Well it is officially winter, I don't know about you but Jack Frost has definitely been nipping at my nose. The temperature may be dropping but my appetite seems to be increasing at a remarkable rate, all thoughts of eating healthily and losing weight have gone out of the window and all I can think about is big cosy duvets and eating. Its like I am secretly a bear and am preparing for hibernation.
Please tell me there is some science based reason for this and I am not just a greedy guts!
Anyway, I made this soup months and months ago but never posted the recipe, so I thought I'd share something warm, comforting AND healthy. Partly as its cold and soup is warm, but also to remind myself that this is what I should be eating.
So please see this post as a giant reminder sign to myself screaming "EAT ME""
I bought a small jar of Laksa paste from Sainsburys on a whim, it added a lovely freshness to the soup. You can sub this with anything really, whatever spices you love. I found Harissa also works really well too.
The chilli powder is from The Spicery, it is a lovely mild yet flavourful spice. You could replace with regular chilli powder or paprika.
- 3-4 large, peeled. Carrots
- 1, small Red Onion
- 1 tablespoon Laksa Paste
- 1/2 teaspoon Kasmiri Chilli Powder
- 1 Veggie Stock Cube (made up to 1.5 pints)
- 1-2 cloves Garlic
I had my soup with some rice cakes and half a pot of cottage cheese, t'was delicious!
If you have a winner of a soup recipe (or stews) please share them with me, I have made a few different soups and stews lately which have been lacking in the flavour department.