Leeks are a mild form of onions with a slightly different flavor. To prepare them, cut them in half lengthwise down the whole leek and remove root end. Carefully, rinse between each layer to remove soil accumulated during their growth. Proceed to cut or chop them however you will use them. Use them in cooking like onions or raw in salads. Here is a really great way to use them as well. This soup is thick and creamy - very filling and nourishing.
Potato Leek Soup
Bring to a boil and simmer together in large pot until potatoes are very soft.
1 med - large Leek, cut into approx 1" lengths 3 med Potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cups Water or chicken broth 1 tsp Salt
Blend together in a blender until smooth, adding 1 cup almond milk, soy milk, or light cream. You may need to add more to make it blendable. Pour back in pot and add
1 tsp Mustard powder pinch of Granulated garlic 1/4 tsp Pepper 1/4 cup Margarine
Heat on low heat until butter is melted and soup is hot. Approx 4 servings.
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