I recently posted this soup recipe on Moonmooring, along with my days adventures.
It is light and filling. Using organic celery really is a boost to the environment and your own system.
Cream of Celery Soup
1 head organic celery, cleaned and diced
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch fresh ginger, minced
olive oil for sauteing
1 – 1 pound sweet potato, light fleshed, cooked, peeled and diced
2 cans chicken broth
4 cups whole milk, or your prefered milk
1/4 cup cold water
3 Tbls. flour
Prep the celery, onions, garlic and ginger . Cut the sweet potato in chunks and simmer in water till tender, cool and peel, dice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces. Meanwhile heat enough olive oil in a soup pan to cover the bottom, add the celery and onions and cook till tender. Add the garlic and ginger stirring often. Do not burn the garlic.
Add the chicken broth, prepared sweet potato cubes and salt and pepper A dash of cayenne is nice. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Using a stick blender, puree the soup for a few minutes till the ingredients are the desired consistency. Add the milk and bring to a light simmer. Mix the cold water and flour in a glass jar and quickly shake vigorously till blended. No lumps! Add the flour/water mixture slowly ( you might not want to add all of it at once, so you can adjust the thickness of the soup) while stirring continuously to prevent lumps, until the soup comes back to a boil. Lower heat and simmer lightly till the soup starts to thicken. Add more milk or more of the flour/water to suit your self. Season gently with salt and pepper.
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If you want, about 1 pound (more or less) diced, cooked chicken can be added at this point. If you like. I prefer my celery soup meatless.
Serve with good crackers, a tuna or chicken salad sandwich, a salad or some fruit for a complete meal. Even Adrian and Holly liked this soup!