It is hard to believe that this creamy Potato Leek Soup is vegan. The cashews add unbelievable flavor and texture to this soup. It is so good you will not only crave it as a comfort food you will also want to serve it to guests. Yes, someday we will be able to entertain again!
It’s a beautiful Fall Saturday. The moon will be full tonight and it’s Halloween! In “normal” years we would have some friends over, open a bottle of great local Sonoma County wine, serve up a pot of something savory that can easily sit on the back of the stove while we have a casual evening answering the door and possibly playing a board game.
Though we can’t have friends in our home this year we have our pumpkins on the porch, bags of candy wrapped for the kids in our neighborhood to safely grab and this Potato Leek Soup will be sitting on the back of our stove.
This is the first year that most of our neighbors are back into their rebuilt homes, following the Tubbs fire that destroyed our entire neighborhood three years ago. As a neighborhood we decided to go ahead with Halloween as safely as we can. Small family groups will be out and those of us who are having treats will put them out in the safest way possible. Most of the rebuilt homes have porches so we are able to sit a comfortable 6 plus feet away and enjoy the trick-or-treaters.
Though the holidays will be different this year, I think they will also be special. It is in times like these that we realize how important tradition is. In recent years the world has felt disconnected as we connect through the internet (and less in-person) more and more. This virus has given us a renewed appreciation for our families, neighbors, traditions and… comfort food!
I hope you enjoy this Potato Leek Soup as much as my family does. If you make it please write a review and rate the recipe. I love to read your comments and they help the success of the blog.