A cozy, warm bowl of Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup, shared with a friend, a loved one, one a cold winter day. Filled with everything “winter” double the recipe and freeze! Serve hot with your favorite sour dough (my favorite) bread!

Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

One of the things we’ve taught our kids is to become observers in life. Which is one reason we moved to such a beautiful place. Being out in nature is a great way to slow down, observe, listen, and refuel your soul.

Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve actually learned a lot about this from our daughter, Abby, who has a wanderlust spirit, but at the same time is deliberate about slowing down and taking it all in. She shared this Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup recipe she made up at college last week (of course, sharing it with her roommates—lucky girls).

Sometimes it’s the small things that set the stage for us to become world-changers. Or doers.

When I’ve spent more time observing, I’ve been rewarded in many ways.

Not in riches, but deep in my soul. Observing and noting the little things changes us, and help us understand ourselves and other people more. (Last week here where we live, I snuck up behind one of my best friend’s parents, holding hands, taking a walk.)

Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

Here are some ways I’ve tried to pay more attention as of late:

Staying at the table longer with guests, so I can really hear what they are saying.
Eating slower, and thinking about where my food is coming from.
Thinking before I speak (sometimes hard for me).
The spirit of the text message–should I pick up the phone and call?
Observing the amazing clouds where we live.
Trying to meet someone new every day.
Saying yes when I want to say no.
Saying no when I want to say yes.
Noting the moss on the trees, the colors, shapes, drops of rain or melting snow.
Enjoying sunlight through the trees.
Absorbing the colors of the sunset.
How a certain food makes me feel (or triggers nostalgia).
Teasing versus joking around, and inside jokes, and fun, warm “roasting.”
The sound of the rain and wind in the trees.
The sounds of the piano, guitar, or violin played by our lovely children.
The silence of the snow.
The silence of the house, when everyone is asleep.
The crackling of the fire, the feeling of warmth and a reminder of how cozy feels so good.
The love in our family, that runs deep as the river outside our home.
Being married and spending time together.

We read about it all the time, but slowing down and being intentional in life, is what we need more of.

Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

This pot of comfort Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup?

I have everything to make this, so I have a pot simmering on the stove right now.

Sweet potatoes, chicken, fusilli pasta (we like black bean, buy at Trader Joe’s) —it’s best to season as you go!

Slow and easy. Don’t forget to take the time to savor the smell before you dive in!


Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

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Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup


  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 6 cups broth, vegetable or chicken
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cup carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken meat, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 cups fusilli pasta, we buy at Trader Joe’s
  • 3 tsp. turmeric
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese


  • In large pot, pour in oil and allow to heat. When hot, add in minced ginger, garlic, and leeks. Reduce heat to medium and allow ingredients to turn golden brown—making sure to salt and pepper to taste. When cooked, add in broth and bring to a simmer. Add in sweet potatoes and additional salt and pepper to taste—its best to season as you go!
  • Allow sweet potatoes to simmer for about 10 minutes before adding carrots. Continue cooking for about 10 more minutes before adding turmeric, celery, and chicken. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, allowing celery to soften slightly. Add in pasta—I used black bean, but any kind works—and allow soup to come to a boil in order to cook pasta. Reduce heat when pasta is al dente. Taste frequently to gage if more salt and pepper are necessary.
  • Serve warm with cilantro and cheese.
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Turmeric Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

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