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Foods for Fat Loss

Eat Well: Low Carb Cauliflower Leek Soup

Want something to keep you warm and lean on a cold winter's night? Here's a simple yet tasty alternative to potato leek soup. Great for those watching their carbs or calories, or just looking for a different vegetarian soup that tastes delicious.  I'll admit, I served it with hearty, toasted pumpernickel bread, but I made up for the caliroes by omitting the "optional" heavy cream in this recipe.

Ingredients Needed:
Makes twelve servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
3 leeks, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large head cauliflower, chopped
8 cups vegetable broth
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream (optional)

1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat, and saute the leeks, cauliflower, and garlic for about 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetable broth, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.

2. Remove the soup from heat. Blend the soup with an im…