Sunday, January 18, 2009


Today's lunch. Sweet Potato and Carrot Curried Coconut soup. Yummmm. Good food for a cold snowy Nova Scotia Sunday. Those are pepito seeds on top.

Here's the recipe sort of, I kind of made it up as I went along.

1 onion, chopped
1 celery stick chopped
2 sweet potatoes, chunked
2 carrots, chunked,
2 inches of fresh ginger sliced thinly
1 Tablespoon curry paste
4 cups ( 1 box) Organic President's Choice Chicken broth
1 can light coconut milk

Saute onions and celery in oil till a bit browned, dump in carrots and celery and ginger and curry.
Add chicken broth and coconut milk. Simmer until carrots etc soft. Whiz in blender or use immersion blender( my favourite kitchen tool). If wanted you can add a splash of lemon juice to brighten the flavour. ( I didn't this time) Done!
Cilantro chopped as garnish at end is good. Also you can add chopped garlic to the saute mixture if you want. Yummy:)

Had a fun late night last night with friends so today will be a bit subdued I think.


Gifted Typist said...

I want to slurp that picture

Ronnie said...

Oh, my. It makes the cold weather almost worth it. Beautiful picture.
I keep forgetting to get fresh ginger at the market!!!

Sherry said...

I'm going to make this with some vegetarian broth. It looks wonderful!

Gill said...

Ooooh I love pepito seeds! And coconut milk! That soup is perfect for a snowy Canadian day. Ontario did not escape the snow either! xo

Alice said...

At the moment the wind is howling here in France and it's a grey day. This soup sounds just perfect ... I think I am going to have to make it right now!! thanks for the recipe :-)

Suzie Ridler said...

That is so simple and totally genius! I have everything but the coconut milk, bummer. Not going out today, way too slippery and gross out there. At least we're out of the deep freeze for now. I was thinking of making squash soup with leeks today and using homemade chicken broth. You got me thinking! Thanks for the culinary inspiration, your photo is absolutely fantastic.

Unknown said...

That sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try that.


Babette Fraser Hale said...

That sounds delicious! Curry and sweet potatoes are so good together.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This sounds delicious Shelagh! Next time I buy coconut milk I'll try it. I love spicy curry soups.

Hugs, Pat

Yours Truly said...

omhgosh this looks like a perfect winter comfort food.
I love how healthy it looks and from the recipe itself, i think i can try this. very easy! Thanks!

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