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Roasted Cauliflower
Soup with Mushrooms
One way to avoid tricky buzzwords on food product packaging is to shop in the
produce section. There, you'll find ingredients for this soup-it's thick, rich, satisfying and full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals.

6 cups small cauliflower florets
8 cloves garlic
¾ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
¾ teaspoon pepper, or more to
¼ cup olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, diced
8 mushrooms, sliced
3½ cups unsalted chicken
or vegetable broth
Preheat the oven to 425 F. In a large
bowl, combine cauliflower, garlic,
salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of oil.
Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet
and roast until cauliflower is browned,
about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine onion with
1 tablespoon oil. Transfer to one half of
a second large rimmed baking sheet.
Combine mushrooms with 1 tablespoon oil. Arrange mushrooms on the
other half of the second baking sheet.
Add the second baking sheet to
the oven and roast until onion and
mushrooms are tender, about 10 to
12 minutes.
Combine cauliflower and half the
broth in a blender or food processor
and puree. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and repeat with remaining broth,
onions, and half of the mushrooms.
Gently warm soup over medium heat.
Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with remaining mushrooms
and serve.

Yield: 6 servings (about 1 cup per serving).
Nutritional information per serving: 133 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 4.4 g protein;
9.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 347 mg sodium; 3.2 g dietary fiber.

Food Packaging
Low fat. All natural. Whole grain.
Food product labels are full of
enticements, but can you trust
The answer is yes and no. Some
words-"organic," "100 percent
whole grain," and "low sodium," for
example-are regulated by federal
agencies and therefore have validity.
Other terms-like "natural,"
"antibiotic-free," and "grass-fed"-
don't have universally agreed-upon
definitions, which means a brand's
claims may be unverified.
That said, even some regulated
terms should be viewed cautiously.
For example, though the Food and
Drug Administration regulates sugar
content, an "unsweetened" product
might still be loaded with naturally
occurring sugars.
The bottom line: The nutrition
label is the best place to find information about your food and check
nutrition facts against your daily
goals. Be a savvy consumer and
take buzzwords and claims with,
well, a grain of salt.

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