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Karl’s Maafe II (West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)

Jan’s friend needed a soft soup after her oral surgery and Jan’s family is descending upon us. Blended soups are the order of the day. In addition to Ezo Gelin and Avgolemono, I will be making MaafeMaafe, at its simplest, is a sauce made with peanuts and tomatoes with onions and sweet potatoes being a frequent additions. After that, the variations for this soup/stew are near endless.  Traditionally, this dish is probably served “chunky,” but I will blend it into a smooth creamy soup for people with problems chewing.

Karl’s Maafe II (West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)

Karl’s Maafe II
West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

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Karl’s Maafe Minus (West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)

Jan’s friend is coming to join Jan in a visit to Santa Barbara—the yearly gathering of women who went through UCSB’s Anthropology Program in the late ‘70’s. I decided to make the sweet potato and peanut butter soup I made earlier this week for their lunch, but she is allergic to both  tomatoes and milk.

Karl’s Maafe Minus (West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)

Karl’s Maafe Minus
(West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)

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Karl’s Hawaiian Sweet Potato Soup

I had decided to make an African peanut and sweet potato soup to go with my Asian coleslaw and ham steak. When I told her how I had planned to spice the ham to meld these divergent dishes, her response was a very definite, “No!” She suggested that I make the soup, Hawaiian and make Hawaiian pork to go with it. A quick adjustment of the spicing and the addition of coconut milk met with her satisfaction.

Karl’s Hawaiian Sweet Potato Soup

Karl’s Hawaiian Sweet Potato Soup

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