Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

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The weather God is becoming seriously egotistical. OK we get it! We fully understand that you can bury my poor little puppy under a mountain of snow in .02 seconds. And that you think its funny when I trip on a deceptively mushy pile of snow and butt dive on Michigan Ave (high point – old lady behind me thought it was hilarious). WE KNOW.

I think we should maybe treat the situation like dealing with a toddler….like maybe if we ignore him (and you groundhog!), this little snowstorm tantrum will just go away. And happy Grandma Weather God will go Cloudy and a Chance of Meatballs on us and rain margaritas and sunshine.

 

But until then I will continue to make soup – my serious savior in the crazy Chicago winter. Which I really can’t complain about because I LOVE soup. My freezer is jam packed with a zillion different soups, I can’t stop recipe testing new ones! My usual favorites are minestrones and other Italian herb soups – tuscan white bean, tomato basil… Mmmm. Same goes for main meals – lots of pasta with marinara sauce, bruschetta, etc, (can you tell where I come from?). So this Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup was such a delicious change to the usual routine.

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This soup is so creamy – with zero cream! Zero dairy. Totally vegan. It’s a beautiful thing. With just the right savory spice from the chipotle (I’m a huge huge fan of chipotle). Top this with a little sour cream, fresh cilantro, or sauteed black beans and its a perfect main dish. Super comforting in this relentless winter.

 

This is also an extremely simple and quick recipe – throw all of the ingredients in a pot, boil, and then puree in a food processor, blender, or with an immersion blender. Dinner for the week and extras go to the freezer.

 

Stay warm!

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Comments

  1. Yum! This looks so good! I’ve always wanted to make sweet potato soup! I’m sure this has the perfect amount of kick to it!

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