This weekend the weather finallyyy got with the picture and it’s actually feeling like fall here in the Carolinas! There’s a crisp chilliness to the air, I’m seeing some leaves starting to change, and I couldn’t be happier. If you’ve checked out my previous post about my autumn bucket list (or if you follow me on IG), you’ll know how much I’ve been enjoying just sitting on my balcony with a cup of hot coffee or with a candle lit and Harry Potter on the tv, just taking in all the cozy fall vibes.
With it being so chilly it feels perfect timing to share this curried sweet potato soup with you all! Some cayenne spice gives it a little heat, the sweet potato is comforting and so appropriate for the season, and soup just warms the soul and feels perfect for this weeks Sunday supper. Another bonus? It’s whole30 compliant.
Curried Sweet Potato Soup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 large leek, white & light green parts, thinly sliced
1/2 pound (4 or 5) large carrots, chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
pinch of cayenne powder
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 cups chicken bone broth
2 cups coconut milk
optional (recommended) toppings: red pepper flakes, bacon
In a dutch oven over medium heat, heat coconut oil. Add leek and carrots and cook, stirring frequently, until the leek is soft.
Add the curry powder, salt, ginger, garlic, and cayenne to the dutch oven. Cook, stirring, until garlic becomes fragrant. Add the sweet potatoes, broth, and coconut milk. Cover, bring to boil, and then let simmer for about 10-15 more minutes, or until the pieces of sweet potato are soft. Turn heat to low.
Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a few drops of coconut milk and chives. Garnishing with red pepper flakes and some bacon crumbles also isn’t a bad idea!
This week felt like a particularly long one for me, anybody else w/ me?! I’m recharging today by taking a flywheel class, making & shooting some fun recipes, watching the panthers, and finalizing my halloween-themed playlist (which I’ll probably listen to in tonights bubble bath #selfcare). Hoping this week will fly by because my sister is coming to town next weekend and I’m so excited to show her my new ‘hood!