last week i was indulging one of my favorite internet hobbies...reading food blogs & i found Paola. her fall recipes had me drooling! when i came across her "soul-warming soup" & it matched my pantry contents perfectly, i knew what i had to do! i know this what's cooking wednesdayrecipe may seem a little odd for nearly 80 degree weather, but all the same it is a very tasty, very satisfying find on the dinner table...& it is, indeed, "soul-warming!"
thank you, Paola!
soul-warming soup (with slight adaptations)
peel & dice 2-3 sweet potatoes, sprinkle with sea salt & olive oil...roast until tender
dice 3 stalks celery, 2 large carrots, 1 yellow onion, 3 cloves garlic
add olive oil to stock pot, then add diced veggies...saute gently for ~5 minutes
add 1-14.5 oz. can pinto beans, 3-1/2 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth, & 3 cups tomato juice
add 1 t. mace, 2 t. cumin, 1 t. ground coriander, 1 t. chili powder, & 2 t. brown sugar
cook on medium for ~15 minutes
add roasted sweet potatoes & cook ~5 more minutes
puree the soup in small batches & reheat if necessary
serve with a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley & a dollop of creme fraiche (0ptional)
today's feast day in the liturgical calendar...Our Lady of Guadalupe...