Leek, Bacon and Mushroom Stew (Dairy and Gluten Free)
Bacon is one of those foods we Canadians do love. I do recommend that you read your bacon labels. Pre-packaged bacon can contain a lot of preservatives and additives that make it not so desirable for your body. Bacon is however what makes this recipe is extremely delicious, addictive and filling. I do suggest you eat it will some raw vegetables on the side, as it is such a heavy meal. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
1 cup cashews
1 cup water
3 chopped and washed leeks (white and light green parts only)
6 strips of chopped bacon
3 large portabella mushrooms
2 cups chicken broth (vegetable broth and even just water may work)
Soak cashews in 1 cup water for at least 5 minutes and then puree until smooth.
In a large pot heat bacon, leeks and mushrooms on medium to low heat and sauté until leeks are soft (3-5 minutes.)