Are you like me, a bit of a peanut butter nut? I just love it. I never used to have the love for it I do now, but once I started training harder and following a more strict diet, I discovered peanut butter and it’s deliciousness.
Not the bad for you, oily, salty kind though. 100% natural peanut butter, just peanuts ground down, maybe with a bit of added salt or roasted, oh and crunchy, it has to be crunchy!
So when I was watching sunrise the other morning and saw Lorna Jane on there cooking up a storm using th staple in my pantry, I just had to give it a go.
lorna Jane has been in the spot light a lot more lately, for those that enjoy stylish active wear her name is easily well know, you would struggle to go into a shopping centre and not have one of her stores there. But recently she has been working to push her ‘Move Nourish Believe‘ campaign to help encourage women of all ages, shapes, sizes, ability and culture to get active and get moving. And you knwo what, it seems to be working. She aims to help promote the healthy active lifestyle by not just the fitness side of things but by learning to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, new ways to get active with friends and family, understanding how your body works and how to nourish it with what it needs. Her options are healthy and easy cooking, and utalise a lot of kitchen staples for nourishing and delicious meals the whole family will love. All of these recipes and more can be found in her latest cookbook, and even those that are added to the Move Nourish Believe blog page. I urge you to check it out.
So, the soup that I made this morning?
I tweaked it a bit from the original based on what I had in my cupboard, and what I thought would work. You to can make some alterations that you think will work, to suit or have in your pantry. Soups are easy to play with, get creative and put a bit of yourself into it!
1 large sweet potato or pumpkin
1/2c natural smooth peanutbutter – or a little extra if you want!
2 small onions
1 small red capsicum
salt and pepper
1/2can of organic chopped tomatoes
1c coconut milk (or just water/stock)
1-2tsp minced garlic
1-2tsp minced ginger
dash of lemon and lime (optional)
1/2tsp chilli (optional)
Dice your onion and add to a pot with our coconut oil, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. Cook onion for 2-3 minutes until soft.
Add your cinnamon and cook for another minute.
Add your diced sweet potato/pumpkin, capsicum, tomatoes, coconut milk, water, lemon, lime and chilli and bring to the boil. Cook on a simmer for about 20 minutes or until sweet potato/pumpkin is tender.
Add your peanut butter.
Once cooked, blend using a hand blender or alternative. You could of course use a thermo mix if you have one of those fancy items! I myself cannot budget for that just yet!
Serve with your choice of; greek yogurt, coriander, rice noodles, bean sprouts, chives, cashews, sesame seeds, chilli flakes etc.