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

  • Aleksandra
    Congratulations to you all! What wonderful news. He is really precious! Your soup is also wonderful. I make a similar one. The addition of corn makes it seem so Special. Enjoy this wonderful time together.
  • Rebecca
    Congratulations on Isac's safe and healthy arrival. What a blessing.
  • This is just perfect! Love that it's so easy and budget-friendly.
  • Teti
    CARROT SOUP=COMFORT FOOD. Thanks for another lovely recipe. How is Elsa getting on with her brother?
  • The soup looks and Tastes great. Of course I already made it:) Yet, who looks ( don't know about the taste:)sweeter is the new baby!! Enjoy him and the whole family and keep the great recipes, please.
  • What a beautiful baby! Congratulations! And this soup is going to be made soon--maybe today. My CSA box was full of carrots, tomatoes, and corn, so this came at a perfect time. Thanks and enjoy that sweet babe!
  • Bianca
    Isac is absolutely gorgeous!! Such a special time in your life. Congratulations to you all. Thank you for another fabulous recipe; your soups never fail to nourish and delight. Hugs and kisses xo
  • Eva
    So much love your way. What a cutie!
  • Looks so fresh and vibrant! Will recreate asap. And congrats! what a cutie
  • Laura
    Congratulations! He is beautiful! I've been checking the website looking for baby updates haha. The soup looks delicious too :)
  • Beautiful baby. He reminds me of my little boy when he was a baby. Congrats to you all! I guess, now you have to upgrade your blog undertitel to: Healthy vegetarian recipes by D, L, E und gorgeous little Isac. (Elsa is still the cutest little lady on internet) All the best wishes, D.
  • Maud
    I'm a silent reader but now I want to congratulate you with the birth of your beautiful son! Wish you all the best! (The soup looks beautiful too, by the way.)
  • Congratulations! Wat a beautiful baby boy. This soup sounds easy and delicious. I Will definitely give it a go.
  • Sofia
    ohh, so beautiful!!! Hugs, hugs and more hugs for him!!! Welcome to the world, little Isac! Congratulations for the all family and a special hug for the mother! All the best for all of you! And thanks for another great, simple and fresh recipe!!! :)
  • Så himla söt bebis! <3 Grattis till er alla! Och nu vet jag vad jag ska göra med alla morötter i trädgården! Wiho!
  • Tess
    Congratulations to you all, how beautiful Isac is, two gorgeous children how wonderful. The soup looks delicious too.
  • Oh he is beautiful! congratulations and enjoy this special time x
  • What an adorable little nugget! Soak up every minute of the snuggly goodness. And this soup sounds TOO good- I've got plenty of carrots and tomatoes, so this is going on this week's menu.
  • He's adorable! And all of those photos are beyond beautiful! Enjoy him (and the soup…) :-)

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