Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup

Sigh...both my hubby and I managed to get sore throats these past two days and it has been very crummy. I HAD contemplated taking a respirator with me on my plane trip down south but I thought I would look silly so I decided not to. Sure enough, I woke up the day after with an annoying sore throat. This is probably the first time both my hubby and I have been sick together, but we decided we were going to fight back. I mean we both still needed to work, so we have been laying it on thick with hot herbal, medicinal teas, soups and lozenges. I have been off meat for 2 days so I had asked my hubby buy me some vegetarian noodle soup but the stuff at the store still has a meat base, so I decided to make my own veggie soup.

I recently joined Twitter and I won a book from
Eccorazzi, which is a "news and gossip on celebrities and notables in support of the environment and humanitarian causes." The book I won was Alicia Silverstone's new book called The Kind Diet, where "Alicia reveals how eating a plant-based diet will give you tons of energy, mental clarity, gorgeous skin and a renewed zest for life. Plus, it’s one of the greenest things you can do. Because it requires less fuel, water, and other resources, following a plant-based diet is a major contribution toward improving the health of our planet."

It is a huge step but I thought I would give it a try, while I continue to make meat for the carnivore in the family. It was just kind of crummy that while venturing on this new time that I had to get sick! Oh well. I guess it inspired me to make a yummy soup that took 20 minutes to prepare.

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup

serves 2

2 small sweet potatoes, diced
1 1/2 cup broccoli florets
3 garlic cloves
4 Tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup chopped parsley

Place sweet potatoes in a small pot and cover with water. Add the garlic cloves and boil for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the broccoli and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Add the parsley and soy sauce. Place all items in a blender and puree. Serve while hot and top with crackers.


Peggy said...

sounds like an odd combination but you make it work! I'll have to try this soon!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Interesting combo! I'm a big fan of sweet potatoes, so why not in a soup! I hope this helped you feel better.

Noelle said...

Alta, thanks! It did help. I feel SOO much better with the soup and tea combination. I am trying to get the hubs on board too!

Mother Rimmy said...

Sounds like an interesting combination, and very healthy!

wasabi prime said...

Fantastic. I've been having roasted sweet potatoes as a side and I love how little seasoning they need, since they're so flavorful. As a soup, they must be amazing, and broccoli is such a healthy green!

Experimental Culinary Pursuits said...

Yummy and comforting! I think it would also work well with greens like spinach or green beans.

And I hope you 2 feel better. My throat is always the first thing to go when I get sick, and lemon-honey-ginger tea always works wonders on me!

Kristi said...

Sounds so tasty, and I love how simple it is!!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I've been meaning to check that book out. Love the soup. Sweet potatoes are the best.

giao {kiss my spatula} said...

ohhh i love sweet potatoes but never tried it in a soup. this sounds just lovely.

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