Carrot Soup With Ginger Lemon and Garlic

Carrot Soup With Ginger Lemon and Garlic

Carrot Soup With Ginger Lemon and Garlic
 
Makes 4 Servings
Prep time      5 min
Cook time   30 min
Total time    45 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb (600g) of medium carrots, peeled and chopped (about 3 cups)
3 cups (or more) of chicken or vegetable stock
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)
1 1/2 cups of chopped onion (1 cup = 240 ml)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter = 50-60 grams
4 tbsp of sour cream
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp of finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
*Peel with a teaspoon or use 1/8 tsp of ground ginger.
1 1/2 tsp of minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp of grated lemon peel
1 small carrot, peeled and grated for garnish

The Method

Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add the onion and sauté for around four minutes.

Turn down the heat a little, add the ginger and garlic and sauté for a further two minutes.

Add the chopped carrots, tomatoes and lemon peel and sauté for one minute more.

Add three cups of stock, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat.

Cover partially and simmer until the carrots are very tender, about twenty minutes.

Allow to cool slightly.

Purée the soup in batches in a blender or use a masher if you have no choice, and then return the soup to the pot.

Mix in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Bring the soup to a simmer, thinning with more stock, or simmering with the lid off to thicken.

Ladle the soup into bowls and top each one with sour cream and grated carrot.

Serving suggestion, serve with crusty bread rolls.

And Carrots Are Super Healthy Too

According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), one medium carrot or ½ cup of chopped carrots is considered a serving size.

One serving size of carrots provides 25 calories, 6 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of sugars and 1 gram of protein.

Want Some Really Great Information About Carrots?

There is a ton of information here about the benefits of carrots and also how you can easily make them a part of your everyday diet.

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Obesity And Eating Canned And Packaged Products – Is There A Link?

Obesity? Are Canned And Packaged Foods A Major Culprit ?

I read a lot of recipes written in English on the Internet almost every day and am becoming more and more shocked at how many say,

"Open a can of this and add a packet of that".

obesity and the link to processed foods

But The Cans And Packets Make Things Easier!

But what is the cost to your health?

Maybe check the facts about what is in the cans and packets.

What Are Bisphenol And/or BPA ?

Perhaps the most worrisome of all, are the plastic contaminants now used in our canned goods.

Most canned food these days have a plastic coating inside the can which comes at the expense of harming you.

The inner plastic lining is poisonous, even at small measures.

The plastic coating is Bisphenol or BPA for short and it is harmful!

Animals, humans are not supposed to eat plastic material made from crude oil.

I Just Checked For Some Obesity Facts On The Internet

United States obesity information

This survey in United States was conducted during 2013-2014.

The survey found that:

9.9 percent of women (aged 20+) were morbidly obese
40.4 percent of women (aged 20+) were obese

5.5 percent of men (aged 20+) were morbidly obese

The British, Canadians, New Zealanders are in the same league and Australians too.

So is there a connection (the oversized meals with cheese on almost everything obviously add to the problem too), between the cans and packets and the obesity?

I’m 100% sure that if you eat meat that was from an animal that was pumped full of chemicals to make it gain weight that it must cause the eater to gain weight too.

And What About The More Obese People In The World

Maybe take a look at Samoans

Genetic Disposition ?

Some people are genetically predisposed to obesity but the percentage is very small indeed.

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