Carrot Ginger Soup

Here at Be Well, soups are always welcome on the menu especially those with the added benefits of ingredients such as tumeric (anti-inflammatory), ginger (aids in digestion) and garlic (great for heart health and blood pressure).

This Carrot Ginger soup can be enjoyed both hot and cold making it perfect for any time of the year.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
¼ cup chopped white onion
3 cups peeled sliced carrots, sliced 1-inch thick
3 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon tumeric
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt to taste
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:
Heat the avocado oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
Add garlic, ginger and onions and cooks until the onions are translucent.
Add the carrots, broth, tumeric, cumin and sea salt.
Continue cooking until the carrots are soft to touch, about 12 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Blend with the lemon juice and puree until smooth and creamy
Serve hot or chilled.

Tricia Williams is an accomplished executive chef, nutrition educator and chef instructor. The culinary nutritionist founded Food Matters NYC in 2008 so that she could share her passion for fresh, whole, locally grown, organic, sustainable and delicious food.

Over the last 15 years, Williams has left her mark on highly regarded Manhattan restaurants including The City Bakery, Home Restaurant, Isla and Olives, to name a few. Now, she and her team deliver gourmet health supportive meals to celebrities, politicians, executives and families. Williams leads clients to better food choices and ultimately healthier lifestyles.

William's passion for culinary nutrition surfaced after she gave birth to her first child. She returned to school to secure her Holistic Nutrition Certification from Columbia's Teachers College and coupled that with a Food Therapy Certification from Annemarie Colbin at the Natural Gourmet Institute.

Williams, who is pursuing her Masters in Nutrition Education, maintains her sommelier certification and is also certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

The New York born chef nutritionist believes her small role can make a significant impact in the lives of her clients. She says, Food Matters NYC is helping individuals and families lead healthier lives through hands on education and nutritional guidance. What we eat affects our physical, emotional and mental well being. We strongly believe in a person s bio individuality and help clients understand the food choices that would best nourish their bodies.