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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Thankful Thursday! M is for Mulligatawny Soup and Mixed Root Veggie Chips! April 14, 2021

                  I am thankful everyday for my wonderful husband! Today is our 31st! Anniversary. Everyday is Valentines Day living with this kind, clever, funny and caring man. Many thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday! As a bonus I am tossing in this delicious Mixed Root Veggie Chip recipe! Have fun! 

Mixed Root Veggie Chips

Just a little segue from soup- but it looked to delish to pass up!

If you're a fan of root chips , you'll love this homemade version. You can use big carrots, beets, purple sweet potatoes, and parsnips to get a whole array of color on your plate. The best way to get these veggie chips super thin is by using a mandoline slicer, but be very careful of the sharp blade. 


6 medium assorted root veggies (carrots, golden beets, purple beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips), sliced paper-thin on a mandoline (4 cups total)

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon ground cumin or turmeric

Himalayan pink salt


Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

In a gallon-sized container, toss together the sliced veggies, olive oil, and cumin, rubbing the oil over all the surfaces to coat.

Arrange the veggies in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Bake until crispy, 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before enjoying!!! Here now is the soup recipe!

Mulligatawny Soup  Serves 6


½ cup chopped onion

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 carrot, diced

¼ cup butter

1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 

1 ½ teaspoons curry powder

4 cups chicken broth 

½ apple, cored and chopped

¼ cup white rice

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half - cut into cubes 

salt to taste, ground black pepper to taste

1 pinch dried thyme

½ cup heavy cream, heated


Step 1: Saute onions, celery, carrot, and butter in a large soup pot. Add flour and curry, and cook 5 more minutes. Add chicken stock, mix well, and bring to a boil. Simmer about 1/2 hour.

Step 2: Add apple, rice, chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme. Simmer 15-20 minutes, or until rice is done.

Step 3: When serving, add hot cream

Enjoy and I will see you tomorrow!


  1. Is that recipe for Mulligatawny Soup stolen from the soup Nazi (Sienfeld)? Happy Every-day Valentines Day for you and your spouse.

  2. Wow, I never thought to make homemade root chips! I've made homemade kale chips and they're so much better than what you can buy, I bet these are too. Thanks!

  3. I do love mixed root vegetable chips. I don't like root vegetables AT ALL (exception for carrots), but as chips, great! I buy mine at Trader Joe's. I've never thought to make my own.

  4. ♪♫Happy Anniversary to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Anniversary to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Anniversary Dear Kathe and Russell, ♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Anniversary to you.♪♫

    Yummy on the veggie chips and the soup. I'm hungry now.

    Have a fabulous anniversary and Thankful Thursday. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  5. The soup and chips both sound really good and Happy Anniversary from all of us. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Looks different and is a bit outside our wheelhouse but good recipe for those who appreciate the roots

  7. I have never had this. It looks delicious.

  8. Happy Anniversary! Your soup and veggies sound so good, as they always do. You are a good cook.

  9. Kathe,

    I've never been a fan of rooted chips other than potato chips. The soup recipe on the other hand sounds super good, though!


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