Sauté the onions for a minute until translucent but not colored.
Add the garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and chopped sweet potatoes.
Saute a minute more. Then, add stock and combine well.
Season with salt and pepper. Then, simmer on medium for 5 minutes.
Combine cornstarch and milk and add it to the soup (cornstarch prevents the milk from curdling) - combine well.
Using a hand blender, blend the soup until smooth.Note - If you are using a stand blender, let the soup cool for five minutes and be careful as the hot soup can cause serious burns.
Taste and adjust seasoning and consistency. Add a little more water if necessary.
Serve garnished with a dab of butter for flavor.
10 tips to make homemade soup
Choose the right vegetables and pair them appropriately. This is important when making combining two or more veggies together.
Know the cooking time of these vegetables. Add the longer cooking vegetables to the pot first or some will be mush while the others will be grainy.
When possible, opt for roasting the vegetables. Roasting veggies caramelize the sugars and bring out the natural sweetness in the vegetables.
If possible, make your own homemade stock. This makes a huge difference to homemade soups.
If you use ready to use store-bought stock makes sure to under season your vegetables as commercial stocks have tons of salt added to them
You don't always need butter or cream for every soup. Vegetables with high fiber like potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, become very creamy when cooked and pulsed. Which means you can eat them more often if you make them healthier. Right?
Often, a dab of butter or cream on the top adds that touch of flavor you need in a soup. So, add just that ½ tsp of butter or 1 tbsp of cream on the top as garnish.
Yogurt and milk are a great alternative to full-fat cream. Having said that, both milk and yogurt can split when added to soups. So, add them warm and at the last minute. Then, turn the heat off. OR
A teaspoon of cornstarch in every cup of milk will prevent the milk from splitting.
While yogurt is a great low-fat addition to soups, it can add a bit of tang which may or may not work with all vegetables.
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