05.17.2012

Creamy Carrot Chicken Soup

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Hello! Ready to cook?

The story of the soup…

My older sister just came home from college and she got the shock of being back at home and eating healthy food again. College food is so different from traditional food and it can totally mess up your body! Next year she is living in an apartment so I am going to teach her how to cook for herself, using all whole foods. She is a little nervous, but it is better she learns now 🙂

The GAPS diet for a college student!

Not only that but my mom and I are putting her on the GAPS diet. Right now we are slowly transitioning her. The past few days she has had no wheat, very little sugar, switched to raw milk, drinking bone broth, probiotic, fish oil, magnesium oil, a few bits of ferments (though she craves kimchi!!), and increasing veggies. soup step 1 revised

Teach and learn

Last night I taught her how to make soup, but by the time we finished she was feeling pretty anxious…I guess she is getting die off. She is doing her own blog about her personal journey http://mysummerdetox.wordpress.com/  My mom and I are playing dr. and she is the patient. She suffers from acne and cramps, so hopefully GAPS will clear some of it up, if not all of it. So here is the recipe we made together..

 

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 big head or 1 small head of cauliflower

7 carrots

2 onions

1 garlic clove

1/2 cup butter/ghee

8 cups of chicken broth

2 cups chicken shreds

1 tsp sea salt

(optional) grated raw cheese

(optional) few TBS raw milk or coconut milk or water

STEPS:

1. Roughly chop onions and garlic (remember you are blending it)

2. Sauté onions and garlic with salt and butter in big pot until translucent.

3. Wash and chop cauliflower and carrots (rough chop).

4. Add veggies and broth to pot and let it come to a boil

5. Once it boils for a few minutes, turn down to simmer until the veggies are soft. Not too hard but not over cooked (about 20 min)

6. Add the chicken shreds and let the soup cool down a little so you don’t burn yourself when scooping it in the blender. I use this one.

7. Scoop the soup into the blender, we had to do it in a few batches.

8. Blend until smooth (this is the time to add the raw milk and shredded cheese to give it extra creaminess).

9. Pour into bowls hot and top with extra a cheese if you want

10. Eat..yumm…and store the rest in ball jars in you fridge for later.

~Stay Gutsy, Caroline

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Okparaeke says:

    This was a really lovely soup. I will make it again in the autumn. Great comfort food.

  2. Stacey Gonzalez says:

    Do you ever make your soups with your Vitamix? Obviously the stocks wouldn’t work, but something like this would….just wondering. I never see a reference to it on any of the GAPS sites, other than with your avocado pudding. Thanks!

    • Yes! I do use my vitamix for this soup! I just say “blender” because not everyone has a vitamin..but I use it for all my blender recipes. I prefer not to heat the soup with the vitamix because I don’t want the plastic to leach into the food.

  3. Ellen says:

    Caroline, What happened to the chicken shreds? I’m guessing that it refers to cooked chicken and maybe it’s added after blending? It sounds wonderful especially as I love creamy soups.

  4. Billie Jo says:

    can we add ginger to this soup? Would it add some good flavor? If so, how much? Thanks

  5. Thanks for sharing at the Grateful GAPS Holiday Foods blog hop!

  6. Roxanne says:

    I made this last night and it was fabulous!! I wanted a soup that’s filling, low calorie but also satisfied my love of thicker, “cream” soups…this one definitely fit the bill. I was amazed how thick it turned out. I added about half the chicken before blending it (which I did in the pot with my stick blender) and then added the other half as garnish. When possible, I make my own chicken stock and happened to have some in the freezer…the soup was really flavorful and I think the homemade stock made it extra flavorful and yummy!! Thanks SO much for sharing this recipe…it’s a real comfort food without all the calories!!

  7. Debbie says:

    I just made this for the first time and I am impressed. I used my immersion blender so that I could just mix it right in the pot and it turned out beautiful and delicious! Half will go in the freezer and this is a keeper! Thanks! In fact, tomorrow I’m going to take the same basic idea, cook up the onion, first cook up a few slices of bacon then add the cauliflower and turnips, chicken broth and coconut milk, cook, blend, then add in some leftover cod and the bacon. We’ll see how it turns out. Thanks again!

  8. Molly says:

    Amazing recipe! Trying to convert my kids to my way of eating and this soup may be the first step. My 11 year old will not eat veggies… And even he likes it! Thank you!

  9. Jackie says:

    I LOVE this soup. I stumbled upon it on someone’s Facebook post. I’ve made it 3x since then and making it again tonight! So good and is really easy on my digestive tract. I make it without the milk (doesn’t need it). Wonderful recipe.

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