Pete has been making this soup lately. He found a recipe and tweaked it and came up with this and it's just so incredibly good, I request it often. And 2 of the 3 girls give it a thumbs up. It gets better the next day, even more flavorful. He likes his soups very smooth (I'm a little more into texture and big pieces) but for this soup, smooth is perfect, I usually sip it from a mug.
Pete's Carrot Ginger Apple Soup:
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 inch of ginger, minced (he's says you can even add 2 inches)
- 8 oz broth (or water, but broth makes this a whole lot better, he uses veggie or chicken)
- 3 small potatoes (yellow finn, or yukon gold, or peeled russet)
- 6 carrots chopped
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 apple diced
- salt and pepper
Saute the onion and then add the garlic, ginger and carrots. After a couple more minutes, add everything else (adding water if you needed to cover the veggies) and bring to a boil and them turn down, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Blend in a blender, or with an immersion blender. Add salt and pepper if needed.
I kept asking him about spices, because we love spicy food, and there are none. What? It's amazing to be able to taste every single ingredient in this soup. I keep thinking when I eat it I will add hot sauce or something else, but then I taste it and never add a thing, it's so good as it is.
Happy Mother's Day! I rested all day with my pug and ate some chocolate and read a fancy magazine, The Gentlewoman, which I can't put down. Björk is on the cover of this issue and it's full of fascinating interviews. The family bought it for me here in town at Rich's Cigar Store & Magazines.
I used to go there all the time in high school and sort of forgot about it until recently. It hasn't changed at all, which is so comforting.They have an impressive inventory of domestic and local magazines and you can buy empty cigar boxes there, perfect for crafting and storing little treasures in.