Hey my lovelies,
what´s your favorite comfort food? Soup is definitely one of mine. It´s warming and perfect for rainy and cold days. And another great thing about soup is, that you can always use the freshest produce available in season. You can experiment with the ingredients and give every soup a little twist. That´s what I did with my carrot soup. Now it´s full of healthy ingredients and spices. So here´s my recipe:
500 gr carrots, peeled and cubed
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
4 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
2 tbsp lemon grass paste
1 chili, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup coconut milk
Juice of 1 orange
In a big stockpot, add the coconut oil and onions and cook until the onions soften. Add some curry powder, the carrots and the sweet potato. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Then add the vegetable stock, the fresh ginger and half of the coconut milk. Bring to simmer and cook for 20 minutes (or until the carrots and sweet potato are tender).
After this time add the spices (chili, salt, pepper, lemon grass paste) and the juice of 1 fresh orange. Then puree everything well (If you don´t have an immersion blender you can add the soup to your blender and puree it there).
Add the rest of the coconut milk and some water is the soup is too thick. Add more spices to taste.
I used half of my sweet potato as "topping". You just need to put the peeled and chopped potato, mixed with coconut oil, salt and curry to your oven and bake it until it´s crispy (200 C° for about 20 minutes)