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Perfect Autumn Food: Carrot & Ginger Soup

Tuesday, October 3, 2017



It's the time of the year when some of us get a flu. I'm one of them. Haven't suffered from a flu for ages - I guess it was in 2011 in Las Vegas when I had to stay in my hotel room for a couple of days watching HGTV and peeking out to watch the musical water show of Bellagio. 

Anyways,  the best way to avoid catching a nasty flu is, of course, eating heathy, sleeping well and washing hands often enough. 

One of my favourite soups is carrot soup spiced with fresh ginger. That's a soup packed with vitamins. This time I added coconut milk and spicies such as cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne pepper to make it a bit richer for autumn. It is good & tasty without any coconut milk or any other cream as well.


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(FI) Nyt on se aika vuodesta kun jotkut meistä saa kunnon flunssan. Olen yksi heistä. En olekaan ollut flunssan kourissa vuosiin. Taisi olla vuosi 2011 ja Las Vegas kun viimeksi podin tätä tautia. Silloin pari päivää meni ihan vaan hotellihuoneessa telkkarin sisustuskanavaa katsellen ja välillä ikkunasta Bellagion suihkulähde-show'ta.

Joka tapauksessa paras tapa välttää vilustumista on tietysti syödä terveellisesti, nukkua riittävästi ja pestä kädet joka käänteessä.

Yksi lempparikeitoistani on porkkanakeitto tuoreella inkiväärillä terästettynä. Tämä soppa on todellinen vitamiinipommi. Tällä kertaa lisäsin siihen kookosmaitoa sekä mausteita kuten kanelia, kurkumaa ja cayennepippuria, jotta keitosta tulisi syksyisen täyteläinen. Porkkansoppa on toki hyvää ja maukasta ilman tätä kookosmaitoa tai jotain muuta kermaa.



Carrot Ginger Soup

4-5 carrots
20-50g fresh ginger
2 gloves of garlic
1 onion
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
8 cups water
1 can of coconut milk (400ml)
1 tsp salt

Peel & dice carrots. Peel and grate ginger, crush garlic and chop onion. 
Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add onion, ginger and garlic. Sauté them for 2 mins. Add carrots and spicies. Fry for 1 minute. Pour water and let it boil for 20 mins. Add coconut milk amd bring to a boil.  
Use bamix to make the soup smooth, and salt.


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Porkkana-inkiväärikeitto

4-5 porkkanaa
20-50g tuoretta inkivääriä
2 valkosipulinkynttä
1 sipuli
2 rkl öljyä
2 tl kurkumaa
1/2 tl kanelia
1/2 tl cayennepippuria
8dl vettä
 1 tölkki kookosmaitoa (400ml)
1 tl suolaa

Kuori ja kuutioi porkkanat. Kuori ja raasta inkivääri, hienonna valkosipuli ja sipuli.
Kuumenna öljy kattilassa. Lisää sipuli. inkivääri ja valkosipuli. Kuullota 2 minsaa. Lisää porkkanat ja mausteet. Paista minuutti. Kaada joukkoon vesi ja keitä 20 minsaa. Lisää kookosmaito ja kiehauta.
Soseuta keitto ja mausta suolalla.



Added some cashews on the top.

2 cups cashews
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp seasalt 

Heat oil in a skillet. Add cashews and honey, and rost them for 2-3 mins or until the honey has melted. Add powdered ginger and salt. Stir the mixture well and spread it on a parchment paper to cool down.


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Lisäsin muutaman cashewpähkinän keiton päälle.

2 dl cashewpähkinöitä
1 rkl öljyä
1 rkl hunajaa
1 tl jauhettua inkivääriä
1/2 tl salt

Kuumenna öljy pannulla. Lisää pähkinät ja hunaja ja paista 2-3 minsaa tai kunnes hunaja on kokonaan sulanut. Lisää inkiväärijauhe ja suola. Sekoita niin että pähkinät maustuvat kauttaaltaan. Levitä jäähtymään leivinpaperille.



Enjoy your healthy & tasty soup!

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Nauti terveellisestä & maukkaasta keitosta!



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20 comments:

  1. it heard so good i like to cook them so so nice thanks for this :) With Love Jasmin https://lollipopkosmetik.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/7-tage-an-meiner-seite-2/

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    1. Great if you got inspired to cook :) Givr this soup a try!

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  2. Packed with healthy goodness! Ginger makes it sound really warm and invigorating. Great for warding off colds and coughs.

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    1. I love to add ginger when ever it's possible. It is so invigorating and you can adjust the depth of its taste easily by adding just a small bite or a bigger one, depending on your taste.

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  3. Your soup sounds delicious and healthy! I like the addition of ginger, thats definitely a flu fighting ingredient!

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    1. Ginger has that invigorating flavour and it's so healthy as awell :)

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  4. This would taste good. I am making it tomorrow. I love the creaminess of coconut milk and ginger is always a good, natural anti-inflammatory.

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    1. It is so good to eat ginger all year around but especially now when the weather is changing to a bit cooler.

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  5. Carrot soup has to be one of my favourite this season. I make different variations of it with red split lentils, coriander and even butternut squash. I will definitely add some ginger to it next time and try your version. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You are welcome! Adding lentils is a good idea!

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  6. Wow! I am a soup lover.. but I haven't tried carrots and ginger match so far. Most of time, my favorites are pumpkin soup, mushroom or broccoli. There are times, I tried - hot ginger tea. But I'm sure gonna try this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome! I love soups as well. They are an easy way to get all essential nutritions.

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  7. Yum, yum I want it in my tum a delcious recipe.

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    1. Great! Give this soup a try and Iäm sure you will find it so tasty.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this health ingredients. I will surely try to prepare it!

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    1. Give it a try! I'm sure you will like it :)

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  9. That soup looks so delicious and healthy. I always keep a big bag of organic carrots on hand as I give them to my golden retrievers as snacks. I will try this recipe this fall. Yum.

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  10. The soup looks amazing. Perfect for a chilly autumn night. I especially like the honey roasted cashews. I will definitely try this recipe.

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  11. This looks and sounds absolutely perfect for this time of year! I love carrot soup but hadn't thought about putting ginger with it.

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  12. Carrots and Ginger soup are perfect for all those irritating flu. This is something my mother makes her with her own style. Now, this is the time to give her recipe of soup a new touch. Thanks for giving it a new flavour with cashews.

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