i've been playing with my new immersion blender (thanks, ali!), and last night created my first homemade soup recipe. if you try it and have feedback, please let me know!
becca's sweet potato soup
serves 2-4 (4 bowls of soup)
2 lbs sweet potatoes
1 can light coconut milk
1-2 teaspoons concentrated vegetable broth or bouillon cubes
1 tablespoon Earth Balance or similar
1-3 cups original flavored oat milk
2 apples (pink lady or similar), cored and diced (leave skin on)
preheat oven to 450 F.
wash and poke holes in sweet potatoes.
place directly on rack in oven until thoroughly cooked through, about 40-50 min.
remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
place coconut milk in large pot and stir in broth/cubes.
place lid on pot and heat over medium heat.
when simmering, turn off heat.
turn oven up to "broil", or turn oven off and broiler on.
place diced apples on a pan and broil for 8-10 min, flipping halfway through, until warm and puffy.
remove and put aside.
de-skin potatoes. compost or toss skins.
place potatoes and Earth Balance in pot with coconut milk.
using immersion blender, puree until smooth.
the soup will be very thick. add in oat milk and puree until a thinner consistency (whatever you prefer).
toss in approx. 2 teaspoons curry powder, 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. puree one last time.
taste and add spices to taste. stir in with a silicone spatula.
place pot back on stove over medium heat and reheat.
add additional salt if desired.
place diced apples in bowl and ladle soup over it. serve!