In Traditional Chinese medicine cooler weather means we should select warming foods to nourish our body. Du La, ND gave us a short list of her favourite everyday warming foods and this easy recipe to incorporate them into your weekly meals. Enjoy!
- 6 full sized carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 medium-sized sweet onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 0.5 cups of cashews (raw cashews work best but if they are not raw, just be sure that they are not salted)
- 1 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger (if you are like me, and LOVE Ginger, add more!)
- 1 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1-1.5 cups of water, unsweetened almond milk, or vegetable stock
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1.5 teaspoons cumin
- 0.5 teaspoons of freshly ground nutmeg
- Sea salt to taste
- Warm the coconut oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.
- Add the sliced carrots, onion, garlic and spices and sauté until carrots are soft and onions are slightly caramelized.
- Once the carrots and onions have softened add the coconut milk, cashews, ginger, and maple syrup.
- Bring to a low bubble over medium heat, don’t let it boil!
- Allow soup to simmer 20 minutes.
- From here, place the contents of the pot into a high powered blender. Start blending on low. Add your liquid of choice in small amounts until you have your desired consistency. If you do not have a high powered blender, you can use an immersion blender instead.
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