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An Easy and Elegant Life Holiday Soup

I’ve experimented with soups lately, especially since getting a Vitamix. Now that it’s fall, soup seems like a right choice for a comforting dinner that’s low in calories and sodium, rich in antioxidants and nutrients. At least until you get to the heavy cream part. Last fall, it was a curried sweet potato soup; this year it is something more suited to Thanksgiving’s groaning board. At any rate, it’s easy enough and with an extra swirl of cream for presentation’s sake, elegant enough for a fall dinner amongst friends.

The Easy and Elegant Life Holiday Sweet Potato Soup.

2 medium sweet potatoes, roasted for 35 minutes in a 350ºF oven.

1 medium sweet onion, peeled and quartered

White pepper to taste

Nutmeg to taste

1/2 cup of chicken stock

1/2 cup of light cream (or heavy cream, or skim milk as you will)

About 20 rosemary needles

2 sage leaves

3 small thyme stalks of thyme leaves (the stalks were about an inch and a half long).

Preheat the oven and skewer the potatoes with a metal kabob skewer. Roast for about 35 – 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Add the other ingredients into a blender, peel the cooled sweet potatoes and add them as well. If you’re using a Vitamix, set the variable speed to 1 and increase to 10. Turn up to High and let it blend for about 8 minutes until steam is escaping from the top.

In a normal blender, liquify the ingredients and pour into a sauce pan, heat through over medium heat, being careful not to let it boil.

Garnish with a few rosemary sprigs and some black pepper, or dot with extra cream. Serve along with a fall salad and some crusty bread. Or start with paté de campagne as we did….

6 thoughts on “An Easy and Elegant Life Holiday Soup

  1. Just found your site. Love your combo of food and dress! I’m definitely going to try the Sweet Potato Soup when it gets hot in SC.

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