Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup is an all time favorite soup in our home.  My family really enjoys Potato Leek Soup around the holidays.  A great quote, “To me, true health is…achieved by following the laws of nature; when you break them, illness results.  Health is not something bestowed on you by beneficient nature at birth; it is achieved and maintained only by active participation in well-defined rules of healthful living… rules which you may be disregarding every day. ” Henry Bieler, MDFood is Your Best Medicine (Nourishing Traditions p. 200).  Soups are a great way to nourish the body.  I love adding nutrient dense stock, healthy beef/chicken, and hearty vegetables/grains.  They are perfect for winter time.  I have a few variations from the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, but will give you the general guidelines.

Potato Leek Soup

3 leeks, peeled, cleaned and chopped

1/2 chopped onion

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 potatoes, peeled and chopped

6 cups homemade chicken stock

1 cup cream

finely chopped chives for garnish

Sauté leeks and onion until soft in butter and olive oil.  Add potatoes and stock, bring to a boil and skim.  Simmer until all vegetables are soft.  Let cool.  Puree soup with a hand held blender.  Let the soup cool and then process in food processor in batches with pima (or regular) cream until frothy.  Season to taste.

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By | 2017-10-05T20:40:41+00:00 March 11th, 2012|Nourishing Traditions, Nutrition, Recipes|1 Comment

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I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.

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