For the first day in about a week I am back to my normal workout routine: two hours of yoga for Tuesday! Great feeling of achievement contrasted with a hungry stomach gurgle, as I don't eat before my workouts.
I came home with an urgent need of something warm, quick and tasty. From the refrigerator shelf a celeriac root was smiling at me: pick me! pick me! Hm? Really? Celeriac root? Dear me, turn in your hard drive and think how this imperfect root can satisfy your need for a warm, quick, and most important, tasty meal, that would go with the bread I baked last night...
And a celeriac-leek soup was "born" in about 20 minutes.
- 1 celeriac root (washed, pealed, and cut in 1/2 in pieces)
- 1 leek (washed and chopped)
- 2 Russet potatoes (pealed, washed, and cut in 1/2 in pieces)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1,5 cup vegetable broth or just plain water
- 1-2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
- a string of thyme
In a heavy pan (cast iron or stainless still) preheat oil, add leek, and stir.
Add a little salt and stir.
When leek softens (in about 2-3 minutes), add celeriac. Stir, and cook another 2-3minutes.
Add potatoes and pour the broth or water just enough to cover the potatoes. Stir again, bring it to a boil, taste and add more salt, if needed.
|Pour a broth or a water just to cover the ingredients in the pot...|
Reduce the heat to medium and cook 12-15 minutes (until potatoes are done).
Next step is different from any other blended soups.
I added to the blender only the amount enough for one portion as I was having lunch by myself. I use to blend all the soup and then leave it and reheat later. But I found that keeping it in chunks and reheating it right before blending reserves more flavor.
I also add a fresh garlic to the blender to spice up the soup.
Another step I do differently is the way I add cream to the soup: a little cream to the plate. This way soup is not too heavy.
|Celeriac-leek soup with a home made savory bread|
Enjoy and come back for more!
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian