Friday, 7 November 2014

Sweetpotato, Carrot & Spinach Soup


I hope you're doing well, any grand plans for today? I myself have been working all week, and even covered in the kitchen for a couple of days! Today was my day off though, and after having caught up with a friend in town until the late hours yesterday - I ended up going to Ikea to wind down, and to buy a chair! I have a little office space set up in my room now with my ever so faithful laptop (going on its 7th year!) and new printer, sorted! I also bought another few things there, because y'know - it's Ikea! But onto a different subject!

It is Autumn, late-Autumn no less! I came across this lovely recipe on one of my favourite blogs, but decied to try and alter it a little as I had some spinach that needed used. In addition to this I used Chaat Masala instead of curry powder, but you can totally stick to tje original recipe.

Sweetpotato, Carrot & Spinach Soup
(Serves 2-3)

1 tbsp oil
1 onion or 1/2 leek, finely chopped (optional)
About 500-600ml stock of choice (enough to cover the vegetables)
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 sweet potato, finely chopped
1 tsp chaat masala or curry powder
A pinch of cayenne or a little chilli powder
A couple of handfuls of spinach leaves, torn (optional)

- Heat the oil in pan, and - if using - add your leek and onion to soften for a minute.

- Then, throw in the carrots and sweet potato along with some salt and pepper, stir until coated and add stock, and a little salt and pepper plus cayenne/chilli powder and chaat masala or curry powder.

- Simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the carrots are tender, and add the spinach leaves, these should wilt within a minute and so, after that, use a processor or stick blender and whizz the soup until it's nice and smooth.

I topped mine with some diced crabstick (making it non-veggie), but that was really not necessary as this soup was better on its own with some bread for dipping, and mopping, yum!

I pretended to look down on the canteen in Ikea earlier today, and "Spot the Norwegian" came to mind (Hint: She was denied meatballs at 10 a.m. and had to settle for a prawn and egg open-sandwich and blueberry cheesecake, and might have been wearing a knitted zipper hoodie... Just maybe...). Now I have built a chair, and later on I'm going to catch up with a friend - and make Irish stew! Feet up, and relax, mmmmm.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Original source:

- Jules


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Caralyn! :) I love how soups can be packed full of nutrition and yet such a great comfort food, especially with the rain whipping the windows outside :) x

  2. That looks tasty! I love the bright green color the soup has

  3. God morgen :) jeg fortsetter å oppdatere meg på blogger mens S sittee i sekken og vi går rur. Multitasking :) Falt jo helt ut av blogg-lesingen i helgen.
    Så deilig suppe! Jeg må lage en suppemiddag denne uken, har så suppecraving!
    God uke til deg!

    1. Hahah, høres ut som du har dreisen på det! Selv kan jeg ikke gjøre så mange ting samtidig, men øvelse gjør mester sies det :P Vet hva du mener - om en forsvinner et par dager eller en uke er det mye og oppdatere seg på! Men koselig med masse inspirasjon da! Er sikker på både du og Lille S hadde likt denne suppen :D

      Håper du har en strålenge uke i vente du også :D x