creamy mushroom and leek soup (vegan)

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I learned a very valuable lesson today.

Turns out there really is such a thing as too much coffee.  Who knew?

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We have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off recently. Our usual two cups of coffee in the morning has turned into two large pots of coffee. One pot of coffee each. Gross. I’m pretty sure that is 100 times more caffeine than is recommended for any human to consume in a week. Let alone in one morning. We need an intervention! Taylor and I were both experiencing major shaky hands while seeding our second lettuce planting.

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Jitters and all we got a lot done today. Including whipping up a batch of this lovely soup.  I know it’s the beginning of spring and our soup days should be behind us, but mother nature has other plans. It’s cold here! The only thing I was craving all day was a hot bowl of soup and a bubble bath.

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Creamy mushroom and leek soup.  A bowl of this and a bubble bath should be on your evening agenda.  Dig in!

As always, taste test as you go and adjust seasonings to your liking.

Creamy Mushroom and Leek Soup (serves 4)

2 tbs olive oil

3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 large leeks, white and light green parts only, diced

2 baking potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces

about 1 pound of mixed mushrooms, finely chopped

1 sprig of fresh rosemary, diced

1/4 cup of dry white wine

4-6 cups of veggies stock (start with less and add if soup is too thick)

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large soup pot heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the mushroom and garlic. Cook for about 5 more minutes stirring every so often. Add the wine and bring to a light boil. Add potatoes, rosemary, and stock. Simmer soup for about 30 minutes. With an immersion blender puree the soup. If soup is too thick add more stock or water. Add salt and pepper. Taste test and add any other seasonings you think are needed. The longer the soup sits the tastier it gets!  Enjoy.

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10 Responses to creamy mushroom and leek soup (vegan)

  1. oh this soup looks great! I used to be way too addicted to caffeine- I still love my morning cup- but if I’m going to have more than 1 I usually will do the rest decaf- not as exciting, but I sleep a lot better at night 🙂

  2. Looks delicious, and I love your cute spoon and napkin! With that bread, this looks like the perfect thing to soak up all that extra coffee 🙂

  3. Ooooh, that’s a lot of coffee. Maybe you could try some (legal) caffeine alternatives in addition to coffee :). Yesterday I went to my local farm store to get a few items I needed for a dinner and, though I didn’t plan to, I bought a box of white mushrooms and leeks…they were just nice and fresh…I didn’t have to look very long for a perfect recipe where I could pair them together. I’m still in the creamy, filling soup “mode” cause winter does not give up on the east coast as well.

  4. Jean says:

    Looks great — soup is a year round thing for me and potato leek is such a good base for whatever is in the fridge. Looking forward to a look at that Flashy Trout Back lettuce.

  5. Now that I have a new found love for mushrooms, I am thinking that I will have to make this soup. It sounds so cozy and comforting :).

  6. makingthymeforhealth says:

    I’m always looking for new ways to get mushrooms into my diet. This soup sounds simple, healthy, and tasty!

  7. I hate the coffee shakes! The only way I can make them go away is to stuff myself with food .. this soup looks like a delicious way to do that!

  8. Julia says:

    When busy season is over, I vote we throw a party…and then sit on our booties for 2 weeks straight! 🙂 I’ve about doubled my coffee intake too – nothing like throwing some extra skrill at coffee roasters 😉 DEEEELICIOUS soup, my dear! I have a leek in my fridge right now and it already told me it wants to be in soup.

  9. I discovered the too-much-coffee thing after drinking a couple glasses of iced coffee concentrate. I couldn’t hold still and it took me several days in a row of doing the same thing until I was like … oooooooh. Duh. (PS: this soup looks so, so good.)

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