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  • Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Tamari Almonds

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Tamari Almonds

Posted on September 26, 2016
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Disclosure: I’m so happy to be able to give you all a peek into Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon. Thanks for letting me share this beautiful cookbook with you!

I was traveling for work last week, and about half way through the trip all I could think about was coming home and making up a big batch of this soup. Because even though exploring new restaurants and trying out new food items is one of the best reasons to travel (in my humble opinion), I do have my breaking point when it comes to eating out. Restaurant food is often much heavier than what I typically cook at home. And the portion sizes can be overwhelming as well. So usually after a few days of hitting up the restaurant scene, I start craving healthy, home cooked meals like nobody’s business.

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The recipe for this bright, flavor-packed Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Tamari Almonds is straight out of Angela Liddon’s new cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day. You’ve probably seen it or heard about it by now. Because it’s taken the blogosphere by storm since it’s release earlier this month (kind of like her first cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook, did back in 2014!).

Psst! I’m giving away a copy to one lucky reader! Keep scrolling to enter!

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Oh She Glows Every Day is a collection of over 100 plant-based recipes that will appeal to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Angela’s recipes are casual and straight-forward, but never boring. That’s because Angela has a knack for adding one or two unexpected ingredients to many of her dishes, which not only keeps things interesting, but also totally makes you want to stop and say “hmmm…why didn’t I think of that?”. For example, this soup contains a 1/4 cup of almond butter, which gives it a great creamy texture. And her homemade basil pesto sauce (SO GOOD!) uses hemp hearts to boost protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The whole book is sprinkled with little twists like these. It’s seriously genius.

Oh and the photography (taken by the talented Ashley from Edible Perspective) is insanely gorgeous as well. I could just sit and stare at the images in this cookbook all day long!

Oh She Glows Every Day cookbook by Angela Liddon

I’m excited to be able to give away a copy of Oh She Glows Every Day to one lucky reader. Hooray! All you have to do is leave me a comment below, telling me your favorite Fall vegetable. The giveaway will be open until October 3, 2016. After which I will randomly select a winner and notify them by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their shipping address (United States shipping addresses only, please!), or I will select an alternate winner. Good luck! Update: This giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen. Thanks to all those who participated!

Cheers,

Liz

Reprinted with minor adaptations from Oh She Glows Every Day by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Glo Bakery Corporation.

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Tamari Almonds

Serves 4

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Tamari Almonds

Ingredients

  • For the Soup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups diced sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and mined
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup raw almond butter (can substitute peanut butter)
  • 3 cups peeled and diced carrots
  • 3 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • For Garnish
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Coconut milk

  • For the Tamari Almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tamari

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy-bottom pot, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Stir in the curry paste.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together a small amount of the vegetable broth with the almond butter to help smooth it out. Then add this mixture, along with the remaining vegetable broth, to the pot. Stir in the carrots, sweet potatoes, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring the soup to a low boil and then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Simmer the soup, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots and potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Meanwhile, make the tamari almonds. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the chopped almonds and tamari together in a small bowl until the almonds are well coated. Then spread the almonds out in a single layer over the parchment paper. Transfer the baking sheet to your pre-heated oven and roast the almonds for 9-11 minutes, until lightly golden and the tamari has dried up. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Once the vegetables are tender, remove the pot from the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly. Then using your immersion blender, blend the soup until it’s smooth. Alternatively, you can purée the soup in your blender, making sure to be careful when transferring and blending hot liquids, and working in small batches as necessary.
  5. Re-warm the puréed soup over low-medium heat. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper. You can also thin the soup out to your desired consistency with a little more vegetable broth.
  6. To serve, ladle the warm soup into bowls. Top with the tamari almonds. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, cilantro, red pepper flakes and a drizzle of coconut milk, if desired.
  7. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for about 5 days.
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  • Tahini Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tahini Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on June 20, 2016
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Happy first official day of Summer!

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. I was basically poolside the entire time. Only stopping to mix beertails, grill kebabs and watch a few episodes of Orange Is the New Black (I’m trying really hard not to binge!). Life can be pretty good sometimes.

Now I’m easing back into Monday with a longer than life to-do list and a big pile of laundry. Thankfully there’s ice cream to make the transition a little bit sweeter.

So…tahini-flavored ice cream. Are you down? Or does that sound totally weird to you?

Admittedly, I wasn’t sure myself initially. I was worried it might be too savory. And that the texture might be a little bit off as well. But I only needed to take one bite of this cool, creamy concoction to be completely sold on the idea. And I’m hoping that my opinion carries a little bit of weight around here, and you’ll be willing to give it a try.

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Like a peanut butter-flavored ice cream, this tahini-flavored ice cream does have a bit of a savory, nutty undertone. But it’s most definitely still dessert. Especially with a few chunks of chocolate chip cookies weaved into the ice cream base (I used store bought cookies, but you could certainly make your own). It’s a fun flavor if you’re looking for something unique, but not totally over-the-top weird (I spotted dill pickle ice cream the other day…um NO!)

I’m sharing this Tahini Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies as part of Ice Cream Week (hooray!), which is being organized by my talented friend Amanda from A Cookie Named Desire. Dozens of bloggers will be sharing ice cream recipes throughout the week, and you can check them all out here on Amanda’s site. I hope you made some extra space in your freezer…

Oh and there are prizes, too! One lucky winner will win a bunch of ice cream related goodies, including items from Rodelle, Cuisinart, Zeroll and Tovolo. You can get all the details of the giveaway AND enter to win on Amanda’s site. Go do it! And good luck!

Cheers,

Liz

Tahini Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: Makes about 1 quart

Tahini Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 4 ounces tahini
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vodka, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped chocolate chip cookies

Instructions

  1. Before starting, make sure the canister of your ice cream maker is frozen. To freeze completely, the canister should be in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
  2. Make the ice cream base. In a heavy bottom saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, cream cheese, tahini (make sure you stir it well before using it) and sugar until well combined and smooth. The mixture will appear lumpy at first, but it will come together after a few minutes of whisking and warming. Do not let the mixture come to a boil. Once smooth, remove from the heat and transfer the ice cream base to a clean bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  3. Churn the ice cream. Pour the chilled ice cream base into the canister of your ice cream maker and churn until the mixture is nearly frozen and the consistency of soft serve, about 20 minutes. Add the vodka, if using, and churn for an additional minute. Then add the chopped cookies and churn until they are well distributed.
  4. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container. Cover with plastic wrap, pushing the plastic all the way down to the surface of the ice cream. Freeze until firm, about 3 hours, before scooping and serving. The ice cream can be stored in your freezer for several days.
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