Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lentil Sweet Potato Apple Soup

John Paul's out of town this week, visiting LA for work.  I miss him a whole, whole bunch, but I do love eating "bachelorette food" when I've got full control of the kitchen.  He's not the biggest fan of soups, so I figured this was a good time to test out a new recipe for the fall.  I got it from a DailyCandy e-mail, although it originates from Soupergirl.  If it was good enough, I could entice him to try out this vegan, vegetable-laden, healthy soup.
There isn't anything in this soup recipe I don't like.  There's even cumin sprinkled in there!  And paprika!  And it's all blended together in a tasty, puree of sweet potatoes, lentils and apples.
I only tweaked one thing: added some sliced celery to the sauteeing onions, more for the health benefits than taste.
You know what?  I think this is the perfect soup for John Paul.  It's got a kick to it from the chili, richness from the sweet potatoes, sweetness from the all blends together into a perfect soup to toast some bread with and enjoy by the fire.  I hope he likes it, because this makes 8 servings!

1 comment:

  1. I do the very same thing! Paul has been in Singapore this week so I've dined on stuffed mushrooms, sauteed veggies with penne, roasted drumsticks -- all things he won't eat! There's got to be some reward for spending a week without our sweetie-pies!!!