Here's a nutritious, warming soup recipe using lots of healthy ingredients.
I like this recipe because you can just put everything together at once and let it ride on the stove with just the occasional stir and the outcome is a very tasty, wholesome dish.
One of the habits I've developed in the kitchen is to prepare the ingredients as much as I can before I start the "cooking" part. I separate each ingredient in different dishes or bowls and sometimes even line them up in the sequence that I will use them. Then, before moving on to the cooking part, I'll clean up all the stuff I'm no longer using to give me lots of room.
I find it keeps me organized, giving me a clutter (stress) free environment to work in.
It's a simple thing but I enjoy cooking more when I take my time and am not scrambling around piles of dirty dishes and used measuring cups.
Here's the recipe.
3 large yams, peeled and cubed
2 pears, seeded and cubed
1 red pepper, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 inches of ginger, grated
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
5 cups water
Place all ingredient, except the pear, into a large pot. Simmer until yams are tender, about 20 minutes, adding the pears for the last 5 minutes.
This recipe works great in a crockpot. Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours until yams are tender, adding the pears in the last 1/2 hour of cooking.
With a mixer or blender, blend until smooth.