Although it is getting warmer, it is still winter so soup for lunch is always good.
The other day I roasted some veggies to have with pasta for dinner, so roasted some sweet potato too.
Aubergine and peppers for pasta, and sweet potato sprinkled with chilli flakes and paprika for soup-making.
The soup needs:
2 or 3 small sweet potatoes
Large handful of spinach
Spices- chilli flakes, ginger
Water and vegetable stock (I used vecon as I think it is much nicer than regular stock cubes)
The recipe made 3 big portions of quite thick soup, but if you like it thinner and add more water then it would make more portions. Anyway, this was 3 fairly small sweet potatoes. I softened them in a pan for a few minutes.
Then I added the water- maybe 1 litre. And a tsp of stock and simmer for about ten mins (as the potatoes were already cooked they did not need too long). Add in any spices too- I added a few more chilli flakes, and a little ginger.
Add in the spinach and let it wilt- only for about a minute. Then blitz it up (I have a stick blender so it can be done in the pan) and serve.
My Mum gave me a few sundried tomato mini loaves that she made when I went for lunch the other day, so myself and Andy each had a bowl of soup and a roll for lunch. Delish. It went an interesting green colour, but it tasted lovely!
And now, to the disaster.
This morning, as I do most mornings now, I put the kettle on, put a mint teabag in my favourite massive mug, poured out the water and distracted myself on the internet for about 20 mins (I leave it this long so that when I take the teabag out I can drink it right away).
I went back into the kitchen, only to see mint tea all over the worktop, all down the dishwasher, all over the floor, and the teabag in the bottom of my mug.
As you can see, there is a massive crack up the whole side of the mug. (I did clean it up before I took the photo!).
How I didn’t notice it when I poured it out I have no idea! At least mint tea smells nice even when you have to mop it off the floor!
Better plan a trip to Disney to get a replacement 😉
Have a lovely weekend everyone.