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More Warming Soups for Cool Weather

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More Warming Soups for Cool Weather

Last week, we looked at some recipes that use starchy vegetables (such as potatoes, squash and carrots), and legumes such as lentils to make a creamy base for soup. This week, let’s experiment with another way to make a delicious, light, creamy soup: Coconut cream.

As with last week’s recipes, where the soups call for cashew butter, tahini can be used instead,  but it’s wise to use a little bit less than the recipe calls for, since it has a slightly more bitter flavor.

Thai Coconut Soup
serves 5-6

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 Tbsp. oil or water
4 large carrots, sliced
1 large potato, cubed
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp. unrefined sweetener (optional)
2 tsp. fresh lemon or lime juice
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
herb salt such as Herbamare (to taste)
2 Tbsp. tamari
1-2 tsp. curry powder (mild or hot)
1/2 cup peas (defrosted if frozen)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2-3 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped

1. In oil or water, sauté onion with the garlic and ginger. Add the carrots and potato. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the vegetables and let simmer.
2. In a blender, blend two cups of cooked carrots with one cup of stock. Add coconut milk and remaining ingredients except peas and chives. Blend again. Add this to the pot when vegetables are beginning to get soft, approximately 20 minutes. Add the peas at the end. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until flavors blend. Garnish with chives.

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7:39PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Some wonderful soups for winter, coconut is a delightful ingredient in soups, along with ginger and these tasty ingredients.

1:58PM PDT on Oct 28, 2013


11:45AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing :)

3:46AM PST on Jan 22, 2013


2:05AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thanks; looks good!!

1:41AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thanks :)

2:58PM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

6:23AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Thanks Angel!~

8:48AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

sounds so good! thanks

5:59AM PST on Mar 9, 2011

I think ginger is the best thing out there that I DONT use enough of!! Thanks for these recipes, can't wait to try!

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