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After posting this Instagram picture, we received some inquiries for the Carrot Ginger Soup recipe I made that evening. It is a revised version of a recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, It’s All Easy. Both Mike and I make recipes our own, and that is what I did for Paltrow’s delicious soup recipe! It makes for a cozy meal. I paired this with maple glazed sea bass, warm garlic Tuscan bread, and a large glass of Riesling. Mike loved it, and I hope you will too!

Carrot Ginger Soup
Serves 4
For a printable version of this recipe, click here.


2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 shallots, roughly chopped
kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 pound carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add shallots and a pinch of salt, mix.
  2. Cover the pot and sauté over low heat until shallot is very soft, about ten minutes.
  3. Add garlic and ginger, sauté for one minute.
  4. Add cumin, garam masala, and ground coriander, sauté for another minute.
  5. Add carrots, stock, and big pinch of salt.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, turn down heat and simmer until carrots are tender, about twenty minutes.
  7. Working in batches, blend soup in a high-speed blender. Return soup to pot.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Slowly drizzle heavy cream into soup, mix until well blended.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Finding Philothea Carrot Ginger Soup

– C

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