From holidays to handkerchiefs…and a huge vegetable soup!

I came straight back from a terrific holiday overseas…right back into the worst cold I’ve had in years.

Woe woe woe…

So the last week I’ve been living on smoothies and raw veggies, pumping myself full of as many nutrients as I can manage, in an attempt to get well. It must be working, as I’m pretty much over the nasty bug already.

Tonight I’m cooking up a huge vegetable soup, in the hopes that will kill my illness off for good. It’s a carrot and onion soup, with cumin and coriander for seasoning. Here’s the recipe, or a brief approximation of it:

Carrot and onion soup, with cumin and coriander

– 1 large bag carrots (about 1.5 kilograms / 4 pounds)
– 4 large onions
– Any other vegetables you have lying around (I added some celery stalks and half a cucumber)
– 1 1/2 cups red lentils
– 2 teaspoons coriander
– 2 teaspoons cumin
– 2 teaspoons curry powder
– 2 vegetable stock cubes
– Approximately 4 litres / 1 gallon of water (fill a really big pot to 3/4 full).

In the pot, bubbling away...

In the pot, bubbling away…

Chop ingredients and add to large pot. Add water.
Bring to boil and boil 20 minutes.
Simmer a further 20 minutes until vegetables are soft.
Blend in the pot with a stick blender until pureed. You may wish to add more hot water to reduce thickness of soup.
Soup is done!

Serves MANY! Makes about 20 portions.

This is a terrific soup for winter, cold weather, and for getting over illness.
Can be frozen into portions.

Yummy carrot and onion soup - and so healthy! This will kill my cold for sure!

Yummy carrot and onion soup – and so healthy! This will kill my cold for sure!

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