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Orange & carrot soup

Orange & carrot soup:

Ingredients:

  • 400g carrots
  • 1 onion
  • juice from 1 orange
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt

Procedure:

Start by frying the onion in a low fire until it caramelizes. Add water to a boiling pan and add the carrot grated previously and the onion. Leave it boiling for 15min and then add the orange juice with the salt and nutmeg (as you like) and leave it boiling 5min more. Blend it until you get a nice cream/soup, if you like the pieces of carrot blend it less. Add a bit of vegan-cream and some coriander as the soup is presented in the above photo.

With the soup it is always yummy to eat a nice bread to dip into it. A good idea is to bake a nice carrot scones (salty) to end the day full of vitamin A.

Carrot bread:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 grated carrots
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 3/4 cup of water

Procedure:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl including the carrot and mix it well. Then add the water and until a nice dough comes out, perhaps you have to add more water. Then leave it for 30min in big piece. Later, mash the dough in a shit shape and with a glass make the little balls. Leave them rest for 25min. Then bake them for 20min at 180ºC.

Caldo verde

I will spend my summer in a lovely city: Lisbon. As most of you know already, Portugal is known as the soup country for their hundreds and hundreds of different soup recipes. Caldo verde is one of them and actually really simple and tasty. One of the key ingredients is collard, if it is hard to find in your grocery store I am sure that with kale (nl: boerenkool) it also tastes fine.

Ingredients:

- 6 potatoes

- 3 onions

- 4 cloves of garlic

- collard leaves thinly chopped

- olive oil and salt to taste

Procedure:

First bring water to boil and add the onion and potatoes without any salt or oil (I read some recipes and that is how the grandma in Portugal does it). When that is done, sprinkle salt, oil and add the cloves of garlic and blend it until it is smooth. Later, add the collard and boil it with the mix for around 6-8 min.  And your soup is ready to eat!

It is really simple soup but believe me, the raw garlic with the potatoes and the collard is an amazing combination.