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Monday, October 24, 2016

carrot and sweet pepper soup with cumin (for a cold)

I woke up with a cold yesterday, just like that.  Sneezles and wheezles and a stuffy nose, and a cough that interrupts my phone conversations constantly.  Food isn't very appetizing right now, so I've been making lots of soups.  This is my current favorite, which besides being soothing and delicious, is so pretty!  It's colorful, and I've convinced myself all the vitamin c in the carrots and sweet peppers will be good for what ails me.  I had no curry powder, so I used cumin, which blended nicely with the thyme and garlic, and the shots of hot pepper sauce.

I couldn't resist playing around with a little squeeze bottle of sour cream mixed with a little water to make a little squiggle on top of the soup - cute!

Carrot and sweet pepper soup with cumin:

2 cups chicken stock or broth
2 cups water
1 cup peeled and sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped scallions (the white part) or onions
1 clove of garlic, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sweet orange mini-peppers, de-seeded and sliced
1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon cumin (or curry, if you prefer)
1 teaspoon ginger, or a slice of fresh ginger root
sea salt to taste

Add all the ingredients in a saucepan and place on medium heat.
Simmer the soup for approximately 30 minutes, or until the carrots are very soft.
Puree in a blender or food processor (I used my Kitchen Aid stick blender).
Serve with a bottle of hot sauce.

Enjoy these last-of-October days!


kellypea said...

Looks/sounds delicious. Hoping it's the magic elixir for your cold.

katrina said...

Me, too, Kelly! Feel ridiculous honking into tissues or paper towels all day.

lizabob said...

Both Magi and I awoke this morning with same symptons and so I think we'll try your carrot and sweet pepper soup. Mag isn't known for having too many spices in his cupboard here so we might need to head out to the grocery store.

katrina said...

Oh, good, Elizabeth! I'm still coughing, but not half as much as this morning, thinking it might also be allergies? Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

La Table De Nana said...

I love sweet peppers in soups..have to try this one..take care Katrina!Love the squiggles..

katrina said...

Hello Monique! I'm pretty pleased with the squiggles:) I think you'll enjoy this! Loving your posts , reminding me of home..... Sending love to you in the East -