Carrot and Ginger Spiced Soup with Magical Wild Orange Oil

carrot-ginger-soupA glistening bowl of this Carrot and Ginger Spiced Soup is pure sunshine on a cloud day!  This soup comforts, replenishes and heals. Thanks to the antioxidants, gelatin, vitamins, nourishing fats and spices it’s a powerhouse of a soup!

Wild Orange* essential oil adds a magical, uplifting note to bring out all the subtle flavours of the soup.

Serve with traditionally made, toasted sourdough bread spread with grass-fed organic butter.  Or, for a more substantial meal spread the toasts thickly with home made labneh or yoghurt, or smoked mackerel pate.

Cooking with Essential Oils

100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils are versatile in the kitchen and add intense flavour with therapeutic benefits to your dishes.  They’re also convenient – saving you time and money.  Pure essential oils are potent, so you’ll only need a few drops (or even a toothpick-tip or two!) and there’ll be no more binning of surplus expensive herbs, or fiddly grating of citrus zest – or your fingers!

Hight heat will impair the more volatile ‘top-notes’ of essential oils.  In cold beverages and dressings there’s no problem, but in cooked dishes add the oils as ‘accents’ when the dish has cooled down a little.  If this isn’t possible (e.g. in baked goods) then you may need to add a couple of extra drops – just experiment to your personal taste!

I love using essential oils – and use them daily.  BUT – please, please do your research, as not all essential oils are pure or safe.  Please ensure any oils you use (whether in food, on your skin or diffused) are 100% pure, therapeutic grade.  From my own experience, I can recommend this brand and use these oils for myself, my family and with my clients.

Food provenance

Pasture-raised meats, dairy, eggs and wild caught fish have a vastly superior nutritional profile, as do organic, or cleanly grown fruits and vegetables. Please try to source your food as well as you are able.

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Spiced Carrot, Ginger and Wild Orange Soup
Comfort, replenish and nourish with a little bowl of sunshine. Magic. Add Wild Orange essential oil for extra magic.
carrot and ginger spiced soup
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Instructions
  1. In a large wide pan, melt the butter/coconut oil (you can use a mixture) and add the carrots, onions, ginger, garlic and red chilli. Season, mix well, cover and leave to sweat gently on a low heat, until the veg are translucent and softened (about 15 mins, stir occasionally).
  2. Add the potatoes, coriander, cumin, lemon juice and stock. Stir well and bring up to the boil. Cover and simmer gently for 25 – 30 mins, or longer, until the potatoes are very tender – adjust the seasonings to taste after 20 mins or so.
  3. Let the soup cool a little and blitz with a stick blender, or in batches in a food processor. Pulse for a chunky texture, or blitz until smooth.
  4. Whisk in the doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil.
  5. Serve with a generous sprinkle of fresh coriander, chopped parsley and swirl of cream, creme fraiche, or home-made yoghurt
Recipe Notes

*  This is the Wild Orange essential oil I use.  Essential oils are a magical ingredient - adding intense flavour with therapeutic benefits.  BUT please do your research as not all essential oils are pure or safe.  Please ensure any oils you use (whether in food, on your skin or diffused) are 100% pure, therapeutic grade.  I recommend this brand and use the oils daily for myself,  my family and with my clients.

**  If you prefer, substitute sweet potatoes.

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Izabella Natrins

After 30 years in the health space, I'm here to use my expertise and experience to help women to create better health. My Femergy@40 Nutrition and Lifestyle Health Coaching and Reslient Weight-Loss programmes empower, support and inspire women who are fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight gain, sleep, energy and niggling or multiple diagnosed health issues, to find hope and optimism, regain confidence and create much better health. My book Once Upon a Cook - Food Wisdom, Better Living is a call to action to change the way you eat and take back your health with real food. I'm a qualified 'real food' nutrition and lifestyle health expert, holistic health coach, nutritional chef and a writer, a speaker (partner, a mum & grand-mum).

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