Yum….Paleo cauliflower and leek soup!
I was recently talking with one of my weight loss clients and she actually told me the reason she didn’t make more homemade food is because she thought it was “too hard”.
That’s just kooky talk!
So, I told her to start thinking “soups”.
Soups are one of the easiest dishes to make at home. The best part is YOU control what goes in them.
So, you can add all of your most favorite healthy ingredients to the soup while avoiding any of the nasty and toxic additives, such as MSG and maltodextrin, that’s found in conventional canned soups you find at the grocery store.
That’s not to mention the BPA lined cans those soups come in. Hello cancer….
Seriously, avoid the canned soups. Even though my last name is Campbell and I grew up with the nickname “Soupie” (just like my Dad) I certainly don’t love what you get in their products.
So that brings me to the soup recipe I made this week, Paleo cauliflower and leek soup, with only the healthiest of ingredients.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 leeks
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- grass fed butter
- organic chicken or vegetable stock
- sea salt to taste
- Cut the cauliflower into large pieces and add them, along with a few inches of water, to a sauce pan. Place a lid on crooked and steam them until tender. Drain water into a bowl, do not discard.
- Cut the leeks into smaller sized chunks. Use the entire leek. Add them, along with the garlic and butter to a frying pan. Saute low and slow for about 10 minutes, until leeks are soft.
- Add the cauliflower and leeks to your blender (I have this one but recommend this one. I explain why I don’t actually have the one I recommend somewhere in this post). Also add the cauliflower cooking water you saved. Blend until smooth.
- Depending upon how much water you had left and how thick you like your soup, you may want to add a little more liquid in the form of vegetable or chicken broth to the blender and continue to blend until your desired consistency.
- Add salt to taste and viola!
I ate half of what I made for dinner that night. Scott hates cauliflower (the horror) so I got his serving! I also passed along a bowl to a friend for lunch the next day. Sharing is caring!
So, please don’t anyone tell me that making healthy food at home is difficult, time consuming, and expensive ’cause it’s not.
If you’d like to discover over 100+ fat burning soup recipes just as delish as this one is then you may want to take a look at my friend, Anna’s article on the next page.
Here’s the video I came across that inspired me to make this recipe: