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
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?