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Is it soup, yet?

February 7th, 2012 at 12:17 am

A few years ago, there was a commercial where the question asked, "It is soup, yet?" as someone talked about making soup and how hard it is to wait. I think it was for a canned soup and how one can get homemade taste with the convenience of opening a can and heating it.

I have been trying to stay away from canned soups as much as possible, but want to make things that are both nutritious, economical, and something we'll eat. I ran across this recipe is a magazine, but changed it because I didn't care for the original.

Sweet Potato Soup

2 onions, chopped
2 medium carrots, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled, and cut into chunks
1 T grated fresh ginger
1 T Turmeric
1/2 cinnamon stick
2 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 c cream

In a 5 to 6 slow cooker, combine the onions, carrots, ginger Tumeric, cinnamon stick, salt, pepper, broth and water. Cook covered 7 or 8 hours. Puree the soup in a blender and add the cream.

I actually halved the recipe because I didn't have that many sweet potatoes and I put it in a smaller slow cooker, but it was yummy. I like the fact I could use things I had on hand and the ingredients weren't so exotic (read expensive). It made a good lunch today.

At my schools, there's a company that sells books and usually it has a couple of cookbooks. One gal said she loved cookbooks, but anymore, she doesn't buy them because she either gets people to share recipes or goes to She said her cookbooks are collecting dust on the shelf.

That lead to a discussion that is appears that many of the cookbooks have recipes that most of us aren't going to really use and how sharing recipes and getting them online is probably more economical.

And so feeding the tummy and feeding the wallet, all in one step sounds like a great idea!

6 Responses to “Is it soup, yet?”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    OK, I looked it was for Lipton dry soup mixes...

  2. Amber Says:

    Hmmm thanks for sharing the recipe

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    The only soup I've found that's even comparable to homemade soup is Trader Joe's stuff. Certainly not Lipton's dry soup.

    For some reason I've never thought of making soup with sweet potatoes. I've done regular potatoes, but it never actually occurred to me that sweet might work just as well. Of course, I've only been eating sweet potatoes for about a year or so.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Yum. I made a sweet potato carrot soup from a Williams Sonoma recipe and it was so good. Aren't sweet potatoes super foods?!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I heard sweet potatoes are supposed to be good with lots of vitamins and antioxidants. I had never thought to make soup with them before either, until I ran across the recipe.

    And, I agree...I never thought Lipton soup was that good even if you made it with the dry mix.

  6. Penny Saver Says:

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it.

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