Leek Soup Recipe

Can we come over our prejudices and enjoy that once was loathed? Let’s make a delicious leek soup to see the power of onions!

There are things in life that go against conventional wisdom. Things that we would never think to try because those things are just so alien to our whole being that our mind just completely rejects them upon first sight.

Where does disgust live?

Rejections come from our basic primitive brain responses that are evolved to keep us alive, listening closely to our senses and acting strictly upon them. We know these feelings Inside Out when we are younger and our logical brain is not really developed yet, but as time passes and our brain develops, we get to be more open to reasons, too.

So, we can be fed by broccoli bribed by makeshift airplane, melted cheese or much later simply with the mantra, it’s healthy or it’s good for me.

Although, we can’t conveniently produce enough evidence to numb our senses, our brain will just simply rejects anything new, just to make sure we survive that day too.

Is disgust a prejudice?

This is the same mechanism that protects us from getting into lines at the airport or cash register because the attendants or security personnel doesn’t look so up to their jobs. In reality though, we just compare our past experiences with the faces we see, building on those, we decide what action to take.

This action could save us thousands of years ago when humans trotted on the plains of Africa or still useful in the jungles of South America. Actually, it’s still useful today in the concrete jungle of big cities where getting out of some neighborhoods requires certain skills to survive besides pure luck.

Also, this is the same mechanism that makes us think that everybody who doesn’t speak the same language or has the same color as us is a bad person, once we had or even just heard about a bad experience about them.

Can we get rid of prejudices?

Prejudice is baked into us and we can’t really do anything about it. Once something is stored in our brain that was once an undesirable experience, every time we encounter similar situations, even if the new ones were delightful, the old experience always resurfaces and makes us keep the distance.

Bad experiences don’t have to be repeated much, a bad salad for the Wiener Schnitzel once that all it takes to ruin the next 20 years (or probably lifelong) salad dinners. Even if salads are coming in all splendid colors and delightful flavors, we will always remember to the one that was ruined that One meal.

We may forgive but we can never forget. Forgiveness is the key for not just redemption but for us to able to embrace the new which is many times necessary when we seek change.

Can leek help us?

Changes are necessary part of our life and they are specially welcomed when our old lifestyle leads us on a road that -however pleasureful- wasn’t the best for ourselves on the long run.

Fighting our prejudices is hard but worthy battle to take up to, even if that means we are going to eat onions at the end.

Originally leek soup contains a fairly big amount of starch in the form of potato but since we are not really into carbs, we are simply going to omit those and carry on with the rest of the recipe. Which means that we are going to make a chicken soup or broth, add sautéed leek and some crème fraiche, or simply cream, and we are good to go.

Instead of the stock, we can use water and some more vegetables, but it isn’t highly encouraged and even less recommendable for anyone who is just opening up the gates to the beautiful world of onions.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 Leek
  • 2 cups / 500ml Chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons / 50ml Sour cream or cream
  • Optional:
    • Cauliflower
    • Broccoloi
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Carrots (not much on keto)

How to make Leek soup

  1. Cut the leek into 4 parts along the long side without  cutting it all the way through the end where the roots are. Rinse the leek and remove the roots too.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Remove the dried and the tough looking thick green bits too. Keep the light green looking tender parts.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Slice the leek up finely.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Heat oil in a pan and on high heat saute the sliced up leek until it collapses to about half of its size for about 3-5 minutes. We can use many more additional vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts or carrots. Mind that most vegetables needs 5 – 10 minutes sauteing time so start with those and only when they are tender enough, add the leek.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Fill the pan up with the broth. If we haven’t got our homemade broth or leftover chicken soup ready, just use some sort of ready made stock or even water with bouillon cubes.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Bring it to boil and add the cream. Let the flavors settle for a couple of minutes before serving.Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Leek Soup Recipe

Can we come over our prejudices and enjoy that once was loathed? Let's make a delicious leek soup to see the power of onions!
Course Low Carb Meal, Soup
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 41kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 Leek
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Sour cream or cream
Optional:
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoloi
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots not much on keto

Instructions

  • Cut the leek into 4 parts along the long side without cutting it all the way through the end where the roots are. Rinse the leek and remove the roots too.
    Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Remove the dried and the tough looking thick green bits too. Keep the light green looking tender parts.
    Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Slice the leek up finely.
    Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Heat oil in a pan and on high heat saute the sliced up leek until it collapses to about half of its size for about 3-5 minutes. We can use many more additional vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts or carrots. Mind that most vegetables needs 5 - 10 minutes sauteing time so start with those and only when they are tender enough, add the leek.
    Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Fill the pan up with the broth. If we haven't got our homemade broth or leftover chicken soup ready, just use some sort of ready made stock or even water with bouillon cubes.
    Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Bring it to boil and add the cream. Let the flavors settle for a couple of minutes before serving.
    Leek soup recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 41kcal (2%) | Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 2g (3%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Cholesterol: 4mg (1%) | Sodium: 586mg (25%) | Potassium: 190mg (5%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 548IU (11%) | Vitamin C: 15mg (18%) | Calcium: 36mg (4%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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