This soup makes me happy. I’ve been making it for what seems like eons, and I don’t know what took me so long to share it. It’s the kind of food you’ll feel good about. If you are on the path to better eating, this is a good place to start.
It’s hot and sweet, spicy and nutritious. It’s a kind soup. It’s easy on you. On your health, your time, your wallet, your soul. Yes, this is definitely a soul food in my book. Oh and hey, it’s easy on the environment too. So give it a shot and let me know what you think.
*A note on curry:
The curry powder you will use matters. Choose a good quality type; one that’s not too hot nor too mild. I’ve used a Fijian curry powder I brought back from trip and recently, the McCormick Medium Curry Powder, which you can find in any supermarket in the Montreal region.
Vegan Curried Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Potage
1 tbsp virgin organic coconut oil
Veggies and broth:
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, chopped
4 cups chopped sweet potato
3 cups chopped cauliflower
6 cups organic vegetable broth
1 ½ tsp of good quality curry powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp each of salt and black pepper
In a large stainless steel pot, heat the coconut oil on medium high heat. Throw in the onions and crushed garlic and cook until nicely golden brown and softened. I cook mine at a relatively high heat to get that caramelized taste.
Next, add all your spices, cauliflower, sweet potato and broth. Bring this to a boil. Then lower the heat, put the cover on and let it simmer about 25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Once the potage is cooked, grab your food processor and purée it in a few batches until silky smooth (You can purée it this soup with a hand mixer, but it will be lumpy). Return to the pot, stir all the potage, and season again, if needed. You can also add a little more broth here if you find it too thick. But take care not to add too much, or it will dilute the taste.
Finally, ladle into bowls, top with fresh cilantro, hemp seeds, and oh so crucial for that final sweet note: a drizzle of maple syrup. Santé à vous, my friends.