Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 3, 2011

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Yesterday, a few of you expressed interest for the Creamy Sweet Potato Bake recipe, so I thought, why not kick off the Meal Planning Week with this casserole dish? The rainy and gloomy weather suited it well too.

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Sadly, it was a bust!

It turned out bland and the flavours were just off. It had all the right components- kale, sweet potato, fusilli pasta, homemade bread crumbs, with plenty of creamy sauce, but they just didn’t add up for me.

Strangely enough, Eric loved this casserole. With ketchup, that is! He said he will eat leftovers for lunch so at least it won’t go to waste.

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I first saw Joy’s Carrot Apple Ginger Soup when I was in the depths of my flu, unable to speak or taste anything (except sugar). This bright orange soup called my name and I thought it was just what I needed to heal myself. I also figured a soup this gorgeous and bright would awaken my taste buds.

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But that soup never happened. In my dreams, maybe!

It was a good idea in theory, but I was too sick to move let alone cook something. I just pretended what it might be like to eat this soup when sick. I’m sure it would have been very healing. :)

Yesterday, I was feeling rather energetic and this soup just had to be made. The last thing I wanted was to eat another bland tasting dish!

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I made a few light modifications to the original recipe:

  • I reduced the olive oil from 3 tbsp down to 1 tbsp
  • I used 2 garlic cloves instead of 1
  • I used a large apple instead of a small apple

 

I had a feeling this soup was either going to blow my mind or be a huge flop.

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But, how can you go wrong with apple, carrots, and ginger?

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You just can’t.

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So strap on those goggles and get chopping!

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I feel like we are far enough along in our relationship that I can reveal to you my onion chopping secret.

Meet, the Onion Goggle.

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OSGMOM gave me these a while ago and I was hesitant to use them for a long time, but now I don’t chop an onion without them! They don’t prevent tears 100%, but I would say they have cut down onion related tears about 80-90%. I only wished they worked on PMS tears too!

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My favourite time to cook is at sunset- I love the way the light beams into the kitchen. :)

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When you begin cooking down the soup, it will look bland. Very bland. I was a bit nervous at this point.

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After simmering for 20 minutes, transfer it to a blender (you may have to do this in batches as you don’t want to fill it more than halfway), add a pinch of nutmeg, and blend until smooth. You could probably also use an immersion blender if you have one.

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The soup came alive! Just look at that gorgeous colour.

I got a bit too excited because I burned my tongue trying it! When will I ever learn?

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I was really worried the soup was going to taste like this…

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Instead of this…

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To my delight, this was one of the best homemade soups I have tasted. I was afraid that the ginger was going to be too spicy for me, but it wasn’t at all. It was just perfect in every way.

You must try this soup. I will be making it again and again…it’s in the vault!

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Carly May 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

I totally need a pair of PMS goggles. Or perhaps just more wine!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

If you find some, please let me know!

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Andrea May 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

ps going to make this bread today to go with the soup. I have never done bread this way but I hear it is easy and really really good!!

http://steamykitchen.com/168-no-knead-bread-revisited.html

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Andrea May 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

oops replied in the wrong spot, sorry…..still going to make bread today :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

I made that a while back (http://ohsheglows.com/2010/12/20/4-ingredient-no-knead-bread/) and it turned out ok…I think I might have done something wrong though because it didnt rise much!

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Marit May 4, 2011 at 1:28 am

Hey
I blogged my “perfect” no-knead-bread yesterday. Lots of rye end grain plus a carrot for sweetness…
I promise… 100%…. that you can not go wrong with this bread!
The trick to the rising is to use luke-warm water…

http://eclipseofthenight.blogspot.com/p/food-and-drink.html

Marit

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 4, 2011 at 7:28 am

thanks!

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Monique February 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

I used my old swimming goggles years ago and now we have these pretty ones.

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

That color is gorgeous! I have never had carrot soup, but I’m sure I would like it. Yum :)

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Andrea May 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

Thank you for your blog, it has really changed the way I cook and how I look at food. I can’t wait to make this soup today, I know it wont be a family favourite but I think it is worth making just to make me happy. I have started to look at cooking as a gift. I don’t shop, buy things, pamper myself, but I do love making things that I know I will love. I think I am worth that effort.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

Thank you Andrea! I couldn’t agree more.

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M July 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

I also wanted to thank you. This blog is amazing!

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Marina May 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

Those goggles are so cool :))
I made a simillar soup once, with butternut squash, carrots, apple and bunch of spices. It took care of my cold pretty well. It was only a mess eating it, because my nose couldn’t stop running from all the spices :D

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Marit May 4, 2011 at 1:29 am

ohh that sounds like a plan… could i have that recipe please?

Hugs
Marit

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Marina May 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

Oh gosh, I really don’t know, I never use a recipe! I just sauteed on some olive oil carrots and squash, added water, salt, pepper, chili,,ginger, curry and pepper, cooked that for about 20 min, added apple, cooked more, and then blended the whole thing!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 3, 2011 at 9:55 am

What a great soup for spring! Too bad the other recipe didn’t work out, but we all have those days!

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Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc May 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

Coincidentally, I made this soup when I was having my cold last week too! You’re right! You simply can’t go wrong with apples,ginger and carrots. Your photos are beautiful:)

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 3, 2011 at 9:57 am

I love the onion goggles!

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Julie @ Shining From Within May 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

omg your onion goggles are hilarious! I also heard chilling the onion in the fridge before chopping helps prevent tears- and I can agree, it does! This would be great in the summer chilled maybe? Like a gazpacho?? :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

I tried it cold and wasn’t a big fan…but maybe I am not a cold soup person…im not sure! I have to make gazpacho soon…well, when it gets warm!
That is a fun tip about chilling the onions :)

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Radha May 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hi Angela! Hope you continue to feel better! Looks good! Nice photos! It is our birthday month <3

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Heather (heathers dish) May 3, 2011 at 10:08 am

Serious, thick and creamy soup sounds heavenly right now! It’s such a gorgeous color too…how could you not feel happy and sunny when eating it?!?!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes May 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

This soup looks lovely. I’ve never thought to put carrots and ginger together like that before.

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Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com May 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

This soup sound fabulously refreshing! Love the Onion Goggles! What a cute idea!

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Christina @ The Athletarian May 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

That soup looks so delicious! It’s perfect for the gloomy weather we are having in Toronto. A nice, warm, comforting bowl of soup! Thanks for the recipe :)

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ellalinea May 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

Damn that soup has the most gorgeous colour! I will try this asap :)

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Andrea B. @ Vegvacious May 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

Carrots, apple & ginger is a winning combo as far as I’m concerned! I love soups that are chock full of veggies and then blended to creamy perfection!

PS – I love those goggles – think of them as the Oakleys of your kitchen ;-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

now I will feel even cooler when wearing them! ;)

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Suzanne Williams May 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

Yes, is there anything to take away PMS tears? Good one, I really liked that, got a good giggle. I just can’t bring myself to like ginger and I wish I could b/c it’s good for you. The casserole actually looked tasty. Hate that it was a bit bland. Glad you are feeling better. Sure you’re glad you got over it and have some energy now.
Suzanne Williams

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 10:56 am

Im not a big ginger fan either, but I actually couldn’t taste the ginger much in this soup. I was very surprised. But maybe that is my wonky taste buds still showing up!

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Suzanne Williams May 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

Oh thank you. I will give it a try then. Thanks.
Suzanne

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Ashley May 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

This looks like the sun that’s already blazing out here in the desert! Sorry, I didn’t mean to bum you out:( But we could trade places! haha, I’d love a gloomy day:) This soup looks absolutely amazing– I’m just beginning to have a love for soup! What a great spring recipe:)

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amy @ findyourstrength.ca May 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

Oooooh yummy! I just bought some carrots too! Guess what I’m having for supper!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite May 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

I just love the colors of this soup!! Soup pretty & appetizing!

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Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 3, 2011 at 10:28 am

Mmm… I know ginger is a serious “winter” food, but in the spring I crave it like mad; it’s such a refreshing flavor!

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Lauren May 3, 2011 at 10:28 am

Mmmm that soup looks awesome, perfect combo of flavors. The onion googles are so sweet, I didn’t know they existed until I saw them on a commercial for an episode of Modern Family, haha!

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Gwenevere May 3, 2011 at 10:30 am

I’ve been looking for a creamy carrot soup recipe for a long long time. I’ll be trying this out, I may swap the apple for a pear though.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 10:57 am

mmm pear would be great too.

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Gwenevere May 3, 2011 at 10:30 am

I’ve been looking for a creamy carrot soup recipe for a long long time. I’ll be trying this out, I may swap the apple for a pear though.

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Faith @ lovelyascharged May 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

PMS tear goggles = best idea EVER. I can’t think of a single woman in the world who wouldn’t want them…it could be a billion dollar idea!

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Sara May 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

Onion goggles?!? Is that a Canada thing? :) I need some; I have such an outrageous reaction to onions. It gets way more dramatic than necessary. But I can’t stop myself because purple onions are so beautiful…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I think it’s a nerd thing ;)

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Namaste Gurl May 3, 2011 at 10:50 am

That soup looks amazing- you had me at carrot and ginger. I absolutely LOVE anything involving carrots, and esp ginger and apple! Maybe a dash of coconut milk in it would be a lovely addition, too :)

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Stephanie @ LiveCookLove May 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

I just want to reach into the computer screen and slurp up this soup immediately! This not only looks delicious, it is SO healthy! I can’t wait to make it!

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Rebecca May 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

I make a carrot soup a lot like that but with Peanut Butter! It’s so amazing that just a few ingredients can blend into something so tasty.
Those Onion Goggles are hysterical!! Now all we need is a picture of you wearing them ;)

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Ashley May 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

Onion goggles?!?! I’ve seen everything now haha. The soup looks delicious!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg May 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

That soup is so vibrant and beautiful! Wow. And the ingredients look so simple too!

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Mama Pea May 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

Really beautiful! Carrot ginger soup is my FAVORITE.

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McKella May 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

Onion goggles? That’s cool. I usually just use sunglasses when I dice onions, and they work pretty well for me.

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Char May 3, 2011 at 11:31 am

I’m glad the soup was a hit with your taste buds!! I always hate when something you think will be amazing, doesn’t turn out that – but good thing this didn’t disappoint you! Looking at the soup, I keep thinking butternut squash, which is my fave!

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Allison May 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

That soup looks delicious, and so simple ! Do you think it would still work if I used water instead of vegetable broth? Could I just add a little braggs to make up for the lack of flavor from the broth ?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

hmm not sure, I think it would be quite bland without it.

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Olya May 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

When I worked in the restaurant, we made our vegetable stock: just throw vegetables you have on hand in a pot (carrot, potato, onion, celery etc but not cabbage!) and boil for 40 min. We used all the peels: carrot, potato peels, onions skins etc. I like to add some peppercorns, thyme, bay leave and couple of garlic cloves. Basically anything you have on hand! It reduces waste and such a money saver. I find they charge way too much for organic veggie stock (I guess packaging would be expensive).

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Nicole @ Fresh & Fit May 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

Even though you said the casserole didn’t taste great, is sure does look great!

I love the combination of carrots, nutmeg and ginger. Another recipe to add to my recipe box!

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

These flavors would be great in a juice or smoothie, so why not a soup?! And please, let someone invent goggles for PMS tears!

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Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

My favorite fruit and my favorite veggie — all in one soup! Thanks, Angela!

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Barry May 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

Regarding ‘Creamy Sweet Potato Bake’, you say ‘strangely enough’ but if I remember my occasions with Eric correctly, the boy will consume pretty much anything ;-) It’s a man thing. Ketchup is important. I believe it is it’s own food group. Great post. Wish I had the focus and skill to prepare this soup. The pictures are outstanding.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Thanks Barry! hehe yea he will eat anything with ketchup on it… ;)

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Lauren (Diary of a Vegan Girl) May 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

Yum! I love the bright color :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

This sounds so delicious and wholesome! Carrots and veggies are the fruit and vegetable that I consume the most of BY FAR, and this looks so bright and colourful! I love the photo of the knob of ginger too. Those onion goggles are something I’ve never even heard of before, but they are a genius invention!!

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Tawney (Eat Hike Sleep Repeat) May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I’ve recently gotten hooked on carrot and ginger juice. This soup looks wonderful. Hey, it’s almost lunch time…off to make soup!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Ooooh, I already make a soup like this with carrots and ginger, but I LOVE the idea of adding apple!! Mmmm!

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Malorie May 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Oh my gosh, I had never heard of onion goggles. Those need to be in my kitchen yesterday! I have the worst reaction to onions, no matter what I do, but I love them and put them in basically 90% of the dishes I make. Thank you for mentioning them. :)

And that soup looks so vibrant and delicious! Great photography, as always.

I obviously need to get carrots this weekend!

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Malorie May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Also, my boyfriend HATES ketchup and gets so offended when I put it on anything he cooks. I think it’s hilarious and because I’m an instigator, have been known to put it on things I wouldn’t have tried with ketchup otherwise. *is a bad person* :D

But I agree with Eric, if a dish is mediocre, ketchup is one of the things that could turn it around for me.

I also love dipping veggies in tomato paste.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

haha..that is so Eric!! He’s like ‘nothing a little ketchup can’t fix’ and then he proceeds to pour half the bottle on it.

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Abby May 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

That’s how my little brother is! I always ask him to please try one bite before adding ketchup because he will put ketchup on everything–even if it is already amazing!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit May 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I just made something really similar to your Creamy Sweet Potato Bake and for the topping I used:
* 1/2 cup almond meal
* 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 tsp basil
* 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
* 1/2 tsp garlic powder
* 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt
The smoked paprika was AWESOME. It made the dish sing. Then for the veggie “insides” I used nutritional yeast and liquid smoke (just a tad) among other things. It worked out SO well. I don’t know if that helps, but thought I’d pass it along!
That soup looks delicious too!

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Haha the onion goggles are great!
And the soup looks so bright and delicious! I saw it on Joy’s sight, and have been meaning to try it. Hopefully I’ll get around to it this weekend!

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[email protected] May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm

hahah those onion goggles are wayyyy cool! you’re so funny Angela. ;P boy looks can be deceiving, b/c that dish that was a “flop” looks amazing.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Such a shame isnt it…and it took me a LONG time to make! ahhh

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Molly @ RDexposed May 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Onions makes me sneeze, not cry! Anyone else?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

thats funny! Dark chocolate make me sneeze…every single time!

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Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL May 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The colors are SO vibrant! That will definitely kick your flu out the door!

http://goldhearted.etsy.com

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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

That soup looks awesome! The color is amazing! What a unique combo of flavors…I can’t wait to try it!

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Roz May 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

The onion goggles work???? They’re functional AND a jaunty fashion statement! :)

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vivoir May 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Ooh my Dad used to make a soup with apple in and it’s so, so nice as it’s sweet but not overkill! He used to do parsnip and apple and it was AMAZING!!!!

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Shay May 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Can you say “drooling?” Because that’s what I’m doing right now.

The downside of reading your blog is that since I’m at college, I don’t have the means to make most of your recipes. Mmmmmm. It’s a shame, really.

Lovely photos as always!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm

“They don’t prevent tears 100%, but I would say they have cut down onion related tears about 80-90%. I only wished they worked on PMS tears too!”–

Oh that is classic. Wouldnt that be great :)

I linked Joy’s soup in my last weekly roundup of great food i had seen around the sphere. Im sure you were linked in that post too. I link you every week I think b/c you always have something great.

Bland soup is the worst and glad this was neither bland nor too spicy from the ginger.

And I take it that’s what a RAW image looks like before Lightroom or post editing. I never shoot in RAW. Maybe I need to? I edit all my pics anyway now…whodda thunk that I would edit them all, but I do. I can’t publish them any other way now. Amazing what some photography and a dslr and some lenses will just do to ya, isn’t it!

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Traci May 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Darn about the creamy sweet potato bake :( but this soup looks yummy and very pretty if soup can be referred to as pretty :)

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Alex @ fightcancerwithfood May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I have to make this!! Looks so good. Bright orange is always a winner in my book. Plus, good to hear you sounding a bit more like yourself :)

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Alex @ fightcancerwithfood May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

haha…as much as I can say that without actually knowing you!!

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Olya May 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

A chef told me that onions make you cry because they irritate your smelling receptors. Avoiding breathing through the nose while chopping onions should reduce the crying effect. I still close my eyes :)

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Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten Free May 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

That soup looks delicious! I totally need a pair of PMS and onion goggles – may some type of 2 in 1 combo. For now, I will just keep having my fiance (who is in culinary school) chop all the onions and I will drink wine. Good plan.

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Such a gorgeous soup! I’m sad the sweet potato casserole didn’t work out. It sounds really good.

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Vanessa May 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Awesome Goggles! Every time I slice into an onion I always think this time I won’t cry, but I do.
What was in the creamy sauce for the Sweet Potato Bake?

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Moni'sMeals May 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

what a lovely soup! the texture alone blows me away. :)

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Kath May 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Love the GINGER photo!!!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I can’t believe the casserole wasn’t good – the flavors sound incredible. Are you going to keep working at it?

That soup looks fantastic! Ginger has become one of my favorite flavors as of late.

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kaila @ healthy helper! May 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Wow I love pureed soups and that one looks so thick and creamy….just the way I like it! I’m sure this soup made you feel even better….just that bright orange color in general makes ME feel better! YUM!

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Sam May 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

mmm this looks so bright and colorful, and therefore tasty! I’m a bit hesitant about the flavours but i would still definitely try it! Also those goggles are freaking awesome! we seriously DO need some that stop those pesky PMS tears though!!

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Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

that looks so delicious! That combo sounds like it would make a really good juice, too!

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Ali @ Around the VeggieTable May 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

OMG I totally need onion goggles…I was just telling the boyfriend last night that I feel like I’m even more affected by onions than most people. I’m basically sobbing uncontrollably 1/4 of the way through the onion. The soup looks great! :)

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[email protected] May 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Mm I love carrot ginger soup. Wish I had some!

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staceyhealthylife May 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one that has recipe flops.

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

oh this looks just delightful! So vibrant!!!

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts May 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I will definitely be making this soup! With a careful note not to over-fill my blender and have the soup “explode through the top” – for some reason that really made me laugh :)

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Angela May 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

i love soup recipes, and this one looks gorgeous! bookmarked, thanks!

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Aly May 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I want to truly thank you for taking your time to post amazing posts on your blog every day, in spite of life. I just found your blog about 2 months ago and have since become completely addicted. I make one of your meals at least 4 times a week and it has changed my view of food and cooking and healthy eating. I have such a strong desire to cook like you and be able to create my own recipes one day, but until then, I will continue copying you and LOVING it!!!

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stella ~ shiny yoga* May 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm

hahah if the onion goggles worked for pms tears, i’d have me a pair too! :)
x

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VeggieGirl May 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

That soup definitely looks amazing!

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Holley @ Lunges and Lashes May 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

COMFORT SOUP! Sounds like something I had before that I LOVED! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for being so dedicated to healthy yummy cooking and eating! I think food should be something we enjoy not something that is turned into a BAD thing. You definitely help make it more enjoyable and fun!

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Mackenzie @ Eat. Exercise. Evolve May 3, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Please still post the other three recipes (enchiladas, veggie burgers + Moroccan fries, and tahini lemon rice and beans) if you get a chance. They sound to die for!

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Kat May 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm

This sounds like such a great soup. Those onion goggles would be very useful for me! Sometimes its like a river on my face

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Gypsy May 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

What? No picture of you wearing the onion goggles??

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Dalai Lina May 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I always seems to have tons of carrots lying around. Perfect idea!

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Jesse @Happy Go Lucky Vegan May 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Carrots, apples and ginger sounds like a delicious combo!! Can’t wait to try… and… I’m eager to get a pair of those very cool onion goggles!

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Kristy H May 4, 2011 at 5:11 am

That soup looks amazing and the vibrant colour is beautiful. will definatley have to try this one!

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Christine @ Burning It Off May 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

I once read that breathing through your mouth instead of your nose while cutting onions prevents tears. It works pretty well for me… although those goggles are pretty cool lol.

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Hannah May 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

We-ell, this looks virtuous! And here I having just ordered dessert for dinner at a restaurant… mm peanut butter ice cream and honey tart…

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Ken D Berry MD May 4, 2011 at 6:01 am

This soup has such a beautiful color!
I actually read a medical study showing that eating very colorful veggies like your soup can make you prettier!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

YUM!!! I love that you added Nutmeg to it!!! Carrots and Nutmeg taste AMAZING Together! :)

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Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner May 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

I’ve been on a huge carrot kick lately. Maybe I need the Vitamin A or something. I’ve had carrot apple ginger soup before but I don’t really like it because for some reason, I can’t get on board with sweet soups.

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Gina May 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

I’m excited to try this recipe. I’ve been loving broccoli, asparagus, potato and now…carrot soup.

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[email protected] Dishes Daily May 4, 2011 at 9:40 am

I had no idea that glasses like that even existed. I love it!

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Katie May 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

The soup looks delicious!

I love those onion goggles! I usually wear sunglasses when I chop onions ha and those work pretty well too. It can get a little dangerous if cooking at night though so I’m thinking the onion goggles are a better alternative :)

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Nikita May 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

LOVE the onion goggles!

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Mindy May 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

What a beautiful colour. Sorry to hear about the casserole, it sounded so good!

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Amber K May 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

I’ve never really had onion tears, but I always keep my onions in the fridge, so maybe that helps?

The color of that soup is amazing! Wow.

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Alex @ Healing Beauty May 4, 2011 at 11:13 am

Sounds like an interesting combination of flavors!

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Sabina May 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

Angela!

That soup looks awesome. You’re right: what can go wrong with those ingredients?

If you haven’t already considered getting an immersion blender, please give it some thought. It makes puréeing soups SO MUCH EASIER. for years, I used a traditional blender, which was messy and time-consuming.

my immersion blender came with a whisk attachment and a mini chopper attachment (total time saver not having to drag out the food processor for a small job).

:-)

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Lili May 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

This is my first time posting a comment, but I’ve been trying a lot of your recipes for the past month. My bf is severely lactose-intolerant, so vegan baking and cooking has eliminated the need for me to modify recipes. I don’t think the guys have noticed the lack of dairy in my baking yet, so keep up the great work! :)

This recipe was just what I needed to use up the bag of carrots going bad in my fridge. I wanted to report that I left out the apple and it still tasted great!

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Amanda May 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

Angela, I don’t know if you watch Modern Family, but Phil had a pair of onion goggles on last night!

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Jenn May 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

That soup looks and sounds awesome! I cannot wait to try it!

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How to stay healthy May 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Hey I am constantly researching for ways to stay healthy, I like your blog post, sounds delish! This is actually really decent info!

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Namaste Gurl May 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Just made to soothe my upset stomach flu bug– really hit the spot! I added a wee bit too much ginger, though ;) Thanks so much for the recipe!

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Sam @ What will I cook today? May 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Such a delicious soup!! My family and I ate it up. And so bright! Perfect for the rainy day when I made it!

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Alex @ fightcancerwithfood May 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Ooh wow, just made this – definitely a lick-the-bowl kind of soup!

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Michelle Santagate May 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Food is beautiful!

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Ed Miles May 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

What an awesome dish! Even my wife LOVED it, thank you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

So happy to hear that Ed! I think you just reminded me to make a batch soon!

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Patricia June 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Do you drain the veggies before putting it into the blender?

Or do you add the veggies + broth to the blender?

THANKS!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

You add the veggies and broth :) Enjoy!

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Andrea July 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

I made your carrot, apple and ginger soup today and it was absolutely delicious!

Love the site, btw, I have a bunch of recipes bookmarked!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Thank you Andrea!

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javamama September 7, 2012 at 3:28 am

My favorite restaurant serves this soup they add a swirl on top of equal parts of cream and sour cream blended, plus a sprinkle of dill.

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Nina September 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

The word “ginger” scared me, but I made this tonight and it was delicious. Flavor packed and creamy, but still light. This will go into the fall and winter rotation!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2012 at 7:42 am

it scared me initially too, but it totally works right? Enjoy!

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Elisabeth October 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Just made this soup and I am eating it as I write this. One of the best homemade soups I have ever and it was the first time I personally have made a homemade soup. It is the perfect Sunday, fall soup and it is incredibly delicious! Cannot wait to try the rest of the recipes from this blog!

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Ella January 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

This recipe sounds wonderful and the photos are amazing! I am happy to be trying this in the next few days.

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Lizzie January 26, 2013 at 4:48 am

This soup is my bare-cupboard staple because I pretty much always have a bag of carrots, a bag of apples and a jar of ginger in my fridge! I have some on the stove right now, in fact..

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Alishia February 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I just made this today and had it with a side of brown rice. The soup is so good! I feel totally energized and really satisfied. Thanks for such a great recipe.

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Shana February 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I just made this for dinner tonight. It is absolutely DELECTABLE!
The warming ginger and nutmeg paired with the carrots, amazing. This is hands-down my favorite recipe site! So Angela, thank you for doing what you do! (:

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Emma March 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I made this today except I ran out of carrots at 250g and used parsnips instead then came 100g short so used an extra apple! It was still lovely and made 4 and a half servings. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it’s now waiting for me in my freezer :)

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Molly April 5, 2013 at 3:51 am

I made this soup for my dad the other night since he is sick with the flu and hasn’t felt like eating much. It was nice to see him so happy with the soup, and he ate an entire bowl!
This recipe tastes amazing, and surpasses any home made soup I have ever had. Thank you for sharing! You are very talented!

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Jamie July 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I was looking for easy, healthy lunch ideas and stumbled upon this old recipe. I made it yesterday and it’s so luxurious and delicious that I want to use it for a healthy article I’m writing for my office’s quarterly newsletter. I want to get people at my office to think about healthy food in a different way and I think this is a great starter recipe. I saw in your FAQ it’s okay to link back, but can I also use one of your pictures? I took one with my cell phone camera in awful lighting, so it doesn’t do the soup any justice. Thanks for keeping me inspired :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2013 at 8:21 am

Hi Jamie, Yes feel free to use a photo with credit provided to Angela Liddon/Ohsheglows.com Also, I think you know that I’m fine with a link to the recipe, but I prefer the recipes are not reposted. Thanks!

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Serena September 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Wow! I just made this, it’s absolutley delicious! I am sick at the moment so I need something easy on my tummy and this fits the bill, thank you!

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dribby October 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This soup is amazing. Made some last week with fresh carrots from the farmer’s market. I love going to the farmer’s market. I always get carried away buying all kinds of stuff. Anyways, back to the soup. I made a few modifications. Even my 8 month old couldn’t get enough. Made my own bone broth using nitrite & sodium free smoked chicken bones. Used pears instead of apples and sautéed the whole thing in avocado oil. DEEELISH!!!! The flavours were amazing. Making a double batch this week.

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Grace November 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I made this last night and it was delish! I added a little maple syrup to sweeten it up a tiny bit for my preschoolers, and they loved it! This soup is amazing; it’s got the right flavors and is healthy for the whole family. I’ll definitely be making this again!

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Happy Hobbit January 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

Hi Angela,

Thank you so much for your blog. I’ve been using the recipe from it for a while now, and they are always very inspiring :) I had a question about the carrot soup: I see a green apple in the photo, so would you go for a tart, rather than sweet, variety? I’ve done and liked carrot and ginger soup many times, but I never thought about putting an apple in. Now I’m very intrigued :) Thank you

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Trisha January 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Just tried this soup… made it and vita mixed it up! The first thing I said was.. “mmmm that’s delightful”.. i was looking for a new soup to make in addition to my usual weekly curried cauliflower soup…and this did the trick! So simple yet packed with flavor ( I admit I was also a bit surprised) . The only thing I did different was use a 2 lb bag of different colored carrots and decreased the ginger.. as sometimes ginger CAN be a bit overpowering. I can up it a bit for next time… for sure! YUM (from the hubby too….)

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Kate February 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I was wondering if you can use Ginger powder instead of grated Ginger? If so, what would be the measurments? I would love to try this soup today, but don’t have any raw Ginger on hand!

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Amy February 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Just pulled this from the archives… Bought ginger root for the first time, and I’m still an inexperienced cook but this was easy and is so warming! Thanks for the colorful recipe!

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LK May 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Made this tonight for dinner and LOVED it! SO SO GOOD

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Rachel June 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Love, love, love this soup! I’m currently sick and this is exactly what I needed! Fantastic! xx

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Eve November 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Hi There. I decided to try this soup. When I checked the cupboard I was missing 2 ingredients but decided to go ahead with it. I had to alter 2 things : the pepper and nutmeg.
It came out delicious!!! I added a pinch of coriander ONLY to my serving and it was delicious!! Smooth and belly warming for sure.

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Gail January 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

I made this for dinner tonight. It was creamy and delicious. It will be a regular on our menu,

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daphne march January 19, 2015 at 7:59 am

I have a teenage girl who is very hard to get food that she like that is healthy.
I just found your blog hoping she will like some of the recipe I will try from your blog.

D :)

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Julie April 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm

My friend (who is not vegan but the most thoughtful & kind person ever!) made this soup today & brought it to me for lunch. It was gorgeous and fitting for the spring weather that will hopefully come our way in northern Manitoba any … day … now.
The reason I am writing though (other than to praise you for this gorgeous carrot soup) is to say that she served it with toasted pecans and almonds and the crunchy combo of the nuts with the creaminess of the soup made it even more divine (if that is possible).
Thank you Angela … my sisters and I ADORE your recipes and we all are sure that if we lived near you, we would certainly be the best of friends (friends who taste test your recipes with you of course! Lol.)
Happy cooking …

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Monika June 28, 2015 at 8:07 am

I love your blog and your recipe photos! This soup looks outstanding, I can practically smell it through my screen! (And, I know what you mean, I love cooking in the late afternoon, sun streaming into the kitchen.) I don’t have any veg stock and will experiment using water. (I tend to not use stock for most recipes — just layer the flavors a bit longer when cooking…but then my palate is on the blander side.) I can’t wait to try this.

Any suggestions for an alternate ingredient to the ginger? (For an alternate version of this recipe, or if you don’t have ginger on hand?)

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Brittany October 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

This soup looks amazing. I’m 37 weeks pregnant and looking to build up my frozen meal options if I made a double batch do you think I could freeze this?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 13, 2015 at 9:57 am

I can’t see why not! :) Goodluck, you are in the home stretch now…exciting!

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Yvette January 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm

I made this wonderful soup this afternoon and added celery when cooking the onions, and a pinch of tumeric and coriander as well as a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup when blending it in the Vitamix. Then after putting it in my Vitamix, I finely grated a raw carrot and steamed it in a bowl with a touch of water for a minute…then added it to the soup for a little texture…So delicious! My new favorite soup. Thank you for the recipe Angela, I can’t wait for your new book this year! P.S. If you chop your onions next to your gas stove with the flame on, you will not have tears. Works great!

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Drew Facey January 24, 2016 at 8:38 pm

This is a beautiful soup! I crank it up a little more by adding half a birds eye chilli to the mix and finishing it with the zest of an orange.

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Keri Mahmood January 31, 2016 at 9:01 am

This looks beautiful. Has anyone tried freezing this?

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Marilyn Decarle February 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm

I adore carrot juice, carrot soup, basically anything with carrots in it gets me excited … and apples, well I try to have one every day. Of course I have the greatest love and admiration for the person who created this beautiful recipe ;o) Can’t wait to try it!

Cheers,

Marilyn xo

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Erica April 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I made this today, and my husband and I both thought it tasted a bit like baby food. I ended up adding about a half cup of sour cream and 3 tbsp of tobasco.

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Shreya July 4, 2016 at 3:06 am

This recipe is just sooooo amazing! !!!
Thankyou so much for posting it ☺

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Angela Liddon July 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

So glad you enjoyed it, Shreya!

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Wendy September 17, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Can you freeze this soup?

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Angela Liddon September 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

I can’t see why not! :)

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Ranee Franti December 10, 2016 at 6:10 am

Thank you for share such a beautiful recipe. This soup looks so delicious. After 2 days My husband and me will go South Australia. So I have collected many recipes in your blog pages and I saved it. But I have a question Angela can I use any type of onions instead of small onion? I will try to collect it but incase if I can’t collect it then. Please reply me soon.
Take Care

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Jen February 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Has anyone had success using dried ginger in this recipe?

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Anni March 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

Hello! This looks interesting :)
I don’t have fresh ginger, but I have dried/the spice ginger, is that OK?

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Angela Liddon March 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

Hey Anni, Yes, you can absolutely use ground ginger instead of fresh. A good rule of thumb when making this substitution is to use around ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger per tablespoon of fresh. So, in this case, you’ll want to use about ½ a teaspoon of ground ginger (or maybe a bit more to taste), rather than 2 tablespoons of fresh. I tend to prefer fresh ginger in soups and curries, but it should work in a pinch.

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Olivia March 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm

This looks amazing, I’m making it this weekend! I was just wondering how well it froze?

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Monique Robinson April 18, 2017 at 6:31 am

It freezes well, but it’s so good, you might not have any leftovers. :)

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Angela Liddon May 3, 2017 at 8:49 am

Hey Olivia, It freezes great! Soup is one of those things that you can usually count on to make a good freezer meal. :)

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Monique Robinson April 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

The BEST carrot ginger soup EVER!!!!! It is so easy to make, and so yummy, that I make it once per week!! I like to serve it with baked salmon that I flake and add to the bowl of soup and I also drizzle some liquid turmeric over the top before serving. Guess what I’m having for supper tonight, and looking forward to it. :))

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Whitney May 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm

At my house, I speed up the process. I used organic unsweetened apple sauce. So much easier. Roast the carrots, process them until smooth and just add in the Apple sauce. No need to cook the apples again.

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Nicole December 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm

What kind of apple would you suggest for this soup? I never know which flavors work with what.

Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

Hi Nicole,
I like Granny Smith in this soup. It’s tart flavour balances the sweetness of the carrot pretty well. But really, I think it would work with just about anything! Hope this helps :)

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Ael December 31, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Looking at this has made my stomach start growling. Seriously. I may give this soup a try, later on, this week. Oh, and if you ever misplace your trusty onion goggles, running the onion under cold water for a few seconds works just as well. At least, it has for me and I am so sensitive to onions that my eyes swell shut if I’m not careful when cutting them. XD

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2018 at 8:24 am

Hey Ael, Thanks so much for the water tip…I’ve heard to run cold water while slicing them, and I find that helps, but doesn’t fully prevent the problem. Years later I’m STILL using my trusty onion goggles!! My eyes are so sensitive too. Hope you love the soup if you make it!

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Debra February 11, 2018 at 9:52 pm

This is CRAZY good soup! And so simple. I tested it with my family earlier in the week and just made it with my plant-based food group and they all loved it. A winner! Thank you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 12, 2018 at 8:15 am

Thanks Debra! So glad to hear it was a hit :)

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Gabrielle McLaren February 25, 2018 at 1:03 am

SOOO delicious- I made this with a bag full of apples from the ugly produce shelf.
I also saved some dishes by dicing smaller than usual and not bothering to blend. Worked just as well.

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