Immuno-stimulant Potato & Leek Soup

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With the Autumn weather rolling in, we have had a few friends out and about with a cough and one friend even bed ridden for several weeks. Try this soup with my immuno-stimulant spice mix to stave off those nasty cough and cold germs. It is simply tastes ‘warm’ without a sense of being spicy or hot.

Potato and Leek Soup - Immune Booster
Potato and Leek Soup - Immune Booster
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Use this recipe to stave off coughs and colds during the flu season. It is flavourful, smooth and rich to the palate and has a wealth of health benefits for all the members of your family. The Thermomix is simply being used in this recipe as a speedy way to chop ingredients to save time.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7 hours 7 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7 hours 7 hours
Potato and Leek Soup - Immune Booster
Potato and Leek Soup - Immune Booster
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Use this recipe to stave off coughs and colds during the flu season. It is flavourful, smooth and rich to the palate and has a wealth of health benefits for all the members of your family. The Thermomix is simply being used in this recipe as a speedy way to chop ingredients to save time.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7 hours 7 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7 hours 7 hours
Servings: people
Ingredients
Slow Cooker Starting Point
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable stock paste or cubes to the normal (mix) volume of 5 litres without adding the liquid
  • 1 litre water boiled
  • 2 kilograms potatoes chopped into chunks, about 4cm cubes, shapes doesn't matter
Onion Mix
  • 2 leeks inedibles revoved, chopped into 4 pieces each
  • 2 shallots bulb and stem, chopped in half each OR
  • 1 small onion quartered, WITH
  • 60 grams chives, fresh chopped into 5cm lengths, putting some aside for garnishging
  • 20 ml olive oil
Spice mix
Instructions
Preparing the Slow Cooker
  1. Add stock and boiling water to the slow cooker. (I use home made stock paste prepared in my Thermomix.) Stir until the stock is distributed through the water.
  2. Add potatoes, 1 kg at a time into the Thermomix and blitz for 10 seconds at speed 5. Tipping each batch of potatoes directly into the slow cooker.
    Add potatoes, 1 kg at a time into the Thermomix and blitz for 10 seconds at speed 5.  Tipping each batch of potatoes directly into the slow cooker.
Onions Mix
  1. Add leek and either the shallot or, onion and chives, to Thermomix in batches that never more than half fill the pot. Blitz them for 3 seconds at speed 5. Tip each batch of onion blend into a bowl.
    Add leek and either the shallot or, onion and chives, to Thermomix in batches that never more than half fill the pot.  Blitz them for 3 seconds at speed 5.  Tip each batch of onion blend into a bowl.
  2. Add butterfly whisk to empty Thermomix bowl and return in all onion blend plus olive oil. Cook for 20 minutes, at 100 degrees Celsius at speed 1. Then add to the slow cooker.
    Add butterfly whisk to empty Thermomix bowl and return in all onion blend plus olive oil.  Cook for 20 minutes, at 100 degrees Celsius at speed 1.  Then add to the slow cooker.
Spice Mix
  1. Add remaining ingredients, with half the chilli put aside, into a small bowl and lightly mix with the handle of a teaspoon. Test the aroma to ensure it is balanced and adjust quantities accordingly.
    Add remaining ingredients, with half the chilli put aside, into a small bowl and lightly mix with the handle of a teaspoon.  Test the aroma to ensure it is balanced and adjust quantities accordingly.
  2. Add the spice mix to a clean dry Thermomix bowl with butterfly whisk in place. Cook off for 12 minutes at 120 degrees Celsius at speed 1. Then add to the slow cooker.
Cooking and Serving
  1. Stir all ingredients in the slow cooker through and allow to cook for approximately seven hours. When cooked either blend with a stab mixer or in the Thermomix to make a rich, smooth texture.
  2. Serve in a bowl, garnishing with remaining chives and chilli or a fresh garnish alternative. Consider serving with a side of bread.
    Serve in a bowl, garnishing with remaining chives and chilli or a fresh garnish alternative.  Consider serving with a side of bread.
Recipe Notes

Cumin is believed to be an immuno-stimulant. Similarly the high levels of vitamin C in paprika, lemon rind and coriander is good for warding off illness. Fenugreek and nutmeg have trace minerals with similar effect. Ginger is an anti-odidant with multiple anti-inflammatory pathways as well. They are a great addition to meals around the cold and flu season.

Nutrition Facts
Potato and Leek Soup - Immune Booster
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 861mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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