yep, good, even in the summer months
AFRICAN BEAN SOUP
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 onion, sliced
2 small sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 red or green bell pepper, diced
1 (15 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
3-4 cups vegetable stock
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1-2 tsp. curry powder
Heat 1/2 cup of water and the soy sauce in a large pot. Add onion and sweet potatoes. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
Stir in carrot, celery, and bell pepper. Cover and continue cooking another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the tomatoes, stock, garbanzo beans and cilantro.
Blend the peanut butter with 1/3 cup of water then add it to the soup along with the curry powder. Stir to mix.
Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook 20 - 30 minutes.