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I love the marksdailyapple.com blog, too. I received the new Primal cookbook, too.

Woo hoo!



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4/10/11 7:13 P

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4/10/11 6:53 P

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Celery Root Soup
Also called celeriac sometimes
From: www.marksdailyapple.com/silky-celery
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This recipe makes about 2½ quarts

Celery root is a vegetable all its own; it’s not actually the root of regular celery. The best way to attack celery root is with a paring knife, first cutting off the gnarled roots then trimming off the skin.

¼ – ½ stick butter
4 celery stalks, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped shallot (or 1 leek, sliced)
2 – 2½ pounds celery root, (about two large roots) peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8 cups water
¼ – ½ cup heavy cream or coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste
¼ C finely chopped fresh parsley

Over medium low heat, melt the butter in a deep pan. Add celery and shallot/leek and sauté until soft but not overly browned, about five minutes. Add celery root and sauté a few minutes more, then add 6 cups of water and turn up heat slightly. Bring to a boil then turn the heat lower and simmer with a lid on for 35-40 minutes until the celery root is easily pierced with a fork.


Working in small batches (to reduce the odds of splattering hot liquid on yourself and all over your kitchen) puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. If you prefer soup with more texture, only puree half of the celery root and leave the rest in chunks. Return the blended soup to the pot and slowly stir in cream or coconut milk. Use the remaining 2 cups of water to thin out the soup to your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley.

Annie’s comments:
I attack a celery root the same way I attack a jicama or a pineapple. I cut the thing in half, put the half flat side down and slice it into half moon shapes. Then I run a sharp paring knife around the outer edge cutting off the rough outside. Then I have clean pieces I can chunk up easily.

I like to use a stick blender right in the pot.when pureeing hot liquids. Works fast and much less clean up.

This soup turned out very good. I will make it again. I used coconut milk and stirred in the finely chopped parsley at the end but this is not necessary—a little sprinkle on top when serving is better I think.

This soup makes a great base for other things. To a one cup serving I added some chicken chunks, some rice and some leftover cooked chard and it was so, so warm and filling. By itself it has a mild, earthy, celery-like flavor and could couple with almost anything.

It’s really good served with a swirl of olive oil on top and a glop of coconut milk in the middle; really elegant

Happy cooking!



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4/10/11 4:39 P

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This is definitely simple and clean eating. I love that. emoticon

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4/10/11 4:20 P

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I actually just gor Mark's Primal Blueprint Cookbook. hee hee. Lot's of good recipes in there. I'm gonna make the fish patties with sockeye salmon for dinner and the creamed kale (using spinach instead)

Yes. Please share the soup recipe, Ani! I like veggie soups like that. I can feed them to my family. They don't even think of it as veggies, cause to them it's just a soup broth. lol

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4/10/11 4:17 P

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That is a great idea Laura!
Amber (and anybody else who cares...LOL) The coconut milk in the boxes is made to be a non-dairy milk substitute so it stands to reason that it would have the consistency of milk. Whereas the stuff in the cans is meant for anything you want it to be...like Laura's idea.

Today I am making a creamy celeriac soup which, after it finishes cooking, I will puree it with my immersion blender and then stir in a BIG glob of coconut milk. I think I posted that recipe somewhere around here but if anybody wants it, let me know. Be awfully glad to share it. I think I got it from Mark's Daily Apple. I only tweaked it a very little.

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4/10/11 3:28 P

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Also, Bruce Fife makes a Coconut Milk Drink by simply watering down the canned stuff and adding a touch of sweetener of choice.

* I miss my milk. emoticon

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4/10/11 2:43 P

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Wow, thanks for the suggestions guys! Oh I see some coconut whipped cream in my future! Maybe on Laura's pie... Mmmmmmmm!!!

Gee, thanks guys, now I am hungry again!!! Lol!

I guess I should look at the canned coconut milk. I've been buying them in the boxes normally the So Delicious. I agree though, the ones in the boxes do have a lot of "adds" that aren't overly necessary. I will pick some up. The ones in there aren't thick. They're more watery or like the same consistency of milk. It has, however, been a great substitution for the almond milk. I don't like regular milk. Can't do it. Eeeeewwwww! So I do think that is better than nothing.....

Oh I think that some warmed coconut milk blended into a froth for a latte would be TO DIE FOR, too! YUMMY!! I may have to give that a shot!

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4/10/11 2:19 P

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I just found this--it adds coconut flour. Personally, I would back away from the sugar recommended in these recipes but anyway, they sure do give us some good ideas!

1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk, from two 13.5 oz cans
1/3 cup powdered sugar or to taste
1 - 4 Tbsp coconut flour or tapioca flour (add 1 Tbsp at a time)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract or to taste

Directions:

Open the cans of coconut milk, transfer to a glass or metal bowl using a rubber spatula
Cover with a lid, plate, or plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight
Beat the thick coconut cream in the chilled bowl with a hand mixer until thick and fluffy
Gradually beat in the powdered sugar and coconut or tapioca flour, 1 or 2 Tbsp at a time, testing for flavor and consistency
For flavored whipped cream, add some cinnamon, instant coffee, or cocoa powder (you may want to increase the sugar a bit); or replace the vanilla with almond or coconut extract or a liqueur
Using a rubber spatula, transfer the coconut cream to a covered storage container, and refrigerate until needed
From:
www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-r
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4/10/11 2:16 P

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Yeah... when I open my can of coconut milk, the stuff on top is so thick you could stand a spoon up in it. It would make a great "whipped type" topping. I would just stir in a bit of stevia or honey and put on top of whatever I wanted. YUM!

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Here's something. He says to poke hole in the bottom of the can in order to drain out the watery part of the coconut milk and then use the thick, fatty part for whipping.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LPcrEdnloc&
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I haven't tried that but I might. Actually I find that almost all coconut milks I've purchased come out REALLY thick and after I open a can I refrigerate the rest in a glass container. It becomes very thick and it will stand up like whipped cream on anything you put it on. It definitely doesn't pour!

I prefer the coconut that comes in cans because it is usually just coconut milk or sometimes with a bit of guar gum added but doesn't have the other stuff that is in the coconut milks that come in the aseptic boxes. And I really like the taste. For breaky this morning I had grapefruit sections and cut up chunks of avocado topped with coconut milk.

I haven't gotten around to making my own coconut milk yet. Fresh coconuts aren't available right now from my co-op but as soon as they are I'm going to try this.

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4/10/11 1:48 P

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Annie, do you suppose you could whip coconut milk? That would be a TREAT! Man oh man, that would be divine!!

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Soooo good! I like to add a dollop of coconut milk; it's sort of like adding whipped cream.
Thanks!

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Yummo!





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I like that, thanks for sharing emoticon

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Nice! And so simple! emoticon

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I got this in my WHF email today and it looks simplistic but very good! Thought I would share!

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