Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsps avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced leeks, about 2 leeks
  • 2 cups (500 mL) peeled, cubed potatoes
  • 1 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 4 cups (1L) chicken or vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tsp chervil
  • Himalayan or Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, set the heat to medium and add the avocado oil.
  2. Add in the chopped onions, garlic, leeks, and cubed potatoes. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables soften.
  3. Pour in the bouillon and bring to a boil. Then, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Use a food processor or an immersion blender to purée the vegetables until the soup is perfectly smooth.
  5. Add in the chervil, continue to heat the soup for another 8 minutes.
  6. Season to taste.

Santé!!!

Note~If the soup turns out too thick for your liking, you can add a bit more bouillon to bring it to the consistency that you prefer. I sometimes don’t measure the leeks exactly as I just want to use them all up. This can alter the thickness of the soup so I just make minor adjustments.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

IMG_5553Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsps organic avocado oil
  • 1.5 lbs peeled and seeded butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes (1 butternut squash)
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 peeled and cubed organic apples
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped (can use roasted garlic for more flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups organic chicken broth or homemade bone broth
  • Sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
 Instructions:
  1. Heat oil on medium-low heat.
  2. Sautée onion, squash, apples for about 5 minutes without browning, just to soften the squash.
  3. Reduce heat add the spices, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Pour in the the broth, cover pot. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Use a hand held immersion blender to purée the soup.
Note: To get the right creamy consistency, you can add a little more broth if the mixture is too thick (this will depend on the size of butternut squash you used), or if you have no dairy allergies, the other option is to add 1 cup of cream.
I like to drizzle some pumpkin oil or a balsamic glaze on top to form a design and sprinkle some pumpkin seeds and/or Hemp heart seeds for presentation.
Santé!