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Kimberly Lloyd, PhD, BCHHP

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Delicious Healthful Leek Soup: Pressure Cooker

Who doesn't like a fantastically delicious soup made in under 30 minutes and completely from scratch? And to make it even better, this soup is loaded with a plethora of health-promoting nutrients. A wonderful benefit of cooking with a pressure cooker is its time-saving function. Yet for me, the time-saving aspect wasn't what originally drew me to wanting one, it was the fact that pressure cooking locks in vital nutrients, and for people sensitive to plant lectins, pressure cooking is the only way to cook veggies without causing symptoms.  On this particular day, the time-saving aspect proved a huge benefit. I needed to make a soup filled with nutrients in as short of a time-frame as possible, and the pressure cooker perfectly fit the bill. This recipe has no absolute measurements as I believe soup is completely customizable, especially when needed at the last minute! Below is a basic outline of how I made this utterly delicious soup. Be sure to use all or as many organic ingredients as possible.



On the Sauté function, use either 1 tbsp. of butter or an oil such as coconut oil or sesame oil and  sauté sliced leeks, celery, and Portobello and Shiitake mushrooms. Add garlic or a dehydrated garlic and stir until wilting and/or browning begins, about 5 minutes. Turn the Sauté function off and add approximately six cups of filtered water to the sautéed veggies. Then add coarsely chopped kale, 1-2 cups of baby spinach, sliced Bok Choy, broccoli florets, thickly sliced zucchini, and sliced carrots (as many or as few as you desire for all the vegetables). Add at least 2 tsp. fresh Rosemary (needles torn or chopped). Season with approximately 1/2 tbsp. turmeric, ginger (to your taste, fresh grated or dried ground), Himalayan salt (to your taste, but I recommend a minimum of 1/2 tbsp.), pepper to taste, and 2 tsp. of Sesame oil. Stir the soup mixture and then cover the pressure cooker, locking the seal. 



Using the Soup function, lower the time to 18 minutes. Be sure your vent is closed and wait until the Pot increases the pressure. Once pressure is ready, you will have a phenomenal soup in just 18 minutes!! 

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