I have had this thing in my head about making soup with leeks for weeks. I don't know what it is. Tonight, I was finally successful. I know it is a Friday night, and normally I would be 2 1/2 sheets to the wind right now, but I have to work tomorrow. For the next 2 months Christmas trees will be my life (so I apologize in advance if my posts are not consistent. I have plenty of ideas, but not enough hours in the day (as usual). Anyway, back to leeks.
|THE GUEST OF HONOR|
Apparently, you only use the white part. I would have thought
differently had I not consulted with Google
I had a head of cauliflower that I froze after a failed collard wrap attempt, because frankly I didn't know what I was going to do with a head of cauliflower since I have eaten in 1 in my life and I am not particularly fond of it. I used it as the base of the soup....in the blender it went with enough water to keep my (my roommate's) blender from exploding.
Then I Google'd what part of the leek to use since I have never actually eaten a leek. We planted them in our garden this past summer, and I assume they are still there. My dad kept asking me 'what the hell is a leek? and what are you going to do with it?' My answer was always 'they are really good in soup DAD!' Hahaahaha. I'm not sure if he knew I didn't know anything about leeks, but he does now!!!
So here is the recipe...
- 1 head cauliflower (blended w/ water)
- splish splash of white wine
- 1 leek
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup organic veggie broth
- 1/2 stick organic butter (yum!)
- 2 potatoes (optional)
- allspice (2 cloves)
Bring to a boil for 10 minutes, bring down to simmer for about 20 minutes. This is a fast recipe. I smelled it a few times and thought it was missing something. I have to admit it smelled a little funky ("You F'ed up ANOTHER pot of soup' was running through my mind. But...low and behold I tasted it and it was FANTASTIC!!! I kept wishing that I hadn't let my egg noodle supply drop down to zero because they would be perfect with this.
|Wine for the soup.|
|Wine for me!|
|Slice the leeks|
|Add a little broth.|
|You don't have to add potatoes but I have a ton so I thought I would.|
|Throw everything in, mix, and set temp to med-high.|
Anyway, I wish I could feed it to my dad to show him what leeks are used for and that they taste (great).....BUT! He is 100% raw and has been for a few weeks now. (Clapping) This is a huge improvement from his daily trips to McDonald's only a few months ago. Keep going Dad!
Anyway, I highly suggest you try this soup...it is creamy and hearty and healthy!!!!! Have some drinks for me...off to sleep (and to try to ice this kink in my neck- STRESS!!!)