Let it be known, I love sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are so versatile and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. I roast sweet potatoes every week, literally every week! I was so happy when I got a few in my Misfit box this past week. While prepping this weeks meals I decided a smoky sweet potato soup would go down well.
Before I tell you about this deliciously easy sweet potato soup let me tell you about Misfit.
A bit about Misfit box
When I lived in Thailand, all those years back, I would get a weekly box of organic produce delivered to my home. I loved the convenience of this and knowing everything was organic. This was especially important to me as I was eating 100% raw food at that point.
This is not sponsored but I love what they do. Misfit is an organic veggie box supplying organic veggies and fruits that are considered too “ugly” for retailers.
A friend of mine told me about Misfit market but they weren’t delivering to my area until a few weeks back. I immediately jumped on the opportunity to try them out.
What I got in my box?
A huge box filled with beautiful organic produce from potatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, aubergine, bell peppers, sweet peppers, lettuce, cucumber, onions, apples, pears and mangoes. They make a conscious effort to use recyclable packaging and their ‘plastic bags’ are biodegradable. I plan to test this out in my compost.
How much does it cost?
For $38 I purchased the large box said to feed 5 for a week but hey as a vegan we eat a lot of veggies and fruits. We don’t eat out frequently, so between my hubby and I the large box is a perfect quantity and totally worth the price for what you get.
What do you do with all this produce?
You get creative. While I totally get that everyone might not enjoy or love cooking as much as I do, the unknown and variety of produce challenges and inspires me to be creative. If time and love for cooking is not on your side, I guarantee this blog is bound to have a recipe for you. You’re welcome to ask me on instagram @the_hungry_herbivore for ideas 😉
Back to soup y’all…
This soup is:
- Full of calcium and vitamin A and C
- Gluten free/Dairy free & soy free
What makes this sweet potato soup smoky?
Along with sweet potatoes being my veggie love, I am obsessed with smoked paprika. I believe it’s a sin not to have this as part of your spice staples. Seriously, trust me when I say this will change your life. I use it so frequently because it just gives food such a great flavor.
If soup is not your thing or you need more ways to use up your sweet potatoes. Give these recipes a try:
Smoky sweet potato soup
- roasting tray
- 3 medium sweet potatoes About 500g
- 1 tbsp olive oil for roasting
- 3 cups almond milk (750ml)
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- pre heat oven to 200C or 400F
- Peel sweet potato, cut into cubes and in a bowl toss the olive oil over the cubes to coat them.
- Roast for 30 minutes.
- In a blender (or pot if using a stick blender) add the milk and remaining ingredients.
- Once butternut has roasted, add to the milk micture and blend on high for a minute until thick and smooth.
- Heat and serve.
I hope you love this smokey sweet potato soup as much as I do. If you give it a try, be sure to let me know what you think.
Until next time, happy cooking!