Fennel Leek Soup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian, vegan)

Low-Amine Leek Fennel Soup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, tomato-free, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo) photo

Low-Amine Leek Fennel Soup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, tomato-free, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo)

This creamy (dairy-free) simple low-amine soup makes a nice light lunch or a good starter for a meal. It’s an easy way to get your vegetables in, too.

1 1/2 C onion

1 C frozen peas

1 leek, cut lengthwise and then into ovals (set aside 1/2 C for soup topping)

1 medium bulb fennel (about 2 C), shaved (set aside 1/2 C for soup topping)

1 C Italian parsley leaves, chopped

2 large cloves garlic, chopped

1 Tbsp rosemary

1 1/2 tsp ginger, minced

1 Tbsp rubbed sage

1/2 tsp salt (or more, to taste)

1/2 tsp ascorbic cid

1/2 tsp black pepper

4 1/2 C vegetable stock

3 Tbsp safflower oil, divided (2 Tbsp, 1 Tbsp)

  • Set aside 1/2 C leek, 1/2 C fennel, and 1 Tbsp oil in a small separate pan.
Fennel and Leek in a separate pan for making low-amine fennel leek soup topping (photo)

Fennel and Leek in a separate pan for making low-amine fennel leek soup topping

  • In a large pan or stock pot, saute remaining oil (2 Tbsp), onion, leek, fennel, parsley, garlic, and ginger. Cook until tender.
Low-amine fennel leek soup cooking (photo)

Low-amine fennel leek soup cooking

  • Add peas, rosemary, sage, salt, ascorbic acid, black pepper, and vegetable stock. Cover and simmer on medium low until very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • While soup is simmering, saute the leek and fennel in the separate pan. Caramelize the ingredients, then set aside.
  • Using an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor, puree the main stock pot soup ingredients until very smooth.
Pureeing the leek fennel soup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, tomato-free, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo) photo

Pureeing the leek fennel soup (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, tomato-free, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan, paleo)

  • Serve in shallow bowls, with a large pinch of the caramelized leek and fennel over the top.
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: onion, leek, fennel, parsley, garlic, rosemary, ginger, sage, salt, ascorbic acid, black pepper
Low Amine: peas, vegetable stock, safflower oil

Leek and Sweet Potato Frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Slices of low-amine leek and sweet potato frittata (photo)

Slices of low-amine leek and sweet potato frittata

I’m usually up to make elaborate meals, but today I wanted something easy. There is very little as easy or as low-amine as a Frittata, and you can make it out of all kinds of leftover vegetables in your fridge, if you didn’t plan on this particular low-amine frittata.

Frittatas are flexible. You can use just about any vegetables you have around. Just saute them first. (photo)

Frittatas are flexible. You can use just about any vegetables, just saute them first. Here are my raw ingredients.

10 eggs (I used 6 eggs and the equivalent volume of four eggs with four egg whites)

1 small sweet potato, cut in half and sliced thinly

1/2 leek, well washed and sliced thinly

1/2 onion, sliced thinly

1 medium or large carrot, sliced thinly

Approx 10 tiny brussels sprouts, halved (or 5 normal-sized ones, quartered)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dill (1 tsp fresh, minced or 2 tsp dried)

1 Tbsp safflower oil

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Saute oil, onion, and leek together until the onion starts to sweat.
When onions are starting to sweat, add carrot and sweet potato (photo)

When onions are starting to sweat, add carrot and sweet potato

  • Add carrot, sweet potato, dill, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Saute vegetables, uncovered, on medium to medium high until the carrot and sweet potato start to soften. If they get a tiny bit of char on them, that’s alright.
  • Grease a pie pan with oil or butter.
  • Pour vegetables into pie pan.
Low-amine frittata vegetables in the pie pan (photo)

Low-amine frittata vegetables in the pie pan

  • Crack all eggs into a bowl and beat well.
  • Pour eggs over vegetables.
  • Garnish outer edge of pie pan with brussels sprouts.
Low-amine frittata vegetables covered in egg, surrounded by brussels sprouts, and sprinkled with dill and black pepper on top (photo)

Low-amine frittata vegetables covered in egg, surrounded by brussels sprouts, and sprinkled with dill and black pepper on top. Ready for the oven!

  • Crack fresh pepper over the top, and sprinkle with additional dill.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes.
Low-amine, dairy-free frittata (photo)

Low-amine, dairy-free frittata

  • Cut into pie slices and serve warm.
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: leek, onion, sweet potato, carrot, brussels sprouts, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dill
Low Amine: safflower oil
Moderate/High Amine: eggs (the more you cook eggs, the higher  in amines they become)

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