Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organic Leak and Potato Soup

Organic Homemade Leak and Potato Soup

I made this soup today and it was very easy!  Today is day 3 of the fast and this is what I had for lunch.  Visit for a virtual conference and more information on this 21 day fast.
Here are the ingredients:
3 Tablespoons of olive oil or organic unsalted butter(don't use if you gave up dairy for fast)
10 small organic potatoes, washed, peeled, and chopped
Package of organic potatoes Organic white potatoes
2 1/2 cups organic leaks, washed and chopped, green and white parts
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
6 cups of water or vegetable broth
sea salt
black pepper

Heat the oil or butter in a pot and then add the leaks and garlic, season with sea salt and pepper. Here is a picture of the leaks and garlic right before I put them in the pot.
Organic leaks
Cook for 5 minutes and then add the potatoes, bay leaves, and thyme.
 Stir and let cook for about 1 minute and then add the broth or water.  Bring the soup to a boil, turn it down to a simmer and let the soup cook until the potatoes are soft about 20-30 minutes.  Once the potatoes are nice and soft, turn off the heat and ladle the soup into a blender.  You will need to blend it in batches and be careful with the steam, fill the blender only halfway.  Once it is blended it will be ready to serve, season with sea salt and pepper to taste once it is in your bowl.  Makes 7 cups of soup.  You can garnish with cream or cheese if you did not give up dairy.  Lovely soup for a cold winter day like today.  Enjoy!!

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