Carrot, Ginger and Orange Soup.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
6 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
4 sticks celery, washed and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1 heaped teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 heaped teaspoon turmeric
1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
2 1/2 - 3 cups filtered water
Juice of half an orange
1. Place the coconut oil, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and salt in a medium saucepan and cook on a low flame for about 10 minutes. Make sure the veggies don't burn!
2. Add the pepper, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and ginger, stir very well and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the water, bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer until the veggies are just cooked through.
3. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool for a minute or two then either blend with an immersion blender or remove to an upright blender. Add the orange juice to taste. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Serve.