I am 90% sure everyone I know is sick right now. I hosted a party on Saturday and a significant number of people couldn’t make it because either 1) they were sick 2) their child was sick 3) their spouse was sick so only one person came to the party. Fall is like a perfect storm for getting sick; kids go back to school and get all the germs from all the people; the weather got really cold and really wet really fast; no one was prepared to whip out rain coats and warm sweaters just yet. So here we’re are. Everyone we know is sick.
The best way I have found to keep everyone healthy is with loads and loads of vitamins - in real ways like vegetables. This Ginger Carrot Soup is a great start. It’s packed with carrots for vitamins and ginger for an immunity boost. You can increase the ginger and garlic for even more of a boost or top this with cojita cheese! Swap out the vegetable broth for bone broth which means it’s no longer vegan, but the immunity boost just increased exponentially!
If you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. this is also the soup for you!
GINGER CARROT SOUP
Cook carrots and onion in olive oil until tender.
Add ginger, garlic & broth and bring to a boil.
Once carrots are fork tender, puree with an immersion blender or in a blender in batches. Serve with cilantro and pepitas
3 lb carrots, chopped
2 tbs olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 inch ginger, peeled
2 cloves garlic
6 cups vegetable broth
salt and pepper
1 bunch cilantro
¼ cup pepitas