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Author Notes: After a busy week I ended up with a hodge podge of ingredients, a hungry tummy, and the will to not leave my apartment due to pouring rain. It served as excellent inspiration for a quick, easy veggie concoction to cure the Fall chill. This is especially good for you if you are recovering from a cold as the ginger provides a boost to your immune system. Enjoy! —Shalala
- 6 cups Chicken Stock
- 1 Small Onion
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled
- 1 Bag Carrots
- 3 Inches Ginger Root, peeled
- 1 teaspoon Curry Powder
- 2 pinches Salt
- Peal the sweet potatoes, ginger, and carrots.
- Chop up the onion and set aside. Chop up the sweet potato in 1 inch chunks and set aside. Chop up the carrots into half inch chunks and set aside. Either grate or chop the ginger and set aside. Personally, I like to chop it up because it is going to get blended anyway, but to each their own.
- Put your chicken stock into a deep soup pot and set on high to bring it to a boil
- Meanwhile, heat up the olive oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Put the onions in to saute for about five minutes. Once they have cooked a bit and have become translucent, add the carrots to the mix and allow them to saute for a minute or two.
- Dump the carrot and onion mixture into the chicken stock. Add the sweet potatoes, ginger, and pinch of salt. Allow everything to come to a boil.
- After the mixture has come to a boil, bring it to medium heat and allow it to simmer for 20-30 minutes. This is where your opinion comes in: do you like your soup thinner or a bit on the thick side? I left mine to boil for 30 minutes because I like mine a little heartier. There is no right or wrong way, just figure out what you like best.
- Take the soup off the heat, and stir in the curry powder. I am sure you could add this whenever you like--I just found inspiration at the end of the cooking process and thus why I waited to add this ingredient.
- Take your hand blender, stick it in the pot, and go to town. Blend until you have reached your desired consistency and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with whatever you fancy. I used some spare thyme that I had around the house. Enjoy!