In what's perhaps a first for me, I am still trucking on a New Year's resolution as we enter the fourth week of the year. A soup a week until spring. Without even realizing it I crafted two surprisingly similar soups these past two weeks.
Last week was Smitten Kitchen's Carrot Soup with Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas. Having never had carrot soup before this was a first - thoroughly delicious and responsible for a new-found addiction to crisped chickpeas.
This week is Paleo Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon from The Clothes Make the Girl. Remember that crisped chickpea addiction I just mentioned? Yea, well that accounts for un-Paleo'ing my lunch this week. Whoops.
In any event, these soups didn't look very different and save for the difference of bacon vs. tahini, aren't too far off in flavor palette either. Both are rich and creamy with a subtle sweetness that adds a little something special to a big bowl of soup on a single digit night. Off to plan next week's soup. Or eat some of the lemon ice I have in my freezer because after all, it's never too cold for ice cream.