Paleo Cheesy Leek & Cauliflower Soup
This lovey spring soup is filling enough to stand alone as the main course!
3 organic leeks, light green parts sliced
3 large or 6 small organic carrots, peeled and diced
1 large head or 2 small heads of organic cauliflower, sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 pastured boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 quarts chicken broth
½ cup arrowroot powder (I buy mine here)
2 cups heavy cream (find local raw dairy here)
3-4 cups Colby or Cheddar cheese, shredded (find local raw dairy here)
3 tablespoons Kerry Gold or raw butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Start the soup by melting the butter in a large stock pot over medium-low heat. Add the leeks and carrots to the pot and gently sauté for 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower, chicken and broth. Turn up to medium-high heat bringing broth to a gentle simmer. Remove 2 cups of hot broth and whisk the arrowroot powder into it. Return arrowroot and broth mixture to the pot and stir in. A ll arrowroot powders thicken a little differently; if you notice it is too thin, repeat the process adding ¼ cup of arrowroot. After soup has thickened (it will take 5-10 min) pull it off the burner and stir in heavy cream and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!