Coriander Carrot Soup
I remember the distinct pleasure of shopping at the Waitrose in Granary Square for the big dinner party; it’s always an adventure for me to wonder the isles of a supermarket in a different country checking out their fresh ingredients, prices, flavor & food combos. The anthropologist in me is looking for the slice-of-life interactions I get to have with people from that community & the ways that they interact with one another.
Who shops here? Is there a guy with a bike? How about community bulletins? Recycling bins? A coffee shop inside the supermarket where intergenerational people feel safe to sit together? How many languages do I hear? Is there a focus on exotic foods or locally sourced & seasonal? What is the cheese section saying about the supermarket’s procurement department expectations of this community’s wealth? Class? Culture?
It should have some depth of taste now & the spices will grow as it sits. Also remember that you will be adding a bit more spices before serving. Cover & refrigerate for a few hours.
Note: Can add Turmeric if you want the Soup to be yellow-er.
Add some roasted veg (I used roasted eggplant) & some quinoa or other grain.
Note: Adding your toppings in 3 distinct areas looks very restaurant-like (rule of 3).
Sprinkle a little bit of Corriander to the top of each bowl.
Another note about Coconut Oil – It’s what I use instead of body lotion. Seriously.