Sunday Kitchen Day

I had a celery root or celeriac hanging out in my fridge and decided to make a yummy pot of soup for the week. It’s been rainy and gross so what the heck.

Celery root is great for the digestive system and it is absolutely delicious. I discovered it a few years back when I went on a kick of buying a new vegetable or fruit each week. Best idea ever! Who would of thunk this alien looking mass for full of flavour, goodness, and yum! The kale, we all know is a super food, but it’s an excellent source of folic acid, clearly needed for pregnancy. Cauliflower, to be honest, was left over in my fridge, but it also is a good source of folate and calcium.

I got lazy with puréeing mine, being that it kept splattering everywhere so I said forget it! Mines a bit chunky but I love it.

Celeriac, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 head celery root, peeled and chopped into chunks
1/2 head cauliflower
3 cups kale
1 box chicken stock (I used low sodium, normally I make my own but I’m lazy today!)
Water

1. In a large pot (deeper the better), melt coconut oil and add diced onion. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the water.
3. Add just enough water to cover what the chicken stock couldn’t.
4. Bring to boil. Cook until tender.
5. I used an immersion blender but a real blender would be great too. Just purée until smooth. Enjoy!
Ok, so it kind of looks like green gunk but I swear it’s so simple and so tasty!

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I also took some time today to make some brownies. I got the recipe from Preparing It Paleo. The Paleo Plantain Brownies uses plantains and Enjoy Life chocolate chips so keep the brownies so moist and tasty. I used coconut oil , not butter and it was yum! I may have almost eaten a full row? Just saying.

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I’m riding solo tonight with my hubby being gone for the weekend. I picked up a sirloin peppercorn steak from Clancy’s Meat Market. All of their meat is hormone and anti-biotic free. It’s not grass fed but it’s a nice place to grab some fresh meat that’s made with care by the in-store butcher. It will be a first time buy. I enjoyed the steak with a garlic marinated grilled portobello. Keeping it simple.

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