Saturday, November 14, 2015

Second-Stab Saturday: Peanut Butter Soup for people with peanut allergies

Today, we at A Book of Cookrye present the delightful results of removing the featured ingredient from a recipe! You may recall the Disney-endorsed peanut butter soup that ended in having to get Subway instead.

Formerly Peanut Butter Soup
2 medium onions, chopped
4 crushed garlic cloves
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 13-3/4 oz can chicken broth
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
2 c chicken pieces

In a soup pot, saute the onions and garlic in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, broth, salt, cayenne, and sweet potatoes. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, or until the yams get soft.
Meanwhile, if using raw chicken, sauté using seasonings to taste.
Add the chicken to the soup and serve.

So, it turns out if you stop the recipe early, you have a pretty good pot of vegetable soup. Although since you won't be bothering with a blender, you will end up having to chop things a bit more finely.
This is the only tedious part of the whole recipe.

Well, we at A Book of Cookrye decided to try it again! You see, it had been a really good pot of vegetable soup before introducing the peanut butter. Would we be grateful we revisited the concept with greater caution than last time?

Furthermore, it turns out this is really cheap. I mean really, aside from a few seasonings, the only things you put in are sweet potatoes, an onion, a can of tomatoes, and some chicken.

Aside from removing the blender and the peanut butter from the recipe, the only things we at A Book of Cookrye changed were not adding the extra water and using a lot more garlic than Disney would approve of. The results? Unphotographably delicious!
Seriously, my camera choked on this every time I tried to take a picture. This is the best I got.

Do try this at home!


  1. When you're trying to photograph something that's all shades of red, your camera may have trouble focusing and/or white-balancing because usually digital cameras are looking for something whitish and something blackish in the frame. Next time you're trying to shoot an all-tomato-colored shot, try sneaking something with at least a little bit of black and a little bit of white on it (a decorative salt shaker or whatever) into the background to help the camera.

    1. Thank you! I'll remember that the next time it comes up.

  2. Perhaps a dalmatian would be good. YOu can title it Dog Soup.

    1. It would definitely work. And there's definitely a charm to oddly named recipes.

  3. Mmm... veggie goodness. And the sweet potatoes make it delightfully Thanksgiving appropriate!

    1. Oops! Small error, though--the recipe list for the fixed recipe still includes peanut butter!

    2. It is really good.
      And thank you for pointing that out! I removed it and also changed the name.