Hola mis amigos! Long time…yet again. Part of me feels the need to apologize for dropping off the face of the planet and yet somehow I’m proud of the fact that I have been able to devote most of my time and energy into learning how to be a mama. Alas, it is time to get back to work, so I’m going to try and jump right in. Any mama of a toddler knows time must be used wisely.
Leek and potato soup has always been one of my faves, but dairy and I are ‘friends off’. It doesn’t agree with me or my son, so despite my love for (organic, grass-fed) butter, cheese and cream, it’s currently no go in our house.
It’s been a lot of trial and error to get the right level of creaminess in my leek and potato soup, and my friends I think I’ve found the missing link….macadamia nuts!
I love macadamia nuts! What’s not to love? They contain:
- Vitamin E: boosts fertility and protects essential fats
- Selenium: anti-cancer miracle mineral
- Monounsaturated fats: “good” fat
- Fibre: get the bowels moving
- Protein: sustain your appetite, repair muscles
Creamy Dairy Free Leek & Potato Soup Recipe
as always choose organic if possible
- 2 leeks
- 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 3 medium potatoes
- water or broth (vegetable or bone broth)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
- sea or rock salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Wash the leeks well and slice down the middle, lengthwise. Then chop in 1/4″ slices using the white and light green portions only.
- Gently heat coconut oil on the stove (med low) in a sauce pan, when warm add leeks and saute until soft (a few minutes).
- Wash and chop the potatoes in 1″ cubes. You can leave the skins on if they are organic. Add them to the pot when the leeks are nice and soft.
- Add water or broth to the pot, just enough to cover the potatoes, or slightly less if you like a thicker soup. Please do not use commercial bouillon cubes, they are usually full of hydrogenated fats and MSG (which can be hidden under other names). If you want to use a bouillon cube buy it at a health foods store, make sure it’s organic and has no funky ingredients. Alternatively you can make your own vegetable or bone broth (bone broths are incredibly nutrient dense and super healthy for joint health). Or feel free to just use water and add extra seasonings (herbamare or other sea salt & herb blends).
- Once everything is thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes, remove from heat.
- In a blender, blend almond milk and macadamia nuts to form a nut “cream”.
- Add the soup to the blender, and blend (you may do this in batches if you have a small blender), alternatively you can use an immersion blender and just add the cream to the sauce pan.
- Season as you wish with salt and pepper, then serve.