Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

My version of this warming, peppery carrot soup. I like to sip this soup when my body feels chilled, after a winter hike up the mountain, or a windy walk on the beach. The ginger helps to warm my entire body. As you may know ginger is a root that grows abundantly,in warm climates. However, there are farmers growing it now in Maine. I bought some this fall It was very fragrant, and I made a delicious raw ginger and carrot salad.

Some of the world’s finest ginger now comes from Puerto Rico and Jamaica.  For this soup I thinly cut the whole root. You may also grate it or chop it. Ginger root is great in a mug with boiling water poured over it. Let it steep for 10 minutes breathe in the sultry aroma, then sip. A wonderful tonic for vertigo, and nausea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs carrots, sliced in circles
  • 1  large yellow fin potato
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic. chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of sliced ginger
  • 1-Tablespoon Curry
  • maple syrup
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • butter and /or light cream  (optional)

Instructions:

On medium flame add oil to your soup pot. Stir in garlic and onion, saute until the onions are clear.  Add the sliced ginger, then the curry and stir. This is a great time to think about your intention for this particular soup pot. Who is the soup going to be for? Think about that person and stir in a prayer, a kind thought, your intention.

Add the potatoes, and then the carrots. Cover with cold water,  or stock of your choice, place the lid on top of the soup pot and bring to a boil. When your soup boils, turn to simmer. Add some salt and a bit of pepper. Stir in your love, your prayers. When all the veggies are soft, puree to your preferred texture. You can make it very smooth or leave it a bit chunky.

When you are ready to serve this delicious carrot ginger soup add a bit of maple syrup to your bowl, and if you like it with dairy, add some light cream and a few chunks of butter.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Delicious, earthy, warming…

Serve with a smile and lots of Love!!

To watch an Italian in Maine cook soup for …you click below

 

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