There are many things I try in restaurants, diners, food trucks, etc. that I’m sure I can make at home. This is one I duplicated and the outcome is exactly like the original:
Weaver’s Way offers many freshly made sandwiches, dips, fish or poultry salads, and condiments. It’s great if you have to set up for a party or need a quick-lunch. In my opinion the best offering this Mt. Airy co-op has to offer are the soups.
One of my absolute favorite soups from Weaver’s Way is the African Peanut Soup. Perfect for the crisp and chilly weather this soup is rich without being fattening. Not for people with peanut allergies, it great for people who are vegans and vegetarians.
Since I’m big fan of carbs (suck it Dr. Atkins) I made French bread to go along with the soup. Bread tastes so much better when you make it yourself. Besides the obvious fact that everything tastes better when you make it your self, but you know there isn’t extra additives or preservatives included to increase its shelf life.
The negative to making your own bread is that it takes time. If you know beforehand that you desire bread you can maneuver your daily tasks around the process.
So, make some bread!
African Peanut Soup
1 large sweet potato
3 carrots medium
1-14 fluid oz vegetable juice
12 fluid oz water
1 cup peanut butter (use smooth, but it won’t harm anything if all you have is crunchy)
1/3 c. chives
1/4 c. minced jalapeno peppers (optional if you don’t like spicy things ::wimp::)
1T cayenne peppers
salt and pepper to taste
Peel the sweet potato and the carrots and medium dice. Combine vegetable juice and water into a large pot. Add the vegetables and cook on medium heat until the vegetables are tender.
In a separate bowl take the peanut butter and add a cup of the broth. Mix until completely smooth. Add the mixture back into the soup. Include the chives and jalapeno peppers.
Add the remaining seasonings and cook an addition 10 to 15 minutes.