Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

Sweet potato is quite special and different; and it is known to be better than the normal potato we often eat. It’s known to be very high in nutritional value with lots of fiber, complex carbs, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and antioxidants. I used to not like the taste that much, but I’ve gradually learned to appreciate it. Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting accustomed to food we don’t love at first ‘sight’ (taste). ­čÖé

I’ve always made potatoes and leek soups, but I wanted to use sweet potatoes more in my diet. Therefore, while I was browsing through some recipes online, I found this one and I decided to give it a try. It surely tastes different, with a tinge of sweetness, which not everyone will like, but I think the taste is very special! =)

Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes, Leek, Parsley, Broth, Salt & Pepper, chilli powder

Instructions
  • Put the sweet potatoes, leeks, parsley, salt, pepper, and broth in a pot and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the vegetables are soft (30-45 mins)
  • Remove from heat and let the soup cool a bit
  • Transfer the soup mixture to a blender and pur├ęe
  • Re-heat the soup on a low setting and serve

Check out the 9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes!
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html

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Easy Noodle Soup

You think Spring has settled in as the temperature goes higher and higher, but as soon as you store all your winter coats and boots away, the weather plays a joke on you and cools down drastically by a lot. So here I am, walking home from work on this chilly evening fighting against the wind, hoping to get home as fast as I can.

And since I don’t have any strong motivation to spend a lot of time cooking on this Monday evening, I opted for this quick and easy Noodle Soup for supper. To make it healthier, you could add lots of veggies of your choice.

What I did here is:

  • Boil 2 cups of water
  • Add the soup base/stock cube
  • Add the fish balls and tofu cubes
  • After 1-2 minutes, add the baby Bok Choy and Bean Sprouts
  • Add the noodle last and let it cook for 3 minutes
  • Put 2 drops of sesame oil

That’s it!

Have a great Monday night!