Celery Roots and Stalks Soup

Picture a dish that harmoniously blends earthy flavors, creamy textures, and wholesome goodness—a smashed celery root creation that elevates the dining experience to a new level.

The flavor of this dish is a delightful marriage of robust celery root, aromatic garlic, and savory onions. The celery root’s inherent earthiness is complemented by the subtle pungency of garlic and the sweet undertones of caramelized onions. Together, they create a symphony of savory notes that dance on your palate with each indulgent bite.

The taste is further enriched by the creaminess that envelops every mouthful. The oat milk creamer lends a velvety texture, providing a dairy-free alternative that’s both luxurious and ethically conscious. Condensed goat milk adds a hint of richness and depth, contributing a unique creaminess that perfectly balances the dish. The combination of these creamy elements coats your taste buds, creating a luscious and satisfying experience.

The texture is a masterpiece of contrasts. The smashed celery root retains a rustic, slightly chunky consistency, offering a hearty bite that showcases the vegetable’s natural essence. Simultaneously, the creamy oat milk and goat milk concoction adds a silky smoothness, creating a delightful interplay between the hearty and the velvety.

Now, let’s talk about health benefits. Celery root is not only rich in fiber, which aids digestion, but it also contains essential vitamins and minerals, contributing to overall well-being. Garlic and onions bring antioxidant properties and potential immune-boosting benefits, while oat milk is known for its heart-healthy qualities. Goat milk offers a good source of protein and essential nutrients, making this dish a nutritious choice.

To top it all off, a sprinkle of fresh parsley adds a burst of freshness and a vibrant touch. Beyond its role as a garnish, parsley brings additional health benefits, offering vitamins and antioxidants that complement the wholesome nature of this dish.

In summary, this smashed celery root creation is a flavor-packed, creamy delight that not only excites the taste buds but also nourishes the body. It’s a culinary journey that celebrates the richness of natural ingredients, providing a symphony of tastes, textures, and health benefits in every mouthwatering bite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 celery root bulbs
  • 1/2 c oat butter
  • 1 c Silk unsweetened Oat milk creamer
  • 1 c Chobani oat milk, extra creamy
  • Celtic sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • fresh chopped chives or parsley (garnish)
  • 3 T oat butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1 large bunch or 2 small bunches celery, chopped, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 FREH bay leaves
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cream of coconut or Chobani oat milk or condensed goat milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 1/2 t Celtic sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh chopped chives or parsley, for garnish

Instructions for Root Preparation:

Peel celery root. Cut it into chunks. Put into a pot of boiling seasoned water for 5 – 10 minutes.

Drain smash, and whip with oat milk butter, creamer, and milk. Season to taste. Set aside.

Instruction for Stalk Preparations:

  • Saute onions, leeks, celery and garlic
  • Add organic vegetable stock, bay leaves, and seasonings
  • Simmer covered for 20 – 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves and set aside.
  • Puree celery stalks.
  • Pour blended celery stalks back into a large pot.
  • Mix in the non-dairy kinds of milk of choice (the thicker the better).
  • Whisk in celery root so there remains chunkiness. Add the bay leaves that were set aside.
  • Simmer on very low for 20 minutes then cool covered for 10 minutes before serving
  • Serve with garnish, choice: celery leaves, chives, parsley, pumpkin seeds.

Author

  • Mama Vega

    Charmène Vega, widely known as Mama Vega, is a multifaceted individual with a diverse background that has shaped her into a dynamic author, nutrition expert, and PR professional. Before establishing Mama Vega Enterprises, she dedicated her time to education, having taught High School English. Her passion for empowering individuals to lead healthier lives led her to contribute nutrition articles for The Loop Newspaper in Tehachapi. Charmène's literary journey includes being a contributing author in two notable books: "Overcomer Redeemed Masterpiece," an international bestseller, and "Mental Wealth Tool-Kit: Tools to Achieve Mental Wellness." Her impact extends beyond collaboration, with six authored books available on Amazon. Among her published works are titles such as "I Don't Want the Neighbors to Know," "Now Chew On This...The Food Mood Poop Journal," "Now Chew On This... Boost Immunity = Eat Seasonally," "Now Chew On This...A Breath of Fresh Air," and "Now Chew On This...Harness Your Hormones to Optimize Your Health." Charmène Vega's influence extends to the realm of lifestyle and culture, as she writes for the prestigious Rogee of Beverly Hills magazine Charmène Vega's commitment to community service and leadership is exemplified by her recent addition to the Board of the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary. In this role, she serves as their Public Relations (PR) person, contributing her skills and expertise to enhance the organization's outreach and communication efforts. Beyond her involvement with the Rotary, Charmène actively participates in the Bakersfield Blue Zone Project. Here, she takes on the role of a nutrition educator, conducting classes that delve into the intricacies of nutrition. Her classes go beyond the basics, incorporating detailed information about the nutritional benefits of each ingredient. Charmène’s approach includes sharing recipes along with the associated health benefits, providing a comprehensive understanding of the connection between food and well-being. Additionally, Charmène is recognized as a guest nutrition expert on the Blue Zone Project Wednesday Wellness sessions. This involvement underscores her dedication to promoting healthy living within the community. By sharing her knowledge and expertise, she contributes to the overall well-being of individuals involved in the Blue Zone Project, fostering a culture of health and wellness. Charmène Vega's multifaceted contributions to community organizations like the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary and the Blue Zone Project showcase her passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others through education, nutrition, and overall well-being. Charmène's dedication to education, health, and community shines through her various roles, making her a true inspiration for those seeking a holistic approach to life.