Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup with Ginger Garlic Bread

by Jenn K on February 21, 2013

Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

Enjoy this wholesome tasty recipe for Creamy Carrot Soup with ginger!

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Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup with Ginger Garlic Bread

Yield – 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp, vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 chunks, ginger (about a tablespoon size), 1 tbsp chopped, 1 tbsp grated
  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (14 ounces) evaporated milk (optional)
  • salt and pepper
Ginger Garlic Bread
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 cloves, garlic, minced fine
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated fine
  • 1/2 loaf of French bread, sliced

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot on the stove.
  • Add the onions, cook till translucent.
  • Add garlic and 1 tbsp chopped ginger.

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  • Cook one minute.
  • Add sliced carrots, chicken stock, salt, pepper and grated ginger.
  • Cook until the carrots are very tender.

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  • Using immersion blender, blend until smooth and check the flavour, adjust if necessary.
  • Add evaporated milk (if using — the evaporated milk adds a delicious creamy flavour and texture with many fewer calories than cream) and heat through.
  • Serve hot with garlic bread.

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  • For the garlic bread: Combine the minced garlic, ginger and soft butter and spread on slices of French bread. Broil until golden (or in my case, until the bread catches fire and the smoke alarm goes off — however, this is not the recommended method). Serve immediately with the Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup.

Frugal tip from Magda: Lent is a time of preparation celebrated by Christians throughout the world. It is often commemorated by giving up something that is important to you. This thing is frequently expensive and not good for you: candy, chocolate, wine, Starbucks’ coffee, or whatever. Giving this thing up should make you stop and think each time you deny yourself. Whether you are Christian or not, consider using lent as an excuse to give up something that is costing you money and that you do not really need in your life. Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday, February 13th until Easter on Sunday,  March 31, 2013. Every time you are tempted, think of the benefits of giving up this treat and deliberate on the good that comes from denying yourself. It is a wonderful thing, because if you so chose, the denial is only temporary (about a month and a half). At the end, you can either go back to enjoying the treat or you can consider permanently giving up this thing that is bad for you and costing you money.

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