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?
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.
CARROT SOUP AMAZING!!
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
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.