Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Carrot, Blood Orange and Ginger Soup-min

Recipe: Carrot, Blood Orange and Ginger Soup

Literally bursting with beta carotene and vitamin c, the ginger in this soup packs a real zing while the turmeric and coriander provide delicate and warming undertones. Enjoy it as an appetiser with friends, and make plenty extra to have for lunch the next day! Delicious topped with toasted, flaked almonds.

I’m sure this will work just as well with normal oranges, although I loved the colour the blood oranges provided!

Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 / 3 medium shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 – 8cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 750g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 whole blood oranges, peeled and separated into segments
  • 2 cups homemade vegetable stock
  • Pinch of salt

Soup How To:

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in your largest saucepan over a low heat. Gently simmer the shallots, garlic and ginger for 5 minutes.

Add the spices and 2 tbsp vegetable stock. Simmer gently for another couple of minutes, before adding the remaining stock, carrots and oranges.

Raise the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, until the carrots are tender. Blitz well with an immersion blender until the soup is smooth. Season to taste and serve straight away.

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Recipe: Get Well Soon Chicken Soup

Feeling a bit crummy? Chances are, you find yourself feeling under the weather much less than you ever did before you started eating Paleo – but on those rare days that you do, nothing says ‘get well soon’ like a steaming hot bowl of chicken soup. It’s the ultimate comfort food, and boiling the whole bird means it is chocked full of vitamins, minerals, and of course – gelatin. Even if you’re not ill, I highly recommend you make some of this!

Recipe: Get Well Soon Chicken Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 x 1.5kg chicken
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 bulb fennel, roughly chopped
  • 6 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Few sprigs fresh thyme
  • Few sprigs fresh rosemary
  • A large handful fresh parsley
  • Sea salt and black pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash your chicken, before putting it into your biggest stock pot. Fill the pot with cold water, just enough to cover the bird, before adding the red wine vinegar. Bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for 45 minutes. Skim the froth from the top, before removing the chicken.
  2. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred all the meat from the bird using a fork. It may not be completely cooked through yet – this is perfectly normal.
  3. Return the chicken carcass to the stock pot, and add the onions, fennel, carrots, garlic and herbs (except the parsley). Return to the heat, cover and simmer for another couple of hours.
  4. minutes before serving, return the shredded chicken back to the soup. When fully cooked through, serve in soup bowls garnished with the fresh parsley.

What’s the secret to your favourite chicken soup recipe? Is it a dish you often make?

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Recipe: coconut seafood soup

This delicious Thai inspired seafood soup is best made right before you serve it. If you want it a little hotter, increase the amount of chilli you add (or if you’re extra daring, don’t remove the seeds!)

Recipe: coconut seafood soup
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Ingredients
  • 250g Halibut (or other white fish fillets), de-boned and roughly shopped
  • 750ml water
  • 1 can coconut milk (see my guide to selecting a good one here)
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon grass, chopped
  • 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and chopped finely
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Half a small Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
Instructions
  1. Throw all the ingredients in a pan over a medium heat
  2. Bring to the boil, the reduce to a simmer
  3. Stir occasionally and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes
  4. Depending on your preferred texture, remove from the heat and blitz in a blender until smooth
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Any leftovers can be frozen in small batches immediately, ready to reheat for a quick and easy lunch another time.

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Recipe: chilli, tomato & bacon soup

This is one of my go-to batch cooking recipes as it provides lots of portions of soup, perfect for taking to work. And who could resist a tomato and bacon soup? It has bacon in it, after all. Depending on what I have at home, I often use tinned tomatoes, instead of fresh. I tend to have chicken stock in the freezer, but otherwise, try it with bone broth – or even water if you have neither.

Recipe: chilli, tomato & bacon soup
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Ingredients
  • Dash of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large brown onions, finely diced
  • 8 bacon slices, chopped
  • 15 - 20 tomatoes, chopped (depending on your preference you may choose to peel and de-seed)
  • 1½ litres of chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 5 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and gently fry the onions and bacon.
  2. When the onions become soft, add in the tomatoes, stock, paste, chili and seasoning
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stiring occasionally
  4. After about 20 minutes, remove from the heat
  5. Blitz in a blender until your desired consistency has been reached
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe: kale soup

Kale is one of the best leafy greens out there, packed with nutrition and flavour. In fact, here are 12 reasons why you should get more kale in your diet. I tend to buy a lot of it when it’s in season (and cheap!) and once I’ve made kale chips, green smoothies and kale salad, it’s time to move on to soup.

Recipe: Kale Soup
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Ingredients
  • Dash extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or a sprig, if using fresh)
  • 1 litre chicken stock (find out how to make it here)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and finely diced
  • 400g fresh kale
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, add the olive oil and onions and over a medium heat, fry for a few minutes until the onions start to soften.
  2. Before the onions start to colour, add in the garlic and thyme and stir on the heat for 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly pour the chicken stock into the pan and add in the diced sweet potatoes.
  4. Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is starting to come apart.
  5. Add in the fresh kale and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the kale is cooked and soft.
  6. Carefully transfer the mixture to a blender or food processer and blitz until the mixture is smooth throughout. You may need to do this in multiple batches depending on how powerful your blender is.
  7. Return to the pan over the heat.
  8. Season as required, then serve.

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This can be made ahead and will keep in the fridge for a day or so, ready to be reheated. Alternatively make a big batch and store individual size portions in the freezer, ready to pull out on a day you don’t feel like cooking.

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Recipe: Kielbasa and Cabbage Soup

Ever tried Kielbasa? Biala Kielbasa is a Polish smoked sausage traditionally made with pork, and seasoned with garlic and marjoram before being smoked. If you can find it – and it sticks to its traditional Polish routes, chances are it will be paleo – but make sure you check the ingredients. This is a really flavoursome soup- and completely paleo!

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Recipe: Kielbasa and Cabbage Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • Drop of coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 120g (1/4 lb) Kielbasa (or substitute with another smoke sausage)
  • 5 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ shredded cabbage
  • ½ litre (2 cups) chicken stock
  • dash of apple cider vinegar
  • pinch paprika
  • bay leaf
  • Ground pepper & sea salt
Instructions
  1. ) Put the coconut oil in a pan, and over a medium heat cook the onion, carrots, garlic and sausage. You'll want to cook these until the onions start to soften.
  2. ) Add in the tomatoes, cabbage, chicken stock and apple cider vinegar
  3. ) Cover the pan and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. If it gets too dry, add more stock or water.
  4. ) Add in the paprika, bay leaf and seasoning and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. ) Remove the bay leaf, serve and enjoy.

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Recipe: Curried Parsnip, Apple and Ginger Soup

This soup is such a welcome change from the norm. The fragrant curry spices work perfectly with the parsnips, and the sweetness of the apple adds a whole different dimension. The texture is very different too thanks to the grated apple. Try serving topped with some toasted flaked almonds – delicious!

Recipe: Curried Parsnip, Apple and Ginger Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • Thumb sized piece fresh ginger, crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 8 cardomom pods, crushed
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half
  • 750g parsnips, cores removed, diced
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 2 apples (I used Gala)
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan or a small stock pot. Add the onion and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes until soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
  2. Add the spices to the saucepan and stir frequently, taking care to make sure that they do not burn. Cook for about a minute or so, before adding the parsnips and the stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for around 40 minutes.
  3. Remove the soup from the heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and curry leaves, then blitz in your blender. Return to the heat.
  4. Grate the apples and add to the saucepan. Wait until the soup begins to simmer again before serving.

Do you often make soup? Which is your favourite paleo friendly soup? I quite often make a big batch of soup, freeze it and take it to work to reheat (I hate using microwaves, but figure this is a better option than relying on a very un-paleo food court!)

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Recipe: Gazpacho

For some reason, the thought of cold soup scares many people away from Gazpacho, long before they’ve even had a chance to try it. It’s such a shame, because its so flavoursome and bursting with Vitamin C. This recipe is super easy and full of flavour, and makes a wonderful light lunch on a summer’s day or a starter at your Spanish dinner party. Give that hob a break and tuck in!

Gazpacho Ingredients:

  • 750g vine ripened tomatoes, roughly chopped (the riper the better)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp hot Smoked Paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 50ml olive oil, plus 1tbsp extra
  • 2 tbsp sherry balsamic vinegar
  • Small handful fresh basil leaves, torn, to serve

Gazpacho How To:

Simmer the red onion in a little olive oil over a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes to soften. Add the paprika, simmer for another minute or so, then transfer to the blender.

Blitz the onions and paprika with the tomatoes and garlic. Process well, then pass the mix through a fine sieve to remove any excess pulp. Repeat if necessary.

Return the contents to the blender and gradually add the olive oil and sherry vinegar. Combine, season to taste, then leave in the fridge to chill overnight.

Serve the next day straight from the fridge garnished with the fresh basil.

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Mexican Chicken Soup with Chipotle and Lime paleo diet recipe lunch dinner-min

Recipe: Mexican Chicken Soup with Chipotle and Lime

Tangy, spicy, smoky… the Mexican Chicken Soup is everything Mexican cooking should be and more!

Mexican Chicken Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 medium dried chipotle chillies
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 200g roast chicken, shredded
  • Juice 2 limes
  • Large handful fresh coriander, to serve
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Oil (coconut or preferred fat)

Mexican Chicken Soup How To:

Slice the chipotle chillies in half, removing the seeds if you want the soup a little less spicy. Chop into pieces roughly the size of your thumb nail, then soak in cold water for 5 minutes.

Heat a little oil or fat in a large saucepan. Soften the onion for 3 – 4 minutes, then add the crushed garlic, cumin and coriander. Simmer gently for another 2 minutes, then pour in the chopped tomatoes.

Add the chillies, along with the water they were soaked in, to the saucepan. With a hand blender, blitz the soup until smooth.

Add the shredded roast chicken to the saucepan. Stir well, and simmer for 10 minutes to heat through.

Squeeze in the lime juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into soup bowls, and finish with a generous helping of chopped coriander

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Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin and Squash Soup with Chilli and Lime

Not only is this soup wonderfully creamy and comforting, it comes with an added zing courtesy of the lime and chilli. Perfect for a cold day!

I always multiply up the ingredients to the size of my largest pan. Any soup that I won’t use, I then freeze into individual portion sizes, making lots of ready prepared meals I can just heat up – or take into work.

Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 small pumpkin, deseeded and cut into wedges
  • ½ butternut squash, as above
  • 4 – 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 700ml water
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • Salt and black pepper

 Soup How To:

1)     Heat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4. Place the wedges of pumpkin and squash into a roasting dish, coat with the olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Roast for around 45 minutes until really soft and tender (this may take a little longer depending on the size of your veggies) then remove from the oven and leave to cool.

2)     Scrape the flesh away from the wedges into a large pan. Add the water and the spices, and blend well with an immersion blender.

3)     Heat through, then stir in the lime juice. Season to taste and enjoy.

What is your favourite soup?

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