Friday, November 16, 2007

Coconut Cream of Roasted Carrot Soup

Okay, let's call this an ASIAN soup so that I can continue along with the Whirled Alphabet idea...

This soup contains Coconut Milk, one of my favourite additions to soups. I'm pretty coconutty-- love just about any coconut product that is either very lightly processed (meaning that it had to be scraped out of the shell) or part of the Virgin Coconut (not grown with chemical fertilizers and herbicides, etc.) Long ago I started a blog just to reflect my coconut admiration. You can check it out here.

I have also revised this recipe to use exquisitely-flavoured, health-giving pure essential oils (make sure they are the kind that can be taken internally and not the sort that have been quickly and cheaply distilled using solvents and super-high temperatures, and then "cut" with other chemical additives.) Add the essential oils to the Vita-Mix, and not during the boiling/simmering stages of the soup.

INGREDIENTS

* 6 T. Virgin Coconut oil
* 450 grams / 1 pound Carrots, diced
* 2 T. Virgin Coconut Oil
* 1 Onion, chopped
* 2 Garlic cloves
* 1 Sweet Red Pepper, finely sliced
* 1/2 teaspoon Curry powder (or Garam Masala)
* 1 14 ounce can Coconut Milk
* 3 C. Vegetable Stock
* 4-6 drops Ginger Essential Oil
* 4-6 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
* 4-6 drops Coriander Essential Oil
* 2 tablespoons fresh Lime or Lemon juice OR 4-8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
* 2 tablespoon fresh Cilantro, chopped
* Celtic Sea Salt and Cayenne to preference

How To Put The Soup Together:

*Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Put the first 4 T. Virgin Coconut Oil
in a covered oven container and add the Carrots.
*After about 25-30 minutes, take carrots out and set aside.
*Saute Onions, Garlic, Sweet Red Pepper in 2 T. Virgin Coconut Oil
in a soup pot for 5 minutes. Add in the Curry Powder, Vegetable Stock, and Coconut Milk. Bring to a boil, stirring, and then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
*Remove from heat. Pour about 1/2 of the Soup (especially the 2 Garlic Cloves) into the Vita-Mix cannister. Add the Ginger, Lemongrass, Coriander, and Lemon Essential Oils
(or the Lime Juice).
*Secure the 2-part lid on the Vita-Mix. Process initially on Lowest Variable Speed, increasing steadily to Highest Variable Speed until Soup is smooth.
*Add the Smooth Soup from the Vita-Mix into the pot and stir.
*Also add in the Salt and Cayenne.
*Sprinkle pot, or individual bowls, with chopped Cilantro.
*Serve promptly.  If you were feeling down-in-the-dumps, this lovely fragrant soup will take care of that!
If ordering any of the above essential oils from Young Living, please use the following reference #607652 (Cynthia Zirkwitz) Thank you so much, and fragrant blessings!
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