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Sweet Potato Stew {All natural and allergen free}

This spring weather is unpredictable. One day it is sunny and I am dreaming of grilling veggies on the barbecue and then the next day it is overcast and dreary and I am back to my hard to kick soup habits.
Lucky for you, I love to share my good recipes. 🙂
The recipe flops? 
I just feed them to my children and remind them that when I was their age I was constantly bare foot, walked to school both ways in ten feet of snow and carried two demanding jobs.
Its cool, they dont read this blog yet, so they have no idea that I may be fibbing a teeny tiny bit in order to have them eat dinner.
 
If all else fails, I offer a box of  cookies for dessert and soon enough the not so great recipe is devoured.
 
But lets focus on the good recipes, the ones that we all willingly eat without blackmail and bribery. 
I made this sweet potato stew to warm my little family up on one of these dreary spring days; it was surprisingly simple and delicious. 🙂
Just the way we like things around here.
To recreate this goodness you will need:
1 large sweet potato, skinned
1/2 a butternut squash, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 carrots, washed with peel on
6 cups of water
1tbs of coconut oil
1 tbs of garlic pepper
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of chili powder 
1/2 a tsp of cumin
 
First fill a sealed pot with your water and then add all of your produce. Cover and boil until your vegetables are softened. Then, take a hand blender and blend until your stew is creamy and to the consistency you desire. I like my stews with a bit of chunkiness to them. (Remember to keep your hand blender submerged when on, so you do not end up splashing hot stew on the newly cleaned counters, floor and dog.) No animals were harmed in the making of this stew. One may have just gotten mildly filthy.
Add in your spices and mix thoroughly. Cover and simmer on low heat for another ten minutes.
 Mix well once more in case your stew has separated; serve stew hot. 🙂
 I love that this soup is purely healthy and then you can mix it up if you choose to top your stew with anything.
 If you are feeling like you want to be super fancy like we did, you can top your stew with a sprinkling of goat cheese, some crumbled bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup.
 Enjoy it plain and you will be guilt free, indulge a little and you will enjoy the best accumulation of tastes. The spicy hearty flavours of this soup make it robust, and the salty delicious flavouring of your goat cheese and bacon will juxtaposition the sweet maple syrup. 
Together, these flavors will keep you coming back for more.
PS: Did I mention this soup is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan and vegetarian if you just eat it as is? 
PPS: It is super yummy as is too. You will love it.
Hope this one warms you up and wards the cold away from you until we are able to enjoy some definite spring time sunshine. 🙂
Happy Cooking Lovelies.
If you want to check out some more recipes that include sweet potato you can take a peek at the ones below. Just click on the picture to be taken right to the deliciousness!
http://thislittleestate.com/2013/11/25/sweet-potato-mash-with-candied-walnuts/ 
http://thislittleestate.com/2014/01/27/detox-soup-yummy-soup-filled-wi/
http://thislittleestate.com/2013/05/14/sweet-potato-lasagna-full-of-hidden/
http://thislittleestate.com/2013/11/12/jamaican-stew-flavorful-variation-of/

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2 Comments

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    Tracey
    April 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Easy and yummy I made this the other day it was fantastic. Already a huge fan of butternut squash soup with the added sweet potatoes it help "stretch" the soup gave it wonderful flavor. Warm and creamy on this wet spring day. I made two dutch ovens full of this soup ladled into containers and zip lock bags in the freezer it went. Beautiful soup in my favorites and I had to pin it 🙂

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    bethanygier
    April 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Tracey,

    Thank you for the taking the time to make such a sweet comment! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe, and you will enjoy it when you take it out of your freezer too! We love it reheated with grilled cheese for a lazy saturday lunch. 🙂 Hope you are having a great day today.

    Bethany

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