3.06.2010

Souper Saturday!

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
-Albert Einstein


Hello and Welcome! Today I have another wonderful soup recipe to share with you! Enjoy!


"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
-Jim Davis


Vegetarian Potato, Leek, and Spinach Soup

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

*2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
*1 1/2 Cups potatoes diced
*1 Cup leeks cleaned and diced
*1 1/2 Cups mirepoix (carrots, celery & onion) diced
*2 Cartons vegetable stock
*1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
*1 Cup light Cream, at room temperature
*1 Pkg baby spinach cut into fine strips (chiffonade)
*2 tsp lemon juice
*1 Tbsp thyme, finely chopped


Equipment Needed:

* Stock/soup pot
* Hand blender (you can use a regular blender)
* Saute' pan

Directions:

1.) In a soup pot, soften vegetables in olive oil over medium-high heat, about 5 min. 2.) Stir occasionally, do not brown.
3.) Add vegetable stock to pot and bring to a bring to boil on high.
4.) Reduce heat and simmer 30-40 min.
5.) Carefully puree soup with hand blender in pot until smooth (or carefully pour into blender, puree and return to pot).
6.) Salt and pepper to taste.
7.) Add nutmeg and stir well.
8.) Remove soup from heat.
9.) Temper light cream (pour cream into bowl and slowly add 2 cups of hot soup to cream).
10.) Add cream mixture back into pot.
11.) Quickly saute' spinach.
12.) Add sauteed spinach to soup.
13.) Just before serving stir in lemon juice.
14.) Ladle into bowls and garnish with thyme.


"Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?"
-Author Unknown


Joke of the Day:

Little Emily was complaining to her mother that her stomach hurt. Her mother replied, “That’s because it's empty. Maybe you should try putting something in it." The next day, the pastor was over at Emily's family's house for lunch. He mentioned having his head hurt, to which Emily immediately replied, "That's because it's empty. Maybe you should try putting something in it."



Have a great weekend and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

3 comments:

Mattos said...

love potato leek soup, one of my favs

Jen said...

Your soup looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Vanessa said...

Great post! Soup looks super tasty. Will try very soon. LOL @ the joke of the day.