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  • 3 quarts, 1/2 cup LOCAL raw carrots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup, 2 3/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 black pepper
  • 3 cups, 2 tablespoons raw onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons, 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic
  • 3 tablespoons, 1/2 teaspoon ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon, 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 1/4 count oranges
  • 3 tablespoons, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons, 1/2 teaspoon vegetable soup base
  • 1 quart, 1 1/3 cup, 2 1/4 tablespoons lite coconut milk
  • 3 quarts, 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds


  1. Pre-prep: Peel and dice onions; mince garlic; peel and mince ginger; zest and juice orange; peel and chop carrots.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, until clear. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, orange zest, salt, pepper, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable base, water, coconut milk, and orange juice. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the carrots are cooked through.
  4. Puree the soup, a little at a time, in a high speed blender. Taste and add more pepper if needed.
  5. Return the soup to the pan and reheat, adding more liquid if a thinner consistency is wanted.
  6. Serve in a 6 ounce bowl. Top with two tablespoons of sunflower seeds.

Source: Pisanick Partners, LLC