Sunday, January 08, 2006

Celery root and carrot soup

In Greece we call these celery roots. Well, we call them selinorizes to be precise. But I am not sure if there is a better word in english. Anyway, this soup is really a very well cleansing tool for your body. It's tasty and nutritious, will help you flash all the bloaty liquids from your system, mainly due to the high diouretic effect the celery root has. It has a tiny amount of protein to sustain you and make your metabolism wake up.

Oh...and the lemon juice will do your stomach a favour. For a big pot that serves generously 6 people, you will need:

5-6 big carrots
5-6 celery roots
the juice of 3 lemons
2 eggs

You put water in your pot, and add a bit of herbal mare salt. You put it on the stove. While this comes to a boil, you peel and cut the celery roots and carrots in small pieces. When the water is boiling well, you put the small pieces in, and let it simmer in medium to high temperature, till they all soften.

You beat 2 eggs in your shaker. Add the juice of 3 lemons. Then slowly add in this mixture warm liquids from the boiling pot while you stir constantly. Add enough hot liquids in so the egg won't cook
when you put them in the pot. Take your pot off the stove, and add the lemon/egg/liquids mixture while stirring well. Then, either by using a stab blender in the pot, or by taking out all pieces and putting them in the blender, puree the veggies, and put them back in.

Serve with a bit of parsley on top.

In the meantime, because you have time while all these boil, take all the fresh veggies our of your fridge, and cut a salad in your trustworthy Tupp3rware container that will last for 3 days for lunches for both you and your husband. In my fridge there were lettuce, dill, arugula, mint, parsley, white and purple cabbage, and orange and red peppers. Don't think I used them all up! But a bit of all ;)

I like this salad with boiled azuki beans, a tad of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Or cottage cheese. Or seeds and vinegraitte. Or yogurt and pepper. Or hard boiled eggs and mustard. Or tuna and lemon juice. Or chicken breast and yogurt with mustart. The possibilities are endless when the mood is right.

And after spending 3 hours in the kitchen cleaning and chopping vegetables, I can certainly say that things look a LOT more better than 3 hours ago!!!


Blogger l15a said...

Mmmm ... like the sounds of this soup. I did my vegetable homework today and confirmed that "celery root" is "celeriac" in Australia. So now I can add them to the shopping list. Hmmmm ... should have looked into availability in the middle of summer...

12:31 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

YAY! u have a cooking blog! i am so excited!!!! u make the best food. and cause i too love cooking, i am going to learn even more from u :-)

2:43 PM  

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