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Sweet Potato Soup with crispy Black Chick Peas.

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JerryAdministrator

Hello everyone,

Here's what I made for dinner today as I wanted some comfort food as like many we have had more than our fair share of rain today. ☔️

I had some sweet potatoes which I cooked in boiling water, I also heated some olive oil in another saucepan and softened a chopped organic onion with garlic ginger and black pepper and left it until the sweet potatoes were cooked and mashed then I added it all together with some water and some low salt bouillon and cooked it through.

I opened a can of organic black chickpeas and cooked them in some olive oil until they were crispy and had them with the soup instead of croutons, so this is gluten free plant based and low carb and still packs a nutritional punch.

It was nice easy meal as well and I enjoyed it. 😊

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crazyfitnessPWB Guest

That looks and sounds delicious Jerry. You are so right, it's now time for comfort food 😁. Think we're all going to end up having to swim our way round soon with all this rain.🏊‍♀️💭😉

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JerryAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

Thank you Alicia 😊 its definitely splish splash splosh out there...😀

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crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to Jerry

Oh most definitely, it dried up here though so I fitted in a sneaky powerwalk/jog in.😉

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Activity2004Administrator

This looks really good, Jerry. Sweet potato is one of my favorite foods. I actually had a sweet potato on the side with my dinner last night when I had gone out. Really good and is lower in carbs. than the regular ones. :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Activity2004

Thanks Leah, I really like sweet potatoes and they're a great colour for soup 🙂

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

Yes. Also, you can do a little more with Sweet Potato than regular in some ways. :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Activity2004

They're very different to regular potatoes and you're right more versatile and healthier...😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

Oh, yes, but you have to see what you put on them. If you eat them just plain with butter/margarine, then they are 24 carbs.. If you put other items on them, then the carbs. go up slightly. :-)

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ZestStar

Hi Jerry

Wow, your soup looks really good - very Autumnal colours, and lovely flavourings. Yum!

Zest :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Hey thanks Zest, it is a lovely warm colour soup. 😊

This looks perfect for the weather we’ve been having. Healthy and filling too.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Agoodenough

Thanks Ali, I enjoyed it.

😊

Looks fantastic I love the idea of the black chickpeas very Halloween looking .

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JerryAdministrator in reply to djsapg

Hey thanks I wondered if it looked like orange soup with burnt chickpeas...😁

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Fran182716Prediabetic

Looks lovely Jerry, where do you get your black chickpeas from? I’ve never seen them in the shops but they’re a great colour!

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Fran182716

Thanks Fran182716, I buy them in my local whole food shop and the local Co-op sell them, they contain iron fibre and are great for lowering glycemic index so this may interest you:

ndtv.com/health/black-chick...

These are what I buy locally:

dashvegan.co.uk/product/sum...

I really like their taste as they have a nutty flavour.

Jerry 😊

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Fran182716Prediabetic in reply to Jerry

Thanks Jerry, there is a biggish coop not too far - I’ll take a look 😀

I agree, sound interesting. I’ve never seen them before and our co op doesn’t sell them 🤨

Hi Jerry, this soup sounds great, I have looked for black chickpeas before, but cannot find them could you tell me please where you got yours.

Regards Mags

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Blackcat1M

Hi Mags and thank you, I buy them in my local whole food shop and the local Co-op sell them, I live on the edge of a small town and buy Suma:

asiandukan.co.uk/suma-organ...

I would imagine that your local whole-food shop would order them for you.

Good luck and I hope you find some and enjoy them.

Jerry. 😊

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