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!
- Carrots, peeled and thinly sliced – 6 full-sized
- Sweet onion, diced – 1 medium-sized
- Garlic, minced – 2 cloves
- Cashews, raw or unsalted – ½ cup
- Ginger, freshly grated – 1 tbsp (if you are like me, and LOVE Ginger, add more!)
- Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
- Coconut milk – 1 can
- Water, unsweetened almond milk, or vegetable stock – 1-1½ cups
- Maple syrup – 1-2 tbsps (or to taste)
- Ground cinnamon – 1½ tsps
- Ground cumin – 1½ tsps
- Nutmeg, freshly ground – ½ tsp
- 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 and 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.
Love this recipe? You can find more recipes, and other fantastic food ideas on my Instagram!