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- 2 tablespoons canola oil or OVOO
- 1 tablespoon turmeric (optional)
- 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup
- 1 piece (3” long) fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped about 1/4 cup
- 1 1/4 pounds of carrots, sliced 1/4” thick (about 4 cups)
- about 5 cups Shiitake Vegetable Stock (low-sodium
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- pinch of group nutmeg
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- homemade Crème fraîche or sour cream garnish
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
- Add the carrots, stock and orange juice. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat low, cover the pan, and let simmer until the carrot are very tender, about 45 minutes.
- Using an immersion blender, puree the soup in the saucepan. (Or , let the soup cool slightly, then puree it a blender or food processor._ If you prefer a smoother texture strain the pureed soup through a sieve.
- Add the nutmeg to the soup and season it with salt and pepper to taste. If the soup is too thick, thin it with some water or more stock.
- To serve the soup warm, reheat it gently over medium-heat. To serve the soup chilled refrigerate it, covered, until cold, at heat 6 hours or up to 5 days. Garnish the soup with spoonful of creme fraiche and a light sprinkle of nutmeg before serving. If desired, you can create a swirl pattern in the soup by dragging the tip of a knife or fork through the creme fraiche in a circular motion.
- Ginger is a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 
- 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This applies to sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness. 
- Chronic inflammation contributes to many common Western diseases. Curcumin can suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. 
- Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion,
- Reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. 
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Medical Disclaimer: You should also see your doctor and/or nutritionist if you think you may be deficient in specific nutritional vitamins. They can help determine what’s causing your symptoms and, if needed, recommend ways to balance your daily vitamin intake.
- GOODMAN, M. and HOLLAND, L., 2006. Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook. Workman Publishing Company.
- LEECH, J., June 4, 2017-last update, 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger.
- GUNNARS, K., July 13, 2018-last update, 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin.