Curried Sweet Potato Soup & My New Vitamix

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If you don’t follow my facebook page you more than likely aren’t aware of the fact that I recently purchased a vitamix. What is that you might ask? Well if you haven’t heard of Vitamixes before or have never used them you are really missing out on one of the best kitchen appliances in the world! This blender looks exactly like the average blender you may already have at home that you use to make smoothies and other drinks, however ordinary blenders cant begin to approach the speed nor output of this extraordinary blender. This multitasking, heavy duty electric blender uses 1380 watt power to chop vegetables, juice fruit, blend shakes, mix ice cream and create delectable sauces, dressings and much more easily with the touch of a button. Ordinary blenders jam and overheat, but with a 2 plus peak horsepower motor, 1-10 speeds and a laser stainless steel blade, this blender chops, grinds minces, juices and crushes ice with a smooth efficiency.ย The over-sized 64-oz jar is made of durable copolyester – the same material used in airplane windows. Blender cleans easily without removing blade. Jar fitted with a soft-touch handle and It also heats up soup for you, it’s wild!!! I absolutely love my new toy ๐Ÿ™‚

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This machine isn’t cheap pricing between $499.00-$699.00. Christmas being a few weeks away and my birthday being in the time frame, gave me an exceptional reason to go out on a limb and buy something I’ve always wanted…and needed. My kitchen is just about complete. I broke in my beautiful new toy by making a soup. I love Indian food and was craving it last night and just wanted something simple. This soup filled me up and even gave me left overs for tomorrow. The best part about this meal, I didn’t have to do any work. The Vita did it all for me! Love it!!

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Active Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

MIse en Place:

-2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, baked until soft

-1 15 ounce can Coconut Milk

-1/2 Tablespoon red curry (massaman)

-1 Teaspoon Yellow curry powder

-1 Cup Soy Milk

-2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

-S&P, TT

-Sliced Almonds for garnish, optional

-Pumpkin spice for garnish, optional

Additional Tools:

-Sheet tray

-Vitamix or blender of your choice

Method of Preparation:

-Turn oven to 350 degrees. Using a paring knife, make a slit going length wise across the potato, Sprinkle salt on top of both. Place on a sheet tray and set in oven for 30 minutes or more until sweet potatoes are soft. Remove from the oven and let cool for up to 15 minutes.

-Once cool, remove potato from the skin.

-Add coconut milk into vitamix or blender and add sweet potatoes, both curries, maple syrup, and a dash of salt. Turn on blender on low speed and slowly adjust the speed until high. Once sweet potatoes begin to puree, slowly pour in soy milk. Blend until smooth.

-Taste and adjust seasoning. If soup is too think add in more milk or water. Be careful to not add too much liquid, you want a nice soup consistency. If you’re using a vitamix blend soup for 3 minutes or until hot. Serve right away.

-Garnish with sliced almonds, pumpkin spice, and a few drizzles of maple syrup.

Enjoy!

**Note: This soup pairs excellent with Paratha (Indian flatbread)

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Driven2Eat

Food & Wine connoisseur, I love to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. Nikon D3100 photo journalist and writer. I've started this blog to share my enthusiasm of the culinary world among other personal interests with folks who maintain involvement in the food world and to enliven others who want to develop a love for cooking, crafting and wellness. Be active, be healthy, be happy. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers :)

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