Monday, September 28, 2009

Calling all Carrot Haters!

How could anyone hate carrots?  I love carrots, I'm surprised I have not turned orange.  I'm glad I'm not orange... Carrots are packed with antioxidants and beta-carotene.  It might be an old wives tale, but they're supposed to be great for your eyes and studies have shown that their antioxidant compounds help reduce heart disease and cancer.  

This soup, like all the soups I've been posting lately, is easy to prepare.  The yam balances the carrots to create a delicious, smooth curried soup.  Perfect for the fall weather we're having!  

Curried Carrot Yam Soup

1 yam- diced
4 large carrots- peeled and chopped
1/2 onion 
3 garlic cloves 
1 1/2 cup soy milk 
3 cups water - or apple cider
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin 
chopped fresh cilantro or a couple shakes of the dried stuff - optional
a few dashes of crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste

To make everything easy, chop everything up right away.  

Add a little bit of olive oil to the bottom of a stock pot, add onion and garlic.  Saute until the onion turns translucent and your eyes stopped watering.  Toss in the yam and carrots.  Stir together and then add the liquids and spices.  Let the pot boil for a bit and bring it down to a simmer.  When the carrots finally start to feel soft remove from heat.  Place either in the food processor or blender and work it 'till you have the consistency that you will enjoy.  Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with some beautiful crusty bread!  Yummm.  

Carrot hater beware, you will love this!  Your lil' ticker and vision will thank you! 

So, go!  Go make some soup!  

1 comment:

  1. That's wierd, I know a dog that likes carrots. He doesn't eat any other veggies, just carrots... and bacon.