Perfect for lunch or a starter at dinner.
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves
2 pounds of turnip peeled and diced
1 large potato peeled and diced
2 quarts of vegetable broth
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon of Mrs Dash, or similar herb blend.
Heat butter, and olive oil in a large heavy soup pot and saute, leeks for several minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil, then reduce. Simmer about 45 minutes until vegetables are very tender. Remove bay leaves.
Blend with a stick blender until smooth, or in batches, carefully in a blender.
Add salt and pepper to taste.