Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rain...Rain..Go Away!

Welcome back UC San Diego! I hope you had a wonderful spring break. Now that we are back in full gear, I want to take a moment and thank all of you who participated in the National Nutrition Month Recipe Contest.  We had some great recipes submitted and you will soon see these in our Market locations displayed on the recipe cards.

I want to give a special shout out to Yasmin who had multiple entries and actually took the prize home for weeks 2 & 3 of the contest. Her final recipe was a Sweet Potato & Yam Soup that I think is perfect for a day like today.  So, if you’re feeling like staying in and making some soup, head over to your neighborhood Market and pick up these ingredients to have yourself a warm and comforting soup that’s full of vitamin A and fiber!

Sweet Potato & Yam Soup


·         2 yams

·         1 large sweet potato

·         1 can of chicken or vegetable broth


·         Take yams and sweet potatoes and wash and peel them. Slice into round disks and place in the oven at 350* with a light oil or cooking spray for approximately 40 minutes.

·         Let cool. Add the disks then to your blender and pureed with equal parts broth until smooth and creamy.

·         Transfer liquid to pot (or microwave safe dish) and heat until warm!

Note: Yasmin likes to take it up a notch and bakes some sweet potato and yam chips in the oven. You can also purchase a whole grain tortilla chip or cracker to serve alongside as well.

Yasmin's Yummy Soup!
If you’re out and about, make sure to stop into our restaurants and try one of our soup choices for the day. You can use the Dining Mobile App to see which types are featured at the Dining Unit nearest you ( Or, pop into Roots over on Muir and get a bowl of delicious vegan chili. Nothing’s better to warm me up on a rainy day like today than a fiber filling bowl of delicious yumminess!

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