Roasted Carrot Garlic Soup
|Rotini pasta||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Black pepper||To Taste|
I begin by boiling the water and pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees Celsius first. While the water and oven are getting ready, I start chopping my spices and all other foods needed to make the soup.
When the oven is ready I put my 2 or 3 bulbs into the Garlic Roaster to roast for approximately 10 minutes.
The carrots and celery go first. Use it to your hearts content. If you like a lot then go for it. If not, then only use enough to add some nice colour, but it should be added for it's health benefits. I usually use about 1/4 cup of chopped dill and put this into the boiling water next.
Parsley is a diuretic. (That means you will be using the washroom after.) Use parsley in moderation. Less than a 1/3 cup is sufficient, but you can use more. Do not use more than 1/2 a cup as that as it is way to hard on your bowels.
I remove the garlic from the oven at this point, unpeel and drop into the soup. Again if you are not a fan of the clove, only use a couple and dice them up small.
I sprinkle as much pepper on as possible remembering who else aside from myself will be eating it.
Then I add the Jalapeños. Whether it is crushed Jalapeños, or Jalapeños that I have diced myself, the spice factor is what you are after with this one.
Although you may not enjoy Jalapeños, it makes for an amazing spice in your get - well - soon - soup. Jalapeños increase your white blood cells assisting your body with fighting off a virus.
Depending on the size of pot you are using, gage how many cups of Rotini Noodles to use. I try to add at least 3 1/2 - 4 cups as I know I will add more water when I unfreeze it for another meal.
Stir on occasion so that the noodles do not get stuck together.
The very very last thing I do before taking it off the stove? I cut two lemons in half. They have seeds so you can use your hand to strain them, but this gives a little more kick with those first few slurps!
All in all, this is a very healthy soup recipe, filled with roasted garlic!
Now that everything has been added I wait.
You can add cooked chicken to add protein to this soup. It is a great protein for soup, and offers the body added iron that is lacking when we are ill.
The whole process takes me approximately 30 - 40 minutes from first adding the water to in my own bowl.
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Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 838 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9 g13.4%
Saturated Fat 0.14 g0.71%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 188.3 mg7.8%
Total Carbohydrates 181 g60.5%
Dietary Fiber 28 g112%
Sugars 23.2 g
Protein 35 g69.6%
Vitamin A 444.5% Vitamin C 151.1%
Calcium 14.3% Iron 35.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet