Monday, March 12, 2012
A Cure for Colds, Carrot Apple Soup
When I made the soup for myself this time, I decided to triple the amount of garlic and ginger to really open things up in my head and to help me feel better faster, and I'm happy to say that I think it worked, because it looks as though I'll be able to go to school tomorrow just fine. Yay?
A Cure for Colds, Carrot Apple Soup (the regular recipe can be found here).
-1 tbs of vegetable oil
-1 small white onion
-6 cloves of garlic
-6 tbs of fresh ginger
-1 large apple
-6-7 large carrots
-4 cups of vegetable broth (one 900ml box)
-1 tsp of nutmeg
-Salt and pepper
Finely chop up the onion, garlic, and ginger, and fry it in a heavy bottomed pot with the vegetable oil for 5 minutes. Then add your chopped carrots and apple and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add all of your vegetable broth. Bring the soup to a boil and then turn the heat down to low and cover the pot with a lid to let the soup simmer for 20 minutes.
Once the soup is done cooking, either use an immersion blender or a standing blender to puree the soup. If you are using a standing blender, remember to only blend small batches at a time and open the top to let steam out, or let your mixture cool before blending it. At this point you can add the nutmeg and salt and pepper.