Get a comforting dinner on the table with just five ingredients with this healthy recipe for leek and potato soup.
I’ve decided that today, we should try to actually celebrate the cooler weather with leek and potato soup. As I’ve mentioned about a thousand times already, cold weather and I do not see eye to eye. It’s so difficult to feel inspired when it gets dark at 5pm and it’s freezing all the time. I’m not going to lie, I definitely miss the summer and the fresh flavours and salads.
I never thought I’d miss a salad, but alas, in the depths of winter, I do. I always try to find a little something positive in most situations, so cozy, comforting soups are the focus of today. I really believe that the food I make and eat in the winter is really the silver lining of the cold weather.
I love stews and chilis, and soups are pretty much a daily occurrence (sometimes even for breakfast, I know, I’m weird). This leek and potato soup has been one of my favourite soups for years now, and it’s not only because of the bacon bits I put on top (though, don’t get me wrong, they do help). It also helps that it’s made with only five ingredients.
Somehow, we’ve found ourselves in November. The moments are just zooming by. As always, I’m doing my best to soak them up. The afternoon coffees at my favourite coffee shop with the most adorable latte art. The thought provoking lectures from interesting professors. The necessary order of wings and a pint after a draining day. The conversations over a warm bowl of soup that leave you buzzing.
After all, this is the last Fall that I’ll ever be in my undergrad. Mind you, within the haze of stress, there isn’t really room for any of that feel good nostalgia, but I’m sure in time it will come.
The way I feel being in my last year of university is incredibly different from how I felt during my senior year of high school. Back then, I was nervous, but excited. I knew what was coming, what my next move was. But it’s not the same this time around. I have no idea what my next move is. I feel like it should be liberating and exiting, but instead, it’s just scary. Admitting that is hard, but I think that fear informs so much of what we do (and what we don’t do).
And we all have fears, a mixture of big and small fears, but they are fears none the less. Maybe it’s a fear of failure. Or of saying the wrong thing. Doing the wrong thing. Whatever it may be, facing them is hard, and I wish I was better at it. My method right now? It’s the same thing I do in my cooking, in my safe haven of the kitchen, with my Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin playing. The same system that I used when I was creating this leek and potato soup recipe. Doing the next right thing. Breaking it down. One step at a time.
Food for thought
What are your fears right now? How are you facing them?
Leek and potato soup recipe breakdown
With just five ingredients, this velvety smooth, pureed leek and potato soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Top with crumbled bacon bits for an extra savoury and salty touch.
Battle the cold winter days with this comforting leek and potato soup.