Sweet Potato and Vegetable Soup

This is a great sweet potato soup full of goodness to warm your body and soul. Sweet potatoes are a brilliant, filling and yummy vegetable. They contain a lot less carbohydrate than standard potatoes, meaning that less is converted to sugar during digestion. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and antioxidants and minerals. Sweet potatoes are a really good base for soups as they are starchy enough to really thicken the soup up but still really tasty and full of goodness.

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Start by chopping 4 medium sized sweet potatoes, I actually leave the skin on for this recipe as it is full of extra nutrients and as I’m going to whizz the soup up with a blender it will all blend up too. Add to a large pan and then roughly chop 2 large vine tomatoes, 1 orange pepper and 1 red pepper and add to the pan. The main flavour in this soup is the sweet potato which is yummy and creamy but the added vegetables add a great amount of depth to the flavour.

I am a little bit in love with rosemary, it is one of my favourite herbs and I think it makes everything taste better but it does go really well with this soup and make an aromatic autumnal flavour. I grow rosemary in my garden and add a sprig straight in at this point. Cover with approximately 2 pints of boiling stock, either homemade or to make sure it is suitable for coeliacs and veggies double check all the ingredients on ready made stock cubes; Kallo do a great range.

Cook on a medium heat for about an hour or until the sweet potatoes are breaking apart and then blend with a handheld blender and serve hot. It’s delicious.

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