This recipe is a modified version Gil Marks' (z"l) Egyptian Potato Soup from his amazing Jewish vegetarian cookbook Olive Trees and Honey (2005). Leek-Potato Soup has become an annual Passover tradition for my family.
This soup is excellent whenever the weather makes the idea of a cold soup appealing, and perfect on a hot summer day when you can’t stand the idea of actually turning on the oven. It is also great for entertaining – all of the work can be done ahead, leaving you free to enjoy your guests.
This soup got its name when we served it to an unexpected dinner guest on a Friday evening who thought that he was eating chicken soup (it tastes very similar to a traditional chicken soup, although it is completely vegetarian). We joked that it was a soup that makes even the chicken happy!
Here is the recipe for one of our very favorite Passover Soups; one interesting thing about it is that you can use so many different kinds of greens - basically whatever looks good in the market. The flavor of the broth is always amazing. Roman Soup with Parmesan ready to eat! Roman Soup with Passover … Continue reading Roman Soup with Passover Dumplings
For my family, focusing on soup during Passover has been an effective way to increase consumption of Prebiotics. The first clue that I was onto something good was my husband’s reaction on the last day of the holiday that Passover could not be almost over because he wasn't sick of the food yet.
I still remember my first, a special-issue centennial Gold Medal Flour cookbook available only by mail-order. This is the book that taught me how to bake bread and includes recipes for all of the great American classic cookies and cakes - essentially anything with flour. For those too young to remember the days before Amazon Prime … Continue reading Cookbooks or Cooking?
Peas are another wonderful prebiotic, and a great sources of fiber and vegetable protein. This is a wonderful winter soup, and its great as a simple dinner with crusty bread and salad, or as a first course of a larger meal. My son Aaron likes his soup with a little feta or other cheese. It … Continue reading Split Pea Soup
Pinto Beans and other legumes are an excellent source of Prebiotics needed by your body to support a healthy Microbiome. This means that they are an excellent source of fiber and plant protein, and may have a number of other health benefits.
When I am not in the right frame of mind for critical thinking, I take solace in my garden and kitchen. I offer the following recipe that combines the delicious flavor of fresh Basil with Garlic Olive Oil.