I am SO excited about this soup!!! It was hands down the best soup we’ve ever made. And I’m even more excited because I am submitting to the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission’s Short n Sassy Blogger Sweet Potato Recipe Contest! I don’t think you have to be a North Carolinian to enter – just a blogger. But don’t y’all go creatin’ yer own recipes to compete with mine!
Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato + Kale Soup
- 2 pounds of sweet potato, cut into 1” pieces and microwaved in a bowl on high for 6.5 minutes to start the cooking process
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 can lite coconut milk
- 1 cup 2% milk (or skim, or whole)
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 cups kale, trimmed, washed and torn into small pieces
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup salted peanuts, for garnish
- Shredded coconut, for garnish
- Prepare sweet potatoes in microwave.
- Heat a large pot on medium high. Spray with cooking spray and add potatoes, cooking until they begin to brown. Stir in garlic.
- Add coconut milk, milk, masala, salt, pepper and flakes.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Mash potatoes with potato masher or puree with immersion blender.
- Add raisins, kale and vanilla and cover. Allow to cook for 8-10 more minutes, until kale is bright green.
- Portion into bowls and garnish with 1 tbsp each peanuts and coconut.
These were 100% North Carolina sweet potatoes!
And Carolina kale 🙂
The vanilla aroma was incredible, the kale was thick and chewy, the salty peanuts were a perfect sweet/savory mix. We’ll be making this one again!
~400 kcal, 7 grams fiber, 10 grams protein, 11 grams fat.
Our soup was served with crusty rolls fresh out of the oven (I had about 1/3 of one)
I ate this Apple Crispalicious Jam Frakas bar during Foodservice. It was yummy, but my least favorite compared to the Peanut Butter Crisp and the Strawberry. I will buy these when I am out. They are like LaraBars but the crispy pieces are a fun addition. And they’re the perfect portion size when you just need a little something.
Nate was a little confused by one of the photos in this afternoon’s album and sent me an email inquiring about the origins of one of Matt’s shirts, so I thought I’d clarify in public
Matt’s shirt in picture #5….
- A. It was for some sort of theme party
- B. That’s really his shirt and he wore it on a regular basis (or maybe still does)
- C. He worked his way though college as a Geisha
- D. None of the above
- E. All of the above
Not that I’m a real fashionista, but I couldn’t resist.
The correct answer> is A! The shirt was leftover from SAE’s Tacky Party.
I might get some studying done tonight after Matt goes to bed. I’ve got yet another test on Wednesday! Guf!