Bring the Bacon Home

Hi guys,

Sorry this blog post is way overdue! I have been working extra extra hard trying to get my Christmas e-book ready for you in time for the big day. Well, good news … I’ve done it! I’m super proud of it and can’t wait to share some of my favourite clean-eating must haves with you throughout the festive season! If you are interested in receiving one of these easy-to-download e-books for just £4.99, keep an eye out for my newsletter early next week.

I’ve also just put the finishing touches to my website (I didn’t realise how much detail had to go into that ‘project’), as well as wrapping up my 14 day Detox-cember weight loss course with my delighted participants. Everybody lost weight, with the majority of the partakers losing between five and eight pounds. I’m so so proud of the participants who finished the course feeling a lot more clued up about what foods they should and shouldn’t be eating, with the added bonus that they all had more energy – not to mention looser jeans! This detox was designed as the start of a long-term lifestyle change, helping to re-align the bodily systems, which in turn helps the body to function more effectively. If you would like to sign up for my post-Christmas weight loss plan, then e-mail me to reserve your place. The price of the course is £80 and I only have 15 spaces. If you have any questions regarding this, then please do contact me directly at hello@cookcleanwithkate.co.uk and I can discuss it further with you.

On top of all of this, I’m cooking Christmas recipes galore! With me being so busy at the moment and burning the candle at both ends (so bad for me, yes I know!), I need quick, super-easy and healthy lunches that will keep me fuelled. Most importantly at this hectic time of year I need lunch to be #noagg! So, this week I am sharing this ‘Bringing Home The Bacon’ soup for you to cook. I love soup. and with the winter getting colder it’s definitely a winter winner!

Bringing Home The Bacon Soup no 4

I’m off to get on with some Christmas shopping online! I don’t mind the shopping but goodness, do I hate the wrapping! Such a lot of effort for a quick 20-second rip of the paper to see what’s inside. Talking of Christmas, what do you think about my decs?

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Sending festive love

Kate x

Bringing Home The Bacon Soup

By admin Published: November 27, 2015

  • Yield: Serves 6

This is a hearty winter soup made from celeriac and bacon. As an underrated winter season root vegetable, celeriac is closely related to celery. It's high in Vitamin K which helps to increase bone mass and also contains phosphorus, calcium, copper and iron, great for restoring immunity and preventing anaemia. When buying celeriac, choose one that feels heavy. Celeriac is the perfect partner for bacon. The saltiness of the bacon works brilliantly with the earthy taste of the celeriac, but don’t scrimp on the seasoning as without plenty of additional salt and pepper the soup may taste bland! It will keep in the fridge for up to three days or can be frozen in portions for up to one month.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting off the ends of the celeriac, and then peel the outer layer using a peeler to do so. Cut into chunks.
  2. Heat a heavy-based pan over a moderate heat, and add your butter followed by the diced onion and bacon. The bacon will release fat, adding to the flavour of your soup, with the added benefit of stopping the onion from sticking.
  3. While the onions and bacon are cooking, place the chunks of celeriac into a food processor and process to a fine consistency.
  4. Add the celery and celeriac to the saucepan before adding the thyme leaves, bay leaves, stock, water and plenty of seasoning.
  5. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover with a lid and leave to simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Check seasoning and serve steaming hot.