You might be saying, "what the heck is this girl Skip talkin' about!?!" Well, I'm glad you asked. For many weeks now, Skip has been soupin' her way through Paleo Grub's 43 Paleo Soups to Warm You Up
So, here's what I've made the past two weeks:
Cozy Celeriac Soup which is from a blog which is new to me, Paleolland (which is a play on words since this blogger is from Holland). If you are not familiar with celeriac it is a root vegetable and is sometimes called celery root. I find it really delicious and quite versatile, as it can be mashed or pureed, or cubed up and
|Celeriac Soup with Bacon and Mushroom Garnish|
Next up was, Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup from the website of a nutritionist named, Linda Wagner. No tortillas were harmed in the making of this soup. The name "tortilla" is just to indicate the style of the soup, there are no tortillas, paleo or otherwise used in this soup. The soup does contain lots of big flavors, like tomatoes, cumin, cilantro, shredded chicken and shredded carrots, which add great texture to the soup. As the recipe indicates this can be made in a crock pot or in a regular soup pot.
|Tortilla Soup Minus the Tortillas :)|
Verdict: Great flavor and texture.
The next soup comes to us from the blog, The Ramblings of the Traveling Cook. A blog with a long name and a soup with an equally long name, Paleo Creamy Kale, Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup. The coconut milk is what makes this soup creamy and it is perfect with the other flavors in this soup. This is another example on this list of my favorite kind of soups, chop and dump.
|Bacon and Sausage|
Verdict: Hearty soup that definitely will fill you up!
|Creamy Kale, Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup|
The final soup in this weeks (two weeks worth of soup!) comes to us from the popular paleo blog, Cavegirl Cuisine. And as with other recipes from this site that I have tried, her Scallop Chowder did not disappoint. The use of parsnips (one of Skip's favorite veggies- really- puree it and use in place of mashed potatoes, you'll be amazed.) eliminates the need for cream to thicken this soup. Believe it or not, but Skip purposely left out the bacon on this recipe because we had been having a lot of it recently. I did however cook the scallops in some left over bacon fat I had, to make sure we got the right flavor. The recipe calls for bay scallops, but I like to order mine from Local Abundance and they only have the regular big sea scallops
Verdict: A creamy and flavorful soup. So. Yummy.
|Parsnips in the pot|