Broccoli and Cauliflower Bisque

Published on December 3, 2014

Bisque derives its name from the Bay of Biscay that borders France and Spain. It was originally a creamy soup made in France based on a strained broth of seafood. The seafood was bis cuites, “twice cooked”. First sautéed, then simmered in wine and seasonings with cream added to it at the end.

Bisque can also be used to refer to cream-based soups that are pureed in a food processor or food mill that do not contain seafood.

This broccoli and cauliflower bisque recipe was adapted from a recipe in a little booklet called Healing Soups by Sandra F Frank. She said that it is good for hormonal issues.

Men and women are both having estrogen levels effected by toxins in plastic bottles pesticides and commercially raised animal products. Cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli, contain many nutrients that promote the healthy metabolism of hormones, reducing the negative side effects of excess estrogen.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Bisque