Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup

by Amie on November 25, 2013

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This soup is seriously going to rock your world. Helloooooo winter- I’ll be serving this soup at least once a week.

Now that I’m able to start eating more foods (and healing my gut) I’m loving all the new flavors and textures.

Apples, quinoa and chocolate to name a few. Hehe…

I’m in love with trying new foods.

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Especially when my body loves them and doesn’t react to them in a negative way. It’s kind of amazing.

And I love it.

I’ve been hugging my bowl of sweet potato quinoa soup all week and let me tell you something…it’s pretty gosh darn fabulous.

You SO wanna eat this.

Like every DAY.

Just warning you.

You should probably stock up on quinoa and sweet potatoes because you’ll want to serve this one again next week….and possibly for Thanksgiving, too!

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It’s amazing how often we speed through life without taking time for a hug or without even asking for one, isn’t it?

I’ve been dealing with my health issues for almost 7 years now and sometimes, well… I just wanna hug. Don’t we all? It’s amazing how consuming hugs and love feeds our heart and makes us feel cared for and loved. Isn’t it?

It’s almost like a hug puts love into our bodies. Now, I know organic food and green juice makes us healthier but sometimes a hug is all we need to make us healthier.

I’ve lived alone now for 3 years and I love it.

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ABSOLUTELY L-O-V-E it. Hehe.

It’s kind of the best thing EVER.

But I still crave a hug.

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Even if it’s from my sister or my best guy friends because a hug is so much more than just a, well hug.

I tend to hug everyone. Kinda funny but I’m a loveable person and hugs just make me so gosh darn happy.

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How about you. What makes you feel full with love?

Is it a green juice, a walk in the park, a cup of tea or a piece of dark chocolate? Or maybe it’s none of those things…

I’d love to hear what you think.

oxo

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Happy Thanksgiving!
4.5 from 2 reviews

Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup
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Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, chopped
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 large organic sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa on stove top according to package directions.
  2. Place a large stockpot over medium heat; add oil and onions. Sauté the onions until golden brown. Add the garlic; cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth and grated sweet potatoes; bring to a simmer and add cumin, chili powder, sea salt and pepper. Cook until sweet potatoes are tender, approximately 20 minutes. Then, carefully transfer mixture, in batches, to a food processor. Puree until smooth.
  4. Return mixture back to the pot on the stove over medium heat, add in dried cranberries and cooked quinoa; cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  5. Serve warm. Garnish with parsley.
Notes
Serving Size: 1 cup Calories: 200 cal • Fat: 15.7 g • Protein: 4.7 g • Carb: 38.4 g • Fiber: 5.4 g • Sugar: 3.6 g • Sodium: 594.1 mg

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Laura Dembowski November 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

I’m so glad you’re starting to feel better, Amie! This looks like a yummy food hug. I so know what you mean about just needing a hug sometimes. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Amie November 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

Awe; thank you SO much Laura; you are so kind for reading my post. Thank you! oxx

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Kim November 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

This looks so yummy and healthy!

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yummychunklet November 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Great idea incorporating quinoa!

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LLY November 26, 2013 at 2:35 am

Love this and love that you are a hugger…life is too short not to love.

Yummy! Can I make this without the quinoa?

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Amie November 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

You can use rice or millet instead. Enjoy!

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Monica November 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Thanks for this recipe – it looks so yummy cannot wait to make it! I feel the same way about hugs – love to give them and love receiving them! Wish more people would pause to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life rather than just rush through their daily lives you know? So, for me it’s those little things that make me feel full of love – a beautiful sunset, a nice compliment, a smile, the sound of rain, a snowy landscape, a glimpse of a gorgeous red tailed hawk, etc.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, peaceful Thanksgiving!

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Amie November 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thank you SO much Monica; so nice of you to comment and so great to hear from you. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

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marlies November 30, 2013 at 3:28 pm

This looks so delicious! About how much volume of shredded sweet potato did you end up with? I would love to try this with butternut squash (I’ve got so many!), and am not quite sure how I would convert the amount…Thanks!!

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Amie November 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Marlies,
Great to hear from you; thank you! It was approximately 2 cups of sweet potatoes. Enjoy!!!

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marlies December 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thanks so much for the quick response! I made the soup for myself, my dad and my brother and we all loved it! Once I get back home I’ll definitely be making it again…I have a giant bag of quinoa (thanks Costco!) and a ton of sweet potatoes that need using, so there’s no reason not to! :) I might add some nutritional yeast because I just love it so much, I add it to everything I possibly can haha

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Amie December 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Thanks Marlies; great to hear from you. So glad you loved it. Have a wonderful holiday season!!!!

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Debbie December 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

Hi…looks great but I still follow a lowfodmaps diet avoiding onion and garlic. Do you have any suggestions on what to substitute. Can I use asafetida powder and garlic flavored oil to get similar flavor…would you know how much to use. Also have some canned sweet potato….could I sub it for the fresh? What amt?
Thanks cain’t wait to try.

Hugs are wonderful! Sending you one!

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Amie December 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

Thanks Debbie; great to hear from you. I’d use a small amount of the oil to start and see how it tastes. I haven’t tried substituting canned but try starting with 1 can. Enjoy!!!!

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Karen D December 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

This looks and sounds so delicious…just wondering about substituting fresh organic cranberries for the dried…my only source for dried (out here in the middle of nowhere) contain sugar. Thanks!

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Lori Williams December 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

This looks so good! And my diabetic hubby loves sweet potatoes and they’re low glycemic!! I will be making this soon. Thanks! And we would love to win the Better Life Cleaning Supplies. We have a new granddaughter living with us, so its,more important than ever to use non toxic products. Thanks again, Amie! Sendings hugs your way!

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Mandy Travers December 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.
Awesome giveaway of the better life cleaning supplies! Love their stuff.

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Tiana Gustafson December 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Thank you so much for this amazing looking recipe! I love healthy recipes and I will look forward to trying it out and sharing it with my followers at TianaGustafson.com. As Arnold says “I’ll be back” :) Thanks again!

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Hanna Saltzman December 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

This looks so delicious! One of my goals this winter is to improve my soup-making skills (I’m writing this while eating lentil soup for lunch!). Will try this recipe next week!

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april December 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm

This looks so tasty and satisfying! Hope to make it soon!

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undici January 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Thanks for the recipe, it was great. I didn’t have the cranberries, so I left them out. I also used cilantro instead of the parsley which was quite good. I think I would add a bit more spice next round. Because I am a tad on the lazy side, I did not blend. But it still turned out delish and hearty.

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Amie January 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

Thank you; so glad you enjoyed it!!

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