(Photo by Anil Iltas)
I'm delighted to share this delicious, warming, Winter broth recipe by Eloise. Eloise is a naturopathic chef who's philosophy 'let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food' is the basis of how she cooks.
Tasty, nourishing and so easy to make this Braised Leek Broth with Celery Leaves, Baby Radishes, Fried Garlic, Carrots, Turmeric, Parsley and Dill will give your immune system the boost it needs to help fight off any sniffle germs that might be lurking around...
(recipe by Eloise at www.eloiseeats.co.uk)
1 Red Onion (sliced)
2 Cloves of Garlic (1 sliced, 1 crushed)
3 tbspns Coconut Oil
2 medium Leeks (cut in to 2inch batons, washed with outer leaves removed)
2 tbspns chopped Leek Tops (chopped from the end of the inside section of leeks above and thinly slice 2 sticks of celery (washed thoroughly, chopped, leaves picked and set aside)
3 radishes (thinly sliced)
2 tbspns Flat Leaf Parsley (roughly chopped)
3 tbspns Organic Vegan Bouillon
2 tbspns Dill
1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp crushed Fenugreek
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (or x1 3cm stick of peeled fresh turmeric if available)
500ml Water (hot)
Gently heat the oil then add the sliced garlic clove and fry until golden brown on both sides. Set aside. Add the red onion to the pan with the turmeric, chilli flakes and crushed fenugreek seeds. Let the onion and spices sweat down until translucent and soft, then add the chopped garlic, celery, leek batons, carrots chunks, pinch of himalayan salt and a couple of cracks of black pepper. Let the vegetables caramelise, then add the hot water and vegetable bouillon. Leave this all to to simmer over a low heat until the veg is tender to bite into but not completely falling apart. Taste and add a little more salt, pepper, bouillon or water as desired. Once ready add the fresh herbs, sliced radish, celery leaves and chopped raw tender leek tops, then ladle into your bowl adding the crispy garlic slices just before eating. Enjoy!
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