So first things first, I’m crushing soooooo hard on the podcast, Don’t Salt My Game. I specifically really enjoyed the one on shit bloggers say. For ages I’ve been sooo sick of bloggers promoting things like activated charcoal, collagen peptides and all of the detox bullsh*t products and cleanses. For years if anyone brings up detoxing to me in person, I’ve come back with the response that your liver and kidneys detox you every. single. day. It is literally their job. You can help support your liver and kidneys with nutrition (not to an excessive degree because hi, orthorexia) and just generally trying to take care of yourself, but juice cleanses aint gonna help shit. Except maybe make you shit. A lot. And make you a hangry bitch.
Anyway, I typically just keep my mouth shut because people get veeerrrryyyyyyy up in arms about their latest ‘protocols’ or whatever other secretly disordered thing they’re doing, and I’d prefer to avoid conflict, but I’ve really come to realize that if all of us don’t actively call out all the bullshit, the bullshit will continue to permeate our lives. It will remain a source of ‘acceptable’ disordered behaviors and I’m not okay with that.
Screw that. Plus that stuff is expensive and come now, wouldn’t we all rather spend our money on travelling, going out with friends and, umm, helping those in need?
Plus it makes us all neurotic. And boring AF to be around.
And now that I’ve opened myself up to hate mail, I give you curried coconut carrot soup.
I friggen loooooove this soup. I’ve been making it for 4 or 5 years and it never fails to satisfy especially when you’re sick. Last week I came down with a nasty sinus infection/flu that had me down and out for 5 days and all I wanted was all the soup and curry things… and grilled cheese. All the comfort foods.
The one downside to being sick as an adult, besides the fact that you’re sick, is that you have to take care of yourself. There’s no parent to do everything for you anymore. You have to make your own soup, clean up your mess in the kitchen, and you still have to run your errands.
Luckily this soup is super easy to make and makes a solid 7-9 bowls so you don’t have to make it again. Just reheat on repeat until you feel better.
It’s also cheap to make. I think I spent shy of $4 on the batch which did me 8 times. Sure, sure, I had other things on the side like grilled cheese/cheese and crackers (because CARBS and some protein), but it still works out to a budget friendly meal that makes you feel all sorts of cozy.
- 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 heaped tbsp yellow curry powder
- 2 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ½-1 tsp rice vinegar or to taste
- In a large pot with a lid, heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add ginger and garlic along with another pinch of salt and saute for 1 minute.
- Add curry powder, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly to toast the spices.
- Add the carrots, vegetable broth and ½ of the coconut milk. Increase heat to high, cover and bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium/low, cover with the lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the carrot is soft.
- Carefully transfer soup to a high speed blender. Cover with lid and open the spout so air can escape, cover loosely with a towel and blend on high until smooth. You will need to do this in at least 2 batches.
- Return to pot, pour in the remaining coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste and then ½ tsp rice vinegar.
- Taste, adding extra vinegar to your liking.
- serve warm with bread, naan, grilled cheese, cheese and crackers. Whatever you fancy. Pick your preferred carb and go with it!
Eat yo carbs.
Soup will keep for 7 days in the fridge.