vitamix would feel right at home in my kitchen 🙂

  673. Caitlyn

    Just came upon your site and read this post- you really hit on it. Little choices every day really do add up, and I’m tired of feeling stressed out about food. Time to relax. Thanks very much.

  674. Marjie

    Can’t wait to try this soup!! I love cauliflower soup, but this looks magical!

  675. Jessica S.

    I love cauliflower and this looks delicious! The colors are beautiful too.

  676. Trish F

    Oh yummy this is a soup I can eat. I have to stick to rules with my diet because I am trying to cure myself of candida and this soup is a candida friendly recipe. Thanks! Oh and I would love the Vitamix because I have to be gluten free and with this baby I could grind my own nut and gluten free flours.

  677. Jamie

    Just had a conversation about how I *need* to buy a vitamix today… It’s fate!

  678. Karen

    Lovely soup! My blender just died, this week, so my husband and I have been researching new ones. Vitamix is of course top of the list. 🙂

  679. Charlotte

    This soup looks and sounds amazing and I have cauliflower in my fridge -excellent. I’d love a Vitamix if I was so lucky to win one.

  680. Kris

    I’ve been wanting to try out a cauliflower soup, so your timing is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

  681. Ava

    I totally agree about the moderation, whenever I try for extreme diets I end up cheating and eating so much more! I’ve always wanted a good blender to experiment with smoothies and soups 🙂

  682. Betsy Sheffield

    Tried your roasted cauliflower soup tonight and it was divine! My blender is 20 plus yrs. old so it wasn’t quite as smooth as it could have been, but still very tasty!!! Will have to try your kimchee the next time…didn’t have any scallions. I would love to win the Vitamix blender as a senior citizen I have leaned into a plant life lifestyle and find I am making soups more often with many of the vegetables that I roast. Thanks for these new recipes.

  683. noa

    I very much agree with you (& Julia Child!). But now I’m craving ice cream & kimchi, soup & cookies, so should perhaps stick with moderation tonight.

  684. Alexis

    Can’t wait to make this soup! We make smoothies all the time, but this is a great way to mix it up.

  685. Camilla

    I, too, lived within the constraints of food rules and found myself focusing on what was “missing”…but shifting away from rules and towards a mindset of abundance, I feel grateful everyday for the gifts of food. Thank you for your insight!

    Additionally, I look forward to trying the scallion kimchi–what a great idea. I’ll try it atop my savory oatmeal in the morning! I find scallions to be one of the most under-appreciated vegetables. Thanks for offering the chance to win a Vitamix, too!

  686. Gina Guthrie

    I’ve always wanted to own a vitamix. I would use it for smoothies, nut butters and hummus.

  687. ChristinaW

    The vitamix would be great for making salsa and pestos!

  688. Mishel

    I’m DYING to try the Vitamix!!!!! I’ve heard such tremendous things about it — it’s just a bit out of my price range :-/ And that soup looks divine, btw 🙂

  689. Sabrina L.

    Can’t wait to make this soup. I love cauliflower.

  690. Siobhan

    I have just found your site looking for kimchee recipes. The soup and the pickle look delicious and the whole blog is beautiful. Thanks!

  691. Emma

    Cauliflower soup is one of my favourites! I would have never thought to pair it with kimchi, thanks 🙂

  692. Rita

    Your blog inspired me to want to write mine. Just perfectly lovely, I hope I achieve half of what you have. That scallion kimchee makes my mouth water!

  693. Solducky

    The scallion kimchi is genius! I would love a way to make soups creamy. I mostly stick with chunky ones and call is “rustic”.

  694. Hana C

    The soup looks soo delicious! I’ve been lusting after a Vitamix for years; winning one would be a dream! Thank you for the opportunity!

  695. Jen Carter

    Woo hook a Vitamix giveaway! Would love to try making my own flours from different grains.

    That soup sounds delicious and I love your outlook on healthy eating. Moderation is so much healthier than deprivation and really does set a great example for kids who are going to be presented with many unhealthy temptations.

  696. Sarah

    We can’t wait until your book comes out!! I hope that people cherish it for what it can bring to their marriages – special time with their spouse over a fantastic meal!!! We would love a Vitamix, but it seems so extravagant to buy one for yourself… Thanks!

  697. Rachel

    Thank you for sharing! You are a great role model for making healthy food choices!

  698. Karen

    This recipe looks delicious…and of course I can do many more things in my kitchen with a Vitamix!

  699. karla

    that’s my first visit to your page. it is wonderful! will come back everyday. I really want one vitamix too….just can’t afford it at the moment, but can pay the postage;)

  700. Joana Domingos

    I helped a friend make cauliflower soup, but Aran’s looks much lovelier. I would love to try it in the Vitamix!

  701. Rachel Tilly

    Great post. Love your perspective on healthy living/eating. The vitamix sounds wonderful!

  702. Sam

    Thank you for this post. You provide great advice for living a healthy and happy life!

  703. Rachel

    This soup looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. I’ve also been debating a vitamix, but have been worried about the cost.

  704. NurseMarta

    That soup looks delish and I cant wait to try it!!!
    Also, i’m on the market for a new blender and would love to win the Vitamix!!

  705. Christine Evans

    Can’t wait to try this soup. Oh and a Vitamix would round out my kitchen nicely……..

  706. Kristy

    First off yum, that soup looks amazing. I love soup and smothies as resets as sometimes you just don’t want to chew a big mouthful of kale. When you wizz everything up you get the goodness with out the work- yeah! My blender is on it’s last sad legs adn I would love a vitamix. Thanks!

  707. Adam

    I have always wanted a vitamix but its definitely out of my price range so i’d love to win this.
    This soup looks great also.

  708. Alex

    I came for the cauliflower soup recipe and stayed for the great post about moderate eating. I, too, eat this way and my health and waistline have benefited from a less obsessive approach to eating. Years of yo-yo dieting did me no favors but now I eat ice cream and bacon and all those things I used to avoid and I’m significantly smaller than I used to be. 🙂 Smaller portions and balanced, thoughtful choices are the key. It’s a great example for your kids!

  709. Kelsey

    This looks beautiful. I went through a similar experience with health – initially trying to count calories, but eventually finding a way to happily practice moderation.

  710. Mia

    I totally agree with the idea of moderation and quality. Instead of always having a block of orange cheddar in the fridge, I might gorge on a round of raw soft fragrant cheese from my favorite creamery every so often. Food is too delicious to give it rules!

  711. Sarah

    i’ve been looking to start juicing and I hear vitamix is the best of the best! would love to have one 🙂

  712. Victoria

    I want to eat this soup! And I want to make it myself in a vitamix!!! I have been dreaming of one for so many years, I would use it everyday!

  713. Mackenzie Piccarreto

    I have been saying that I will treat myself to a Vitamix for about 3 months now. I am in desperate need of one! This soup also looks incredible. 🙂

  714. Kayla

    I’ve been hearing about the magical properties of a Vitamix for years, and it would be great to win one.

  715. Sarah

    This looks amazing!!! I will be trying tonight! And would loveeee a Vitamix!

  716. Angela

    I just started following your site a few months ago and have been enjoying all the recipes that you post. I have been trying to build up the nerve, and my bank account, to spend the money on a Vitamix but something more important always seems to take away my Vitamix funds! Anyways, it would be a pleasure to own one and to take my eating and living to the next level.

  717. Joy sutter

    yummo leeks. I would love to try this out in a vitamix. thanks for the chance

  718. Ross

    This soup looks amazing! I have been making a ton of veggie soups this winter and this will surely be my next one. And my countertop would make a lovely home for a new Vitamix…

  719. Sam H

    Love the recipe. Love the blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  720. Dennis C

    Fantastic Soup Idea! I love finding new uses for Cauliflower!

  721. Todd Hart

    Until now, I thought I had heard all of Julia Child’s quotes. Thanks again for another great post and recipe.

  722. ktr

    Yum! That soup looks soooo good! I love making a big batch of soup and then eating it for lunch at work all week.

  723. Michelle

    !!! I drool over every vitamix I see! My cheapo blenders keep dying on me, and would LOVE to win this Vitamix!

  724. Sarah Aharon

    Scallion Kimchi, umm yum! And who wouldn’t want a vitamix!

  725. Elizabeth

    I also appreciate radical moderation. Wonderfully put! Fingers crossed on the contest too. Thanks!

  726. aung barteaux

    I can’t believe it’s still this cold in New York. This recipe makes me want to have a hot bowl of soup every night! Love your photography, btw 🙂

  727. Molly

    You and your blog were inspiration for mine, I love your recipes and can’t wait to make this one. Kimchee is one of my favorites! I’d love a Vitamix and would also love if you checked out my blog 🙂 …Looking forward to more amazing food from you!

  728. Samantha

    I’m leaving a comment again because winning this vitamix would be an absolute dream come true. I can’t even imagine! I’ve been dreaming of buying a vitamix to help my mom and dad eat healthier. My mom has high cholesterol and my dad has stomach issues, sometimes so severe he is stuck in bed for days. I want to open the door to healthy living for them and I try so hard to do so. The vitamix would allow me to incorporate raw veggies into their diet, as I cook for them a lot and expand their “nutritional horizons” by blending up fresh smoothies and raw salad dressings for their health and enjoyment. Thank you sooo much for this opportunity, the Vitamix is literally a dreeeeeam appliance of any health conscious consumer.

  729. Lynn

    That soup looks so delicious. The topping, too! And I’d love a Vitamix so fingers crossed …

  730. Michelle

    This soup looks amazing and I would LOVE to make it in a Vitamix! Thank you for sharing and for your relatable and beautiful words on food/diet.

  731. Alysia

    Found your recipe via the Brit + Co app. The info and giveaway on the vitamix, what a bonus! Thank you for the yummy inspiration

  732. Julie Lee

    I’m really bad about following rules too. And then I end up feeling so guilty when I fail. I am trying to get back into shape after having my two boys and I want to start by making green smoothies in the mornings before work. I’ve heard so many great things about the Vitamix, I’d love to give it a try!

  733. Jill

    Beautiful pics & soup. And you can’t not love the Julia quote (especially when I’ve got my hands on a pint of Ben & Jerry’s)…

  734. Teresa

    I would love to own a Vitamix! Thank you for doing this giveaway opportunity.

  735. Layla

    I would love a Vitamix. I’ve somewhat recently realized that I have an allergy to something I used to eat a lot. Abstaining from it has cleared up problems I didn’t even know I had, and it would be great to have a Vitamix to help me eat more varied foods.

  736. Larissa Amoroso

    This soup looks amazing. I know what I am making this weekend!

  737. MilesB

    This is the first time I have ever read a post of yours. First of all–this recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it. Secondly, your pre-recipe writing is a joy to read! I will be checking back here often. Cheers!

  738. Nyeasha

    I just typed in food and a list of 2013’s top food blogs came up. Yours was at the top of the list and I am so glad I found this because your first recipe was this scallion kimchi. I recently came back from a year long ESL job in Korea and I AM SO EXCITED to try this recipe. I will be subscribing.

  739. Alycia

    That soup looks amazing! I eat so many soups during the winter, and definitely need to change things up a bit because I’m using the same recipes over and over now.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    amorellcont at gmail dot com

  740. Melissa

    Man, the soup and kimchi look so great! I have a head of cauliflower, a few scallions, and some leftover stalks of celery in the fridge and I was puzzling over what to do with them. Problem solved! To own a Vitamix is this poor grad student’s dream, but I’ll cope with my immersion blender to make this.

  741. Carolyn

    Hi! You should make my pork belly kimchee deviled eggs! SO AMAZING!!!! Vitamix would be very helpful. Currently a student and in need of delicous smoothness on all levels :0

  742. Gianna M.

    I tried a roasted cauliflower and saffron soup in a restaurant recently, and it was amazing. I look forward to trying this recipe! 🙂

  743. Donna Timm

    This soup looks delicious and so healthy. I’ll try it soon–and would love to make it with a Vitamix! You do a marvelous job of balancing healthy eating and enjoying life–love the way you write and can’t wait to see your cookbook. (Gabe’s mom is a good friend–and she’s had fun testing some of your recipes!) I’m a Nutrition Coach and resonate with your take on living life and enjoying beautiful food!

  744. Erin

    Ah~ just when I didn’t know what to do with my bundles of FREE scallions (plus the ones I was already growing)… a delicious kimchee recipe. Of course, I’ll have to try the soup too, with all that cauliflower and coconut milk-ness. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet. Thanks!!!

  745. Linn

    Definitely looking forward to smoothies this spring/summer!

  746. Deane Ross

    Roasted Cauliflower soup! I’ve been amassing a collection of cauliflower recipes over the past few weeks; all of the with roasted cauliflower. Must be a craving or curiosity.

    Thanks for the chance to win a Vitamix.

  747. Kelsey

    This looks like the perfect soup for a very cold, rainy overcast day in the southeast. In addition to having one of those “two helpings of Lasagna” days yesterday.

  748. carolyn

    I would love to try healthy smoothies some days to offset my not so moderate enjoyment of carbs that occurs on other days. A new Vitamix would help me do this!

  749. Keila

    I’m not a fan of cauliflower, but this soup looks good and very comforting for this winter.

  750. Vasu

    Love this post. I’ve been trying to reconcile my hedonist side with more healthful eating for a while now. More fuel for my Vitamix smoothie dreams…

  751. Morgan

    Thanks for sharing your story with food. I’ve had similar struggles and have found that like you, moderation is the best practice. Life is too short and food is too good to deprive yourself. Balance allows you to live fully and feel great – as you so eloquently pointed out. I’m also constantly trying to come up with a good excuse to buy a Vitamix. Maybe one day!

    I truly love your blog and enjoy your stories. You’re a beautiful writer and your photography is stunning. Thanks for sharing and for all your hard work. You’re an inspiration!

  752. Lindsay Easton

    I love your comments on healthful eating, far too many times in life I come accross people who extreme diet, like Paleo (for non specific disease related reason), Atkins, etc, and I really appreciate when people are wholistic in their approach to food. Also, love the quote “everything in moderation, even moderation” thank you Julia Child!