Teepee was given an American Apparel tee shirt, in which she resembles Stuart Little, and a new chew toy from her puppy relations. I received Fire From Heaven, my first scent from CB I Hate Perfume. To you I give (and I argue not belatedly as this gift is really for deep winter) the gift of soup, in the form of a recipe poached from Sarah of Saipua.
Another excellent carrot soup recipe:
5-6 big carrots, roughly chopped
2 onions roughly chopped
that in some olive oil and turn on the gas. while that starts to cook (and throw in some sea salt in the pot too) chop up: 4-5 cloves of garlic and a healthy knob of ginger, add to vegetables, drain a can of chickpeas and add
spices to add: cayenne, curry, coriander, cumin ( a few shakes of each )
then 1 can of coconut milk, and 1.5 cans worth of water.
cover and cook half hour or so on medium heat.
remove from heat, process about 1/3 of the soup in a blender or food processor and then mix the puree with the rest to get a nice stew consistency. NOW squeeze 1 whole lime (or lemon) in there. This is really the key to most soups. people always forget the acid. (SARAH'S RIGHT- THE LIME TRANSFORMS THE SOUP!!!)
Salt to taste. Now you have a really healthy stew that will make you sweat (if you spiced it up enough) which is what you need in this weather. to be warm on the insides