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.

Corn & Quinoa Soup Recipe

IMG_4706Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil
  • 1 Vidalia or sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut small (about the size of the corn kernels)
  • 1 1/2 cups of organic frozen corn or one 12 ounces canned organic corn, drained
  • 4 cups of organic chicken broth (homemade is always better)
  • 1 Tbsp Harissa (hot pepper paste)
  • 4 Tbsp quinoa, well rinsed
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In large pot, sautée the onion in oil without browning it. 
  2. Add the red peppers and corn, mix well for 1 minute to coat the vegetables with the oil, letting everything soften.
  3. Add the chicken broth and harissa, cook for 10 minutes covered.
  4. Add the quinoa, salt and pepper and let simmer another 10 minutes uncovered.

This is such an easy recipe and, as you can see, it only takes a few minutes to make. Enjoy!