Wheat free * Dairy free * Gluten free * Paleo * Vegetarian * Vegan * Parve~~~
So, as happens all too frequently, I just couldn’t resist a bargain bunch of asparagus – even though I had no particular use for them. I brought them home, put them in the refrigerator (I didn’t put them into a green bag that would have extended the life until I really wanted to use them) and 3 days later they are looking sad. Soup, of course is the great burial ground of dying vegetables – so I took all the sad things I had in the fridge – 1 pathetic leek, 1 mangy stalk of lemon grass, and the drooping asparagus. Sounds appetizing, yes?? Unbelievably this is now one of my new favorite soups! In my first recipe test I had red pepper flakes but it made it pretty spicy so I eliminated them from the recipe – you may want to include some if you like your soup spicy. If you can eat dairy – this soup would be yummy garnished with yogurt.