2013-11-10

The Cream of the Carrot

Here's a delicious and hearty soup I made after changing a bit of the original recipe.  Instead of making a separate broth I used the water from boiling the carrots. I also added white wine that added a slightly different flavour.  It turns out thick (if you like thick) and very tasty.

Preparation time is about 20 minutes.
Cook time 15-20 minutes.


You need:

~ 7-8 medium sized carrots
~ 4 tablespoons of butter or ghee
~ 2 teaspoons of sugar
~ 1 cup of white wine
~ 1 cup of cream
~ 1 cup of basmati rice
~ fresh thyme
~ salt/pepper
~ 1/2 teaspoon ginger

Directions:

Peel, slice and boil the carrots until semi-tender with 4 cups of water.
Wash and boil the rice in a separate pot. Let sit when ready.
Drain and simmer the carrots  in a saucepan with the sugar and ghee.
I usually cook with ghee and not butter. Add also the rice.
Add salt and thyme as desired.

Using the boiled water for the carrots as the broth add the wine. Stir and let sit.

Once the carrots are soft, add these to the water and blend or puree.
Add pepper as desired along with more thyme. Add ginger.
Whisk in the cream using a half or full cup.

Serve it hot. See my receipt for homemade bread.

The Journey So Far

Life is an adventure and yoga is the greatest one of all. Here I share my love of Yoga, travel, practice and becoming a part-time cook. My life adventures have taken me from growing up in Toronto to living and working in South Korea to studying in India, marriage and finally closing my Yoga school of 15 years.

What I can say so far is that I truly believe that it is necessary in life to let go of one dream in order for another to be born. This might be painful to do so but it is the only way to move forward. We often believe that if our original plan does not succeed it is the recipe for failure. But what if it is the door to something new and great? The horizon is wide and life is not a straight line. This is the way I see it and my journey so far. Having also recently given birth to my first child and at 43, it is another new beginning.


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is a perennial teacher and devoted student of yoga. Having made 18 extended trips to India she studies with her teachers annually. In 1997 she founded and directed The Yoga Way (TYW), Toronto's only school for 6-week yoga programs and not drop-in classes. For 15 years, TYW was a part of the growing Toronto yoga community and supported many charities by offering karma classes. As a teacher she holds many academic degrees including a BFA (Fine Arts in Theatre) and a Masters of Education. With a published thesis on Yoga for Children in School, her post-graduate work was a 2-year ethnographic project in the Indian school system. Heather has produced 2 dvds, meditation cds, a backbending manual and podcasts. Freedom of the Body DVD is the first of its kind as an instructional practice to the backbends of yoga. Heather has been featured in the Toronto Life magazine, The Globe & Mail, Yoga4Everybody and other on-line sources. She contributes to MindBodyGreen, Hello Yoga in Japan and Elephant Journal. She writes to inspire and share her experiences with others on yoga as a life's practice.
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