sweet potatoes


Another quick and tasty recipe from Donna Hay for y’all this week. This time it is soup. And – FINALLY! – the weather is perfect for a light quick soup, well here in the deep south anyway. Where Gaye, Chaya, and Sarah are they are probably wishing for something cooling rather than warming.

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If you have onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, quinoa, spinach and chicken broth – or veggie broth – you can make this soup in under an hour and warm your family up.

I really wasn’t sure about this one. I love sweet potatoes but I am pretty traditional in how I cook them – baked, roasted, sauteed. But…ti was delicious. The sweetness of the potatoes mixed with the onions and garlic was just right. And the addition of the bacon (or speck)… do I really need to say any more? I didn’t think so!

Here is Donna’s Soup recipe.

Check with Gaye, Chaya – her choice this week, and Sarah for their soups.

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The thing I like about Donna Hay is how she takes simple ingredients. Combines them in different ways and broadens my horizons with new flavors. I love sweet potatoes but I would NEVER have thought to make soup with them in a mix with onion and chicken stock. But Donna did. And while I am still not sure if I liked her sweet potato soup I do know it was different.

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Sautee some chopped onions and chopped up sweet potato. Add some broth. Cook. Blend smooth. Top with goat’s cheese and basil. Eat.

Except I made one small change. I baked the sweet potato which I think deepened the flavor some. After it cooled I cut it up and added it to the sauteed onions and broth. I used some garlic herb goat cheese, which mixed in after pictures really brought out some great flavor. Okay, I liked it! Did the other ladies of Wednesdays with Donna Hay? Visit and see.

Chaya, who chose the recipe,
Gaye,
Kayte,
Sarah.

The recipe is online on Donna’s site if you want to try it.

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