Simple Ginger Carrot Soup

Well hello again! It’s almost back to normal here at paleOMG. Did you miss me?! I missed you. I didn’t really know how much my website meant to me until I couldn’t use it anymore, and I was crying on the floor of my room in frustration. Stupid technology. Why does it have to be so weird. And confusing. But work with me, I promise you the website will be back to normal rants and recipes by next week. Because I love you. No I love you more!

So I talked about this on my facebook page a little while back. Have you seen the show ‘Catfish’? I’m obsessed. I’ll give you the run down if you haven’t seen it. So this guy met this girl on the internet, fell in love with her, then when he finally met her, you guessed it, it wasn’t her. So he made a documentary of it THEN mtv was smart enough to pick it up and he started doing the same thing for other people. So he brings two people together who have met on the internet to see if it was all a lie. Most of the episodes I’ve seen prove that people love to lie on the internet. What’s that about? I haven’t lied once on this thing. Well, maybe I didn’t tell you about a chocolate eating session, but that’s none of your business. Now my  acne issues, that’s definitely your business.

Anywho, it’s one of those shows that’s like watching a train wreck. You can’t look away. And why would you want to? Watching people meet random people they fell in love with via written words is pretty disgustingly fantastic. Ok, disgusting is the wrong word. I could see why though. I’ve dipped my toe into online dating before. I’ve seen what people put on the internet. And really, all people talk about is their positives. You know, the ‘I make 6 digits a year’, the ‘I’m looking for the girl next door because I’m a romantic at heart’, the ‘I’m a very driven person who is looking for an independent woman.’ They never put on there ‘I’m a drunk that tends to only sleep with women while intoxicated. Oh, and I have commitment issues.’ That just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Online dating is weird. I gave it up. I don’t like using up my time with someone I know nothing about. I like friends more. Why would I go on an awkward date with someone while I could be watching a Twilight movie, drinking wine, and making paleo cookies? Ugh, I’m dumb. I wish I would have never typed that sentence. But the delete button is too far away.

I ate duck last night. Duck is bloody amazing. I wish I could eat duck every other day. Every day would just be too much. Oh and I’m eating beef sticks for breakfast. This week is weird.


Simple Ginger Carrot Soup

  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 23 cups chopped carrots (I used baby carrots)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (14oz) can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (the more, the better)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add in your coconut oil, garlic and onion. Cook up onions are translucent.
  2. Then add in your carrots with broth and coconut milk along with ginger and a bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Cook until carrots are soft, about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Once carrots are soft, use an immersion blender to mix until soup is smooth and creamy. If you don’t have an immersion blender, add it to your food processor, like I did.
  5. Top with more fresh ginger and enjoy. I added some shredded chicken to mine and it was AWESOME.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


69 thoughts on “Simple Ginger Carrot Soup”

  1. HOORAY! You are back. So many of us missed you! Days just aren’t the same without your daily rants JB 🙂

    The soup sounds interesting. Not a huge fan of carrots, but I AM of soup! 🙂 So easy to make. Might have to try this bad boy out.

    Re: Catfish..the show is a train wreck indeed…but so hard to look away. Did you see the one this week with the Jasmine gal. WOW. Interestingly enough my hubby really likes watching it with me..and at certain points we will pause..and go “REALLY…how are these people so clueless or not googling who they are talking to!?!?!” Interestingly enough that is how he and I met (the hubby and I)..when I was living in different cities here in Colo…back before match and eharmony..we met the old school online room. But both of us DID check each other out online..and thankfully were NOT lying. Phew. I’d have a hard time going on that show and admitting I DIDN’T check someone out before chatting/calling with someone. I mean REALLY people, 2 years, 10 years…of talk with someone you’ve NEVER met. REALLY?!?!!

    So happy you’re back Juli. Your recipes have made the switch so much easier and it’s good to have the website back. And oh..rocked my pink paleOMG band during my C&J 1RM WOD the other day. Convinced my PR went up because of it! 🙂

  2. ahhh I totally feel you on the online dating thing! It’s like, just as much a time suck as FB, but at least on FB I know most of my friends and care at least a little about their lives. Dating just sucks.

  3. The movie Catfish frightened me. That woman was so sad. It’s a shame some people feel so alone that they have to lie about themselves.

    Love your site! Glad you’re back!

  4. Ahhh, you slay me. I am currently resisting the temptation to rejoin online dating. You are so right! People only write how they want themselves to be seen, not how they really are. I think Denver men are terrible at approaching women, though.

  5. Missed you so much! Not only do I love ryour recipes but I can totally relate to you. My friends don’t get it but seriously why do I want to spend a couples hours with someone I don’t know when I can be with my friends? Isn’t there like a boyfriend storkk or something that drops the perfet guy off at my doorstep?? Online dating blows. Can’t wait for the next recipe andd to try this one!

  6. missed you! I thought there was something wrong with my computer since I didn’t see anything recent. so glad you are back, fun to read your blogs (and everyone else’s comments!). and drool over the food. making some for a party this weekend!

  7. Is it just me, or is this post not showing up on the main page for everyone else? I saw it on FB and had to go the front page, then to the veggies page to see it. It may just be me…

    1. If I look at the paleomg homepage on my phone, I don’t see this recipe. But I can see this recipe if I view it on a laptop or desktop. For some odd reason…

  8. FInally, the stars are aligned again!! Hahaha okay I’m just glad someone else would rather watch a movie and bake paleo stuff too than go out. I’m 17 and well…thats just sad haha.

  9. my sister and i are obessed with catfish. it’s hard to feel bad for the person though because they are so stupid. nobody on facebook is a model/music producer/chelsea lately cue card holder. it’s just not believable but there are idiots out there who eat that shit up.

    are you eating the US Wellnes beef sticks?? if so, they are the bomb. i eat them with mustard or mayonnaise. i feel fat when i eat it with mayo but i don’t care. it’s great.

  10. Don’t give up on the on-line thing. I met my husband that way! We have. Sweet little boy now.
    Sure, I kissed many a frog and made my girlfriends roar with laughter (“…and then he picked his teeth with the kabob stick!”).
    But I figured it was better to star in my own movie, than stay at home watching others have lives.

  11. I love your writing style. I have a love hate relationship with online dating. All of my friends are married with kids so I never meet guys anymore at social gatherings. Online dating has been adventurous. I get a lot of harassment because I wrote I eat gluten free/paleo in my description so I would attract guys with a similar interest.

  12. Welcome Back!!

    I have to ask – who makes your favorite beef sticks? I love them too…always interested in trying other good ones. 🙂

  13. So, this is weird but about a month ago I dreamt that recipe, except it had chicken stock instead of veggie (veggie is probably better) and I made it in the pressure cooker. It was the first time I ever dreamt a recipe and it was awesome! The first thing I mumbled to my husband upon waking was “I dreamt I made carrot ginger soup and it tasted so good.” He thought that sounded disgusting. I’ve been meaning to make it ever since, but didn’t feel up to making it just for myself. But then, whaddya know, good ol’ JB has literally made my dream come true! It was sooo exciting to see my dream recipe on your website, because it means it would be delicious and I can’t wait to make it! It’s also sort of creepy, because it makes me wonder if you’re a dream stalker; like some hilarious, Cross Fitting Freddy Krueger. I’ll assume this time was a fluke, but if I dream another recipe that ends up here I’m gonna get suspicous. 🙂

  14. Yay! You’re back – which means my life is back to normal and I can resume my Paleomg stalking early in the morning. I know this post was from yesterday, but Im a bit slow on the uptake – clearly.

    Anywho – on another note – dont nag too much on the online dating world. I met my boyfriend of 3 years on the “eharm” website and hes amazing. I will warn you though, if you tried “match….” thats just a silly clown festival. If you want to date LOTS of clowns, do that one. Eharm is more serious.

    Hope that helps! Glad youre back to cooking and ranting. My life is complete.

  15. I always wonder what to have with my soup. I was so used to having a gluteny thing–toast, bread, etc, and that’s the sort of thing I still want. I know I can make paleo muffins, but it ups the effort so much. Any suggestions?

  16. Hooray! You’re back! I missed you so much, I made your carrot cake pudding so I could eat my feelings of loss without adding any guilt. And now I have no carrots to make this tasty soup….

  17. I love your soup bowls. You used them once before and I didn’t comment so I’m glad you brought them back. They are really cute.

  18. I am about ten minutes into Catfish and I am LOVING it. A similar thing happened to a friend of mine about 6 years ago…the guy she was talking to ended up being a chick! Crazy stuff!

    I’m detoxing!

  19. So glad you’re back! I HAD to watch an episode of Catfish after reading this…..and it might be my new favorite show! Thanks for sharing! (And of course…..the soup looks amazing!)

  20. I made this for dinner last night…. wowza!! So so so easy, and super delish. It was the perfect amount of creamy from the coconut milk, but with some bite from the ginger. I’m absolutely making this again, and often.

  21. Danielle Crevling

    I’m doing this with a crockpot. Becuase I’m lazy. Also… I just found out that accutane is a synthetic form of Vitamin A, but like a crazy crazy dose. Doctors used to use Vitamin A to treat acne in the 1920’s until they realized it was toxic (b/c it’s fat soluble – I’m sure you know this). But anyways, Cory is trying supplementing Vitamin A into his diet… I’ll let you know if it’s dramatic.

  22. I’ve commented before on my acne battle which is similar to yours. I found an amazing product (well im hoping it will be my godsend.) look at the website and check out the videos by this doctor. i ordered it so i’ll keep you updated with my progress.

    He has interesting info on acutane, antibiotics, topicals, laser therapy etc

    hope it helps for both our sakes!

  23. Hey Juli! You freakin’ crack me up! I love your website SO SO SO SO SO SO much!!! I’ve just recently completed the Whole Life Challenge and am absolutely hooked on eating cleanly, mainly paleo and your website is pretty much my most favorite place to make the weekly menu for my family! Thank you Thank you Thank you for your candour, humour and your amazing recipes! Keep up the great work!

  24. I quit online dating for the same reason. Seemed like a waste of time! I’d much rather sit at home or with my friends!

  25. I’m sure you have heard this enough but so glad your back! Your posts are always relatable and absolutely hilarious. Oh and your recipes…UHmazing! Your site was a huge contender in my decision to to adopt the paleo way of life. Keep it up and thank you for taking the time to share your recipes with us!!

  26. Nice and tasty… For sure. That was my first soup and I must say, well worth finding your site online. Fast, simple and enough for two with extra for lunch. Gracias.

  27. I’ve been eating a lot of soup lately because of you. Perfect for this time of year. I love carrots. YES.

  28. I’m a new paleo-er and a beginner cook and this was very doable and delicious. I’d recommend it. My only comment is that prep and cook time took a little longer, but I attribute that to me being a novice cook.

  29. I have now made this 5 times so I thought I would tell you it is amazing!!! Sooooo yummy. And yesterday I discovered how easy it is to peel ginger with an actual peeler. Dummy me has been using “the back of a spoon” because that is what I found on some website. Fail. Anyways, yesterday I made the soup, as is, then threw a chicken carcass in it and let it simmer overnight. So its chickeny and protein packed. Yum, just had it for lunch!

  30. Made it, LOVED IT!!! My girlfriend made it the other night and raved about it. So last night I was a bit under the weather and made this soup. Loaded it with ginger and not to my surprise did I feel much better today:)

  31. Just finished two bowls of this. I couldn’t get fresh ginger (it’s difficult to get here in Germany, no idea why…) so I used 1 tbsp powdered ginger instead. It gave the soup a sort of bite that I think fresh ginger wouldn’t haven given it. I think fresh ginger would have been better. But it was still very good!

  32. I made this soup for the family last night and I must say, it was absolutely amazing. I didn’t really have a vegetable broth so I subbed in my homemade chicken broth. Even my 3 year old was licking her bowl. Well done, I look forward to trying more of your yummy recipes.

  33. I have made this soup twice now and both my husband and I very much enjoy it. I added a whole butternut squash to mine and it makes it even better.

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  34. OMG. A-FUCKING-MAZING. like, i can’t even tell you how good it was without using curse words. lunch and dinner for 2 for around $5 and it took about 30 minutes including prep time because i chop slow. no one likes eating my blood. only addition would be some turmeric just because i love that spice and it ends up in everything. it’s like eating warm. that’s what warm would taste like.

  35. Last summer while my daughter and I were vacationing on Cape Cod, she had a Ginger Carrot soup at a restaurant that we forgot the name of but that she raved about for months!! She’s looked everywhere for the recipe and found a few tried them but wasn’t impressed, at all. Tonight, I found your recipe and make it for her. We just about started weeping for JOY!!!! It is SO good! Wow!!! Thank you so much! <3

  36. My father in law was visiting, and requested i make a carrot soup for him after his long flight. I made this soup for my non paleo husband and father in law and they LOVED IT. I also fell in love with it, and plan to make it again this week!

  37. Question: any idea approximately how many inches of ginger equals 3T minced?

    Also, thanks for not using your readers’ email addresses to try to sell us shit all the time. Keep up the good work!

  38. I love this recipe! Sometimes I add curry powder and then garnish with fresh cilantro at the end, and that is wonderful as well. Just a lovely, lovely soup that is so easy to make and makes you feel so good. Thank you!

  39. This soup hit the spot today, I have been home with the flu and carrots were pretty much the last thing I had in my Fridge.

  40. This soup is FANTASTIC…we really werent expecting that much..just trying to make something healthy…we were just blown away …we subbed chicken broth for the veggie broth and added a little more onion,garlic,& ginger…will be making this on a regular basis..

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