lils was coughing like crazy last night, God love her. I’m a huge fan of an old-school home remedy. But the thing is She’s not a fan of milk and honey. So I try to load up the vitamin C instead and soup is a great sneaky way of doing it. I really believe my carrot and orange soup really does help keep any coughs and colds at bay in the winter. It’s such a handy lunch to make, and is one of the best carrot soups you will ever taste! ( I promise 😉 ) The orange adds a little sweetness and the curry powder is really subtle not overpowering the carrot flavour. I add a little bit of fresh coriander and chili to my own and leave kids as it is.
” I did get a bit of a laugh out of “lils” this morning tho. She was sounding really croaky because of her cough and says to me ” mammy I’m talking in another language now, so if you ask me any thing is will just nod, ok? hashtag… drama-queen x “
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil/ olive oil/fry light
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1 centimeter cubed of fresh ginger chopped
- 1 medium onion
- 1 orange chopped (try leaving out as much white pith as you can)
- 1 potato
- 4 large carrots
- 1 vegetable stock cube or pot.
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of curry powder mild
Garnish with fresh chilli and coriander (optional)
Get a large saucepan with a lid
Peel and crush garlic & peel and chop the ginger, onion, orange, potato, and carrots
Heat a tablespoon of your preferred oil on a medium heat in the saucepan
Fry garlic, ginger and onion until soft
Add orange carrot and potato and fry for another 5 mins and season with a little salt and pepper (this really adds flavour)
Chuck in your veggie stock cube/pot and pour over enough boiling water just to cover the veggies.
Cover and simmer for 35 mins until veggies are soft
Blend with a stick blender.
Finish with a teaspoon of mild curry powder and turmeric. (garnish with fresh chili and coriander for the adults)
Enjoy guys, Jolene x