As I sit here writing this blog post, I’m feeling a great deal of compassion for anyone dealing with chronic conditions. Current culture dictates the need to be whole and in control. The continual bombardment of staged imagery (not free-flowing) through social media platforms creates a sense of confusion in many folks and often leads to increased anxiety and an urgency to change. Authenticity, however, is not dictated by the last like you received or image you posted, instead it’s based on your own directive self, the person you know is here to truthfully share from the heart, make change (even if small), and continually march forward with a passion and desire to put your gifts to good use.
As I share my recipes and life with you, my goal is to be honest. Every recipe I share was created by me, and eaten by myself and my family. Every image was taken with my own two hands and my camera. Yes, the images are staged, however, I’m not great at that piece and am trying to stress less about it. Part of my sharing would not be authentic without sharing my journey with Sjogren’s Syndrome. Today’s recipe was created out of need to have soup. Yesterday was yet another day spent in the dental chair with multiple injections in an attempt to get numb. After that, a titanium rod, called an implant (great medical advances in dentistry – or is it?) was screwed into my jaw that once housed a perfectly fine tooth. The trauma from this crazy autoimmune disease runs deep, with some days better than others. I always allow about half a day to feel sorry for myself then make the conscious choice to put on big girl panties and pull up my cowgirl boots. After all, life isn’t waiting and I’ve decided to take it on, fake teeth and all. Today’s recipe was created out of a need to eat something soft and soothing while I heal. My Creamy Vegan Spiced Root Soup is nourishing, powered by plants and soothing to my soul. Now that’s a recipe!
Benefits of root vegetables:
The root of the plant is it’s grounding force, the part growing beneath the earth, absorbing the energy to thrive. When we feel out of control (stress, disease, etc.) eating foods that help ground us are extremely beneficial. They bring us back to ourselves.
Root vegetables are not only rich in fiber but also high in both vitamins and minerals absorbed from the earth. Roots are added to many healing diets because of their ability to help bring us back into balance.
Organic Carrots: Whole Foods Encinitas
Organic Turnip: Whole Foods Encinitas
Organic Parsnips: Whole Foods Encinitas
Organic Spices: Spicely Organics
Organic Coconut Milk: Edward & Sons Organic Classic Coconut Milk
- 1 bunch carrots, diced (about 3 cups) Note: I used colorful carrots
- 2 parsnips, diced
- 1 turnip, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced (or) 1 leek, cleaned well and chopped (Note: I used both in my soup)
- 4-6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 3 teaspoons Organic Garam Masala
- 1 teaspoon Organic Curry Powder
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- dill for garnish
- Using a heavy-bottom soup pot, over medium-high heat, add coconut oil, and chopped roots.
- Give a good stir and continue cooking 5-10 minutes.
- Add spices and salt. Stir.
- Add vegetable broth, cover with a tight fitting lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
- Add coconut milk and give a good stir to incorporate.
- Pour soup into a high-speed blender. Blend until creamy. (Note: I let my soup cool down slightly before adding to my blender.)
- Option: Use an immersion blender instead.
- Serve warm with optional garnish.
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free
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