Help For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Education, Support, & Self Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome   
Heather & Company View Cart  
Shop for IBSIBS Message BoardsIBS News & ReviewsStore Finder  
Home
IBS Diet & Recipes
IBS Books
IBS Supplements
Yoga for IBS
Hypnosis for IBS
Tummy Teas

All Boards >> IBS Recipe Discussions

Little Minnie

Reged: 04/16/04
Posts: 4987
Loc: Minnesota
Tamara's cream of asparagus and leek soup
      11/18/04 07:19 PM

This one is a classic in our house. Hubby loves it and it is the only meatless meal he will eat. It started out being called "freezer soup" because I made it up when I had frozen leeks, asparagus and chicken stock to use up. It also freezes well after you make it too. You can put some in a tupperware and take it out when the weather turns cold. Anyway it is good for a meal with a baguette but is also a very elegant first course.

Cream of Leek and Asparagus Soup
quite a bit of minced garlic
2T safe margarine
3 leeks coarsely chopped and washed well (can be fresh or frozen- use green and white parts)
bunch of asparagus, very coarsely chopped- turns into maybe 3 cups? (can be frsh or frozen)
1 large bouquet garni- take fresh herbs and tie together really good with kitchen string. I use rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil, chives. It is intregal to the recipe but you can use the ones you want.
2 1/4- 1/2 cans chicken or veg broth
4T flour
kosher salt and cracked black pepper

In a stock pot melt margarine and add garlic and leeks. Saute for maybe 10 minutes and add asparagus, also add salt and pepper generously and the bouquet garni. Cook for 10-15 minutes so the flavors really start to come together. Add the flour and stir a couple minutes. Add the broth and stir a minute or so. Put on cover and turn down heat and let it simmer gently for about an hour. Stir occassionally. Do not worry about the flour cementing the soup- for some reason it doesn't.
Remove the herbs and place the soup in a blender in 2 batches- or use a stick blender if you have one. Blend really well to get rid of the leek fibers. Adjust seasoning. Classically I added some whipping cream at the end and it of course does make it good but it is quite "creamy" without it. A tablespoon of soy creamer is ok but not necessary. Cooked cubed potatoes can be added but I think they take away from the flavor. The soup turns out very creamy- almost frothy and it has a gourmet taste. A tomato peel curl or something would be a pretty garnish.

--------------------
IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!

Post Extras Print Post   Remind Me!     Notify Moderator

Entire thread
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Tamara's cream of asparagus and leek soup Little Minnie 11/18/04 07:19 PM
. * Yum! That sounds good! atomic rose   11/19/04 06:49 AM
. * Me too Little Minnie   11/19/04 08:33 AM

Extra information
0 registered and 0 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Heather 



Permissions
      You cannot post until you login
      You cannot reply until you login
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 2572

Jump to

| Privacy statement Help for IBS Home

*
UBB.threads™ 6.2



LEGAL DISCLAIMER - This website is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have an urgent medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

Any application of the recommendations in this website is at the reader's discretion. Heather Van Vorous, HelpForIBS.com, and Heather & Company for IBS, LLC are not liable for any direct or indirect claim, loss or damage resulting from use of this website and/or any web site(s) linked to/from it. Readers should consult their own physicians concerning the recommendations on these message boards.



Home | Shop for IBS | IBS Message Boards | IBS News & Reviews | IBS Support Groups
IBS Diet & Recipes | IBS Books | IBS Supplements | Yoga for IBS | Hypnosis for IBS
IBS Tummy Teas™ | Irritable Bowel Syndrome Glossary

About Us | IBS Links | Search this Site | Site Map | Shipping & Returns | Privacy & Security
Contact Us | For Doctors & Dietitians | Wholesale | Co-packing Services

© 1999-2009, Heather Van Vorous, HelpForIBS.com, Heather & Company for IBS, LLC.
All information & art is proprietary and may not be duplicated.
All rights reserved.

Legal & Medical Disclaimer

Website Design