Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup
by Me

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3 cups water
2 large sweet potatoes
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

*Garnish with creme fraiche if desired - not included in nutritional information

Add water and coconut flakes to a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 10 minutes. In the meantime wash sweet potatoes and pierce several times with a fork. Place in a microwave and cook 10 minutes on high or until soft. Strain coconut flakes from water, reserving water. Discard coconut flakes. Slice sweet potatoes in half and scoop sweet potato out of skin, discard skin. Add sweet potato and coconut flavored water to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add mixture back into sauce pan. Add chicken broth, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to sauce pan. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until flavors are combined.

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