A Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Garlic Cream Cheese

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Recently in this cold, grey weather I’ve been fancying lots of hot drinks and soups and then I see this lonesome sweet potato sitting on top of its potato cousins.  It gives me an idea to roast it! (One thing my grandad loved to do!) And then I pictured a gorgeous striking orange soup.

So here we have it, my roasted sweet potato soup for one! Yes, me only! My boys had eaten so this was my perfect late lunch! With the aroma of oregano, garlic and the finishing of coriander leaves really does make this soup very special indeed. It is the roasting that secures the ultimate flavour and then the silkiness of the cream cheese to add even more depth to it!

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So easy, so simple yet so delicious! Even though I say so myself! 😉 Hope you enjoy! Have a peaceful day! Much love D x

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INGREDIENTS

1 large sweet potato
1 clove garlic crushed
1½ cups light vegetable stock
¼ tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp low fat butter spread/butter
1 tsp low fat garlic & herbs cream cheese
Dried coriander leaves to garnish

METHOD

• Preheat the oven to 200°c/400°f, wash and prick the sweet potato. Roast on a baking dish for 30-40 minutes

• Once soft and roasted, peel off the potato skin, dice into cubes

• Melt the butter with the crushed garlic, add the oregano and stir

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• Throw in the sweet potato, coat well in the butter and cook on a low to medium heat for 5 minutes

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• Pour over the vegetable stock and simmer for a further 10 minutes

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• Use a hand blender or soup blender to whizz the sweet potato into smooth soup

• Ladle into a large bowl and stir in the low fat cream cheese, garnish with the dried coriander leaves

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Soothing Fresh Raspberry Tea

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The Four A’s! Antioxidant, Anti cancerous, Anti inflammatory and Anthocyanin content!!!!

The raspberry is all four of these things and now considered to be a super healthy fruit. I love raspberries, I am attracted by colour, feel, taste! you name it! And I was ecstatic to see that Deliciously Elegant had put up a stunning fresh Raspberry tea that I just had to try! And share with you all x

It’s wonderful and so delicious. Extremely refreshing and really raised my spirits. I am still sipping on it as I write to you all and am loving the soft plumped up raspberries and seeds that I am now getting a hit of towards the bottom of the cup!

A must try and very sooooon! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have 🙂

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INGREDIENTS

5-6 raspberries
a few drops of fresh lemon juice
sweetener of your choice

METHOD

• Pop the raspberries into a teacup and pour over hot boiling water

• Let the tea brew for a while 5 minutes or so, then squish them a little and stir in the lemon juice and sweetener

Put your feet up, sit back and enjoy!

Thank you sooo much for the inspiration and recipe Deliciously Elegant

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