carrot coconut curry soup

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I wasn’t going to post this recipe, mostly because I didn’t get any great pictures of it. It had nothing to do with the taste. The taste is UNREAL!

But then I brought it into work, and heated it up. Suddenly all my coworkers were gathered around me wondering what the delicious smell was. Many “mmmm"s were heard without anyone even having a taste!

I should also tell you how significant this is, coming from the people I work with. They like to, lovingly, give me a hard time for my eating habits. I’m sure many of you have been there- the weird health foodie who brings food with her everywhere and won’t eat the desserts we sell! SO the fact that they just smelled my food and had that reaction- well that was saying something!

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Then I gave my manager the recipe. She had been having a particularly hard day and could not wait to go home and snuggle up. I knew this recipe would be perfect for the situation- full of warming spices, creamy coconut milk and most importantly, diary-free since she’s allergic to milk.

The next day she came in and told me the soup was INCREDIBLE. It completely turned her day around and now she has leftovers just waiting for her the next time she has a tough day. I truly believe in the power of food to heal- both physically and emotionally, and I love getting to see it in action- especially when I get to be a small part of that :)

So of course following these experiences, the fact that the pictures I had were mediocre just didn’t seem to matter anymore!

This soup warms the tummy and the soul and just dances on your taste buds. Loaded with fiber and beta-carotene from the carrots this is wonderful for your skin, hair and nails and for boosting your immunity during the flu season. The organic coconut milk gives the soup a creaminess and is loaded with healthy saturated fats that your body can use for energy! Finally the curry spices, cloves and ginger make this the perfect winter soup! I hope you love it as much as we did!

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Carrot Coconut Curry Soup (Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-Free, Paleo)

Ingredients (6 bowls)

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 – 2 lbs carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can organic coconut milk (organic is important since pesticides concentrate themselves in the fat of foods!)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch coconut sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Sauté the first 6 ingredients in large soup pot until the onions are translucent (about 8 min).

Add in the broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30 min, or until the carrots are tender.

Let cool slightly and remove the cloves. Then transfer to a blender to puree. Or alternatively use an immersion blender.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and serve hot!

 

Happy Wednesday everyone! See you all back here on Friday for Healthy Vegan Friday!

34 thoughts on “carrot coconut curry soup

  1. Hey Gabby.
    Can I just say…..OMG!
    I adore this soup (and I’m not a big soup person) but I eat this like it’s crack.
    I also love making it with pumpkin as well. This is my first time making one of your recipes because I always read but never get around to making new things. But I’m now putting time aside to try more of your stuff!!!

    Thanks again. Jasmine :)

  2. It’s amazing how some good, healthy food can really turn your day around. How rewarding to see one of your recipes have that effect on someone else!

    And this soup looks beautiful- I don’t know what you’re talking about with the bad pictures! :-)

  3. Oh yumm, love this soup Gabby! I make a similar one with butternut squash although I've never tried adding curry powder. Good idea. Gotta love that warming ginger in the winter!!! :D

  4. carrot and coconut.. some of my all time favourite combo… if in soups or salads.. just so good and the curry gives it a nice special zing! :) i love ur recipes!! mhmm

  5. Coconut milk makes everything so decadent and satisfying. I’m not huge on soup, but I could definitely see myself digging into a bowl of this. Aaand I just got a 1 pound bag of curry powder that needs to be put to good use, so this recipe looks like a winner!

  6. This soup looks gorgeous and has all my favourite flavours. I recently went to a raw food talk (which is a rarity where I live but a Californian couple have moved here and have been promoting raw food which is amazing) and they had said the same thing, that the most important thing to buy organic is fat because it stores the toxins more than any other type of food. This was news to me, and I had just bought a massive batch of non organic coconut oil but next time I’m going to make sure it’s organic! I’ve been buying my own organic dried coconut and making coconut milk from scratch too so I’ll be able to use that in this recipe. Yum!

    • Thanks Katherine!

      Yes it was news to me when I learned it! So now since I’m on a budget I am prioritizing things like coconut, oils and nuts and seeds to be organic and then the dirty dozen foods after that and finally everything else. Student budget doesn’t allow for everything organic so it has to give somewhere! At least this knowledge can empower us to make the best decisions possible!

      Oooh homemade coconut milk, sounds divine :)

  7. This sounds beautiful Gabby – I’m a HUGE fan of the coconut/curry combo…. so creamy and comforting! Ha, at one of my jobs I get the “weirdo health foodie” label too – BUT they are coming around, I was commissioned to make a raw vegan cheesecake for the menu, so that’s exciting!

    • Thanks Lou! There is nothing really better than coconut and curry together is there?? 

      I don’t mind being the weird one at all, and I know they are all secretly jealous of my food ;) That’s so exciting you’re making a raw cheesecake for them! You will blow them away!

  8. I love soup and I love curry… so I predict that the chances of me loving this recipe are very high!

    I get the exact same thing from my co workers, but when I actually prepare for food them they have no complaints. I should show up to work with this tomorrow ;)

  9. This recipe sounds amazing and so comforting! I completely agree with you that food definitely has healing powers. This sounds like a perfect meal to curl up with after a long, hard day. Beautiful!

    I’m off to comb your recipe archives for ACD friendly meals for when I’m ready to start. I’m hoping that having a ton of great recipes ready will help make it a bit easier. I think breakfast is going to be the toughest but I’m sure I’ll be ok. Green juices galore, ha!

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