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Coconut and Carrot Soup

I originally came across this recipe on Lorna Jane and was inspired by the mix of flavours and the idea of a soup that can be either a winter warmer or a cool summer dinner for those hot nights when any effort to cook a hot meal is too much to even think about after a day full of sun and sand. 

I changed it up but only slightly, the two changes were doubling the recipe to feed 2 and have 3 decent leftover servings and omitting the turmeric (it’s always made me feel slightly sick).

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Coconut & Carrot Soup

4 carrots, peeled and grated

1 diced brown onion

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 400ml cans coconut cream

2 large lime leaves, finely sliced

1 stem of lemongrass, chopped

1 inch grated ginger

1 green chilli, finely diced

3 tbsp fish sauce

Fresh Coriander to garnish

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Start out by prepping all of your ingredients: opening cans, dicing and grating veggies and herbs and measuring liquids. Have them all sitting ready to add when the time comes.

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Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until soft. 

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Add carrot, lime leaf, lemongrass, chilli, ginger and fish sauce and cook for 2-3minutes on medium heat.

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Add in water and coconut cream before lowering the heat and bringing to a simmer. 

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Simmer soup for 15 minutes and then allow to cool for a half hour.

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Pour into blender and blend until a smooth, uniform texture is achieved.

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Dice some fresh coriander and top and serve straight away or allow to cool and eat that way. 

This soup is freezable, microwavable and lasts about 5 days in the fridge. 

 

 

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Jaffa Protein Pancakes & Chasing Dreams

So now I’ve posted my fool proof Protein Pancake Base Recipe, expect a lot of these posts to appear. I mean a lot. 

First, Let me share some very very exciting news with you. Today after much deliberation and self-doubting I enrolled to start my PT course and certification! I’m very excited and proud of myself and thought what better way to celebrate then with some delicious Jaffa Protein Pancakes.

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Jaffa Protein Pancakes

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1 quantity of Protein Pancake Base

1 Tbsp Cacao Powder

2 Tbsp water

1 Navel Orange

Greek Yoghurt and Dark Chocolate to serve

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First off make up a quantity of Basic Protein Pancake mix and leave in the blender before adding 1 Tbsp of Cacao and and extra 1 Tbsp of water (this just ensures the mixture doesn’t become too dry). Blend until combined and set aside. 

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Before you prepare your frying pan to cook the pancakes, de-skin and segment your orange and put in a saucepan with 1 Tbsp of water over low heat. Stir occasionally and boil until the orange is warmed through but has yet to become overly soggy. 

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Spray your pan with oil and heat on high heat for about 1 minute before turning to low heat and adding about 1/4 Cup of Pancake mixture to the fry pan.

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Cook for 2 minutes before flipping and cooking the opposite side for 2 minutes also. 

Repeat this process for the remaining mixture. It will yield 4 decent sized Pancakes. 

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Finally dress your pancakes with the warm orange and greek yoghurt. Grate or break some dark chocolate on top and presto! Chocolatey, Citrusy Goodness! You’re Welcome