Carrot, Tomato & Coconut Soup

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And just like that, we are a family of four. Little Isac is one week old tonight. Luise gave birth to him in our home. He was delivered under water and into the arms of the bravest, strongest and most beautiful mother I know. Isac is a cute and calm little fellow that spends his days grunting around on our chests, eating and then dozing away in sleep. We are spoiling him with hugs and kisses and eventually we will also spoil him with home cooked food that makes him a healthy and strong plant eater. Thank you so much for all your cheering comments on Instagram, we are so happy to feel your support and love. Now take a look at this lovely little bug.

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We could go on and on about him forever, but we actually also have a new recipe for you. It is almost tradition for us to create a new yellow/orange soup every year. We have done lentil soups, sweet potato soups, pumpkin soups and orange soup. Today we are sharing this warm, smooth and creamy carrot soup spiked with tomatoes, coconut milk and turmeric and topped with a corn ceviche loosely inspired by one of Sprouted Kitchen’s recipes. The corn adds a really nice texture to the soup and a fresh twist in flavour. If you are looking for a recipe to start off autumn with, this soup is quite perfect.

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This is also a great recipe if you are on a budget. Carrots are always cheap to buy, but now, when they are in season they are extra frikkin’ delicious. Make a huge batch of this soup and fill the freezer with it. I am sure we have mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again: Using seasonal ingredients is a great way to eat good organic vegetables without paying a fortune. Plan what you cook after which seasonal ingredients that are cheapest.

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Carrot, Tomato & Coconut Soup
Serves 4-6

1 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil or olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
10 medium size carrots, rinsed and sliced
1 can (400 g / 14 oz) plum tomatoes or approx. 5 chopped fresh tomatoes
water, enough to cover
sea salt & black pepper
1 can (400 g / 14 oz) full fat coconut milk or any plant milk of choice

Heat oil in a pot. Add onions, garlic and turmeric and sauté until soft and fragrant. Add carrots and tomatoes and cook for a minute or so, while stirring. Now add water, sea salt and pepper, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the carrots are tender. Meanwhile prepare the corn topping. When the soup is ready, use an immersion (hand) blender to puree until smooth. Stir in the coconut milk, taste and adjust the flavors. Serve the soup in bowls with a couple of spoonfuls topping and a drizzle of olive oil.

Raw Corn Ceviche
2 fresh corn cobs, husks removed
4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
juice from 1-2 limes
1 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
sea salt & black pepper

Cut off the corn kernels from all sides. Chop the parsley. Place in a bowl. Combine all ingredients and season to taste.

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Okay, just one last photo of him. Because those lips are made for kissing!

141 Comments

  • Laura Biscaro
    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations, you guys! He's adorable! And this recipe looks amaaazing *-*
  • Yes!! Sooo cute + welcome to the fam! Love it :)
  • Isac is the cutest little guy ever!! So happy for you. And this soup? Love it in every way.
  • many, many congratulations again to you all!! And what a stunner he is! Looking forward to trying this recipe :) x
  • Congrats on your beautiful addition! And also thank you for this delicious recipe. I can always use more soup inspiration!
  • Oh my gah, he's gonna be such a handsome guy. He's the cutest thing!! You are such a good looking family, I'm envious ;) The color of this soup surely reflects the happiness around your boy! Congrats!
  • Bina
    Congratulations to you and your family- your baby boy is beautiful! Soup looks wonderful- will stop by the farmers market for ingredients to make it tomorrow. Best wishes to you all!
  • Laura
    I've been following you since a long time but it is the first time I write something, because I think the occasion deserves it! Congrats for that beautiful baby! I wish you all the best :-)
  • Ahh he is just so beautiful! Congratulations you guys! X
  • lilsen
    I really LOVE your food photography, but compared to this little beautiful baby boy.... Congratulations to you all, may you enjoy these magic days of arrival and adjustment to the fullest!
  • Congratulations! It sounds like the birth went as smoothly as possible and what a little blessing Isac is! This soup sounds delicious and super nourishing.
  • Jennifer
    Congratulations! He is so lovely. Maybe I'll look at the soup recipe later, but for now I'll just smile at him. It's so amazing that they start so small and get so big so fast. My youngest is 2.5 years old already and Dahlia is going to first grade and will turn seven (!) in October. Seven! Hugs for all of you! Welcoming a baby at home is a sweet, sweet thing! ~Jennifer, in Santa Cruz
    • Thank you Jennifer! Is Dahlia in school already? Crazy. Much love to you and your family! /Luise
  • Awww.He is adorable!Congratulations to the greeniest family I know! Ps.love the recipe too,but the little guy is taking all the attention ;)
  • Congratulations and well done Luise! What a beautiful name for such a gorgeous little boy. He sure has lots of amazing foods to look forward to (and getting the best food ever from Luise for now!) This soup looks delicious, and I love adding corn to soups for some texture. Seasonal produce really does rock ; )
  • I am definitely making this tonight. Looks so tasty! Congrats on the new addition to the family, I am sure he will grow up both well loved, but more importantly amazingly fed! ;)
  • Gabriele
    Even if I am a great fan of yellow/orange soups, I decided looking on the other photos and admiring little Isac. With the eyes open, he looks so awake and intelligent. What a beautiful little boy! God bless you and your children!
  • Sylwia
    Congratulations for the whole family!! I love your recipes, the job you guys are doing here on blog. Hugs from Poland ;-)
  • Well, that's a beautifull boy! Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best!
  • Marie
    Han er så fin! Helt uimodståelig faktisk. Utroligt. Stort tillykke!

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