A delicious recipe for sweet potato & macadamia soup and a giveaway for The Perfect Blend recipe book by Tess Masters…

Sweet Potato & Macademia Soup

If you haven’t already noticed I love blending food; to make a delicious soup, a tasty marinade, or a frozen dessert, the options are endless. A blender is not just for smoothies…

So when I was sent Tess Masters’ The Perfect Blend recipe book, which is available to buy now, I was more than keen to get blending. With over 100 nutrient-dense vegan and gluten free recipes, the book is divided into 12 chapters with specific health goals such as energy, immunity and anti-inflammatory. There are recipes for ice-cream, salads, desserts, soups, starters, main meals and more but all with one thing in common, there is an element of blending somewhere in the recipe.

  1. The Perfect Blend by Tess MastersThe Perfect Blend | Tess Masters | Jacqui Small Publishing

Where to start? There is so much packed in this book I couldn’t decide where to start first, and what I particularly like is that whilst you’ll feel really virtuous making and eating/drinking these recipes there are no odd, strange or expensive ingredients involved. This book is for everyone! I particularly like the refined sugar free classic cheesecake, sesame soba, lick your plate lasagne and the caramel cravings smoothie…don’t they sound amazing.

I am thrilled to have three copies of Tess Masters’ The Perfect Blend gluten free & vegan recipe book to give away but first I am sharing one of the recipes in the book a sweet potato & macadamia soup…

Sweet potato & macadamia soup recipe

Sweet Potato & Macadamia Soup

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A simple soup which is bursting with flavour and packed full of goodness
Ingredients
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 kg (2 lb 2 oz) orange-flesh sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 tsp natural salt (see page 139), plus extra to taste
  • 1.9 litres (3 pints) vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, plus extra to taste
  • 70 g (21⁄2 oz) raw unsalted macadamias
  • Fresh lime juice, to serve
  • Finely chopped coriander, to serve
  • Optional boosters:
  • 80 g (3 oz) baby spinach (or other leafy greens)
  • Macadamia oil, to serve
  • Finely chopped raw unsalted macadamias, to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone liner or baking paper.
  2. Toss the onions and sweet potatoes with the oil and salt and spread them out on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for about 1 hour until the vegetables are tender but not burnt. You don’t want any black bits.
  3. Transfer the roasted vegetables to a large saucepan and add the vegetable stock, ginger, turmeric and cayenne. Bring the mixture to the boil, then lower the heat to medium-high and simmer, partially covered, for about 15 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the macadamias. Allow the mixture to stand for 10 minutes to soften the nuts and cool the soup slightly. Working in batches, pour the soup into your blender and purée on high for 1–2 minutes until smooth and creamy. (For conventional blenders, remove the small centre lid cap and cover the opening with a tea towel so steam can escape while you blend.) Return the soup to the saucepan, and warm it over a low heat, and tweak the salt and cayenne to taste.
  5. Stir in the spinach booster until the leaves are just wilted.
  6. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and splash each serving with lime juice. Garnish with a drizzle of the macadamia oil booster, and sprinkle with the coriander and the chopped macadamia booster.
Notes
Stir through some spinach for an injection of chlorophyll. A splash of lime juice brightens the flavours, a drizzle of macadamia oil highlights the nutty element and a sprinkle of crushed macadamias and coriander enlivens the presentation. Sweet spuds calm inflammation in brain and nerve tissues; coupled with ginger and turmeric, they help ease joint pain and swelling, so you’ve got a ‘souper’ arthritis aid.

 

Let me know what you think of this delicious sweet potato & macadamia soup recipe, I’m sure you will absolutely love it!

The Perfect Blend book by Tess masters giveaway

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