Soup Anyone?

Mmmm the smell of homemade, warm and seasoned soup!

Sometimes just the smell of soup can make you feel better.  I know my family and I have benefited from some incredible soups over the last few months, and I guess you could say I’ve turned into a ‘soupie’ ….. that’s right, I’ve found a new love for soup and creating different kinds from scratch.

It started a few months ago, when my husband got messy and creative in the kitchen making an amazing soup for the rest of us who were knocked down with the flu.

I’m telling you, this soup should have sent him to the Master Chef kitchen with Gordon Ramsey!!!  We all couldn’t put  our spoons down.  Homemade chicken stock, root vegetables, lots of garlic, and beautiful seasonings filled our home!

Root VeggiesOver the next few days, as the kids kept asking for more soup, I decided to make some more.

Now, when my husband gets in the kitchen, he seems to somehow have a lot more time to get creative. Me, on the other hand, DO NOT!    Home with four young ones, schooling them and keeping up with our home and other things, doesn’t give me the ‘play time’ I desire.  So, I looked up some quick and easy 5 ingredient recipes, and added my own flare!

This is what I did for an easy, healthy, family pleasing meal!

Carrot Coconut Soup

  • 4 Cups of water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1-2 tbsp of minced garlic (to your liking)
  • 3 Cups of chopped carrots
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp of curry powder

Cook chopped onion and garlic in a bit of oil until soft. Add water and bring to boil. Add your carrots and let simmer (with lid on) for about an hour. Stir in coconut milk and curry powder and let cook on low for another hour, or the afternoon. Take out the soften vegetables and blend until smooth, then add back into soup. Leave some chunky for a more rustic soup. Again, add your own flare!

Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

If you don’t like the looks of this soup …. shake it up a little bit, and switch a few things.      Use sweet potato or squash with the carrots. Roast the vegetables first, omit the curry, throw in some leeks!  You will definitely get three or so meals from this.

That’s the beauty of a soup!  Make it yours,  and don’t forget to season, season, season!

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