Family Day Soup - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Family Day Soup

For many of our read­ers, today is the end of an extra long week­end, with Toronto's dou­ble whammy of a PD day on Fri­day and Fam­ily Day today. Among my friends, feel­ings were mixed. If you were get­ting out of town it was great to have those extra days to go ski­ing or to get to Mon­treal and back. If you were in town it's been a chal­lenge to think of just one more activ­ity to keep every­one busy. If your hus­band was away on busi­ness (ahem) it was.… well, it was a long weekend.

So,  guess what? I was not able to make this soup. But it's the kind of thing I nor­mally really like mak­ing on week­ends. It's easy but cre­ates a soup with sophis­ti­cated yet not kid-scaring flavours.  It also makes your house smell great. You'll have enough for a fam­ily meal and then left­overs for the next day's lunch.

What­ever your cir­cum­stances are this long week­end, we hope you got a chance to have fun with your fam­ily, in the kitchen and out in the world. Thanks for mak­ing SPC part of your family!

photo by Stacey Boag

Sweet Potato Soup

1 sweet potato
4 car­rots, chopped
1 Tbsp veg­etable oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of gar­lic, minced
1 tsp gin­ger, minced
1 tsp mild curry pow­der
4 cups chicken or veg­etable stock
1 cup coconut milk

Method

Wrap sweet potato in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 min­utes, until soft. Allow the sweet pota­toes to cool slightly before scoop­ing out the flesh. Set aside.

Sim­mer car­rots in boil­ing water for about 10 min­utes, until ten­der. Drain and set aside.

Sautee onions, gar­lic and gin­ger in veg­etable oil for 5 min­utes or until they soften. Add curry pow­der and mix well. Allow to cook for a cou­ple of min­utes and then take off heat.

Put small batches of car­rots, sweet potato and the onion mix­ture in a blender and puree. Empty the blender out into a large pot.

Over medium heat, add stock and coconut milk to the veg­etable puree. Do not boil. Serve hot.

  

9 Comments

  1. […] of great tips, deli­cious recipes and excel­lent food ideas for fam­i­lies, includ­ing this gor­geous sweet potato and car­rot soup: per­fect for winter’s last few blustery […]

  2. Potent Potable says:

    Wow, this is so easy!!

    I'm super lazy and I'd even give this a shot.

  3. sweet potatoe soup says:

    A must try!

  4. sweet potatoe soup says:

    This soup sounds great!

  5. deedeedoll says:

    Should I add any­thing else if I use milk as sub­sti­tute for coconut milk?

  6. Ceri Marsh says:

    No, you could just use reg­u­lar milk instead of coconut if you don't have any. You'll get a creami­ness from that even if you don't get that extra flavour kick!

  7. […] Day Soup http://www.sweetpotatochronicles.com/wordpress/2011/02/family-day-soup/ is sophis­ti­cated enough to serve at a din­ner party but sweet and yummy enough for a weeknight […]

  8. […] Sweet Potato and Car­rot Soup com­bines two carotene-packed veg­gies to make a yummy soup. Why not try our sweet potato scone recipe as well and pair them together? […]

  9. Jenny K says:

    I was look­ing for good soups to serve at my book club and this totally hit the mark!

    Thank you so much for the recipe — it is with­out a doubt the best soup I've ever tasted. Car­rots and sweet pota­toes are two of my favorite things, and this soup shows off all their best qualities.

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