African Sweet Potato Peanut Soup

  
Another Storm day to cook up some comfort food … With a ton of root veggies to use up! Man I can’t wait for crisp fresh local greens and colourful locally sourced salads with fresh local strawberries…. Sigh… Ok so I was getting tired of roasting and steaming and cooking root veggies so I had to find another route for ingesting them lol. Behold the sweet potato peanut yumminess! 

Ingredients 

1 TBSP olive oil

1 large onion chopped

– heat up the oil in a large sauce pan and cook up the onions till they start browning then add…

2 cloves of garlic – or more if your like me 🙂 minced or crushed in a garlic press and seriously get some good stuff – no thE stuff preserved in jars or tubes… Buy some locally grown stuff!!! You’ll never go back to crappy stuff again. 

2 tsp minced ginger – ok so I definitely used more than 2 tsp. But it’s all a matter of your taste buds – I love fresh ginger… Throw that shit it everything! 

2 tsp. Coriander 

1/4 tsp cinnimon

Pinch of ground cloves

Mix that up and then add

3-4 chopped up tomatoes

1 1/2 pounds of peeled and cubed sweet potatoes

2 peeled and chopped carrots ( I used purple carrots cause it’s what I had in the fridge but you can use any kind of carrot 

4 – 5 cups of vegetable broth

Bring to a boil and then lower the temp to a low to medium heat. Let the mixture simmer for 30 min. Season with salt to taste. 

  
Transfer to a blender and add 1/3 cup of unsalted peanuts and purée. Put back in pot and add

2 Tbsp of natural peanutbutter 

A dash of cayenne to desired taste

( come on you should always taste your food. )

Serve with chopped fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes and crushed peanuts 

My batch made 11 cups 😜

   
 
Enjoy 🙂 

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