Creamy Orange Sunshine Soup (aka…Frankensoup!)

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 29, 2012

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Frankenstorm. Earthquakes. Halloween parties. It has been quite an active weekend out there. I hope you’re all keeping safe!

Nothing too crazy is happening (yet) weather-wise in Southern Ontario, just days of relentless windy rain and many more looming ahead. Between the quake on the coast of B.C. and Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, I think many of us could use a bit of sunshine right about now!

How about a big bear hug in a bowl?

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I’ve been calling this sunny soup a few different names…

– Flu Fighter Soup

– Frankensoup

– Creamy Orange Sunshine Soup

– *&^#%*^$$&#! soup (when I almost sliced my finger off while grating ginger)

Sometimes I swear in the kitchen. Pardon me.

The luxurious creaminess comes from soaked raw cashews that are blended with the other vegetables creating a rich, velvety soup. Raw cashews never cease to amaze me with just how versatile they are; you can instantly transform any soup or sauce by adding a little cashew cream. It’s really something!

I’m all about the citrus these days, so I thought fresh orange juice would pair nicely with ginger’s spicy kick and the subtly sweet, earthy carrots. Thanks to the vivid orange colour, this is also a festive soup for Halloween – no pumpkin required.

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Creamy Orange Sunshine Soup

Filled with carrots, ginger, orange, garlic, onion, and sprouted cashews, this soup will have you feeling your best no matter what kind of storm you’re dealing with. Whether it’s a cold to get over or warming up on a damp day, I hope this soup is just what you’re looking for. Try serving it with a hunk of fresh bread and a pat of vegan butter.

Inspired by Carrot, Apple Ginger Soup.

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Yield: about 6.5 cups


  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups sweet onion, diced
  • 1.5 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped into big chunks (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 lg. oranges)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth, plus more if needed
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly grated ginger, to taste
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water
  • salt & pepper, to taste


1. Place cashews in a bowl of water and soak for at least 30 minutes. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add oil, garlic, and onion and sauté for about 3-5 minutes.

2. Add in the carrots, orange juice, vegetable broth, and 2 tbsp of the grated ginger. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until vegetables are just fork tender. Turn off heat and cool soup for 10 minutes.

3. Drain and rinse the cashews very well. Place blender container in sink and carefully pour in soup – you might have to do this in two batches if your blender isn’t big enough. Add in cashews. Starting on low, blend until it comes together, gradually increasing the speed to high. Make sure to let some steam escape through the lid. Or you can try using an immersion blender.

4. Taste and add more ginger, along with salt and pepper if desired. You can also add more broth to thin out the soup as desired. Garnish with cashews, parsley, and orange zest just before serving.

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I am so excited to let you know that Oh She Glows was voted Best Blog in this year’s 2012 VegNews Veggie Awards. Thank you for believing in me and for taking the time out of your day to vote! I feel so blessed to be part of such an inspiring community with all of you.

If you get a chance, pick up a copy and check out all the category winners from vegan products to restaurants to people and more. Or better yet – subscribe to the magazine if you haven’t already. I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy each and every issue.

I’ll be back soon with some last minute Halloween fun & a big giveaway to celebrate OSG’s 4th birthday. That is, power pending…

Stay safe out there!

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Vanessa October 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

Congratulations! Deserved. =)


kaity @ kaityscooking October 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

congrats!! i cant wait to get my copy it should be coming in the mail any day now! and the soup looks awesome!


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh October 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

What a pretty soup and given the ingredients, it does look like it would kick a flu square in the rump!

Congrats on the award, glad I took the time to vote! You rock!


Erica { } October 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

What an incredible flavor combination! Congrats on the Best Blog win – you absolutely deserve it!


Kasandra Bracken October 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

Congratulations is right! You DO deserve it :) Happy sunshine to ya!


Christina October 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

Your soup looks beautiful! Now it’s a toss up between your healing stew or this soup for the week…choices….choices! Congratulations on the award, you more than deserve it! Your blog is so genuine, creative and beautiful. Keep up the great work!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 29, 2012 at 8:41 am

I liked the curse word soup name. ;) I do that on the regular. If I wasn’t too lazy to get my knives sharpened, I’d have sliced my thumb badly last night.

I make a carrot-ginger-miso soup that I love, but now that I see this I have to try it with cashews! It looks so creamy – like pudding!

Congrats on the win!!


Ruthie October 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

Hi Angela! Perfect soup for this gloomy week :-) I went to the website to vote for you, but couldn’t see where to do it…I’m also only one coffee in, so maybe it’s just that I’m a spaz….


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

Hey Ruthie, hah no worries…the contest is actually over now, but I so appreciate your effort!!


Janae @ Bring-Joy October 29, 2012 at 8:47 am

Congrats, Angela. You deserve any recognition/awards you receive. You work hard & your work is always lovely & heart felt.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

Thank you all so much.


Sarah L. October 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

Congrats, Angela!! I voted for you! :)

Thanks for everything you do – you’ve been a major part of my food and lifestyle overhaul and I love impressing my friends and family with your recipes. You rock!


Andrea @ Vegvacious October 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love how thick and creamy that soup looks! I’ve saved several recipes using raw cashews, but never actually tried them. I just might have to now because I think we’re going to need some of this warm and cozy soup once Frankenstorm arrives!!


RachelRuns October 29, 2012 at 8:56 am

mmm this sounds delicious. I love creamy soups like this.. I really want to try a cashew cream, they’re just so expensive for a college budget :( I’ve been loving creamy pumpkin soup with a chick pea puree base lately.. inspired by your hummus soup i might add.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012 at 9:16 am

ah I love that soup! Chickpeas are another great idea to make a creamy base.


Sonya November 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

How would you do this? I’m curious as well since sadly, I’m allergic to cashew :(


Angela November 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I would check out my Garbanzo Bean Soup recipe for how I made it: goodluck!


Britt @ My. Daily. Randomness. October 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

This soup looks so bright & cheery! Perfect for this dreary, cold, windy day!
Also, congrats on the award – you have a wonderful blog, have created a wonderful community, and definitely deserve the recognition! :)


Marian October 29, 2012 at 9:03 am

Congratulations! I’ve been a fan and daily reader for about a year now, and I have found several new favorite recipes and inspiration for my own food-loving blog ( I’ve referenced you more than once and showcased a couple recipes of yours that I have adapted for a low-budget challenge and/or to suit our tastes. Keep up the great work, and I really look forward to the rumored cookbook!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thank you so much Marian! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy it. I’m off to check out your blog. :)


Heather (Heather's Dish) October 29, 2012 at 9:06 am



Shundara October 29, 2012 at 9:12 am

I voted for you I am happy you got it!! I am going to half to pick up a copy asap!!!


Sarah October 29, 2012 at 9:12 am

Congratulations, Angela! So well deserved! I took the time for vote – your blog is the only I one I visit regularly – I love it. I try one of your recipes every week! You bring food inspiration into our home when we need it most :)


Karen October 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

Huge congrats on this well deserved award, Angela! I’ve been hoping for a savory new recipe from you…thanks for delivering – this soup sounds awesome!


char eats greens October 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

Yay! Big congrats!!! You deserve it!!

I think I’ll stay inside until this weather passes. Tyler jokes that he won’t let me leave the house – not even to drive to class tomorrow haha. I like the idea of soup and becoming a hermit.


Janice October 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

Couldn’t help but comment… a friend and I were joking this weekend that if we had a blog we would have to call it “Oh She Swears” because of all the swearing we do in the kitchen. :)

Thanks for all the wondeful recipes, Angela! The many pictures and abundant detail are appreciated by we, the cooking-impaired.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

hahah love it. sometimes you just gotta channel your inner Gordon Ramsay in there!


Lia October 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

Well Congrats! That’s so exciting! You are loved and respected by many. The soup looks very “me” so this is just great! I’m a huge fan of flu/virus fighting winter dishes, from dumping ginger and cinnamon in my oatmeal to consuming more Vit. C and now adding this soup. I’m excited to try this out!


Rajvinder Kaur October 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

Many congratulations to you on the win. It’s well deserved!! :) Love this soup recipe. I may make it as we await sandy :(.


Barb C October 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

Great work, Angela!! Yours is one of my few go-to sites for recipes. Made your butternut squash mac & cheez the other night! Your quick desserts too are always spot on! Thank you for all you do!


Lola Marigold October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

OOh the colour. It looks yummy, and kind of like a pudding.


Nicole Marie Story October 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

The title of your pretty soup prompted me to laugh so hard!
Adding this to my list of “to concoct” items.
And sharing with my readers. Merci!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 29, 2012 at 10:59 am

So much goodness going on in this post, Angela! It does look like a bear hug of a soup and you’re right, the weather you guys had this last weekend wasn’t ideal. Angela and I got together and ended up spending more time inside than anything, but it was still a great time! I hear I’m headed back to Montreal with lots of rain and wind due to the hurricane… so we’ll see how that goes.

Can’t wait to see what you’re doing for your Anniversary! I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing for mine and it’s tomorrow, too! You’re on top of it, as always.

Have a warm day ;)


juju October 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

i made this raw, in the vitamix, yummy! :)


sus October 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Juju, I just got a vitamix and was thinking about how it would work….. sounds like it was a success! I ask because sometimes flavors change when cooked (onions, carrots, etc). Thanks for posting this!


barb October 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

Your recipes look so good, but I just can’t go do the cashew thing. There are 750 calories in 1 cup of raw cashews! I’m on a weight loss plan, so that’s a lot of added calories. I know, people say that are good for you, as long as they are raw, organic and soaked, but maybe better for people who are maintaining their weight. ;-((


Stacy October 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

Hey Barb!

I know we each have our different health concerns and diet plans and I obviously don’t know your situation. After seeing your reply it made me curious so I did some calculations and wanted to let you know that for this recipe it is approximately 250 calories per 1 cup of this soup. So although there is 2/3 cup of cashews in it that’s for the entire batch and provides those healthy fats to help keep you full and support many other functions of the body.

This may or may not be helpful, but just thought I’d pass along my calculations! Take Care!


Theresa October 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

Congrats Angela. So well deserved! This soup looks like just the thing to deal with the stormy weather we have in Maryland today. I’m on an orange food kick lately. I made your butternut mac and cheese this weekend. It is one of my fav recipes.


Averie @ Averie Cooks October 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Congrats on your best blog award, Angela! You deserve it! You work so hard at it and glad to see your efforts are recognized by all!

And this soup – so vibrant! I have been making quite a few orange soups lately but not with actual OJ. Great idea!

I just made Nanaimo Bars and thought of you the.entire.time. :)


Addy @ Six-Kick Switch October 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Woot! Congratulations Angela! You definitely deserved that award!

The soup looks delish, definitely a new flavor combo. I’m looking forward to trying it out! (P.S. I am a total swearer-in-the-kitchen, too :) )


Erica @ Coffee & Quinoa October 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I love citrus and ginger together, and it is definitely getting to be that time of year! Looks beautiful, too :)


[email protected] October 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yay! Congrats on the award…very well deserved!


Maja October 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Hi…im typing as I am eating this soup. I love the sweet citrus hint in this soup! Thanks for the recipe.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I’m so happy you enjoy it! Thanks for letting me know. :)


Stacie October 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Congratulations!! You SO deserve this :) Happy Birthday to your blog. Can’t believe I’ve been reading for four years. Thanks for all you do! Keep it up! Hope you and Eric celebrate.


Megan @healthgeekchic October 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

This looks delish! What a great combination of ingredients to really change up soup making!!! I cant wait to make this Frankensoup as soon as the “Frankenstorm” is over here in the northeast.


Laurie October 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Congratulations!! Your soup looks amazing!! I was wondering if you have a good source for buying your cashews. Do you buy in bulk bins or do you order online?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

Lately I’ve been buying them from bulk bins – I used to be much more organized when I had the bakery and was ordering everything online!


Catherine October 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That soup is beautiful. I’ve never tried cashew cream–maybe this is the perfect recipe for a first attempt.
Congratulations on the best blog award–your recipes, writing, and design are fabulous!
Stay safe during ‘frankenstorm.” Funny that the Gulf Coast is getting a chilly, sunny, autumn-like day while the NE is experiencing Hurricane Sandy. I think the weather did a major flip-flop. Hoping for the best for everyone in its path.


Tanya @ playful and hungry October 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

such a thick and creamy soup! looks yummy!


Angela @ Happy Fit Mama October 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Congrats on your recognition! You are my go to for fabulous vegan recipes. I’ve never had a recipe that didn’t taste delicious.

This soup needs to be made tonight. Now only if the power will stay on long enough…grrrr Sandy!!!


JLoS October 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!! The recognition also confirms I have good taste as your blog is my favorite :D


Lisa @ The Raw Serenity October 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm

A huge congrats is in order!
I’m so glad I voted for you because you really do have a fantastic blog with such creative recipes that stand out from the rest.
Keep up the good work x


Becca October 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! I am oh so happy whenever oh she glows is recognized for being awesome :)

…however, I am not a big VegNews fan ever since that real-meat photo scandal leaked last year. Yuck.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

Thank you Becca! I appreciate it. I too was upset about the meat photo scandal for quite a while. However I think it was a big lesson learned for them. The fact that they continue to do so much to promote the vegan lifestyle and encourage compassion towards animals, is why I still continue to read. The good outweighs the bad for me.


Nicole October 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Congrats on the blog award! Whenever family or friends ask me for good vegan websites I always tell them about yours – my aunt is a devoted reader :)

That soup looks so rich and delicious!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Congrats on the win Ange!! This soup sounds amazing, and the cashews are such a creative addition. I bet they add some amazing flavour and would haven ever thought to put them in. Definitely what I’m craving on a crappy-weather day like today!


Brie October 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Congrats, Angela! Well deserved.
Just had a bowl of this soup, and it is absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm

CONGRATS!! Very well deserved (and of course, I voted for you!).
This soup sounds delicious! I’m on such a cashew kick lately… I might need an intervention soon!


Lindsey October 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Yeah You!! You go girl!!….soup looks delish as always…but just between you and me…i swear in the kitchen sometimes as well…especially last week when i did grate a chunk of thumb off….


Stephanie @ Legally Blinde October 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Congratulations, Angela! That’s great, and you really deserve it :) Your pictures of the soup are beautiful, by the way!


heidi kokborg October 30, 2012 at 1:56 am

Mmm… Looks good! Think I am going to make it this weekend :)


Cher @ Weddicted October 30, 2012 at 6:10 am

The storm is not as bad as I expected, but still! Stay safe!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 30, 2012 at 6:23 am

I love the soup! It looks so heart and delicious!!


Lesley October 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

Congrats on your blog. It is gorgeous and I absolutely love reading it each day!


Heather's Creative Concoctions October 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

Congrats on best blog! I am not surprised you won and am such a big fan!


Emily October 30, 2012 at 7:02 am

Congratulations! So incredibly well deserved! I look forward to your posts each and every day! So excited for you!


Emily @ October 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

Wow-that looks pretty amazing!!! Can’t wait to celebrate your 4th anniversary-I can say that I have officially read ever post you have ever written! Stalker, much? : )


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

wow that’s amazing!! I don’t even think my husband can say that he’s read every post. hah. Thanks for reading!


Triathlonbabe aka Grace October 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

Congratulations Angela! You are famous! Woohoo! VegNews…wowsers!!!


Alexa October 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

Congrats on the award! You deserve it! I can’t wait to try this soup!


Munchiedog October 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

Congrats!! So happy you won. I will now have to subscribe. I am new to the veggie world and have been so impressed by your blog. This is my go-to site for the best recipes and in fact is why I was able to make the transition to vegetarian. Thank you Angela.


GlendaM October 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

Congratulations on the award!!


Genki Kitty October 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

Congratulations! You totally deserve it!


Stacy October 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

Congrats Angela!! I happily submitted one of those votes and was really hoping you would get it!!! Very exciting to see your success!


{Moni} @ Moni Meals October 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

Wow! What a great soup and the photos are stunning!

CONGRATS on the Veg News! Whoo-hoo! Good for you. :)


Candice October 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Looks delicious! Can you substitute pumpkin?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

Im not sure, it might be worth a try though! Let me know how it goes if you try it :)


Brittaney October 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Made this soup today and wow! So good! I added two cups of OJ and only 4 cups of veggie broth only because I ran out of broth ;) BUT, it was so good and I probably won’t change it when I make it again… Thanks!

Congrats on the blog. I know personally I’m always anxious for your next post! Well deserved.


Brianna October 30, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Just made this soup, I used coconut oil and added some ground ginger at the end. I served it tonight and we all loved it. Thanks for the recipe and congratulations, your blog really is something special.


Mélanie October 31, 2012 at 1:12 am

Hi Angela! I made this soup last night and it tasted just as delicious as it looked. The best part is that I have enough left to keep me warm through the day! Thanks for the recipe and happy Halloween!


Sonal October 31, 2012 at 5:44 am

Congratulations Angela!! :) You really deserve it ! This soup looks warm and comforting, perfect for the season!


Audrey October 31, 2012 at 6:43 am

Congratulations! I love your blog.


Ashley Kade October 31, 2012 at 8:40 am

Looks delicious as always, my only problem with this is that it looks incredibly thick, if I wanted to make it a little more liquidy – what would you suggest (apart from obviously adding a bunch of cream?)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

More broth :) Enjoy!


Melissa Daams October 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

I love carrot soup – this looks so creamy – I will defnitely add it to my soups to try in the next week :) Favorite thing about Fall – soup and bread!!


Melissa Daams November 7, 2012 at 4:03 am

Well, I tried it… and it’s good! It seemed like a lot of broth though and I wanted it to be as thick as yours – so I added 1/2 cup red lentils to it. It was just amazing – the flavor was so spot on. Best thing is – I get to eat the leftovers again today for lunch!! Me so happy :)


Alanna Francom October 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

I tweeted!:)


Alanna Francom October 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This was ment for the blend tech contest. ooops. :)


andrea October 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Congratulations Angela – so excited for you!


[email protected] November 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

This looks so creamy! Almost like a dip!


Karla November 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Congratulations on being picked best blog on VegNews!! I voted for you and I’m so happy you won because you completely deserve it!
Salud! From Tennessee ❤

– Karla

Reply November 2, 2012 at 7:22 am

Great recipe. Looks delicious.


Catherine November 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I’m a little late to the game, but congratulations! So happy for you. I voted for you, because I love your recipes, your blog, and your down-to-earth friendly attitude. Thanks for all that you do, and the wonderful food you’ve contributed to my life! :)


Vera Jones November 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

Well that soup looks fantastic! Now I think I know what will serve for dinner :) thanks for posting


Oly November 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Hi, I’ve become vegan 4 month ago, since then I’ve occasionally followed your blog. This delicious carrot soup is now on my to-do list for this week! I found this recipe after contributing to your fundraising for Sandy victims.


Barbi November 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I just made “Clean Eating Mag’s” spicy carrot soup tonight. Added a dollop of plain yogurt.Yum Will try your recipe next time:)


Christiane November 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Made it yesterday – delicious and fresh! Thank you, I greatly appreciate it!


Emily January 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Just made this (and added 2 apples), oh my gosh what an amazing soup. Lovely flavor.


lucid repose January 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

This tasted delicious and kept me warm during our cold spell. It was filling yet low in calories. I especially enjoyed it with homemade vegan bread. But wow! The garlic and onions made me smell for days. I mean I absolutely reek of it! I have been swallowing little breath assure capsules in addition to brushing and flossing and nothing helps. This gets into your pores and won’t leave.

At least I am not in danger of being bitten by vampires.


jsnels March 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

Sounds delicious and am looking forward to making it – however, some in our house are not big on orange flavor (I know!) what do people think about coconut milk instead? Thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm

What about apple or pear? I have a good carrot apple ginger soup recipe on the blog you might want to check out!


Nicole Ledoux April 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I made this tonight! I added sriracha sauce to spice it up a bit, but overall, it was delicious!


Dwight December 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I am not a vegan and am not really much of a cook, but I do appreciate really good food. I was invited to a vegan holiday dinner where everyone was supposed to bring a soup. This recipe looked doable and tasty, so I figured I’d give it a shot. The results were superb. Many compliments and stood its own among 7 other really outstanding soups. My instincts told me I would prefer something a little zingier and creamier, so I did two minor alterations to this recipe: I replaced one cup of broth with a can of coconut milk, and tossed in a healthy dash of cayenne. The soup was creamy, delicious, and had just enough bite. I considered adding something for more mouth appeal like diced turnips, which could have worked well, but in the end just left it as is. Could have used the slight sweetness of the turnips to offset the sour-ish onions. I used my usual yellow onions, but I would recommend using any that are sweet. I also used almost no salt — just enough to sweat the onions. Not sure how much there was in the broth already, but it was a low-sodium brand from Trader Joe’s. Didn’t need any more.


Uta April 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hey Angela,
thank you is much for your great blog and all your amazing recipes and congratulations on your pregnancy!!!
I’m cooking this soup right now and I’m excited to taste it!!! I’m sure it will be delicious as all your other dishes :-)
I know you have a lot of great kitchen tools, but I just want to mention my favourite one of all times: the Thermomix! It’s such a big help and cuts down the cooking and prep time soooo much! I’m cooking your soup right now in it.
I’m just mentioning it as this machine was a life saver as we got our son 1,5 years ago, as you are busy as a mom :-)) it was great to cook for us and later for him as well!
Google it


Jeri Kontogeorgis September 20, 2016 at 1:53 am

I just made the Creamy Orange Sunshine Soup. It was so delicious and simple to make. I have both your cookbooks and love trying new things everyday. I’ve also made a couple of the soups with red lentils and both were delicious . Thank- you!


Angela Liddon September 20, 2016 at 6:30 am

So glad you’ve been enjoying the recipes so far, Jeri :)


Jenner October 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm

YUM!! Even though I think I had the proportions off. My Soup looks a lot thinner than the pictures, I used more than 1.5# of carrots. Maybe not enough onion? I did add some red hot pepper from the garden for a little kick. delicious. This is my first time cooking with Soaked cashews. The immersion blender and food processor got a workout. What a fantastic taste! This may put me over the edge. . . . and motivate to take the plunge for a Vitamix. I can see where that make the soup restaurant quality.


Sahara January 30, 2017 at 12:14 am

Is there a way to make this nut free so that I can eat sunshine as well?!


Angela Liddon February 1, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Hi Sahara, Oh your comment is so cute! I want you to eat sunshine too! hahah. I haven’t tried it before, but I would try subbing in 1/2 cup soaked shelled sunflower seeds for the cashews. Please let me know if you try anything out!


Sahara February 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thank you haha :) I’ll be sure to post as soon as it’s done!


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