Orange You Sweet Carrot Soup
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Serves: 8-10 servings
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ coconut oil
  • 4 cups grated carrots, tightly packed
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 7-8 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup cashew pieces (optional)
  • 1-3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Toss in carrots and continue to cook until onions are translucent and have an orange hue.
  3. Add garlic, apples, sweet potato, vegetable stock, salt, coconut milk, agave, and cinnamon sticks (remaining ingredients except raisins and cashews).
  4. Stir and bring to gentle boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer.
  5. Allow to simmer for 30 mins, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove cinnamon sticks and blend ingredients into a smooth consistency, using either a hand immersion blender or by transferring in batches to a counter top blender.
  7. Return blended soup to pot, add raisins and return to gentle simmer for 5-10 minutes or until raisins have plumped up.
  8. Serve hot, garnish with roasted cashew pieces if desired.
Recipe by My Wife's Muffin at http://mywifesmuffin.ca/2015/09/orange-you-sweet-carrot-soup.html