As much as I always look forward to winter turning into spring, in this time I find myself ungrounded and seeking comfort foods especially on the chillier days. That lingering cold air seems like it’s winter saying, “hey, I am still around so bring five different layers just in case.” Ugh!
Cue root vegetables. These veggies have grounding properties, so if you are like me and you find yourself spacey or aggravated by the chill or are craving comfort foods during this transition, this bisque not only grounds and soothes but it also acts like a cozy extra layer to help you with that lingering chill in the air. Another awesome perk is that this bisque is naturally sweet so you can indulge that sweet craving if it’s acting up.
Food as medicine fun facts
Sweet potatoes feel light in the stomach, while still being nourishing. They are rich in complex carbohydrates, which means these roots can satisfy the appetite for long stretches. Despite the name “sweet,” they actually help to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Sweet potato and carrots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamic C which are important for improved hormonal balance and menstrual health. Also, carrots are great to eat while mending from an illness, so add extras if you or your lovies catch any of the change of season buggers. My little one had a chest cold and I added some extra, extra carrots. Luckily she healed up nicely without turning orange!
I have the best kept secret in the kitchen and I want to share it with you mama.
This bisque is easy to make, but let me tell you about my biggest discovery in the kitchen since becoming a new mom – the electric pressure cooker. I mean, this should be gifted to a new mama along with the pump or the formula. Get this, you can put all the ingredients in and forget about it. A mama brain dream come true! You can simmer, sauté, and steam anything in it—even make your own delicious, gut healing veggie broth, overnight, with amazingly little effort. Or maybe you are in a pinch and you need food asap in which case you can saute some veggies, add quinoa and water, close to cook and boom, you will have yourself a delicious 30 minute, one pot meal! If you feel intrigued, check it out.
Ok, now that I shared one of my best kitchen tools, lets move on to the what and the hows. Keep in mind, that although I did use this electric pressure cooker to make this bisque, you can easily replicate it on the stove in a tall pot.
I hope you and your lovies will enjoy this bisque as much as my family does. My little one loves it and my whole family really enjoyed it when I served it at my daughter’s first birthday party. Please let me know how it turns out for you!
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- 4 large carrots
- 1 large onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 star of anise
- 8 cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tsp of himalayan salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 6 cups organic vegetable broth
- Full fat coconut milk
- Press the sauté mode on the electric pressure cooker
- Add the coconut oil
- Chop onions and garlic and sauté for five minutes
- Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, star of anise. cloves, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
- Stir all together and sauté for another five minutes
- Add the vegetable stock and place lid
- Press the curry mode on the electric pressure cooker
- For cooking on the stove - simmer for about forty minutes or until the potatoes are soft
- When it stops release the pressure
- Using a ladle scoop everything into a blender while discarding the cloves, bay leaves and the star of anise
- Blend until smooth
- Serve topped with full fat coconut milk and thyme or coconut milk and microgreens
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