Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Sweet Potato Soup and Soda Bread

This weekend Fionn and I had a date night at this awesome little French restaurant in a nearby town. Fionn ordered the special-a sweet potato soup, and it was so good I was determined to recreate it.

And it was so dang easy I had to share. Next week I'll make a Tasty Tuesday that doesn't involve an orange vegetable ;)

Adapted from Lowfatcooking.com
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 half of an onion, diced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ginger
3 1/2 cups chicken stock (I prefer to do half chicken and half veg stock, but this is up to you)

In a large stockpot, saute the diced onion in olive oil until softened. Add the ginger and cumin and stir until fragrant, around 1 minute.

Add carrots, sweet potato, and stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.

Remove from heat, and using an immersion blender, puree to desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.

Soda Bread
Adapted from here

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups fat-free buttermilk or 1 1/2 cups skim milk, with
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar, added

Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C

Combine dry ingredients. Add buttermilk, stir to combine.

Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead quickly into a ball. Place dough ball onto a greased cookie sheet and cut an x into the top.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Yum :)

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