We’ve returned to Bristol with the hope of a sense of normality now after my grandmother’s funeral. Good-byes were said, and her parting to heaven was blessed, whilst we celebrated her life with us on earth. Here in Bristol the streets are still snow-covered, with promise of more snow over the coming week as what has been dubbed “The Big Freeze” continues. I think we are slowly getting used to functioning in this weather, so I’m assuming normal work will resume tomorrow (bummer). Check out how beautiful the sky looked last night (unfortunately my photos don’t do it justice but you get the idea).
I have a ton of work to do for my final week as a 1st year nursing student, before the weekend break where 2nd year starts. In true Sarah-style, I am doing whatever I can to avoid the inevitable studying that lays ahead of me today. I have been to yoga (which was awesome, shock), and I have just made soup. Inspired by Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga‘s post, I shall also be doing more salad and vegetable prep in a bid to be organised and spend less time in front of my books and paperwork (I just have loads of bits of studying, rather than a good essay to get into).
As for the soup, it’s a good ‘un; packed with vitamin C and has the superveg Kale in. I think it’s now top of my list as far as soups go. Yum.
Here’s the recipe:
1 tbsp chilli-infused olive oil
1.5 – 2 tsps cumin
0.5 tsp salt
1 tsp tumeric
1.5 – 2 tsps smoked paprika
1 medium onion, chopped
2 fat cloves of garilc, crushed
750ml veg stock
200g curly kale
1 red pepper, chopped
2 small sweet potatoes, cubed
Simply heat the olive oil in a saucepan (on a med-high setting), when hot add the onions and fry until softened. Once softened add the garlic and spices. Stir for a couple of minutes to gently toast the spices and release their flavour. Add the pepper and sweet potatoes. Stir to coat them in the onion, spice and garlic mix. Add the vegetable stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 mins. Once the sweet potato is cooked add the kale, one handful at a time, stirring continously. Once all the kale has been added, take the saucepan off the heat. Leave to cool before blending it all together. Reheat to serve.
Before I tune out and get on with work, what are your favourite soups? Can you recommend any good soup recipes that get you through the winter months? As much as I love this soup, it’s always nice to have some variation. Hope you’re having a good weekend.
Forward on 30 mins: I’ve just realised that this is almost exactly the same as my Soup for Stress that I posted just over a month ago, no wonder making it came so naturally to me! However, I have modified it slightly and I think it tastes better than the original 🙂