Monday, February 27, 2012

Killing Me Softly

I'm thankful I made this delicious creamy two-potato soup before I read about potatoes being one of the most heavily pesticide ridden vegetables out there. I remember reading you should go sweet potatoes if you can't afford organic but they make the regular brands so cheap and big and available that I just grabbed 'em.

Instead of leeks this time I used 3 large sweet onions, celery, carrot and garlic saute for the base before adding the potatoes and chicken stock.

I used New Red and Russet potatoes, skins on. That used to be a good thing too. Although the more you read now it seems the skins are not a source of fiber at all but filled with toxic compounds. But if you peel the potatoes you lose a lot of the vitamin C when you boil. You can't freakin' win these days with food, you just have to pick the lesser of the evils it seems to me. Girls on a budget. We need a break out here I tell you what.

When the potatoes were tender I took half the soup and blended it adding a little bit of non-fat, non-organic milk (ahem) then added it back to the pot, a little nutmeg, salt and white pepper.

As a topper I browned up some turkey sausage and cut them in tiny chunks and garnished with some dried jalapenos and lots of fresh cracked black pepper.

A smooth, luscious, and now apparently lethal brew.

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