So, game face on, I went straight from yoga to the supermarket and filled my basket with all the fresh stuff I could get my clammy hands on. I bought coriander and onions and sweet potatoes and cucumber and tomatoes and peaches and bananas...you get the picture. Just as an aside, although the people in my local "Publix" are generally very friendly and courteous, they are, and I say this with every ounce of compassion in my body, thick as shit! The lady who served me, Barb, (say no more!) held up the swede and asked me "What's this?"! It's a bloody swede Barb you simpleton!. I only thought this, loudly, in my head! What I said was "Rutabaga!" Which, is what they call a swede here. Do not even ask, I have no idea! She tapped that code in and then proceeded to fling the very delicate and perfectly ripe peaches down the slopey aisle thing so that they crashed into the bloody rutabaga, the loaf of wholewheat bread and a bunch of flowers crushing and bruising everything! Bloody Hell Barb!
So I came home armed with good food and a positive attitude, and made SOUP. Not just any soup. The most beautiful, creamy, flavour-filled soup ever.
And because I am such a lovely blogger, I am sharing the recipe with you. Actually it's not really my recipe to share but it is bloody gorgeous so here goes...
PS. Hope you like the pics Piper!
Sweet Potato, Coconut & Chili Soup
|Good healthy stuff!|
1 large onion, finely chopped
couple of cloves of garlic, crushed
2 large sweet potatoes, diced
1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
1 tin coconut milk
2 heaped teaspoons cumin
1 chicken stock cube
4 spring onions
|My amazing garlic crusher|
|Adding in the next magical ingredients|
|Into the blender now!|
Then take the whole mixture and blend it. Add in the rest of the coriander and the spring onions, and season with salt and pepper.
Put it into some gorgeous bowls with a bit of garnish and a hunk of crusty bread on the side and experience heaven!
I hope you love it as much as I do.
Next week, Gumbo!!