What’s Your Soup of the Day?

29 Jun

Good evening, bloggies. Hope your Tuesday been just fab. I’m so glad I have so many fellow Target-obsessed friends out there. 😉

I’m very very excited to share with you the din din my husband and I enjoyed tonight. I feel like you deserve to know a little bit more about me in regards to this special dinner.

I heart soup. With all that I am. I was the girl growing up that asked at every restaurant my parents took me to, “what the soup of the day” was. Seriously.

Soup is such a comfort food – no matter what type it is. I am not biased.

So now that you understand that my love for soup runs deep, please don’t judge me when I tell you that we had soup for dinner tonight, albeit  it was 90+ degrees out. Whatev.

But friends, it wasn’t just any soup. It was Spicy African Peanut Stew.

:Cue the heavenly angels:


This recipe is courtesy of Peas and Thank You, and it was delicious!

Spicy African Peanut Stew – Peas and Thank You
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 sweet potato, cubed (about 1 c. total)
1 1/2 t. curry powder
1/2-3/4 t. garam masala (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 t. cumin
1 T. minced ginger
2 t. minced garlic
stevia to taste – I omitted this
dash of cinnamon
1 can fire roasted tomatoes, in juice
1 can light coconut milk
2 c. vegetable stock
2 T. natural peanut butter
1/2 c. uncooked quinoa

Throw everything into your slow cooker. Set on high for 1 hour, then switch to low for 4 hours. I needed to crank mine back up to high for the remaining hour, to fully cook the sweet potatoes.

We enjoyed our spicy stew with these bad boys from Trader Joe’s.

Garlic Naan – such a fabulous creation. Such fabulous ingredients: wheat flour, water, garlic, milk, yogurt, coriander leaves, sunflower oil, salt.

Oh, yes. We had soup for dinner on one of the hottest days of summer yet.

Do you eat soup during the summer? Or do you stray from hot dishes during these months?

P.S. Don’t worry, I’m ending this night on a cool note: vanilla soy ice cream.


2 Responses to “What’s Your Soup of the Day?”

  1. Sarah June 29, 2010 at 8:35 PM #

    There’s nothing wrong with some summertime soup! Your particular meal looks fantastic!
    I replied to your comment on my blog, but realized you probably wouldn’t get it. I’m still figuring out this whole blog thing:-). Here’s what I said:

    Courtney, I’ve been reading through your blog ever since I saw your comment. I’m loving it. I really appreciate your adventurous spirit and your love and support for your husband. I’m looking forward to reading more!

  2. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 30, 2010 at 10:20 AM #

    This soup looks amazing!! I am going to copy this recipe! I usually save soup for the fall and winter…I just don’t like eating it when it’s hot out!

    And garlic naan…so good!

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