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Sweet Potato Chowder

Operation Santa Paws

A perfect ‘warm me up’ medley of sweet potatoes, onion, celery, garlic, and spices.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, fresh, minced
  • 12 sweet potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • Sage, dry, to taste
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 1/3 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium


  1. In a saucepan, sauté celery and onion until soft, adding a drop or two of water as needed. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  2. Stir in sweet potatoes, coriander, paprika, sage, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add vegetable broth. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  4. Transfer half of soup to a blender. Puree, then combine back into the saucepan.*
  5. Serve.

Notes: Puree more or less, depending on desired consistency and thickness.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.