This was the best thing I ate all week! It is so tasty, creamy and satisfying while being quite simple and 100% Autoimmune Protocol compliant. This is real food at its best. I adapted the recipe from here.
Leek and Sweet Potato Soup
2 slices pastured, sugar-free, nitrate-free bacon
1 1/2 c leeks, sliced (whites and just a bit of the light green parts)
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 c. beef bone broth
2 c. raw, diced, peeled white sweet potato (any color skin, but flesh should be white)
1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
6 oz coconut milk
Fry the bacon until crispy; drain and set aside, saving 1 Tbsp bacon grease. Saute the leeks and half the sea salt in reserved bacon grease until soft, about 10 minutes. While that's cooking, put the broth, the rest of the salt, sweet potatoes, and thyme in a pot and bring it to a simmer. Add the leeks and bacon grease, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, partially covered, until the potatoes are soft. Cool slightly and carefully blend with an immersion blender until smooth. (You can use a regular blender if you cool the soup to just warm). Add the coconut milk and warm through. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle over each bowl when serving.
This made two bowls of soup for me. It's really delicious and nourishing! I'll be making this one again and again. Hope you enjoy it too!