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Organic Speedchef: Sweet Potato Chowder

Organic Speedchef:  Sweet Potato Chowder

Sweet potatoes contrast with salty feta and sharp cilantro for a medley of
fresh flavor, while tiny quinoa grains add a fun, explosive texture to this
tasty dish. Make it in under 35 minutes and impress your friends and family.

Quinoa is an excellent vegetarian source of protein, iron, and calcium
(better than virtually all grains), and sweet potatoes supply vitamin A.
Kale, mellow but crisp, packs a powerful punch of vitamins A & C, beta
carotene, and calcium.

Sweet Potato Chowder with Feta
1 cup quinoa
8 – 9 cups water
2 bouillon cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil (or enough to thoroughly coat the bottom of your soup pot)
1 teaspoon cumin
2 cups fresh chopped kale
1 cup fresh chopped spinach
2 garlic cloves
1 large sweet potato or yam, peeled and cut into small ˝ inch cubes
2 chopped leeks — white parts only.
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
˝ cup fresh chopped cilantro

Whenever possible, use organic ingredients.

Put the quinoa in 8 cups of water, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and
simmer for 10 minutes. Strain quinoa and reserve liquid.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large soup pot over med-high heat while
chopping the garlic, and then the potato into cubes. Add the garlic to the
pot, and sauté for 20 seconds. Add the sweet potato, leeks and cumin. Saute
for another 4 minutes.

Add the water and bouillon (dissolved). Simmer for about 13 minutes.

Meanwhile, finish chopping the kale and spinach. Add the quinoa, kale, remaining leeks, and
simmer for 1 minute.

If water doesn’t cover all of the ingredients, add the additional cup, or more as needed.

Add the spinach and simmer for an additional 3 minutes.

Add cilantro and feta, and turn off heat. Serve!

Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Side Dishes, Soups & Salads

by Hilary Stamper, Organic Speedchef

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9:37PM PST on Jan 12, 2014

a little girl tries to grow a sweet potato

11:24AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Sounds good,thanks for sharing

10:09AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

I wish the recipies came with nutrition facts/calorie information!

8:09AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012


3:24PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Going to try this ! But no feta for me !

8:57PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012


9:16AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

Thanks Annie.

1:06AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:02PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

I ran the nutrition if anyone is interested....

Servings: 8
Serving Size: 371 g (371 g = 13.08oz // 13.08 fl oz = 1.63 cups)

Nutrition per Serving: 184 Calories, 69 Calories from Fat, 7.6g Total Fat, 2.6g Saturated Fat, 11mg Cholesterol, 325mg Sodium, 23.6g Total Carbs, 3g Dietary Fiber, 3g Sugars, 6.3g Protein -- Vitamin A 155% - Vitamin C 48% - Calcium 13% - Iron 12%
Nutrition Grade: A-

Good points:
Low in cholesterol
High in manganese
Very high in vitamin A
Very high in vitamin C

1:24PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Thank you

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