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Lively Leek Soup Recipe

Lively Leek Soup Recipe

Leeks have been in the news a lot lately, since they are the centerpiece of a French-style secret for staying slim (live on leeks and the water they were cooked in for a weekend). But Helen Nearing, the great teacher about the joys of a simple life, was making and enjoying this soup decades ago.

She knew that leeks are filled with vitamin and mineral nutrition, and that they cook up into a luscious, vitality-enhancing soup. Try making Lively Leek Soup as a tasty spring tonic for you and your family.

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons butter
6 leeks, white and pale green parts only, well-washed and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cups water
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1. In a medium soup pot, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over low heat and add the leeks, cooking them gently until softened. Add the potatoes and water and simmer one hour.

2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the parsley and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by Simple Food for the Good Life, by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999).

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9:42PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

This is a very poor recipe. There is absolutely no seasoning at all. Not even salt. I bet anything it is bland as can be.

5:08AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

I make cream of leek soup and also cream of carrot. I make a lot of cream of vegetable soups during the winter months. I make home made chicken broth which I use as base for my soups.

9:07AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:52AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

If you don't have potatoes just use mash potato flakes. . . great last minute substitute. Oh and dash of hot sauce! Yummmmo

9:13AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Tanks for share!.

5:07AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

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3:24AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

thanks

8:18PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

My daughter made a great leek soup and so did our French student. Now, it's my turn with this recipe. Thank you.

8:02PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Thanks

1:35PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

leek soup...what can a girl say except yum ...thanks for sharing

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