Friday I made “Curried Sweet Potato Soup”. This recipe was simple to make, but very delicious and got the highest ratings so far: a 7 from my husband and an 8 from me! My husband said it was his favorite of the recipes I’ve made from the RAVE book. It was also the first recipe in which I really didn’t miss the salt at all. It tasted sweet but savory at the same time- totally delicious! We had some of the leftovers last night and it was good the second time around as well. Here’s the recipe:
Curried Sweet Potato Soup
5 cups cubed, peeled sweet potato
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup water
1/8 cup vegetable broth
2 tsp curry powder
minced cilantro (optional)
Heat broth in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and curry powder and saute for 2 minutes. Add water, broth, and sweet potatoes. Cook for 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Place one-third of the sweet potato mixture in a blender and process until smooth. Repeat the procedure with the remaining sweet potato mixture in batches. Return the pureed mixture to the saucepan. Bring the soup to a boil and remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Note: I did not blend the soup, but merely mashed it with a potato masher. I suppose I did this because I was lazy. Also, my blender was being washed. Also, I don’t mind having my soup a little texturized and it did still taste delicious!
I think doing this is working pretty well so far to keep me on track with the whole foods diet, if only because I have to constantly think about being healthy when I’m always buying healthy ingredients, making healthy recipes, and then writing blogs about them.
I was disappointed in myself yesterday at someone else’s house when I knowingly took some food that had cheese in it. Granted, I took minuscule portions, but I still could have easily passed those foods by, especially since the person serving them completely understood my eating habits and purposefully told me of the contents of the foods. Ack. Fail. But really I’ve held up so much better than in the past that I’m greatly encouraged, and I really do feel good about the way I’ve been eating. Maybe I can really make this a permanent lifestyle change!