Not a super long post today, but I wanted to share a super yummy soup with you.
I whipped this bad boy up last night and the results were divine!
I called this a “healing” soup as it has tons of ginger in it. I love the spiciness and punch that ginger gives.
And healthy it is! Ginger has many health benefits such as:
- Aiding in digestion
- Alleviating nausea and morning sickness (not a problem for me 🙂
- Reducing gas (need to give more to my husband)
- Relaxing muscles
- Helping with congestion.
- The list goes on….
So boost your ginger intake so that you stay nice and healthy this fall!
Carrot Orange Ginger Soup:
- 1 onion
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 big knobs of ginger
- 4 carrots (mine were HUGE)
- 1/2 fresh orange juice
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest
- 1/2 tsp. cumin, corriander
- Salt and pepper
- A sprinkling of nutmeg.
Toss the onion garlic, ginger and spices into the pot with a touch of oil. Let them chill out for a while till the onions are nice and soft. Throw in the rest of the ingredients with enough water to cover the carrots. Bring to a boil and let simmer. When carrots are soft give it a good blend and return to the pot. Then it’s time to enjoy.
On the side a made a little brown rice salad.
I cooked my brown rice as usual and then mixed in some chopped almonds, sunflowers seeds and raisins. For the dressing I used 1 Tbsp. of oil, 1 Tbsp. of orange juice, 1 tsp. of honey and salt and pepper. Good to have a little extra fiber on the side.
This soup will warm you up from the inside out. I wanted to eat the whole pot, but I knew the leftovers would be even better. So I will enjoy some more for dinner tomorrow!
Take care, stay healthy, and treat yourself to a yummy bowl of soup.