Sunday, October 7, 2012

Carrot Ginger Soup for #SundaySupper

I am so excited for this week's #SundaySupper - as the theme is "All things orange".  Right?! How can one not be excited by a theme like that.  Orange - along with pink and purple - is my absolute favorite color.  It is a burst of sunshine, and happiness plus it has fall written all over it.  Fall is beautiful - the mornings are crisps, the leaves are turning into beautiful hues of orange, red, yellow, the pumpkins patch is awaiting and things are starting to slow down a little bit.  Time for comfort food...

Today's #SundaySupper is hosted by Pam of The Meltaways and I am bringing "Carrot Ginger Soup".  The recipe is from my very good friend Petra - so maybe I should have called the Soup Petra's Carrot Ginger Soup.  What do you think? This soup is so simple, yet so delicious.  Bursting in flavor, and in color. This soup is not only easy and quick, but the portion size is easily adjusted for an unexpected crowd...
copyright galactopdx 2012

Petra's Carrot Ginger Soup
Splash of olive oil
1 onion diced
2 (large) garlic cloves minced
1" - 1-1/2" piece of ginger root. Peeled, and chopped into small pieces {the smaller the better}
2-3 lbs. of carrots, cleaned, and cut into chunks {I used about 20 large carrots}
4 C Water {or more}
1 vegetable broth bullion cube {read label carefully to make sure it is dairy free}
3-4 Sprigs of cilantro {optional}
Salt and pepper to taste
Squeeze of lemon {optional}
1/2 C of chopped cilantro for garnish {optional}
Plain Soymilk Creamer for garnish {optional} - splash for each bowl

1. heat olive oil in a large stock pot; when hot add onion and saute until onions are soft. Then add,
2. garlic, ginger, and carrots.  When fragrant and carrots turn bright orange, add
3. Water, bullion cube, and {if using} cilantro.  Cover, and bring to a slow simmer until carrots are soft
4. Remove cilantro, and carefully blend the soup with an immersion blender {it is hot be careful not to
    burn yourself as the soup may splatter}.
5. Adjust salt,  pepper, and add {if using} a couple lemon squeezes.

Serve in soup bowls - garnish with chopped cilantro and generous splash of plain soy creamer, and serve with - you guessed right - crusty bread...

Are you hungry for more Orange - please visited what everyone one else from the #SundaySupper team is bringing to the table.  Does it not all look amazing? We hope to inspire you to make your own Orange #SundaySupper. Be sure to join us on Twitter throughout the day for #SundaySupper. We are meeting at 7 (Eastern) for the weekly #SundaySupper live chat.  We will be talking about our favorite orange fall recipes. Just follow #SundaySupper hashtag, or follow us through TweetChat.

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)
Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing
Kris from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maureen made Sweet Potato Pancakes 
High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad
Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Valerie from Val’s Food and Or Art made Double Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash
By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Brie from Brie’s Bites is making Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise
Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries
We would love to show of your orange #SundaySupper recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers.


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