We had three digits of heat last week.

Warnings were issued.  People started fretting about things like power outages and electrolyte imbalances and whether the apocalypse of 2012 had forgotten what year it was and decided to come early.

And all I could think about were two things.  Running.  And this soup.

I think that says something.


I’m not quite sure what my physical therapist did to me these past three weeks to make me magically start bouncing back from all my post-stress fracture, post-Boston marathon battle scars.  But running is now fun again.

Sure, there are still aches and pains and IT band issues.  But I’m fairly certain Josh and his magic hands (seriously, best physical therapist in New York City…and I should know.  I’ve been through quite a few) and the rest of the Equilibrium crew will get me through.  (Just, for the record, Josh specializes in physical therapy for running injuries…so any of you NYC-area runners out there with issues…he is the guy to go to.)

Case in point.  Three weeks ago, I ran a 10K at a 9:51 pace.  This weekend…I dropped it down to 9:22.  Which I then followed up by running an additional 3 miles at Team In Training practice.  And I wasn’t even limping the next day. Insane.  Unheard of.  Breathtaking.

(I was in such a good mood that I even went home to visit my parents that night.  Insane.  Unheard of.  You should have me committed.)

I’m pretty sure knowing that I had this soup waiting for me in the fridge also helped.  There’s nothing I love more than peanut butter.  At least.  That’s what I thought until I mixed it with sweet potatoes and red curry in this soup.  Now I’m not really sure I want to eat peanut butter any other way.  Even in 100+ degree weather.

Yeah.  It’s a pretty serious soup.

Today at Eat.Live.Be. we’re each giving a cooking and/or healthy living tip.

One healthy living tip I’ve tried to keep to, even throughout being injured, is to live actively.  What does that mean?  That means taking the stairs.  That means walking rather than taking the subway or bus. That means doing squats while I blow dry my hair.  That way, even if I don’t make it to the gym, I’ve still done something.  And something.  Is always better than nothing.

As for cooking.  Well, I adore vegetables (possibly more than I will my first born child…especially if my first born child is a picky eater) so cooking healthily comes pretty natural to me.  My favorite tip that I’ve come upon recently is from Natalie of Perry’s Plate.  She recently wrote a post about how to get kids to eat healthy foods.  One way she does this is by adding a bit of spinach to every meal. No matter what it is.  It’s served over a bed of spinach.  Spinach is pretty innocuous as far as veggies go so just throw a handful under your next meal and you’ll have gotten at least one serving of veggies without even realizing it!

Do you have any great tips?  If so, write about them in the comments!  And make sure to check out the tips from the other Eat.Live.Be-ers!


African Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter and Black Beans
Serves 4-5, adapted from Gluten-Free Goddess

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 medium red onion, peeled and diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced very finely
1/2 lb dried black beans, soaked overnight and cooked until tender
1 quart veggie broth
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (or sunbutter for those allergic!)
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime
3 tsp brown sugar
salt and black pepper, to taste

1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot.  Add the curry paste and cinnamon.  Stir for a minute so that the olive oil gets infused with spice.  Add the onion, garlic, sweet potato, bell pepper, and jalapeno.  Stir and cook the veggies for 5-7 minutes, until softened.

2. Add the beans and broth.  Melt the peanut butter by mixing it with 1/2 cup boiling water.  Add that to the mix.  Add the red pepper flakes and cilantro.

3. Bring the soup to a boil, then cover and simmer.  Cook until veggies are tender, about 25 minutes.

4. Stir in the lime juice and brown sugar.  Season with salt and black pepper.

I am submitting this to:
Meatless Mondays hosted by Chaya of My Sweet and Savory
Maniac Meatless Mondays hosted by Rebecca Jean of Midnight Maniac
Souper Sundays hosted by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen

This is also submitted to – Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.


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133 Responses to African Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter and Black Beans…Eat.Live.Be!

  1. marla says:

    Such a creative soup Joanne – I would love this anytime, especially in the winter apres ski.
    We would love if you submitted this soup to the side dish week of the Get Grillin’ event I am hosting now 🙂

  2. Chaya says:

    I made a soup similar to this, a long time ago, but this has the curry which means, it is going to be even better. Printing it right now.

    Who cares about hot weather with soup like this. Air conditioning was made for soup.

    Thanks for linking this up.

  3. Simply Life says:

    oh this soup looks great and such a wonderful mix of ingredients! Glad the running is going better!

  4. Lora says:

    Another fantastic recipe. I love peanut flavored soup. Must try this. mmmmm.

  5. Johanna GGG says:

    lovely soup – I love peanut butter this way too – great any time of year and great for vegie lovers

  6. Are you serious? You didn’t just add in peanut butter to that soup and still make it look absolutely so delicious I must eat it now? Why are you so creative? I need you to rub off on me. Yes, I might add in some new flavors here and there but to go as far as PB- your like my hero for the week! LOL!

  7. Peanut butter in soup form sounds wonderful! This would have been perfect for our rainy weekend. So happy for you that your healing so well!

  8. OohLookBel says:

    It’s great that you are recovering. Having this peanut-buttery soup would make everything better 🙂

  9. Victoria says:

    I support your use of peanut butter, and this soup looks awesome regardless of the temp outside. Crank up that AC and pass me a bowl, haha 🙂

  10. Barbara says:

    I don’t know about peanut butter in your soup, Joanne. I’d have to think that one over for a while. Hmmmm.
    Glad Josh is such a help for your running ailments. My daughter swears by Ann, but that’s another story for another day. 🙂

  11. Joanne says:

    Hm, I’m not sure about the peanut butter, I’d definitely want to sample it though, because I’m sure you do amazing things with it.

    The spinach idea, I love.

  12. Shannon says:

    I made a similar (unblogged) soup in the crockpot. LOVED the peanut butter… this looks so great! A bowl would be excellent today as once again its rainy and gross!

  13. Peanut butter and sweet potatoes, who’d a thought? It looks great!

  14. Amy says:

    How nice it must be to run again and not feel any pain afterward. Like when you first start a new exercise program and want to die from the pain *cough* Insanity *cough*… but then your muscles adapt, and you can go on. Hooray.

    Peanut butter, huh? Seems extremely odd. For the rest of the world. Not you, of course.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I totally agree about living actively and that something is better than nothing. I do the same…park in the farthest spot, take the stairs up to my 6th floor cube and chase my 2 yr old. Soup sounds really good. I always love the combo of peanut butter, black beans, cilantro and sweet potatoes. You just can’t go wrong.


  16. Never heard of peanut butter in soup but yours looks wonderful and so yummy!

  17. great soup and so pleased your feeling better

  18. Anonymous says:

    black beans and peanut butter? Pretty sure you can’t go wrong.

    For some reason, I can’t post comments as myself on your blog Joanne! It won’t let me log into google…keeps bouncing me back.


  19. Wow, this sounds delicious…and i just happen to have a jar of red curry paste i found at the back of my fridge.

    As for hidden veggies, I always throw a GIANT handful of spinach in my smoothies. It’s completely undetectable aside from lending a distinct green color to it 🙂

  20. Jessie says:

    I can’t believe you made hot soup during the heat wave we just had. Yeah, I think you SHOULD be committed … 😉 At least you made this insanely delicious-looking soup – and with PEANUT BUTTER, for goodness’ sakes. I would say you’re taking your PB and root vegetable obsession a little far – but, nah. Yummy soup 🙂

    Glad running has been fun! Keep it up, Joanne!

  21. sofia says:

    never used thai red curry paste before. hmmm. you always inspire me with random ingredients. i need to get to work in the kitch!

  22. Danielle says:

    I cook with a lot of pb – its a staple in this house.

  23. I am not only bookmarking this but making it immediately. It jut looks too good!

  24. Kristin says:

    We haven’t hit the three digits yet but we keep getting close. It’s almost 8am and already in the 70’s.

    I am going to have to go out and get a sweet potato so that I can make this. There are so many flavors to this soup that I am sure it will be our new favorite.

  25. Congrats on your running accomplishments. That’s wonderful! Yes, you are a little insane for running and making a hot soup in triple digit heat, but that’s why I love reading your blog. 🙂

  26. Kim says:

    I’m so glad to hear that you’ve been pain free lately, although I can’t imagine running when it’s 100 outside.

    This is a beautifully flavored soup with such a lovely peanut buttery color to it! I’d love to slurp some of this.

  27. Claudie says:

    I’m not sure how you manage to make your pictures of soup look so good — I find that so hard — but yours look truly appetizing. I really like this soup, and I’m so glad to hear your running is going so well!

  28. France says:

    Last time I ran a half marathon, all the joy of running drained out of me. I wish I could get it back. I jog a few times a week just to get some exercise but no real JOY. That stew looks great and Thai Kitchen makes such a great line of curry paste. Next time I will add peanut butter!

  29. I think you could rename this ‘Runner’s Soup’ it is filled with such great protein. Beautiful shots too!

  30. Judy says:

    i’m saving this one Joanne. I am a soup lover and can’t wait to try it. Glad you’re exercising when you’re young. It’s harder as you get older. My motto is “keep moving, no matter how you feel.” And I have the world’s best physiatrist. He won’t give a deep tissue massage until you’ve completed your physical therapy program.

  31. All of my favorite things in one bowl? That’s insane!! My tip on healthy living is eat a little of everything. For sure if you eat too much of one thing, that “thing” is going to be the next food to avoid–even broccoli!


  32. You always manage to find interesting recipes. Its sort of like satay but in soup form without coconut milk. Very interesting. And sweet potato is sort of like jelly/jam, so its almost PB+J soup:)

  33. polwig says:

    I am making this soup the minute I get home from my travels, or maybe I should make it here in Chicago where it is chilly 60 deg other then in a 100+ heat of va… It looks amazing. I can’t stop salivating on my keyboard

  34. I can almost taste the peanut butter here, love the soup and what a great creamy texture it has.

  35. Healthy is delicious and i love how deliciously u talk about it always !
    Well the heat around here has had a meltdown (good meltdwn)thannxx to the showers but still nd the aircon:-)Loveee that u run , having restarted all my workouts this gives me a high too !

  36. That Girl says:

    How is it hot everywhere in the country BUT California?

  37. I love your ‘active living’ tip and I’ve been doing that this past year as well–trying to take the stairs, doing squats while my coffee is brewing, doing wall-push ups while reheating my coffee, etc. It feels good!
    I’m so glad to hear you’ve been able to run painlessly. That’s awesome.
    And the soup . . . what shall I say about the soup other than YEEESSS!!

  38. Pam says:

    Mmmm. Love the combination of flavors and textures in this one. YUM!

  39. Mari says:

    woman that looks so delicious!!!!!! we need to get together soon. Are you doing the Portugal race?

  40. Woww.. It looks soo yumm.. And similar to a curry that we make in India with beans 😀

  41. What a fantastic looking soup. I love sweet potato soup and my recipe calls for a little peanut butter as well. Adding beans made me think,”of course why didn’t I think of that?” Glad I have your blog!

  42. I also adore vegetables. And soup. But I never tried with peanut butter, sounds awesome!

    Camila F.

  43. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, Glad you are feeling better! The soup sounds like my kind of soup! Delish! Have a good day. Blessings, Catherine

    p.s. One good tip is put your veggies in your salad, but I am more than sure that you probably already do that.

  44. Shannon says:

    SO glad to hear about your running! and while i don’t want soup when it’s 100deg out, i will certainly take it on the sub/low 60s we’ve had 🙂

  45. Faith says:

    Peanut butter is absolute BLISS in soup! This looks so fantastic I’m tempted to run to the store right now for the 2 ingredients I’m missing, lol!

  46. Natalie says:

    Wow, this looks delicious! AND I have all the ingredients to make it without going to the store! EPIC WIN! I will be making this week. Thanks!

  47. Great post and I love the peanut butter curry combo!

  48. Corina says:

    This looks gorgeaous again – and unusual!

  49. megcjones says:

    joanne, this soup looks awesome! such a cool combination of flavors and textures. and WAY TO GO on getting your time faster! my knee has been giving my problems since my last half marathon and i haven’t been able to run much at all – i never thought i’d say this, but i actually miss it. so glad the physical therapy has been helping. good for you!

  50. Lori says:

    You are movin’! Glad to hear running is fun, and pain free again! I have to try this soup. I’ve seen some similar African soups before and they have been on my list forever. Hot or not, I could really go for a bowl of this.

  51. shopannies says:

    we have had their peanut soup before now this new one we can try thanks for sharing come see me at

  52. Squats while blowdrying your hair? Wow – that takes real talent, Joanne!

    I love this soup – I have made a similar peanut butter-based soup and it is incredible… and nothing wrong with soup in the summer! In fact, I prefer pureed soups after my cycling marathons… and smoothies. 🙂

  53. Oh boy that looks good! I adore unusual bean soups like this, Joanne. One of my favorites is a black bean with pumpkin – it makes my heart sing in the winter. 🙂

  54. Veronica says:

    This seems highly unlikely, I know, but I’m pretty sure I remember watching Paula Deen make a soup very similar to this! (Unlikely since she’s the queen of butter and there’s none in the recipe.) I know it was a soup with peanut butter in it, and I thought at the time, “that’s so crazy, I bet it would work!” Now I want to try it! Yours sounds soooo wonderful.

  55. vanillasugar says:

    god we must have the same brain. i love peanut soups with big ole chunks of sweet potato. this is a meal that one could have for breakfast with an egg and it would hold me all day, even thru the gym workout.

  56. Mary says:

    What a lovely soup, Joanne. I’d love to have a bowl of it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  57. Michelle says:

    Know what’s really cool? The way the lines on the placemat in your last photo and the lines in the mirror image on the bowl run together. Just needed to point that out b/c I’ve been staring at it for a while now saying to myself, “that’s so cool.”

    I just have to ask…since you had triple digit temps, did you turn on the AC?!

  58. Julie says:

    Delicious! Love the flavors in this one!!! Saving this one for cooler weather. Just not quite soup weather here!

  59. Wonderful mix of flavors in this soup!I a a huge peanut the nutty taste a lot.Its so so hot in Vegas too..but I dont mind this luscious bowl inside an AC room!Love it!

  60. Raina says:

    I can see why you fell in love with this soup. The flavors sound incredible. I could use some up in the Boston area. It was in the 60’s today and tomorrow even colder and last week we had the real heat for a few days like you, crazy:)

  61. Hmmm, as much as I love soup I don’t know if I can eat it in this heat, fruit and lemonaide for dinner? 😉
    I made a kind of sort of similar ‘soup’ a while back called Ethipian Groundnut Wat, using peanut butter and similar veggies. Check it out, it was pretty yummy.
    I will def try this cuz mine didn’t have any curry and Mamma loves curry!

    glad to hear your healing up and back to sorts!

  62. Glad to hear that your running is getting better 🙂 This soup with the peanut butter and curry paste sounds delicious. This would make a lovely meal with a slice of crusty bread.

  63. Peanut butter in anything is amazing. Never had it in soup – will have to give this one a go

  64. kankana says:

    Looks hearty! It’s very similar to one of the Indian dish called Rajma 🙂

  65. Jeanette says:

    Wow, this soup looks so good, I would love to have a cup right now! I love coconut, Thai curry and sweet potatoes together, and I can only imagine what the peanut butter adds to that combination. I make lots of soup, especially in the winter, and spinach is one of my favorite stir-ins at the end. I also like to add whole grains in my soups (e.g., quinoa, farro, barley, brown rice).

  66. megi says:

    I love soups and this one is intriguing with the peanut butter, I am bookmarking this recipe to try it in the fall, maybe with the addition butternut squash.

  67. daphne says:

    as u know, i love my soups!! WHAT an amazing idea to have peanut butter in it!! rubbing hands in glee!!

  68. I love soups but I have to say I was NOT eating any in last week’s heat. They say soups help in the heat – that they make you sweat and cool you down. I don’t know… I’m not sold.
    This does look amazing. bookmarking it to try in COOLER weather.

  69. Peanut butter is my favorite, and I definitely eat far too much of it! African sweet potato soups like these are always good. One of my favorite ways to get people to like veggies is by doing a pureed soup. Once you get the veggies all smooth and flavor infused, sometimes it’s hard to remember what you’re eating!

  70. Nelly says:

    I love peanut butter (and sun butter even more!) in savory dishes. Never tried it with sweet potatoes, though. This must be remedied!

    Do you think going sans sugar would make a huge difference?

  71. Healthful and delicious! Although, I am not sure about peanut butter in a soup, but it does sounds intriguing.

  72. Sanjeeta kk says:

    I think both of us are having a fetish for ‘Peanut Butter’ 🙂 Just posted 2 recipes with the same. and the other one is out the simple and healthy treat from you, Joanne.

  73. spamwise says:

    That looks so good. I can almost taste it.

  74. Bookmarked. Peanut butter + sweet potato can not go wrong.

    I am so glad your legs are doing better! That is so exciting! Injuries are beyond depressing. I know. And I know you know.

  75. girlichef says:

    Oh, I think spinach is a great “starter” veggie! This soup sounds beyond amazing…I love the rich flavors (Thai red curry paste is one of my favorite things!). Just the thought of running in that kind of heat makes me feel woozy. Go girl ;D

  76. Toni says:

    Awesome information and tips! And congrats on getting the running times down. It’s amazing what the body can do.

    I heard a tip for getting kids to eat better the other day. The article I read said it was all about choices. So rather than say “Eat some carrot sticks” you could say “Would you like some carrot sticks or apple slices?” It puts the kid in charge of their choices and helps them feel empowered.

  77. Nicole says:

    I have a similar soup recipie – also a fav of mine – i usually do a happy food dance while i’m eating – but you have more stuff in yours – black beans and red curry – might have to pump mine up!! And poo poo on all peeps making fun of peanut butter in soup – try it before you judge!

  78. Juliana says:

    Joanne, this soup looks beautiful, love the creamy texture…and the flavor is to die for…Thai curry, peanut butter…great presentation as well. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  79. Maria says:

    This sounds so perfect for our cooler weather here in Sydney! Delicious soup recipe!

  80. This is pretty much genius and a dream come true for a sweet potato lover like me 🙂

    Glad you’re feeling better and in running mode!!


  81. sophia says:

    This is the kind of soup I would prefer in the winter, but who freaking cares, it is made by you and looks gorgeous and I want a gallon of it delivered to my doorstep, Joanne. Now.

  82. Miriam says:

    Amazing recipe! And I’m so glad that running is fun for you again :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  83. Kristen says:

    Peanut butter in anything has my attention, but especially in savory dishes. That soup sounds amazing. Glad to hear you are back to running.

  84. Reeni says:

    I am loving all the flavor combos you have been using lately and this one is no different! Knowing I had this healthy yet comforting soup in the fridge would make me pretty darn happy too!

  85. I’m jealous of your running skillz (and dedication!) Thanks for the comment today/yesterday? (the kids are out of school, my brain isn’t working) it helped me get my mind set straight again! Back to the gym tomorrow (the dentist got in the way today :P) And I try adding spinach to a lot of dishes…but my kids are very reluctant…I’ll wear them down eventually!

  86. Dana says:

    Yes, this is a magic combo but I seriously can’t imagine eating it in the heat of the summer. Actually, I can’t imagine the heat of summer at his juncture (60 degrees today) so maybe that is the problem. I wish I shared your love of running. I do it but I hate it and can’t imagine going beyond the 3 mile loop that is 5 blocks from my house. I think I need a partner.

  87. Kerstin says:

    What a lovely soup – it looks so super flavorful! I am really really slow when it’s hot out and I attempt to run, LOL, I felt so fast yesterday when it was in the 50s 🙂

  88. Monet says:

    This reminds me of some of the food I ate while in Egypt. So rich, so flavorful, so healthy. It has been hot in Austin too (but I’m still in the mood for soup!) Thank you for sharing such a fresh and flavorful recipe. I hope you are having a beautiful week. Much love from Austin!

  89. I have a similar recipe of this soup, that I haven’t made in ages. I’m a fan of red curry and cilantro. Looks healthy, colorful and tasty.

  90. Carolyn Jung says:

    You run outside and drink hot soup in three-digit-degree temperature??? You are an amazon, a she-warrior, a woman of far greater strength than me. LOL

  91. Shirley says:

    This soup looks simply divine. I’ve been on holiday I see I’ve a lot to catch up on your blog. Theres someone’s face reflected on the knife, am guessing its yours!

  92. Nadji says:

    Un plat exotique et plein de saveurs
    J’aime beaucoup
    See soon

  93. Marisa says:

    So glad you’re feeling better. And I was just thinking what the heck I could do with some sweet potatoes – seems I’ve got my answer. Love the spicy, peanut-y vibe of this one.

  94. Lea Ann says:

    I have had a recipe for this for years and it’s one of my favorite soup recipes. PACKED with wonderful flavors.

  95. Natalie says:

    Ryan will kill me if I make this, with our 95 degree temps. And yet…pretty sure I might have to anyway. I don’t know that I can wait until next Fall!!

  96. Claire says:

    This looks like an amazing combination of flavors, Joanne. It’s definitely on my short list of new recipes to try. I would love it if you would enter it or another favorite in my blog event House Favorites: Vegan.

  97. What a soup! peanut butter and red curry sounds like an amazing combination! (+ I like the idea of doing squats while hair blowdrying!!)

  98. Marla says:

    Joanne, thanks so much for entering this wonderful soup in to Get Grillin’ 🙂

  99. grace says:

    at first, i was baffled by the use of peanut butter in african dishes. then, i tried it. yum. this looks like a great soup, joanne, even in triple-digit heat!

  100. sounds yummy…kinda a cross between a soup & a main course i make. how fun 🙂

  101. Cara says:

    Ha! Do you know that one of my biggest fears in life is having a picky eater as a child? That and peanut butter shortages, obviously.

  102. This looks like such a hearty and delicious soup–love all the flavors. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. Congrats on your running times too. 😉

  103. Graziana says:

    yum I love sweet potatoes and I love peanut butter… I’m sure they make a perfect combo!

  104. Yep, there was something wrong with us (risotto and soup on 100+ days=committable)

    There is no better food on earth than PB. I am pretty sure combining it with curry paste and sweet potatoes will blow my mind. Saved.

  105. I have green curry paste, would it make a big difference?
    Making this tonight!

  106. Anonymous says:

    Made this tonight– everyone is RAVING. Holy Yum!!

  107. Anonymous says:

    a great soup – tasty and just the ticket for a cold night in Africa. But it ain’t African!!!
    Black beans, cilantro, jalapenos and yellow peppers are New World ingredients and, despite what some folks might think, not traditional African ingredients. They don’t even feature in “fusion” cuisine. And as for “Thai red curry paste” . . . puh-lease!

  108. Cristina says:

    This seemed like the perfect accompaniment to an Indian Carrot Ginger soup I was planning to make–so I made it two nights ago with the carrot soup, paired both side-by-side in the same bowl. Oh my it was sooo good, both on its own and in tandem with the carrot soup! Thanks for posting this recipe!

  109. This is exactly the type of soup I love!! Peanut butter, black beans and sweet potato sound like the perfect trio.

  110. Anonymous says:

    This soup rocks. I made this yesterday for lunch using yellow curry powder and kidney beans, and green pepper instead. Was so yummy! Thanks for sharing. I will love to make this soup again and again! 🙂

  111. Allie K says:

    I will be making this tonight for my dinner party! (I changed my mind back from the Butternut Squash Chowder). Can’t add the brown sugar. Do you feel it needs it? Recommend a substitute?

  112. Stacey Olson says:

    This soup was such a hit! My fiance dislikes soup a lot but he thought it rocked. I am in love. I used to work at a little holistic cafe in university and they used to make a african peanut soup, I’ve been looking for a similar soup for year – and this was so similar! I will be making this again… and again… and again!

  113. Tracy Burton says:

    Made this for dinner and it was FaNtAsTic! Thanks for sharing

  114. amvance says:

    I made this tonight and ate way too much. 🙂 I didn’t have vegetable stock so substituted water, a little fish sauce and salt. Also toned down the heat a bit for my son. Still came out great, loved it–thanks for the recipe!

  115. Willette says:

    I just made this. Was so skeptical because the flavors…sweet potatoes, beans, and peanut butter is not something I would usually combine. But it is absolutely divine! And pretty healthy too. I’m so glad I made it. Thanks so much the recipe!

  116. blash says:

    This is my favorite soup ever! Tonight I made it using Wegman’s Thai Culinary Stock – Yum!!!

  117. Anonymous says:

    I made this today. I excluded the sugar and lime (just because I am working on my sugar intake), but the soup is still a real winner without.

  118. sandra says:

    this looks even better than today’s post (not a big corn chowder fan). Think I might make this if the weather doesn’t warm up a notch… sounds amazing.

  119. Jennifer says:

    This is the best new recipe I have made in a year of trying new recipes! Thank you for sharing!!

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  121. Chrystal says:

    Sounds delicious! I’m making it for kids as well – is it really spicy? Thinking of leaving out the jalapeno and pepper flakes. Thoughts?

    • Chrystal says:

      Just made it – it’s fantastic! I put a tiny bit less red curry and the full red pepper flakes and it just has a perfect hint of spice – not too much for kids (haven’t served it yet so that’s my guess). The lime juice and brown sugar makes it absolutely perfect! I pureed it so it’s smooth and will add the cilantro when I serve it. Wonderful! Thanks for this fantastic recipe. It will go in the winner file. 🙂

    • joanne says:

      It wasn’t too spicy. I would leave out one or the other but not both.

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  123. Jenni says:

    Just made this soup for dinner tonight. It is delicious, as I expected it would be! I’ve made a number of your recipes and they have all been stellar!

  124. Katherine says:

    Made this last night and it’s one of my new favourite soups. I left out the jalapeno because I didn’t have any, added a little extra red curry paste as a replacement and it was great. Currently bookmarking everything on your site to make over the winter 🙂

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  126. Danna says:

    Just finished making this delicious, easy soup. If a recipe includes peanuts or peanut butter and curry I am going to try it. Not disappointed. Can not quit eating it.

  127. Rashell says:

    If I left out the brown sugar is it still good?

  128. I made it at my home. overall awesome….

  129. Christopher T. Lien says:

    Thanks for sharing. Will make this stew today. God bless.

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