Thursday, January 21, 2010

Winter Feel Good Food

Soup makes winter a much warmer season. However soup can be a little less than satisfying. One of my favorite recipes that satisfies the tongue, tummy while helping you make a physique transformation is my Dad's Turkey Harvest Soup.

1 Package lean ground turkey (or ground chicken), cooked, rinsed & drained (reserve drippings)

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 leeks, sliced
1 onion, chopped
6 cups squash, peeled and diced
1 potato, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken stock plus the drippings
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup milk or light coconut milk

In large saucepan, melt butter with oil over medium-low heat; cook leeks and onion., covered, stirring often for 10 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add squash, potato, chicken stock, white and cayenne peppers; bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Puree in a blender, food processor or with a hand mixer. Add milk and cooked ground turkey; heat thoroughly but do not boil.

Makes 6-8 servings.

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