|Spunky Carrot Ginger Soup|
I'm rolling out a new label today for my recipes! I've been doing a lot of reading about the GAPS diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) and how it can help mediate behavioral symptoms resulting from food allergies. I haven't jumped full-bore into following the diet myself (yet), but I'm testing the waters a little bit by seeing what I can make within the rigid boundaries of the introductory stage of the program.
Today's Carrot Ginger Soup will work for stage 1 of the GAPS diet. It's simple to make and delicious as well! Over the next few days I'll go back and add a "GAPS-Friendly" label (or tag) to my older recipes, so if you're a GAPS family, you can more easily sort through this site.
This soup is SO easy to make. Just plop everything in a pot, boil it for about 20 minutes, then blend and eat. I'll bet this tastes even better on the second day when the flavors have had a chance to develop, but I finished mine on the first day! For fun, you might like to chop up a few hazelnuts for garnish.
Spunky Carrot Ginger Soup
4 cups beef broth (for meatless, substitute veggie broth)
1 Vidalia onion
1 lb carrots
1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and shredded
In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients. Your onion should be diced, but don't worry about making very small pieces (you'll be blending the whole thing later). I didn't peel my carrots, but you are welcome to. Cut them into about 2" pieces. Add a little salt if your broth isn't already salty. Let boil for about 20 minutes, or until carrots are soft. Cool for 10 minutes, then blend with an immersion blender. Enjoy!
Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What's For Dinner Mom? and Real Food 101 at Ruth's Real Food and The Homestead Barn Hop at The Prairie Homestead and Mop It Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor and Melt in Your Mouth Monday at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and Traditional Tuesday at Cooking Traditional Foods and Hearth and Soul Hop with Premeditated Leftovers and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Gluten Free Wednesday at the Gluten Free Homemaker and Whole Food Wednesday at Beyond the Peel and Pennywise Platter at the Nourishing Gourmet.