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Carrot Ginger Soup

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

There are not a lot of ingredients in this Carrot Ginger Soup but it’s packed with flavor.  Carrots are surprisingly sweet and delicious in a soup.  They really don’t need much.  I’m thrilled to have such a healthy and easy recipe to add to the dinner recipe rotation.

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

This recipe is also great frozen. If you’re interested, just add your leftovers in a airtight container that’s appropriate for the freezer. I always place the container in the refrigerator to cool the dish before placing it in the freezer. This step is especially helpful if you use glass containers. I use mason jars a lot when freezing. Cooling the container allows the glass and the liquid to slowly adjust temperatures instead of such a rapid change that will break the glass.

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Carrot Ginger Soup
 
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Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 pound Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sprigs Thyme, removed from stem and chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 5 cups Chicken or Vegetable stock
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh Ginger (about 2 inches), finely chopped
  • coconut milk or cream, to serve (optional)
  • chives, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven or sauce pot over medium-low heat, sauté the onions until translucent. Stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and thyme. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the carrots and about 2 cups of the stock.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low.
  6. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are completely cooked through.
  7. Use an immersion blender or a blender (in batches) to puree the soup until smooth.
  8. Add the remaining 3 cups of stock and cook until the soup is completely heated through, about 10 minutes or so.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Drizzle individual servings with coconut milk and garnish with chives.

Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
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Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious and healthy soup. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Nomato Sauce

A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.

If you haven’t heard of nomato sauce, it’s basically a tomato-less pasta sauce. Why would anyone want a pasta sauce without tomato? That’s exactly what I thought when I first came upon a recipe for nomato sauce. Turns out a lot of people have issues with nightshades like tomatoes (nightshades also include but aren’t limited to white potatoes, peppers and eggplant). I was shocked when I started having issues eating tomatoes. It’s something that I ate regularly throughout my life without incident. They seem like such a benign food but effect a lot of people. If you’re on the autoimmune protocol diet, tomatoes (and all nightshades) are initially removed from your diet. I’m hoping that I will be able to reintroduce tomatoes but in the meantime, I’m really happy to have this Nomato Sauce.

A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.

This recipe could take a lot of time to prep if you are cooking and peeling beets and cutting up a whole butternut squash. Before I had a kid, I would have gladly spent the time to save money and ensure the freshest ingredients. However, I just don’t have that kind of time to spend in the kitchen right now. To cut down prep time, I used precooked and peeled beets and precut butternut squash (from Trader Joe’s).

A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.

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A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Pasta Sauce
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 large Carrots, chopped into chunks
  • 2 cups Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed (I buy prepacked squash at Trader Joe’s)
  • 4 small precooked Beets, peeled and chopped (I buy prepacked beets at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Italian Seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, plus additional for serving
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Pepper plus additional for serving (optional for AIP diet)
  • 1½ cups Slow Cooker Chicken Broth or Vegetable Broth
Instructions
  1. Add the olive oil to a stockpot over medium high heat.
  2. Next add your onion and garlic then cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, squash, beets, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper and stock to the pot and then cover and bring to the boil
  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until your carrots and pumpkin are soft.
  5. Once your veggies are soft, use an immersion blender or regular blender to combine them until your sauce reaches your desired consistency. At this point the sauce will be very hot so take care when blending so you don’t burn yourself.
  6. Use immediately with your favorite pasta or spiralized vegetable or freeze until you are ready to use.

A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.