15 February 2013

sweet potato, white bean, and swiss chard soup

thought it would be a good time to look up all my recipes for the toothless, and realised i have almost nothing posted here! whoops. i thought i had posted a bunch of recipes when i first got my braces, and had difficulty eating anything. will definitely start moving a bunch over from my other blog, which is more about crafty stuff and has many tasty, crunchy, chewy, unhealthy recipes besides.

for a start, here is something i will be making this weekend. this weekend is going to be a soup extravaganza! also thinking about borscht and squash/pear soup (based on what's rotting in the fridge, and what's coming in our next veg box).

sweet potato, white bean, and swiss chard soup

1/2 cup dry small white beans (i think they were navy beans?)
a sprig of fresh rosemary
1 onion, chopped
3 or 4 small sweet potatoes (mine were kind of small - you need enough to make about 2 cups mashed
4 big cloves of garlic
1 tbs olive oil
salt & pepper
1 bunch swiss chard, rinsed, ribs cut out, and roughly chopped
4 cups stock (chicken, veg, whatever - i used vegan onion bouillion cubes)

combine the beans with rosemary and onion in a stock pot, cover with lots of cold water. let soak for 6+ hours (overnight works)

cut sweet potatoes into chunks of about an inch maximum. toss with garlic and olive oil in a baking dish; season with salt & pepper. bake for 1 hour at 325F.

while potatoes are roasting, simmer the beans over low heat. about 5 minutes before the potatoes will be ready, add the chard.

mash the cooked potatoes; add to the stock and puree until smooth. drain the beans/chard, pick out the rosemary, add the potatoes/stock to the beans.

cook all together over medium heat for about 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Just given this recipe to my wife. I love sweet potatoes.
    Thanks for sharing.