Roasted Asparagus & Cauliflower Soup (+cooking video)


I would love to get into the nitty gritty of soup and why this soup is crazy easy to make, but I have a schedule to keep. A Bachelor schedule. And remember, I’m a week behind here. Which is very upsetting because I heard the finale and after the final rose was INSANE. I already know what happens because I listen to the Reality Steve podcast, but still. I can’t wait to see it go down live. I’ve heard ABC went too far. Surprise surprise. Anything for the ratings!

But let’s go back to last week. When there was 4 hours of the Bachelor on. First, the women tell all then the overnight dates. I forgot to write down what happened on the women tell all because I was cooking dinner for my family instead. Food>Bachelor any day of the week. But I can say that Krystal’s real voice is way more fun to listen to. And even though she pisses everyone off, I kind of like her. She’s confident AF. Rude and condescending most of the time, but confident. Maybe I just suck? Yeah, that could be it. Also, Tia is totally going to be the next Bachelorette huh? She’s trying so hard.

Ok, let’s go to the overnight nights. It starts with Kendall’s in Peru. Kendall is the most level-headed person to ever grace this show (other than her obsession for stuffing dead animals she found in the woods…details, details) and even this show is making her question her own sanity. She keeps trying to talk herself into being in love with him, but she can’t fully commit. Their last date together is in some sand dunes where they ride dune buggies and almost fly over a cliff and die. Then they sandboard. After almost flying over a cliff and eating sh*t on hard sand a million times, they have picnic. Nothing like a sandy lunch to get you feeling romantic and in the mood. Then she says she’s falling in love with him and he says the same thing. Here’s the thing about Arie – he really likes following the same pattern for each date. He really loves loves. The next morning after they spend the night together, Arie asks – “How are you feeling physically after last night?” You’re gross, Arie. Go away. No wonder Kendall couldn’t commit.

The next overnight is with Lauren. And Lauren is ready to have a complete breakdown. I honestly don’t even remember what they did on their date. I know they sat in silence a lot. And she says she feels like she’s in love with him. Then he says that he loves her and would hate to lose her. Really, Arie? You’re the worst. The next morning she says she feels so much closer to him now and all they do is keep saying I love you. How pissed would you be if you were one of these women later on and saw that he was throwing out “I love you’s” like they were nothing. What a D.

Becca’s date is last and Becca really gets the shaft of all the dates. They have to hang out in some tent and then their overnight date is in a tent, too. With some crappy bed side tables they stole from a Motel 6. Lauren got a hot tub in her sweet hotel room and Becca gets scorpions in her cot and a port-o-potty a couple feet away from their bed. No thanks. Not romantic. But Becca doesn’t seem to care. She says, “I’m like, in love with him.” Like, totally Becca. She says like a lot, he tells her he loves her, then they have breakfast in the sand. You know, Peru has tables, too. You’re getting cheap on us, ABC.

The end of the show feels like the most scripted, planned bullsh*t I’ve ever watched. Becca’s ex-boyfriend (who I guess is the strength and conditioning coach for Stanford football) shows up in Peru first to talk to Arie, who doesn’t seem to give a sh*t in the slightest. Then he shows up at Becca’s doorstep with the worst flowers I’ve ever seen. Becca tries to act surprised, but she’s terrible at acting. He said he would have swam to Peru to see her. Why would you do that since ABC obviously contacted you and flew you out. They have some pointless conversation that takes up 30 minutes of our lives and he leaves, leaving the sh*tty flowers behind. That was unneeded, ABC.

At the end of the show, Kendall gets the boot. And she takes it like a champ. Except she keeps saying that she’s bummed she couldn’t get there with him. It’s ok you’re not in love with some random dude you met 6 weeks ago, Kendall. You’re a smart, strong woman. Who loves dead animals. You’ll be fine.

Omgggggg I can’t wait to finally watch the Finale tonight. Yaaaaaaasssss.

PaleOMG Roasted Asparagus & Cauliflower Soup (+cooking video)


Roasted Asparagus & Cauliflower Soup


  • Author: juli
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 16 ounces of frozen asparagus, defrosted and diced
  • 16 ounces of frozen cauliflower, defrosted
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • hefty pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 48 ounces chicken bone broth
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For garnish:

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • avocado oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss asparagus and cauliflower in avocado oil and top with salt and garlic powder.
  2. Cut off the end of the head of garlic to show the cloves. Pour just a tablespoon of olive oil on the head of garlic, sprinkle with salt then wrap foil around it. Place on baking sheet. Put baking sheet in oven to roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Once roasted, place in a large pot, add bone broth, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil then remove from heat. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth and pureed.
  4. In a small sauté pan, add avocado oil. Once hot, add thinly sliced shallots and cook until crispy on both sides, just 1-2 minutes.
  5. Top soup with fried shallots, red pepper flakes, and green onions



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28 thoughts on “Roasted Asparagus & Cauliflower Soup (+cooking video)”

  1. I recently (like in the past month) discovered a love for asparagus so the timing for this soup is perfect! I love that it has super simple ingredients too, totally making it this week!

  2. Arie is the worst, forever and always. Every sane girl that leaves the show is better off (run, girl, run – he’s not worth it!) I’m still gonna devote my SECOND evening this week to After the Final Rose – cause, logic. Damn you ABC and Chris Harrison

  3. 1 package of frozen asparagus, defrosted and diced
    1 package of frozen cauliflower, defrosted

    Can you please tell me the amount in grams? I only have fresh produce. And my frozen items will be different size because I don’t live in the States.

    Thank you <3

    1. I was going to ask the same thing 🙂 In Australia we don’t have a lot of access to frozen vegetables, but it’s easy to get fresh.
      This looks so delicious.

  4. Honestly, I’m so excited for you to watch this week’s episodes just so that you can post your synopsis. Absolute sh*tshow.

  5. Hey Juli,

    What’s the name of that boat charter place you used for your trip with your friends last year? Would you recommend using them if you’re just 2 people? Wondering if it would be weird to sail with a bunch of strangers….

  6. Lisa Marie Bennett

    This soup is incredible. So simple, so flavorful and quite easy! Thank you Juli, for an exciting recipe for the end of Winter. (Finally?!?!)

  7. Should I adjust the roasting times for fresh veggies? I’m thinking 30 minutes will be too long for fresh asparagus…

  8. Your commentary on The Bachelor is always on point with exactly what I am thinking and saying as I watch it! Hurry up and watch the finale so I can laugh my booty off at what you have to say!

  9. Umm I’ve followed you on insta for awhile but why is this the first time I’ve come to your blog? Love love LOVE!! So excited to make this soup. You do such a great job, you go girl!!

  10. This was my first time making soup EVER! I can’t stop eating it! I don’t even like cooked vegetables but this soup is everything! I am in LOVE!

  11. sooooorookie question over here… What do you do with the bulb of garlic in tin foil? Blend it in with the soup? or re-purpose it in some other dish?

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