Vegan Sweet Potato, Cauliflower Bisque

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Sweet potato is a healing and nutritious vegetable.   They help to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. They are one of the best anti-cancer foods, and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers.  Food IS medicine!

Using a potato as a base is an easy way to add thickness and creamy texture to all your vegan (and gluten free) soups. This healthy recipe has minimal ingredients and is simple and quick enough for a busy weeknight meal. I adapted the recipe from Vegan Family Recipes, click through to find more vegan meal ideas.

Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation (Anthony Williams).  

Ingredients:

1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
5 cups low sodium vegetable broth or make your own (see below)

Optional seasonings:  celery salt, curry powder, white pepper, thyme, oregano, rosemary  (probably not all of them at once right?!)

Directions:

  1. Prep your ingredients. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the sweet potato and cauliflower and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the broth, cover, and simmer on low heat until the sweet potatoes are soft (~15-20mins).
  5. Puree the soup with an immersion blender or add it to a stand up blender.
  6. Top with your favorite garnish. It would go great with roasted pumpkin seeds, chives, parsley, or pine nuts!

 

DIY (Healthy) Vegetable Broth:
This broth is rich in minerals and is great in soups but also just drink it straight!

8 cups water
2 onions, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
2-3 carrots, coarsely chopped
1 sweet potato, chopped
4 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
2 fresh tomatoes, quartered
Organic sun dried tomatoes  – Optional – I buy Bellaviva
1 cup fresh mushrooms (or equivalent dried)
Dry mushroom mix – also optional but adds to the rich flavor (Costco carries in the fall)
1″ fresh ginger slices
1″ fresh turmeric slices
Optional depending on how you’ll use the broth:  Thyme, oregano, garlic, sage..

Remember, fresh and dried herbs are one of the most powerful medicine’s on the planet! 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place. If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.