Michael van Straten
Michael van Straten
australiaphen375.com

Parsnip And Leek Soup

Nothing could be simpler or more delicious whether you eat it hot or cold and to turn this soup into a meal or a smart dinner party starter, add some mussels.

1 and a half lbs / 700 g parsnips, scrubbed, cut in half inch slices
1 medium onion, chopped
1 leek, washed and chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 pints / 1.2 litres vegetable stock (home made or Kallo organic cube)
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
small knob of butter
2 bay leaves
black pepper
chives to garnish
parsley, finely chopped – if serving with mussels

Sweat the onions in butter and oil till just soft. Add the leek and garlic, stir gently for 2 minutes.

Add the parsnips, stir for 2 minutes.

Add pepper, bay leaves and stock, bring to the boil and simmer gently till all the vegetables are soft – around 20 minutes. Allow to cool a little before liquidising.

The soup should be fairly thick but if necessary thin a little by stirring in some warm milk.

Serve sprinkled with finely snipped chives.

Adding Mussels: Allow 4-5 mussels per person. Make sure they're all tightly closed and throw out any which don't close up when tapped on the worktop. Wash thoroughly in a sieve under running water and put into a large flat bottomed saucepan.

Turn up the heat and cover.

Within 5 minutes the shells will open and the mussels will be cooked. Throw out any that haven't opened.

Put the soup into bowls adding mussels on top and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.
Serves 4


 

Some of my books...

Sign up for my e-mail newsletter:

 » Privacy Policy.

» View my latest newsletter.

10 Day Detox With Kim WildeMichael Van Straten's 10 Day Detox With Kim Wilde

"In this video, we will take you through a series of easy to follow and achievable steps. You too can safely and effectively lose weight as well as significantly increase energy levels".

Migraine Misery?

MigraHerb

MigraHerb® Feverfew capsules.

MigraHerb® is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the prevention of migraine headaches exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

tickLessens frequency and severity of migraine attacks

tickFor people who have a doctor's diagnosis for this condition

MigraHerb® 30 one-a-day capsules.
Normally £8.16
NOW £5.50
Save £2.66.

» For more information visit www.migraherb.co.uk

De-stress and Energise!

Vitano

Vitano® Rhodiola rosea tablets.

Vitano® is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, such as fatigue, exhaustion and mild anxiety, based on traditional use only. Always read the label.

tickHelps revive both mental and physical performance

tickBalances a hectic lifestyle... naturally!

Vitano® 30 tablets normally £13.27
NOW £10.60 - Save £2.67.
Multi-buy deal also available.

» For more information visit www.vitano.co.uk

Not Sleeping?

NiteHerb

NiteHerb® Valerian tablets.

NiteHerb® is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances due to symptoms of mild anxiety exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

tickA natural solution to a good night's sleep

tickWake up revived - not groggy!

NiteHerb® 30 tablets normally £6.12
NOW £3.00 - Save £3.12.
Multi-buy deal also available.

» For more information visit www.niteherb.co.uk