I wanted to tinker around in the kitchen, so for lunch I made a delicious sweet potato curry soup. I made the recipe up as I went, and to be honest when I first tasted it I couldn't believe I made it! I wrote down what I did, which is good because I will be making this again and again!
Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and chopped
- 1/2 large onion sliced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. Curry Powder
- 3/4 tsp. Garam Masala
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1 can coconut milk
- salt and pepper to taste
I was going to get all fancy and try to make mashed potato pancakes for dinner, but I decided I just wanted to go with mashed potatoes! It was a grey rainy day so mashed potatoes felt like a hug. I had a jar of Yumm sauce in my fridge, so I decided to use a bit as a gravy or sauce. I just used a little bit because the sauce is made with garbanzo beans and almonds with seasonings and such, so it was maybe a bit of a cheat, but it was soooooo good! I know there are recipes online for this sauce, and a blog that I used to read but sadly is no more, Peas and Thank You recreated this sauce amazingly. She has a cookbook by the same name, and I think the recipe is in there. I used to make it all the time when I lived in PA. My boyfriend at the time who is not only not a vegan, but one of the pickiest eaters I have ever met in my life loved this sauce. Anyway, it tasted great with mashed potatoes and some sliced green onion.
I feel like if I talked about this with a lot of non vegans, the protein issue would be thrown around A LOT. I'm certainly not a nutritionist, so I can only speak on how I feel, which is strong and healthy. When I first started working on getting healthy, I started eating higher carbs, eventually going somewhat starch solution, and I have increased the intensity of my workouts, and I'm definitely walking a lot more in my daily life. I did a super intense cardio workout yesterday, and today I did yoga focusing on the upper body(which is tough for me) and I climbed my hill, and I felt fueled to do so. I understand we need protein, but the obsession with protein has been out of control ever since Atkins burst on the scene. Shudder. I also feel satisfied. Maybe a little bored, but certainly not hungry or deprived. And I like that there are constantly ideas for rcipes floating around in my head. It feels good to create and feel like creating. Anyway, I guess that's enough potato talk for one day!