Any soup that has white food and pungency will harmonize Lung Qi, nourishing the very tissues that must breath and be with the waves and wonder of Grief.
The roasting in this recipe adds heat and is ideal for when weather gets cooler and cold.
Potato Leek Soup
1 bunch leeks, sliced
4 large potatoes cubed
1 celery root bulb, peeled, cubed, and roasted.
1 head of garlic roasted
6-8 cups of vegetable broth
freshly ground black pepper
preheat oven to 400℃
Roast celery root for 20 minutes in a 400℃ oven until golden brown and softened slightly.
Cut top off of head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and drop in foil. Place in 400℃ oven for 20 minutes until golden brown and soft.
Allow to cool and then extract roast garlic
In a large soup pot sauté sliced leeks in olive oil until soft and fragrant. Add your potatoes, roasted celery root, roasted garlic paste and vegetable broth.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat
Simmer for 2 hours.
Allow to cool slightly and then puree with a hand blender.
Energetic properties of Potato Leek Soup
Pungent - good for opening Lungs, supports Kidney as well
White food (Lung) & Root vegetable (Spleen)
Celery root bulb
Green - moves Liver Qi, cooling for all heat, drains dampness
Water / veg broth
Water - supports Kidney, plus hydrating for when there is lots of tears
Supports Lung, Spleen, Stomach. Warms and moves Qi
Supports all Yin of the body, nourishing and calming.
Pungent - opens Lung, Black - supports Kidney