One of my favourite cooking blogs or sites would be Skinnytaste. I like the site because it often features recipes that are tasty and healthy, and also easy to make. But the problem with such Western sites is that they often use ingredients which are not common in my pantry. For example, this carrot ginger soup recipe that I got from Skinnytaste, it contains sour cream. So I often use such recipes as inspiration, but modify it according to what I have on hand.
This recipe makes a lot, sufficient for 2 lunches – perfect for those dreary cold days.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 inch of peeled ginger, sliced
- 1 white onion, chopped
- ~ 500g carrots, sliced into thick rounds
- 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
- ~ 200g potatoes, chopped
- salt to taste
In a big soup pot, heat the olive oil and saute the onion and ginger until fragrant. Add in the carrots and potatoes to cook for about 2 minutes, before adding in the stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer the soup until the carrots turn soft (about 10 minutes). Blend the cooked vegetables with some liquid and heat through the entire mixture before seasoning with salt.
Serve hot with warm bread.
Approx. cost of this recipe: €0.60
- carrots: €0.35
- potato: €0.10
- onion: €0.10
- ginger: €0.05