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Spicy Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Soup

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Nearly all of us are sick so I decided to make some yummy soup to make us feel better and clear our heads out a bit.  I don’t know if it is an actual medical cure for the swine flu but all of us felt a lot better after consuming.



  • 6–8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 habanero pepper (maybe two for real heat)
  • 2–3 sweet potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • S&P to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • sour cream and thyme to garnish

Set the oven to broil.  Cut peppers into thirds.  Remove spines and seed and lay out on pan.  They should take 15–20 minutes to roast.  I didn’t let them char too much.


Heat up some oil in a large pot and add garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes.
Add onion and cook until soft.
Add sweet potatoes and mix everything up. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add around 6 cups of vegetable stock and toss in a couple sprigs of thyme.
Cover and cook on medium high heat until potatoes are soft.
Once the potatoes are soft, add all of the peppers.  Cook a little longer.
Add some cayenne, I’d start with a tablespoon.

All that is left is to puree the entire mix.  Don’t forget to remove the sprigs of thyme.
Let it reduce uncovered about five minutes and add salt and pepper.  You can also add more cayenne to your liking.
I served it with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of thyme.


Written by epicnoms

September 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Chili (with turkey)!

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  • A couple pounds fresh tomatoes, Roma and regular, chopped
  • 3 green peppers diced
  • 2 onions chopped
  • At least 10 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 or 3 jalapenos, with seeds, chopped
  • spices


Brown some ground turkey in oil. Then add the  onions and garlic and cook until the onions are clear.

After that, add all the tomatoes and green peppers, and a few spoonfuls of tomato paste. We also added some vegetable stock and a can of stewed tomatoes at this point, but it’s probably unnecessary since the fresh tomatoes will add all the juice you need once they cook longer.

Start adding spices. We started with salt and pepper, turmeric, red chili powder, cumin, cumin seed, coriander powder, and oregano.

Dump in two cans red kidney beans, rinsed, and a can of corn, drained.


Stir it up and simmer on the stove for at least an hour. Delicious!

This bowl has cheese, scallions, and cilantro as a topping.

Garnish with cheese, scallions, and cilantro.

You can add a dollop of plain yogurt to cut the spice.

You can add a dollop of plain yogurt to cut the spice.

Written by Jessica

September 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Posted in dinner, spicy

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