Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Recipe Dairy free Gluten Free

As soon as the weather cools I’m ready to make soup, especially this sweet potato apple soup. It’s the perfect lunch soup to share with friends, and even the kids liked it! It uses all my favorite fall flavors, apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, and autumnal spices. Below I’ll give you the recipe for the autumn spice blend I like to keep on hand for the fall season too.

When I shop for sweet potatoes and any other root vegetables, I always choose organic. Root vegetables grown in soil absorb anything that is put into the soil. So although sweet potatoes are often on the Clean 15 list, I still opt for organic when I can find it. They often taste better too.

Apples are one of those fruits that I only buy organic, or eco-certified. This is a new term that is for farmers who closely follow organic practices, but are not certified.  Apples are susceptible to pests, and these farmers use integrated pest management practices that are safer than conventionally grown apples.

Did you know most apples in the stores can have up to 30 different chemical pesticides on them? And they don’t wash off. They get into the skin and because it’s in the soil, it’s in the whole apple. No thank you. I talk a little more about how to best spend your dollars at the grocery store in this post. 

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup ingredients

This sweet potato and apple soup is both gluten free and dairy free, but is incredibly rich and creamy. I use some coconut milk at the end of the cooking process to add the creamy factor. Look for canned coconut milk that just says coconut milk. There’s a new one out from Native Forest and I just ordered a case of them from Amazon.

My recipe calls for chicken broth. You can learn all about how to make chicken bone broth here and learn why it’s so good for you. If you want this to be a vegetarian meal, please substitute vegetable broth. Take a look at the post about broth to learn how to avoid buying broth filled with MSG…aka yeast extract.

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SWEET POTATO AND APPLE SOUP

How to make sweet potato and apple soup

WARMING SWEET POTATO AND APPLE SOUP RECIPE (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)

A warming, autumnal soup filled with fresh fall vegetables. It's dairy free and gluten free and full of phytonutrients to support your health.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, dairy free, gluten free, soup, sweet potato
Author: Emily Roach

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut into ½" cubes
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil divided
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 shallots minced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken bone broth
  • 3 gala or fuji apples
  • 1 tablespoon autumn spice blend
  • 1 cup coconut milk beverage
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add potatoes to baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons avocado oil and sprinkle with salt. Mix with your hands to fully coat. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are soft, but not mushy.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and shallots. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, then add the garlic for one additional minute.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, add the sweet potatoes when ready, apples, and spice blend. Cover the pot and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  • If you have an immersion blender, use it to puree the soup in the pot until desired texture is reached. Alternatively, you can transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Return the soup to the pot and add the coconut milk. Stir to combine well.
  • Serve warm.
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AUTUMN SPICE BLEND

*keep this on hand in a small jar and add to soups, smoothies, and oatmeal all season long. It will last two weeks in the pantry, or up to 3 months in the freezer. 

  • 1/3 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

These warming spices help boost your circulation. Ginger also helps support your digestive system. If you are someone like me who ALWAYS feels cold from October till April, try adding this into more of our foods. I use a high quality cinnamon that is Ceylon cinnamon. Often times what’s in traditional grocery stores is cassia, which doesn’t have the same medicinal properties. I order a bulk bag of cinnamon and then keep a small jar on hand and store the rest in the freezer.

What’s your favorite fall soup? Here’s one additional health tip–consider having soup for breakfast. As the weather continues to cool and the mornings get dark, enjoying a warm soup first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day. Don’t knock it till you try it! With the sweet potato and apple soup you already have had a couple of servings of vegetables to start your day. Enjoy.

Sweet potato apple soup bowl

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It’s Sunday and snowing yet again. Is it spring yet? With the chill still in the air, this week’s menu plan features lots of slow cooker recipes, soups and easy dinners. We are trying to incorporate some additional meatless meals and if you have a great recipe, please share.

Meal Plan Board Feb 2012

On the menu this week…

Sunday~ Italian Medallion Chicken with spaghetti and stir fry veggies on the side. This is one of Wildtree Freezer meals.

Monday~ Use the leftover chicken and make a caesar salad. If time allows, I think I’ll make the dressing from scratch using this recipe, except I’ll use anchovy paste instead of fillets.

Tuesday~ Sweet and Sour Meatballs in the slow cooker/Ninja. So nice to cook the meatballs in the Ninja and then dump all the rest in. Served on a skewer the kids should love this new recipe.

Wednesday~ I’m attempting a meatless chili…going to wing it using black and pinto beans, homemade salsa, corn and tomatoes frozen from the summer and some fresh peppers.

Thursday~ CORN {Clean Out Refrigerator Night}

Friday~ Chickpea Stew with Apricots (repeat meatless meal that I loved!) Great option during the Lenten season.

Saturday~ Pizza

Sunday~ Cabbage Rolls in the slow cooker

What are you making this week? For more inspiration, see past weeks menus here, or the Pinterest board here, or OrgJunkie for a link-up of meal plans.

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Happy February! I’m relieved this is a quiet week for us. After two birthdays, two cupcake parties at school, one Princess and Pirate party and a Superbowl, we are ready for a little detox. This week we are trying to clear out the freezer meals and start tackling the pantry stockpile. It’s always better to keep your dry goods cycling through and I realized we have a little corner that hasn’t gotten much love lately.

Monday Meal Plan February 4 2012 Random Recycling

Sunday~  Daddy made calzones for the big game. Delicious!

Monday~ Chicken Lime Fajitas. (Wildtree freezer meal) Brown rice on the side made in the pressure cooker.

Tuesday~ Minestrone Soup. Defrost homemade chicken broth the night before.

Wednesday~ Italian marinated flank steak (Wildtree freezer meal). Roasted green beans and leftover brown rice.

Thursday~ C.O.R.N. {Clean Out Refrigerator Night}

Friday~ Pizza night

For lunches, we have some deli meat to use up and black beans and rice.

Our little guy turned two today! He was a happy guy all day, until he had to go to bed and started tugging on his ear. Crossing my fingers it won’t be one of those weeks!

Collage of little guy over two years.

For more meal planning inspiration, check out all the past meal plans here, or check out OrgJunkie for other ideas.

 

 

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup at RandomRecycling.com

Ever try to make your own Tomato Soup?  After reading the label on my favorite tomato soup, I decided to test out other organic options.  Nothing ever hit the mark.  I’ve cooked it before on the stove and never really been happy with the results.  Finally tried it in the crock pot and it came out fabulous!  I served it alongside grilled cheese sandwiches for a simple dinner one night, then added barley to it to make it into a lunch.

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup at RandomRecycling.com

CROCK POT TOMATO SOUP

Course: Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large Onion chopped.
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 28 oz Can of Whole Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine I used Sauvingnon Blanc
  • 1 Tbl Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Dried Tarragon
  • Sea Salt
  • Sour Cream for serving

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 15 minutes until softened. Stir often. (Or, set slow cooker to saute and complete this task in the main cooker.)
  • Add tomatoes (do not drain), wine, sugar and tarragon into the crock pot. Add onion and butter. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours.
  • Puree using an Immersion Blender
  • or in a blender in batches. Season with salt. Serve with cold sour cream.
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Enjoy!