Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
|Photo by tiramisustudio|
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1½-inch cubes
- 4 large shallots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tsp. ground thyme
- 1 tsp. ground marjoram
- ¼ tsp. cumin seeds (or ground cumin)
- 3 cups chicken stock Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp. sour cream or plain yogurt (Greek or regular, omit for paleo version) optional
Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Combine potatoes and shallots in a large bowl.
- Drizzle with oil.
- Sprinkle with salt, thyme, marjoram, and cumin.
- Toss so all pieces are well coated with olive oil and seasonings.
- Spread the sweet potatoes and shallots out on a foil lined baking sheet.
Roast for 25 minutes or until cooked through and nicely caramelized and browned around the edges. Remove from oven.
Heat the chicken stock in a 2-3 quart saucepan on the stove until steamy. Place the cooked sweet potatoes and shallots in a blender or food processor. Add the hot chicken stock a half cup at a time. Purée until smooth.
NOTE, when blending hot liquids, fill the blender or food processor bowl no more than a third full, and start with short pulses. Depending on the size of your equipment you may need to work in batches. Taste for seasoning, add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with a good size dollop of sour cream.
Serves 2 to 4
Here's a brief into to my vampire story that is guaranteed to warm your winter nights.
Socialite Deb Stein lives a life of luxury until she takes the hunk dressed as a vampire to her bed. When she wakes up one of the living dead, she’s pissed-off. To complicate matters more, she has to find a new identity since everyone thinks she's dead. Plus, if she’s dead, she can’t touch her trust fund, and that means she has to work! How can someone who has never held a job find one? And her social life is in the tank. Her new friends are a street guy called Rat and fellow strippers at the dive where she works. If she ever sees Aaron Lowell again, she’ll put a stake in his heart. Aaron Lowell feels guilty he took his mentor’s advice and left town after taking the sexy socialite into the undead world.
Concerned, he returns to check on her and discovers she’s become a stripper—and not a very happy one when she sees him. But she’s still hot, and he can’t stay away from her, even if their meetings are explosive. Can two vampires move beyond anger, combined with a strong sexual attraction, to find the kind of love they both crave? BUY LINK To read excerpts from other books by Lizzie T. Leaf please click onto Amazon.
website and blog. Connect with Lizzie on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. See all of Lizzie's book on Amazon.