Ooh not so keen on the Winter!! Soups are my saviour.

I aren’t so keen on the Winter months i must say, born in May i love the Sunshine and all things warm. However, one thing i do love about Winter is Soups!! This morning i decided to move as i have got myself into a Kapha rut, wanting to stay inside and it’s left me feeling a bit stagnant so I got up early today, wrapped up, and got myself out for sunrise in the frost, and actually, i am starting to make friends with Winter mornings, especially the frosty ones..
Here’s an inspiration from today. Enjoy xx
Carrot – Parsnip- Ginger Lime Soup.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
500g carrots, roughly chopped
500g parsnips, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground turmeric, optional
1 tbsp ground coriander
40g root ginger, chopped
about 1.4 litres vegetable stock (use gluten-free stock if required)
juice of ½ lemon
12 tbsp natural yogurt, to serve
coriander leaves, to serve
For the crispy ginger (optional)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp shredded root ginger
½ tbsp nigella seeds (or cumin or mustard seeds)
The soup keeps for 3-4 days in the fridge or can be frozen.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or casserole. Add the onions and a pinch of salt, and cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat until starting to soften. Add the carrots, parsnips, ground spices and ginger and stir well to coat. Cook gently, covered, for 10 minutes, making sure the spices don’t catch and burn. This helps to bring out the full flavour of the vegetables.
Add the stock, bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are completely tender. Blend the soup until smooth, then adjust the seasoning and consistency, adding lemon juice to taste and extra water if the soup is too thick. Reheat if necessary.
If making the crispy ginger, heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the ginger until it’s starting to turn golden and crisp. Add the seeds and cook for another 15-30 seconds.
Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a swirl of yogurt, coriander leaves, and the crispy ginger and seeds if using.

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