Batch Cooking: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

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I had a bag of sweet potatoes that needed using up and because they’re sweet like parsnips I wondered if I could add a curry powder to “warm” the soup up and it worked out really well.

500g Sweet Potatoes (skinless weight) £1.00
1 litre of stock (I use 1 chicken cube and 1 vegetable cube)
1 Red Onion £0.25
1 Leek £0.33
2 teaspoons of curry powder of choice (I used tikka)
1 tablespoon of cream cheese £0.11
2 teaspoons of Sunflower Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Calories per portion: 187
Cost: £1.69

– Sweat the onions and leek in some sunflower oil
– Prepare your stock, I find it easier to add my cream cheese and curry powder to the stock at this point
– Add the chopped up sweet potatoes and let them get coated in the oil residue then add the stock
– Simmer until the potatoes are soft and you can whizz it up with a hand blender

It’s so warming, and I could have stood to add more curry powder without making it too hot!

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Day on a Plate

Following the blacklash from this: Buzzfeed; kale salad, give me strength

I decided to post my own day on a plate:

Breakfast/Lunch (brunch): Well I slept late so I had my lunch – yesterday’s batch cooked curry with Ainsley Harriot’s Spice Sensation cous cous
Dinner: Last weekends batch cooked skinny lasagne with lettuce and cucumber
Supper:Two pieces of Morrison’s Granary bread toasted with nutella spread on top
Snacks:At about 4pm I ended up creating some banana pancakes I found on Two Saving Sisters which were yum!
Drinks: Lidl Mixxed Up Energy Drink and many Nescafe Azera coffees with either Lactofree milk (the cats) or skimmed milk.

Frankly this is a good day despite having curry for near enough breakfast. I’ll try and post one day a week, I’m sure we’ll come across an appalling day but I’ll never feature kale and chia seeds in the same day, that’s for sure.