Recipe: Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup

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My own personal food pyramid would consist of soup, cheese, and chocolate. Imagine my horror when I first met Mr. Smarmy, and he declared that he didn’t like soup. HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE SOUP?!

I knew what I had to do. Through a series of mind control experiments, I have turned him into a monster whose insatiable hunger for soup is rivaled only by my own.

One of his favorites is potato leek soup – although, in fairness, it seems like he says whatever soup we are currently eating is his favorite. But! This is of particular importance because even after his initial concessions that Okay, he likes SOME soups, he was vehemently opposed to any sort of potato soup.


I can’t blame him for changing his mind. This is a damn good soup. Velvety, creamy, leeky. If you’ve never had leeks, this is a perfect leek starter kit. They’re kind of onion-y, but it’s like they took all of the eye-burning meanness out of an onion and just left the tasty flavor.

The recipe says “vegetarian”. But of course, if you’re not a vegetarian, you can use chicken broth and throw in some bacon fat and even bacon itself. But having made this recipe before and after becoming a “mostly-vegetarian”, I can’t tell the difference. It’s just as good vegetated.Read more…