My computer is being very SLLLOOOOOWWW today. It definitely tests my patience! I have the day off and started it off right by heading straight to the gym.
I mowed through 30 minutes on the elliptical at an incline range of 7-10. I debated heading to the stair-master but vetoed it and headed to the weights instead. I completed this arm workout which I adapted from Julie.
|Push ups (knees)
After the gym I headed out to run a billion errands. I am now contemplating what to eat for lunch as I finish writing this post. Before I go I want to share a go-to soup in our house. It is a carrot pumpkin soup. Here are some ingredients in the mix!
The best part about this recipe is the only chopping involved is the carrot and onion. Not bad at all! I threw all of the ingredients into my beautiful red crock pot. I set it to low, and let it simmer away for about 7 hours while I was out and about at mom and dad’s and running errands.
After 7 hours, I used the immersion blender to puree the soup.
I then added in a few last ingredients, gave it a stir, ladled the soup into bowls, and topped it with fresh cilantro.
I changed the recipe slightly this time by adding curry powder. it was still good and tasty, but I will probably omit it again next time and stick with my original spices. Here is my original recipe.
Carrot Thai Soup
- 48 oz low-sodium chicken broth (vegetable broth would be fine too)
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 5 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh cilantro, chopped
- Combine all ingredients in crock pot through soy sauce
- Set crock pot on low for 7-8 hours
- Use immersion blender or standard blender to puree soup
- Stir in almond milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Top with fresh cilantro
I will sometimes add croutons or crackers to top the soup if we have them on hand which adds another depth of texture to this otherwise smooth soup. I made a large batch because this soup freezes very well. I poured the remainder of the soup in a Ziploc freezer bag and into the freezer it went. It will be a perfect weeknight dinner in the future. Enjoy this very healthy and easy Thai soup!
I have got to go. This post literally took me three times as long as it usually does. I’m hoping a good restart will do the trick to get back up and running.
Dana and I are heading over to mom and dad’s tonight to celebrate Dana’s birthday with them. Mom is making chicken lettuce wraps with peanut sauce and I am very excited! Should be a nice relaxing Monday evening. I hope yours is as well!