I believe "katheats" when she says this is "the best soup we've ever made!" Looks so yummy and with the sweet potato and kale, you're getting in some great nutrients that will help you with hunger. A couple of things:
If you have a dairy intolerance, you don't need the 2% milk unless you really want it. Soup will be a bit thicker (which is usually more filling) but if that is unappealing you could add a bit more coconut milk
I would also substitute the peanuts to salted almond slices or almonds and personally, I would nix the
raisins. Unless you love raisins.
Here's the recipe. I've also added other comments in italics below:
- 2 pounds of sweet potato, cut into 1” pieces and microwaved in a bowl on high for 6.5 minutes to start the cooking process
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed (Up the garlic to 5 cloves)
- 1 can lite coconut milk
- 1 cup 2% milk (or skim, or whole) (Substitute more coconut milk or go without if you have trouble with dairy)
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper (You can leave out the black pepper if you wish)
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 cups kale, trimmed, washed and torn into small pieces
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raisins (Unless you really love raisins)
- 1/4 cup salted peanuts, for garnish
- Shredded coconut, for garnish (Nice touch but you can go without)
- Prepare sweet potatoes in microwave.
- Heat a large pot on medium high. Spray with cooking spray (substitute a bit of olive oil) and add potatoes, cooking until they begin to brown. Stir in garlic.
- Add coconut milk, milk, masala, salt, pepper and flakes.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Mash potatoes with potato masher or puree with immersion blender.
**** I have an important note about the immersion blender.. Many people have been trying to make these soups with their current blenders and they complain that soup goes everywhere. It does. These smart sticks are totally necessary. IF you try to make the soups without them, you just get frustrated and you don't want to make them. I highly recommend the one I have which is the Cusinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender but there are also others listed on the page.
- Add raisins, kale and vanilla and cover. Allow to cook for 8-10 more minutes, until kale is bright green.
- Portion into bowls and garnish with 1 tbsp each peanuts almonds and coconut.
The Katheats blog has a lot more GREAT recipes. Let me know if you make more of them!