Trust no one.
Don’t buy into the hype.
Don’t try new recipes on guests.
All of the above are good pieces of advice. So when Special Correspondent Ariella told me about an amazing soup that soothed the soul, I didn’t believe her. Years ago, she told me the tale of a soup that came out differently for every person – but tasted delicious each time. She may have used the term magical to describe this phenomena. I ignored her.
Then, she made Healing Sweet Potato Soup when everyone was sick. I loved it – and I don’t even like sweet potatoes – and I healed. I should have trusted her – it lived up to the hype. As you heal this flu season, I recommend you do the same. In fact, I suggest you make it for the first time for lots of guests.
Healing Sweet Potato Soup
1 onion, diced
1 to 2 apples, peeled and diced
3 large or 5 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup of cashews, or more to taste
Just enough water to cover the other ingredients
For an extra kick, add green salsa
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until ingredients are soft – about 3 hours. Do not drain the water, use an immersion blender or food processor to achieve the right consistency.