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Sweet Potato Soup with Apple Herb Drizzle

The perfect comfort food for a chilly fall day.

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE SOUP:
2 each Sweet Potatoes, washed
1/2 cup Onion, white, peeled & chopped
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 tsp Ginger, fresh, chopped
1 tsp Olive oil
2 cups Vegetable stock (or 2 cups water), heated
1 tsp nutmeg
pinch white pepper
pinch sea salt

FOR THE DRIZZLE:
1/3 cup Baby Arugula leaves, rinsed well
1/3 cup Basil leaves, fresh, rinsed well
1/8 cup Apple juice
2 tsp Olive oil
pinch salt

PREPARATION:
SOUP: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Poke several holes in sweet potatoes with a fork, place on baking sheet and roast until soft, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and remove skins.

In a heated saute pan add one teaspoon oil. Add Onion, garlic and ginger and saute on medium heat until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add sweet potatoes, sauteed vegetables, stock, nutmeg, salt and pepper to blender and process until completely smooth. Serve in individual bowls and top with apple-herb drizzle.

DRIZZLE: In a blender process all 5 drizzle ingredients together until smooth. If too thick, add a little more apple juice.


Roasted Peppers with Quinoa and Corn Stuffing

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup               Tofu, extra firm, crumbled

1 tb                  Lemon juice

¾ tsp               Paprika

½ tsp               Cumin

¼ tsp               Black pepper

¼  tsp              Coriander powder

1/8 tsp             Chili powder

1 tb                  Thyme, fresh, chopped

½ tsp + ½ tsp   Olive oil

1/4 cup              White onion, small dice

1 clove             Garlic, minced

¼ cup              Quinoa grain, red

¼ cup              Quinoa grain, white

1 cup             Vegetable stock

2 tsp                Vinegar, white wine

¼ tsp               Salt, sea

½ cup              Corn kernels, fresh cut off the cob

¾ cup              Zucchini, small dice

¼ cup              Scallion, chopped

¼ cup              Parsley, fresh, chopped

1/8 cup             Basil, fresh, chopped

2 each              Pepper, yellow bell, large, halved lengthwise and seeded

2 each              Pepper, red bell, large, halved lengthwise and seeded

2 each              Plum tomato, small, sliced into thin rounds

8 tsp                Feta cheese, low fat, crumbled*

As needed        Cooking spray

PREPARATION:

In a small bowl, mix crumbled tofu with lemon juice, paprika, cumin, black pepper, coriander, chili powder and thyme; refrigerate for several hours so flavors meld.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In small pot, heat vegetable stock. In a medium pot, sauté onion and garlic in ½ teaspoon olive oil until onion is softened. Add red and white quinoa and stir to coat grains. Add the hot vegetable stock and bring to a boil; reduce to simmer, cover and cook until stock is absorbed by quinoa, about 15 minutes.  Place quinoa into large mixing bowl; toss with white wine vinegar and salt.

In a sauté pan with ½ teaspoon oil sauté zucchini and scallion about a minute; add basil and parley and sauté about 1 minute more; remove from heat. Add the sautéed vegetables to the quinoa, along with the seasoned tofu, corn kernels, parsley and basil. Toss well to mix ingredients.

Stuff each pepper half with 1/8 of the stuffing mixture; top with a couple of tomato slices plus 1 teaspoon of feta cheese, then place on a sprayed baking sheet.  Cook in oven until pepper is roasted and cheese is melted, about 9-12 minutes.

Plating: Serve each person 1 red and 1 yellow stuffed pepper half on a small bed of baby arugula greens.

(*omit Feta Cheese if cooking Vegan)

YIELD: 4 servings