Introduction : Soup
Sometimes you just gotta work with what you’ve got to hand. Today that was three sweet potatoes and a kiwi. What possessed me to put them together I don’t know but boy am I glad I did. I’ve always been a total soup aficionado, which means I’m pretty fussy when it comes to the perfect bowlful. Obviously this weather doesn’t exactly scream soup but I’m the kind of person that can sup on sumthin’ hot anytime and this one went down a treat at lunchtime. Paired with a slice of toasted rye bread I couldn’t have been more content.
Now, I think any more than one kiwi might tip this soup from delightful to defunct. That one kiwi lends the perfect balance to the sweet potato and garlic, giving it a much needed spring lift – there’s no way one should be eating this in the darker months, should one. Ahem…. I think this Royal Wedding stuff might be getting to me!
The other great thing about this soup is how quick and easy it is. Bish, bash, bosh and you’re sitting down to eat in no time at all. I love and need dishes like this at lunchtime – I don’t go in for complicated recipes at that time of the day. I will absolutely be making this again, it’s too wonderful not to. One thing you can’t see very clearly in the photos is that it is beautifully speckled from the kiwi.
Oh, another thing I must must tell you is that I stood up on my surfboard the other day. I was pretty stoked about it and can’t wait to get back out in the water again, it is just too much fun.
Lastly, two days in and Hubbie is still off the soy. We’ve discovered that coconut milk is brilliant in tea. It also helps that we finally invested in a tea pot – a bright orange teapot to be precise – which makes tea making an absolute breeze, particularly in the mornings when I’m in no mood to play around with teabags.
Top 5 health benefits of spinach
- May help maintain good vision
- May support energy levels
- May support heart health
- May support healthy bones
- May be protective
6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
- Highly Nutritious
- Promote Gut Health
- May Have Cancer-Fighting Properties
- Support Healthy Vision
- May Enhance Brain Function
- May Support Your Immune System
Top 5 health benefits of kiwi fruit
- May alleviate symptoms of asthma
- Supports heart health
- Aids digestion
- May support immune function
- Rich in protective antioxidants
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Serving : 12
Total time 15 Minutes
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 62.97 Kcal (264 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.25 Kcal
Total Fat 1.92g 3%
Cholesterol 5.09mg 2%
Sodium 29.61mg 1%
Potassium 189.92mg 4%
Total Carbs 10.61g 4%
Sugars 2.51g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.74g 7%
Protein 1.16g 2%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 32.3mg 3%
2 tbsp butter
2 onions, chopped
1 (10 oz) bag fresh spinach
6 cups water
4 vegetable bouillon cubes
2 sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped (about 4 cups)
nutmeg , to taste
salt & pepper
coconut cream (to garnish ) (optional)
Melt butter in stockpot.
Add onions and cook till soft.
Add spinach and water & bullion.
Bring to a boil then add sweet potatoes.
Simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft (time will depend on how small they are chopped).
Remove from heat and puree with immersion blender or in blender in small batches.
Season with nutmeg salt & pepper.
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