Friday, January 21, 2011

Meatless Fridays

This is a nice winter soup for these dreary, frigid days. The leeks and cauliflower are coming in in the garden and this is a wonderful way to use them up! This has practically no carbs so it's a great meal for us diabetics!
This week's Meatless Friday meal is:

Cauliflower Leek Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
3 leeks, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large head cauliflower, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 cups vegetable broth
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat, and saute the leeks, cauliflower, and garlic for about 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetable broth, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.
Remove the soup from heat. Blend the soup with an blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in the heavy cream, and continue blending until smooth.

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