Food is expensive. I hate wasting money. Sometimes I throw food away, which is the same as wasting money.
Some of the recipes I test for Robyn include celery. I'm not a huge fan of celery, so most of the time I throw the non-used celery stalks away. Technically it's not completely a waste because Robyn reimburses me for the groceries...but still.
This weekend I decided to use up the celery to make Potato & Celery Soup.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
6 celery stalks, peeled, chopped
4 thyme sprigs
3 red potatoes, peeled, cubed
enough water or vegetable stock to cover the vegetables
1 cup milk
sea salt & ground pepper
1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add onions and celery and saute for about 10 minutes.
2. Add potatoes, thyme sprigs and enough water/vegetable stock to cover the vegetables.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and cook until all the vegetables are completely tender.
4. Remove thyme sprigs.
5. Pure in batches until smooth.
6. Add milk and season with sea salt and ground black pepper.
You know what? I was honestly really surprised and pleased by how the soup turned out. It'd be great with some French bread...alas, I did not have any French bread.
What recipes have you made lately with food you would have otherwise thrown out?