coconut carrot ginger soup

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I sure as heck hope you guys aren’t sick of soup yet. If so, we may have a problem! We had to make an emergency batch of comforting soup to sooth our souls after we accidentally killed over a hundred kale seedlings.

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The temperature in the greenhouse got a little too toasty while we were out running errands and it seems as though one of our varieties did not survive. We have plenty of back up, but the panic and disappointment is still very hard. Taylor is convinced that it still has time to bounce back, but it sure as heck doesn’t look good.  The variety that we may have lost is only a small portion of our kale planting but it is still a major blow.

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Even Henry is feeling a little mopey and upset. Kale is one of our favorite things to grow and cook and we are hoping we can make a comeback quickly from this mini disaster. The  good news is that we seed a thousand more kale seeds next week so we should be all set; however, we are still pretty bummed.542448_10151010479881404_764853521_n

Fingers crossed that in a few months our kale will look as good as it did last summer. Look at how happy we were. Armfuls of kale is a way to a girl’s heart!

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As much as I love this soup I am hoping we don’t have to make too many emergency batches of comforting food. If so, it’s going to be a long farm season!

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If you are feeling a little out of sorts like us make this soup. It feels like one gigantic hug!

Coconut Carrot Ginger Soup (serves 4-6)

2 TBS coconut oil

1 large yellow onion, diced

2 TBS minced ginger (more or less depending on your love of ginger)

a dash of ground coriander

4 1/2 cups diced carrots

3-5 cups veggie broth (start with less and add more if soup is too thick)

3/4 cup full fat coconut milk

dash of crushed red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

Garnish:

Toasted coconut flakes and diced parsley

Heat coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the minced ginger and coriander. Cook for about 2 more minutes stirring often. Add the carrots. Cook for another minute or so. Add the broth and bring everything to a light boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes. With an immersion blender puree soup. (Or in batches puree soup in a blender) Add coconut milk and stir to combine. If soup is too thick add more stock.  Season to taste with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Garnish soup with toasted coconut flakes and parsley. Enjoy!

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17 Responses to coconut carrot ginger soup

  1. oh no! sorry to hear it but hopefully it won’t be too much of a set-back! this soup does look perfect to lift your spirits!

  2. This soup sounds like an amazing way to cheer anyone up! I’ve been obsessed with coconut milk lately, mmm.

  3. Sorry to hear about your kale 😦 Soup to the rescue!

  4. Joanne says:

    Aww girl I am so sorry about the kale 😦 But hopefully all will be okay! And i’m so glad this bright flavored soup cheered you up!

  5. Here’s to kale! I’m sending good vibes your way. At least you have this excellent soup to lift your spirits! Coconut, carrot, and ginger sound like a lovely combination.

  6. Carrots + Ginger + Coconut Milk is bound to make any disaster slightly better. I hope your kale recovers! Last year’s batch looks like it was plentiful and gorgeous!

  7. makingthymeforhealth says:

    Soup can be so comforting, I could never get sick of it! Sorry to hear about your kale loss. I love kale so much that I may shed a tear for you. Thankfully, soup + hugging Henry= all better!

  8. Sue says:

    Thanks for the recipe..I just have a question: I heard coconut oil isn’t good for one’s health because of high concentration of saturated fat. Just wondering. BUt the soup looks great! 🙂

  9. Sue says:

    Although what used to be true a few years ago, isn’t anymore. For example, doctors now recommend eating eggs for the protein. A few years ago that was a ‘no, no’. It is very confusing as to what is healthy and what isn’t.

    Sorry about the kale and hope you have a healthy harvest this year.

  10. I’m never sick of your soups and this one sounds like a great cure for my sore throat.I love its color and the sprinkle of coconut and parsley. Yum!

  11. kitchentreaty says:

    Aww, man, sorry to hear about your kale seedlings! And no, never enough soup. This looks so delicious – love that it starts with coconut oil!

  12. greensnchocolate says:

    Sorry about your seedlings 😦 I’m definitely not sick of soup…I just made a big batch this weekend! I just re-stocked my coconut oil so I’m pretty sure I must make this soup now!

  13. Poor kale! Sorry to hear that!
    This soup does look like it has comforting powers though – I’m going to keep it on standby for a day when I need a food hug!

  14. Sorry to hear about your seedlings but I’m sure the next batch will be even better! Carrot soup is one of my favourites and I love the combination of flavours in this!

  15. All these soups of yours are doing it for me! And as always, I LOVE the photos of you guys on the farm.

  16. You have been inspiring me to homestead my home! All the great farming pictures has me looking fondly back on the days I use to spend in the field. Now to get me a coop and some chickens!

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