Easy Soup For All

I did it! I finally found a soup that will please my meat loving husband, my picky daughter, and my allergy son. It wasn’t easy and after many failed attempts, I finally scored a 10+ from all 3 on the Fletcher food rating system. The soup is so easy to make and the ingredients so easily accessible, when you are done, you will feel like you mastered your kitchen.
Even better, a lot of grocery stores around the area will have the items pre-cut. So, you can put this on the table in a mere 20-30 minutes. Though it will taste like you have been slaving in the kitchen all day.
Sweet Potato Soup
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion (1 small onion)-I subbed a mixture of onion, shallots and garlic for the onion
1 cup chopped carrots (1 large carrot)
4 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes (2 small-medium sweet potatoes)
½ tsp ground ginger / 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp curry powder (Easy to find in the spice aisle)
4 cups low sodium vegetable stock (or 2 vegetable stock cubes with 4 cups of water)
½ cup coconut milk
ground pepper, to taste
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
optional: cayenne or red pepper flakes, to taste
  1. Prepare all of the vegetables. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pot on medium-low heat. Add in the onions and cook until they start to become translucent (1 or 2 minutes). Add in the carrots and the sweet potato and cook for about 4-6 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the ginger, cumin and curry powder. Next add in the vegetable stock, coconut milk and lemon juice and bring to a bowl. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for around 20-25 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and then add into a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with ground black pepper when serving.
  4. If you have meat lovers in your house, adding ham to the soup is a great alternative. You can also top with sour cream — vegan or regular.
—Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Blog
Recipe is courtesy of Calm Mind Busy Body.

2 Responses to “Easy Soup For All”

  1. 1 sarah jo sautter January 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I’ve made one similar to this. For an easy weeknight meal for working moms, I made it up the night before, then put it in the crockpot the next morning on low. It was heated through and full of flavor by the time I got home from work.

  2. 2 Anonymous January 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I am always looking for yummy crock pot / night before meals. Thanks for the tips, ladies!

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