Friday, October 12, 2012
Carrot and Sweet Potato Bisque
It all started when I wanted soup. Simple request, usually. But with October Unprocessed I was a little worried that it would be much more complicated. I mean, I would have to make my own stock first! That seemed like a lot of work...
Except it is NOT.
I took all the odds and ends of veggies I had laying around in the fridge, dumped them in a soup pot, covered with water and added some salt, then let it boil for about an hour. While I watched TV. Yes, that's how complicated it was.
But what kind of soup did I want to make? Well, I wanted to make I-don't-need-to-go-out-in-the-rain Soup. The perfect kind for a day like yesterday.
Cupboards and fridgedoors were opened. Kale? Nah... enough of that recently. Beet? No. I did not want beet soup. But I did see those beautiful, colored carrots I got for a buck at Farmer's Market a few days ago. And there were a few sweet potatoes hiding in the bottom of my pantry. The perfect ingredients for the perfect soup.
In the end I wound up with a creamy (thanks to pure Greek yogurt and a blender) sweet potato and carrot bisque.
Guess what? It was delicious, unprocessed, and cost about 75 cents per bowl.
And I didn't have to go out in the rain...