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 apples...it 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!