Heavenly Scent Recipe for Potato Leek Soup

Michele Romano's Heavenly scent recipe for potato leek soup is charged Image: Potato Leek Soup with extreme flavor, loaded with health benefits yet quick and easy to make. Sound good? It is!!

Of course, potato leek soup is at its amazing best when the leeks are fresh from the garden and the potatoes are new and in season. My husband and I leave our leeks in the garden throughout the winter. We just cover them with the appropriate amount of leaves to keep them from freezing. We did the same with carrots and beets. It is the middle of March right now. You should taste the crunchy sweet carrots my husband dug up for me yesterday! It's hard to believe how good they still are. I also had froze quite a few bags of leeks that I chopped up, put in ziploc bags and frooze last year. They still taste incredible! I use them is soups, stews and curry dishes.

This Heavenly scent recipe is bursting with flavor and creamy goodness. It takes mere minutes to make a pot, but also mere minutes to devour it! Lol.

Preperation and cook time: 60 min.
Serves: 6

Recipe for Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (that is my preferred choice for this soup)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups fresh leeks, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup of half and half cream (or milk for less fat)
  • 2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Optional-I added 1/4 cup of plain organic yogurt
Optional- pinch of fresh or dried rosemary

Preparation:
  1. Saute leeks in oil and butter until soft
  2. Add in cubed potatoes, saute a bit more.
  3. Add in water and broth and simmer until potatoes begin to soften.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients, do not boil, simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with fresh homemade bread or buns.

Health Benefits: Leeks Modern researchers have found leeks to be highly beneficial when it comes to reducing bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol levels in the body. Leeks also help keep high blood pressure down. Leeks are believed to fight cancer, especially prostate and colon cancer. They also contain kaempferol a substance which has been shown to reduce ovarian cancer in women. Leeks are also loaded with protective antioxidants!

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