French Leek Soup
Another one of my favourite slow cooker recipes (and a nice alternative to onion soup).
3 leeks (white and light green parts only), halved and thinly sliced crosswise
¼ c butter, melted
2 Tbs chopped fresh thyme
1 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs white wine vinegar
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp each of salt and pepper
1 L ( 4 cups) chicken broth
2 c water
1 baguette, sliced
½ c Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded
1 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
1. In slow cooker combine leeks, butter, thyme, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, broth, and water.
2. cook on slow for 8 hours
3. Slice baguette and place on cookie sheet. Broil, turning once, until golden brown (about 2 minutes).
4. Stir cheese with parsley.
5. Place oven proof bowl on cookie sheet and fill with soup. Add 2 baguette slices and top with cheese. Broil until cheese has melted.
Enjoy with a fresh spring salad.
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic
*recipe courtesy of Canadian Living