back in montreal after a short trip to vancouver for dad’s birthday, now for a packed last two weeks of the semester! listening to this keeping me sane.
fruit porn! this would probably go nicely with my coconut shell bra and banana skirt.
(image borrowed from http://www.euronews.net)
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I am fairly certain I’m days away from a full-blown flu, the emerging details of which I will spare you. This soup is kind of indicative that I have given up on warding off the inevitable, evidence being the generous hand with the chili-garlic paste; sinuses, are you still with me? I included the extra garlic because it’s a known immune-system booster, and also because I was too lazy to make my own stock. The cinnamon gives this soup a warm undertone, and the combination of flavours goes nicely with melty cheese.
Sweet potato soup (serves 2-3)
1 sweet potato, scrubbed and diced, skin on
2 whole cloves garlic, peeled
2 T tomato paste
1 or 2 tsp thai chili-garlic paste (I used Sambal… I also used a lot more than 2 tsp, but that’s another matter)
corn (I used a 12oz can)
splash white wine vinegar
Put first five ingredients into pot and add enough water to cover, or about 1 litre. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. Using blender or immersion mixer, blend until smooth. Add corn, vinegar (go easy!) and salt to taste.
I ended up stirring some chevre through this so it melted, and dipping buttered toast in to sop up all the spice.
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