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Carrot, Ginger & Beet Soup


recipe adapted from Vegetarian Planet

INGREDIENTS
3 medium beets (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon canola or corn oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 pound carrots, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 large garlic clove, minced
6 cups water or vegetable stock
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
3/4 teaspoon
salt
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
4 teaspoons greek yogurt (optional)
Chopped parsley for garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. In a stock pot over medium heat, heat the oil.

2. Saute the onion until it is translucent.

3. Add the carrots, ginger, & garlic.

4. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

5. Add beets & stock.

6. Simmer, covered, for 50 minutes.

7. Add orange rind & stir well.

8. Puree mixture.

9. Add salt & pepper to taste.

10. Garnish with yogurt & parsley.

Serves 4.

In the Box; Week 25

Sweet Potatoes | 4.5 – 5 lbs
Squash Squash | 1 pc
Red Kale | 1 bunch
Celeriac | 2 pcs
Baby Potatoes or Leeks | 1.5 lbs or 2 pcs
Parsley | 1 bunch
Carrots | 1 bunch
Broccoli | 1 pc

Eating Apples | 1 mixed bag
Macintosh, Jonagold and Fuji

Cooking Apples | 1 mixed bag (marked with tape)
Ida Red, Rome, Jonamac

Carrots

General Facts
Although carrots are shipped around the country from California throughout the year, locally grown carrots are in season in the summer and fall when they are the freshest and most flavorful.
As you may have suspected, carrot has the highest beta carotene content of all veg. So they are good for your eyesight and many other things. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.
Carrots are a member of the parsley family. Relatives to the carrots are celery, parsnip, fennel, dill and coriander.

Nutrition
1 cup of chopped carrots is just 52 calories and a fiber bonanza with a solid 4 grams. it also contains 6 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein. Vitamin wise, this cup of carrots has 428% of the daily reccomended intake of A! A powerhouse offering 13% of your vitamin C intake and a good source of folate, B6, and magnese.

Storage
Remove green tops, rinse, drain, & store in plastic bags in coldest part of the fridge. Add a bit of water in the bottom of the bag; Store away from apples & pears.

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