Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup


Even here in sunny San Diego we sometimes need a "warm you to your bones" winter soup.  Hot and steamy, this particular soup also adds a spicy kick to heat you up just that much more.

Join me today as we bring you our latest submission to the Blogger C.L.U.E Society and make our way back to Colorado to Lea Ann at Cooking on the Ranch with Western Flair and Rocky Mountain Air!



Lea Ann brings fabulous recipes with a little something for everyone, and it didn't take me long to find a recipe fitting for our C.L.U.E March assignment - potatoes.  And does Lea Ann have some awesome potato recipes on her blog!  How about Potatoes Cooked in Banana Leaves?  Or the one that totally caught my eye, Twice Baked Potatoes with Poached Eggs?

However, with our family dietary restrictions (dairy-free), our quest for mostly plant-based foods, and a somewhat chilly day here in San Diego, it was the Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup that my husband chose as our recipe for the month.  (Funnily enough, we chose sweet potatoes last time we visited Lea Ann's blog in November!)

Filled with sweet potatoes, onions and apples, this soup receives a spicy kick from a spoonful of adobo, and then cools down with a drizzle of creamy coconut milk.  Spiced with ginger and a touch of my new favorite spice, turmeric, the soup bursts with flavors and warms you to your toes simply from the scent alone.

So here's hoping that your winter weather is turning as snow drifts away into warmer breezes and spring flowers.  But if you still need a warm up, this soup has your name all over it.

Now see what the rest of the C.L.U.E Members brought to the table! 

37 comments:

  1. MMMM....this does sound delicious. I love sweet potatoes and chipotle....enough said!

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  2. What a gorgeous soup, Kim!!! And I love the bit of heat and the yummy peppita garnish!!!

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    1. I have to admit to tripling the pepita garnish on mine! ;)

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  3. YUM, great choice for this month's theme.

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  4. What a beautiful soup! I love spicy with sweet potatoes and this looks so good to me!

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    1. Thanks Kelli! The combo was simply perfect.

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  5. What a gorgeous color and I love all the flavors, especially the addition of the apples! This is a special soup for sure!

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    1. I loved the color too... it is so bright!

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  6. Oh yes, this definitely goes on the list! Love the flavors.....spicy and sweet!

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  7. Even though it's starting to warm up (and by warm I mean hitting 50 degrees), it's still cold in the morning and night. I would welcome a bowl of this beautiful soup!

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    1. Oh my goodness!! 50º?? We didn't get much below that this winter!!

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  8. This is a really nice choice Kim. We thought this soup was very special. Nice cooking with you!

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  9. This sounds delightful Kim, I love soups that are loaded with veggies and super flavorful.

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    1. Thanks Chris! Brian loved it... and it is super flavorful!

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  10. This sounds delightful Kim, I love soups that are loaded with veggies and super flavorful.

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  11. Can't go wrong with sweet potato! I can imagine the adobo sauce complementing the sweetness of the sweet potato so nicely. This is the kind of soup I can eat a pot of!

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    1. We did Jean!! Just about the whole pot in one sitting.

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  12. I love chipotle & sweet potatoes so this sounds right up my alley.

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  13. YUM! This actually sounds like it'd be as good cold as warm. But, right now warm soup sounds pretty darned good :-)

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    1. Funny you should say that... I actually prefer my soups more of a room temp, and it was perfect!

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  14. Sweet potatoes and chipotle sound like a great combo! A perfect dish to get you through the rest of winter!

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    1. Thanks Kathy... It will be a regular in our rotation I have a feeling.

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  15. Oh Kim - how delicious does this look and sound! I need to make this really soon. Great choice!

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  16. I loved that you picked a sweet potato... it's my favorite kind of starch. This soup looks lovely!

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    1. Given a choice of potato, sweet potato is almost always my potato of choice!

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  17. I can't imagine you ever needing a cold day soup, but I can totally see having it for it's pure comfort-foodness. It looks absolutely delicious, Kim, and I think you adaptations are awesome.

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    1. I'm no where near as tough as you guys... temp dips to 60º and it's soup weather!

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  18. I absolutely love the sound of this, Kim - my favourite kind of ingredients are in there and it's definitely warming to the cockles! I'm the biggest soup fan ever and so this is perfect for any weather! I only recently found out about pepitas - here we just call them Graines de Courges and so I hadn't even bothered to find out. Been putting it in breakfast cereal but lovely idea as a soup garnish!

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    1. I love the little salty touch they add. I'm glad you found them... try them in granola too!

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