Friday, December 14, 2012

Autumn Dinner @ Home in Honolulu

My vegetables are talking to me. Again.

Tonight, they said: make me into a soup to warm up to this cool, blustery day.

This time it was a big ole yam and a pile of baby kale talking.

I peeled and chunked the yam, covered with water and microwaved until almost done.

Peeled and sliced a small onion and 3 cloves of garlic, then sauteed those in olive oil.

Added the yam chunks to the pot, along with about a cup of the water they were cooked in, as well as 1-1/2 cups of turkey broth from Thanksgiving.

Shredded about 4 cups of the baby kale and added that to the pot, along with 2/3 can of coconut milk.

Seasoned with black pepper, cayenne (just a pinch), salt, cumin. Simmered until the kale was soft.

Served the resulting soup with chopped tomatoes and Christopher Sy City bread. Sorry, no photos.

How would I make this better? Maybe some nutty garbanzo beans.