sweet potato soup with cauliflower croutons

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Sweet Potato Soup with Cauliflower Croutons | A Brown Table @abrowntable

With Thanksgiving around the corner, things start to get busy. It’s the same theme every year, there’s the excitement of the holiday and the food but the anxiousness of the impending crazy that might rear its ugly head. A good example of this is shopping during the holidays, it’s drives me absolutely nuts, it tests my patience and I hope makes me a better person for weathering through it. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to stores at this time of the year, they’re all gorgeously decorated for Christmas (those ornaments keep popping up earlier and earlier, each year!) and there are a lot of fun things to try (new holiday flavored teas at one of my favorite tea stores) and the strollers, yes the strollers! Strollers make nervous, they keep getting wider and larger with time, they can even take up entire sidewalks but in a mall that’s already packed they can become a tool of danger. While trying on a couple of pairs of sneakers, I had two encounters within a short span of time, the first involved a bump to the head and the second, my toes. I’m going to go with the notion that these could be considered “war wounds” of the holiday season and a reason why I prefer to shop online during the holidays! What do you prefer, online or in-store? 

Sweet Potato Soup with Cauliflower Croutons | A Brown Table @abrowntableSweet Potato Soup with Cauliflower Croutons | A Brown Table @abrowntable

Let’s talk about holiday meals and ingredients, though I love both of them, I love sweet potatoes a little more than pumpkins. They are simply perfect, I always get a slice of sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving and if I can manage, there’ll even be a pie after the holiday. But sweet potatoes also make wonderful savory dishes and I can never have enough!  So when the folks at The Society asked me to share a Thanksgiving recipe at their site, I knew I’d be giving a shoutout to my favorite tuber with this simple and easy soup that’s served with some Indian-inspired cauliflower croutons. The sweet potato soup is lightly flavored with coriander with a smooth and velvety texture. It helps take the craziness away and comforts and calms. So go ahead and make yourself some soup,  the recipe is available here!

Sweet Potato Soup with Cauliflower Croutons | A Brown Table @abrowntableSweet Potato Soup with Cauliflower Croutons | A Brown Table @abrowntable
Sweet Potato Soup with Cauliflower Croutons | A Brown Table @abrowntable

8 Responses

  1. Oh this made me laugh! My gf and I went to Disneyland last week and almost had a panic attack with all the strollers! lol They are like an army, all bonded together in a row and you have to get out of the way of you’ll be tromped on! Yes..that was interesting..lol This soup sounds glorious and I love the addition of spicy cauliflower!

  2. I absolutely love sweet potatoes and I’m wondering why I’ve never had a savory sweet potato soup (we do a sweet one in the world of Chinese desserts). I love this and those cauliflower croutons are a beautiful touch. We just had something like it at a restaurant…it was served on top of seafood risotto. : )

  3. Haha – DEFINITELY online. I can’t even handle going to the grocery store at 2pm in the middle of the week.

    I LOVE the idea of cauliflower croutons to pair with this gorgeous soup.

  4. I always look forward to shopping for the holidays, but as soon as I drive up to the parking lot, I immediately regret it! Of course, the soup is absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t get over the beautiful skin-removal shot of the sweet potato. Ugh! I wish I could get such a deep darkness in my shots, surrounding a vibrance in my subject. Masterful!

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