Sunday, February 20, 2011

Coconut Curry Kale, Chick Pea and Sweet Potato Stoup

I have officially become my mother.

But don't get mad, Mom. That's not an insult.

I saw a totally healthy recipe here on Mama Pea's blog and I made it EVEN healthier. Mom would be so proud. And thank you to Mama Pea, as this is a pretty genius recipe! My husband said, "This is the best soup you have ever made, it's incredible, it's perfect, it's so delicious. Holy cow. This is sick. This is so good. This is the best soup ever. Holy Shit. How could you ever make anything this good again?"

Nuf said.

Coconut Curry Kale, Chick Pea and Sweet Potato Stoup
adapted from a recipe by Mama Pea over at Peas and Thank You

Printable Recipe
2 cups chopped onion
2 large stalks celery, rough chopped
1 medium head bok choy, rough chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp sweet curry powder
1 tsp hot curry powder (optional if you like heat)
4 cups vegetable broth (1 standard box)
1 14 oz. can light coconut milk
1 14 oz. can diced organic fire-roasted tomatoes (i.e. Muir Glen, Trader Joe's, Hunts all now have this)
2 14 oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
1 large sweet potato, diced medium
1 head organic kale, de-stemmed and chopped into pieces
1/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste (or to taste)

Place all ingredients, onion through chick peas, into a crock pot set to 6 hours. At the 4 1/2 hour, add the sweet potato. At 5 hours, remove a ladle full of the broth and pour into a small bowl. Dissolve the 1 Tbsp of arrowroot powder into the broth and return broth to crock pot. Then add the kale. After 6 hours, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

P.S. It seems that more and more doctors are catching on to the plant-strong way of eating as a method of disease prevention. Read about two of them here.


JL goes Vegan said...

This looks really incredible. Can't go wrong with chickpeas and kale, huh? :)

Jessica said...

Will SO try this one! Unfortunately Alans's colitis is in a terrible flare up, so h.e is sticking to white food for now - but this would be right up his alley, too! Thanks, Wendy.

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said...

What a response! You make me want to make it just to see if my husband will have a similar reaction. :-) Looks delicious!

Dani- danielleislosingit said...

Your blog is the only one that inspires me enough to actually make the recipes. Can't wait to try this one:)

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

That looks so good.. the spices are some of my favorite! There's nothing better than a big bowl of soup.

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner said...

YUM!!! That sounds FABULOUS!!!!! :D I love that you used Nutmeg, Chickpeas, and a Sweet Potato in it! :)


Anonymous said...

Love the reaction! Ok what's the deal with crock pots? Did you really just leave it in there all day?

Wendy (Healthy Girl) said...

Yes! You really leave it in the crock pot all day. Except for the sweet potatoes. If you leave them too long, they disintegrate--which isn't a totally bad thing if it happens, it just thickens the soup!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE your blog-so fabulous! We share the same food philosophy almost exactly. Can't wait to try this recipe. And a challenge for you: I'm so not creative in the kitchen, but I had a delicious meal out the other night and wondered if you could re-create it for me! It was penne pasta with chunks of butternut squash, collard greens, caramelized onions and walnuts. SO good. The sauce was light, seemed like an olive oil base, so that is the challenge. I would be ever so grateful!

Ashley said...

I made this last night, and it was so yummy! My husband loved it too. I couldn't find coconut extract at the store, so I used some coconut milk. I also used garam masala b/c we don't have curry powder. Eating leftovers for lunch now and coworkers are salivating at the smell. :)

Oh yeah, I did not make it in the crock pot. Just simmered it for about 45 mintutes or so.

Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!

cody said...

wonderful soup as is! This was simply the best soup I have ever made. I also like collecting gourmet cooking recipes. @ Gourmandia

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