Simply Paleo Carrot Soup

soupcarrotPI made a 23.88 pound pastured turkey for Thanksgiving. I gave a lot away, but still, we had so many leftovers that I had to freeze them! The carcass was so big that I didn’t think it would fit in my slow cooker, but luckily it did. There was no room for the usual onion, garlic, carrots, and celery that I usually add, so I poured in filtered water and a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Can’t make stock without those two things!

It came out delicious, and I decided to turn it into a Paleo soup, which was even easier to make as the stock was. So, if you’re looking for a quicker soup recipe than the one I shared previously, here it is:

Simply Paleo Carrot Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 to 8 cups Turkey or Chicken Stock (preferably homemade)
  • 6 to 8 large carrots
  • 1/2 large head, or 1 small head, cauliflower, rinsed and cut (use florets only)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1T coconut oil
  • 1T extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sage powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop carrots, cauliflower, onion, and garlic. Melt coconut oil in large soup pot. Then add olive oil. onions and garlic and sauté until soft. Add the stock, carrots, cauliflower, sage, rosemary, thyme and salt. Turn heat up to medium high.
  2. Stir occasionally. Once a boiling point is reached, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about half an hour, or until carrots and cauliflower are soft enough to put a fork through.
  3. Remove from heat, and cool for a few minutes before placing small batches in food processor to puree. Add more salt if desired. Serve warm, or cover and store. Enjoy!

Food for thought:

Please use pastured poultry and organic ingredients whenever possible.

You may add some additive free coconut milk if you'd like an even creamier consistency.

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Paleo soup season is in full swing! It’s something that will warm you up at any time of day. I love drinking it first thing in the morning, instead of coffee or tea. In addition to hydrating you, and keeping you from consuming too much caffeine, you get important, easily digestible nutrients in before lunch. Most people don’t think of eating vegetables with breakfast, but recipes like this one make it easy. So does my Detox Soup for Warmth & Weight Loss, if you’d like to give that a try!

Unfortunately, I can’t share a photo of the soup (update 10/15 – photo finally added!), so I was going to share pics of the turkey and the other ingredients, but for some reason they won’t transfer to my computer from my new cell phone! I will add them as soon as I can figure out how.  I have to work on my food pics in general. Some bloggers hire professionals to take beautiful shots from all angles. I’m not a full time food blogger, so I haven’t done that (obviously). The way I see it, it’s form over substance anyway. I’d rather share a recipe that tastes good than spend too much time trying to make it look perfect! So, I hope you don’t mind.

Honestly, it’s not healthy to be immersed in tech for so many hours of the day anyway. It seems many health/food bloggers do so, but it’s a perfect example of an activity that’s very unhealthy. I need time away – sometimes even days away – from my computer, camera, email, and cell phone once in a while. Last week, I shifted all of my focus to food instead. Well, it’s always on food to some extent, but last week I barely left the kitchen! I needed a day or two to recuperate from that one. I tell you, being a chef and on your feet all day is exhausting! I’m happy to say that I put together our entire Thanksgiving meal from scratch, from appetizer to dessert, all by myself. With minimal help. It came out great, and felt good! I can’t imagine doing that every single day, though. That’s why simple recipes  like this one can make all the difference.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season, and all the comfort food that goes along with it. Have a happy, healthy day!

About Dawn

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