Thursday, August 25, 2011

A MUST make recipe no matter how you eat!

Carrot soup.

Doesn't sound that amazing, does it?

I mean, who would think some carrots boiled in some chicken broth and pureed could be one of the best soups ever?

Not me.

But now we know.

We all LOVE this soup.  I think I could eat this every day.  But I'm not going to because I don't want to risk getting tired of it.  For now I will do 1-2 times a week (which means a couple days 1-2 times a week if we only have a mug with a meal as a serving versus eating a huge bowl of it).

Seriously.  And where has coriander been all my life?  I never knew the wonders of this spice, but since I now know (correct me if I am wrong) that it is the seed of the cilantro plant, I know that this is one of my favorite plants ever.

So you MUST make this.  My boys will drink a lot of it - cold, warm, in between.

Really.  You MUST make it.  Even if you eat nothing like what we eat, and even if you aren't on a diet that 'makes' you eat soup.  This soup is amazing.  Okay, I'll share it now.  I'll stop being a crazy soup loving rambler.


I am including the recipe here with my notes because I almost never follow things completely...


1 Tbsp. olive oil (I used coconut oil)
1 Tbsp. butter (or ghee)
1 1/2 large onions, chopped (I used 2 medium)
2 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced (I peel ginger and freeze it in a bag, then just grab a piece and grate it frozen - so easy and I don't have to mince, which makes me happy)
2 quarts (or more) homemade chicken broth
2 tsp. ground coriander (praise God for making this plant...)
Salt to taste (for us, that means lots...CELTIC rules!)
Pepper to taste
Chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish (I actually haven't used this when I've made it because I'm lazy busy and we haven't missed it)


Sautee the onions, ginger and carrots in the fat until onions are translucent. Add coriander, salt and pepper. Stir for about a minute. Add chicken broth and cook until vegetables are very soft. Puree. Add more liquid, if necessary. This is good with coconut milk too, but I don't have any that's suitable on hand at the moment.

You can leave out the coriander for the intro diet, if you are avoiding spices. You can also substitute the fat without worrying.


  1. Hi Erin! Jumped over to your blog from facebook and have been loving reading about your food journey! We recently started changing our diet as well...eating paleo and feeling great!
    Just made your carrot soup and LOVE it! It's funny- it tastes almost exactly like a sweet potato & leek soup I made last week- but I would rather us be loading up on carrots that a ton of potatoes, so this is a great addition to our menu! And I didn't even have coriander on hand...cannot wait to try it with that yummy spice!
    Thanks for sharing yall's journey!
    cate (johnson) Shipley

  2. Hey cate! Thanks for the comment! So glad you enjoyed this! Caleb is asking for it today because he is a little sick and so I can't wait to eat it later! Sorry I am just now responding to you! :-). Have a blessed Christmastime!

  3. Just found your site, great stuff!! And I too am a coriander JUNKY, I think it goes in almost everything that salt does, in our house...especially soups.

  4. Yes this is lovely.. Thank you lots :) waht a great site you have made here too :)


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