This Thai spiced carrot soup is made with coconut milk and curry paste and brings you just the warmth you need on cool fall days!
Isn’t this soup beautiful? Come on, say it with me. Prrrrreeeetty sooooup!
Aaaaah, I love how we connect! You know what else is pretty?
My in-laws are coming today to stay with us for a while. Think: Always food on the table, never messy, clean floors all the time.
WIN! And biggest win: A happy baby.
Because now there will be four people looking after her as if she was the only important thing on the planet (she is) and her granddad doesn’t ever tire of carrying her around when she’s moody.
And as cute as she is – she can be really grumpy too!
Now the last time they stayed with us I just found out I was pregnant. And people, I was as sick as a dog.
All I wanted to do was lie in bed all day, every day. And eat nothing but soup. The problem with all that?
Well, my in-laws didn’t exactly believe in mono-dieting in a strictly horizontal position. They wanted me to eat, drink and be merry.
Go for walks. Smile. Be friendly (just kidding, I’m always friendly). And then the day came when we all went to the supermarket together.
A SUPERMARKET. I never ever though I’d hate supermarkets. But during my first trimester?
Yeah, pass on all the food. When’s my soup coming?
So there I was, clutching my stomach and trying to stay on my feet while Branimir and his parents were having the time of their lives.
(To be fair, in retrospect they were probably just experiencing a normal shopping trip but I was so miserable I thought it was rainbows and ponies for everyone but me.)
Now maybe I need to mention that I didn’t just have a number one food to eat, I also had a number one food not to eat: Meat. God, was I disgusted by meat!
So I was hanging on to the shopping cart while everyone else was drooling over the meat counter, thinking of all the steak and whatnot they’d cook up.
And my dearest mother in law surprised me from behind – with a rabbit. An entire. dead. rabbit. And she smiled at me
“Look what I found! Rabbit is so delicious, isn’t it?” And me -> near death experience.
And now they are here with us again.
And there’s this extra little person who made me so sick last time and now robs me of all coherent thoughts with just a smile.
Blah. See? Totally wiped my brain blank for a second there.
I guess what I’m trying to say is: Hello parents-in-law. thank you for coming to stay with us while we really need four extra hands around here.
Here’s some soup, I know you missed it. I promise I’ll go on walks with you this time. Love, Nora.
Thai Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 shallot chopped
- 1.5 pounds large carrots cut into chunks
- 3 tablespoons red Thai curry paste try 2 at first, then to taste
- 2.5 cups broth vegetable OR chicken
- 1.5 cup coconut milk
- Juice of a lime
- Cilantro for garnish
- Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the shallots and carrots and cook until starting to soften, about 8 - 10 minutes.
- Add the curry paste and roast until fragrant. Pour in the broth and cook until the carrots are very soft, about 20 minutes. Blend using an immersion blender. Stir in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add the lime juice. Serve with chopped cilantro.
Nutrition (this is an estimate)