I love soup, could eat it every day. I just find it really nice and comforting. Soup is perfect to make in a large amount and then fridge or freeze it depending on how soon you're going to eat it :)
I don't have a set recipe, just judge the amounts for yourself! (I'm horrible at estimating portions, etc.)
Potato and Leek Soup
~4 cups or 2 cubes Chicken Stock (or vegetable)
1 large onion, chopped
~3-4 Leeks, sliced (can use most of it, just not the very top though)
~4 Potatoes (large, white) peeled and chopped
Heavy Cream (optional)
-Heat olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the onions and cook until translucent, not browned. Add the chopped potatoes and chicken stock, cook for 5 minutes, bringing it to a boil.
-Next add the leeks. Cover and lower heat to simmer.
-When the potatoes are cooked and tender, turn the heat off and let stand to cool a bit.
- Transfer to a food processor, or use a hand blender to puree until smooth.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. If you like, add the cream to blend or top off with at the end. Serve with some crusty bread and cheese.
[tip* wash leeks very well...they grow in sand and you don't want any grit in your soup!]
Also remember to eat seasonally and locally! It saves on costs in transportation...both in $$ and for the environment! Right now in the UK, leeks, cabbage and kale are at their peak. Check what's in season in your area if you're not sure.