Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

Jamie and I are on a 6 week liver cleanse-Daniel fast-health kick. We aren't eating red meat, sugar, white flour or processed foods, and eating as many raw fruits and veggies as we can.So essentially, we're eating healthily. We do have to drink 2 big glasses of water with lemon juice in the morning, which apparently helps to cleanse your liver. It must be working because I always have to pee the whole rest of the morning...
I didn't think we ate that much of the "forbidden foods", red meat, white flour and the like, but it turns out our go-to types of meals like pasta and tex-mex tend to have that stuff in them.
So I've been trying to plan our meals better, and have been looking for new recipes to try. I've been having fun making raw juices, my own mayonnaise, cream cheese and today it was whole wheat tortillas! But, snacking is harder and I reeeeallly am missing sweets - brownies, ice cream, cookies, Easter chocolate... *drool* Anyway!

Here is a great vegetarian recipe that my best friend Naphtali introduced me to, it's deceptively simple yet the flavours of the sweet potato and pear pair nicely. (pear pair... hi hi)

Sweet Potato and Pear Soup Recipe


2 tbsp butter
1 small white onion
2 large pears
3 big sweet potatoes
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock (I use a homemade bouillon paste - recipe coming soon!)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cream (optional)

Chop the onion finely, peel and cube the sweet potatoes and peel, core and cube the pears. My pears were a little small so I threw in an extra one.

Check out my albino sweet potato...

Melt butter in a pot, and sauté onions until soft and translucent.

Add the sweet potato and pear, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add stock to the pot and bring to a boil, cooking the sweet potato and pear until soft, about 20 minutes.

Blend using either a food processor, blender or hand-held blender (my preferred method).

Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

Top with a dollop of homemade yogurt and a dash of celery salt!

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