Delicious Creamy Ginger and Carrot Soup Recipe

Inside: Learn how to make this delicious and healthy Ginger and Carrot soup recipe, which is creamy, easy to make and so tasty! This post was sponsored by TFAL. All opinions are my own. I don’t know if I have ever seen a time where it was more important than now to strengthen our immune […]

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Inside: Learn how to make this delicious and healthy Ginger and Carrot soup recipe, which is creamy, easy to make and so tasty!

Carrot and Ginger Soup with parsley

This post was sponsored by TFAL. All opinions are my own.

I don’t know if I have ever seen a time where it was more important than now to strengthen our immune systems. While there are a lot of vitamins and supplements available to do that, my favorite way is by eating healthy food that can naturally provide the nutrients that our bodies need. 

Growing up in Mexico, my mom used to make us lots of soups. Some had seafood, some had vegetables, and some had other types of meat. One of my favorite types of soup, however, are creamy soups that are made with a base of tasty vegetables. Today, I am going to share a recipe for creamy ginger and carrot soup, which not only is good for you, but it also tastes great!

How Do You Make Creamy Ginger and Carrot Soup?

The first step to make this recipe is gather all of the ingredients that you will need. Specifically, you will need the following (see recipe for quantities):

  • Ginger Root
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Celery
  • Red Onion
  • Chicken Bone Broth
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Ground Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Lemon pepper
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

Veggies for ginger and carrot soup

Sauteeing vegetables for ginger and carrot soup

You will start by sauteeing the ginger, onion, and garlic in olive oil for a couple of minutes. For this recipe, I used my new T-fal Platinum Collection cookware. I sauteed the vegetables and actually made the entire soup in one of the large pots and it worked really well. This particular collection also has metal-utensil safe non-stick coating, stainless steel handles and it is dishwasher safe! I also love the Thermo-Spot technology which indicates when the pan is perfectly preheated. This set has 14 pieces, so it is very complete and I use it when making so many of my recipes.

TFAL platinum collection

TFAL platinum collection

You can find out more about this set and purchase it by clicking here

After you sautee the first three ingredients for a couple of minutes, you will add all of the remaining ingredients except for the chicken bone broth and sautee them for about 5-7 minutes. 

Next, blend all of the sauteed ingredients together in a blender and empty it back into the pot where you sauteed everything. At this point you will add the chicken bone broth to the pot and bring it to a boil for 5 minutes. Depending on the desired consistency, you can add more chicken bone broth.

adding broth to the soup

At this point, add salt to taste and it is ready to serve!

ginger and carrot soup

What are some health benefits of this soup?

I mentioned above that this soup is healthy and can help strengthen your immune system, so you may be wondering how.

This soup includes ginger, which has lots of health benefits, including the fact that it can help lower the risk of infections because of the amount of gingerol that it contains. 

In addition, this soup includes chicken bone broth. Chicken bone broth is associated with collagen and has many benefits such as being good for bone and joint health and possibly supporting immune function! I have replaced regular chicken and beef broth with bone broth and I have noticed a big difference. 

As you can see, there are other vegetables and herbs that are good for you as well. I am sure that you are going to love this recipe, so give it a try and let me know in the comments what your favorite immune-building recipes are.

Carrot and Ginger Soup with parsley
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsps Ginger Root Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Celery Stalks Diced
  • 1 1/2 Cup Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1/2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt To Taste

Instructions

  • Start by sauteeing the ginger, onion, and garlic for three minutes in the olive oil.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except the chicken bone broth and sautee for about 5-7 minutes
  • Blend the sauteed ingredients in a blender until smooth and return to the pot
  • Add the chicken bone broth and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add additional broth to thin out if necessary.
  • Add salt to taste.

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How to Make Authentic Pico De Gallo

Inside: Learn the authentic way of making Pico de Gallo, which goes great with so many Mexican dishes, including tamales.  This post was sponsored by Del Real Foods All opinions are my own.  Tamales and Pico de gallo are both staples of Mexican cuisine. Today I am going to show you the authentic way to make […]

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Inside: Learn the authentic way of making Pico de Gallo, which goes great with so many Mexican dishes, including tamales. 

Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them

This post was sponsored by Del Real Foods All opinions are my own. 

Tamales and Pico de gallo are both staples of Mexican cuisine. Today I am going to show you the authentic way to make pico de gallo and how you can use it to top some delicious Del Real Foods Cheese and Green Chili Tamales. Although I like to make my own tamales, sometimes they can take a lot of time and effort. If you don’t want to make your own pico de gallo or salsa, you can buy Del Real salsa at your local retailer!

Del Real Tamales in packaging

A few weeks ago my oldest son turned 10 and we had a taco bar outside with some family and friends. To go with the tacos, I served the Del Real tamales too and they were a hit! They are easy to heat up and serve at any gathering.

Tamales at a party outside on a table 

Tamales at a taco bar on a table outside

When I don’t have time for that, I am glad that I have Del Real tamales on hand which only take a couple of minutes to be ready! Del Real Foods tamales are made with sustainable wraps instead of corn husks. 

 

What are Del Real’s Sustainable Wraps?

The sustainable wraps deliver the same great flavor as traditional wraps, but they avoid sanitary risks and promote sustainability. By using these wraps, Del Real Foods actually is able to conserve more than 10,000 gallons of water per week at their facilities! 

The sustainable wraps are made of wood pulp, so it is similar to parchment paper although it is stronger. This makes it perfect to help seal in flavor and moisture which is vital for tamales. It is also important to note that these sustainable wraps do not include any chemicals or recycled content. They are also biodegradable, so that is a plus as well. 

These new wraps do not affect the flavor or how you prepare these. You can still microwave, steam, or oven-prep these tamales as shown on the instructions. 

Del Real Foods Tamales come in 5 different varieties:

  1. Pork in Red Sauce
  2. Chicken in Red Sauce
  3. Chicken in Green Sauce
  4. Cheese & Green Chili
  5. Beef in Red Sauce

You can find stores near you that sell Del Real tamales by clicking here. They will be coming out with more flavors this year, so look out for that!

What is Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo literally means “rooster beak”, which may not sound appetizing, but I promise it is delicious! It is made of diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, mixed together with salt and lime juice.

Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them

It is a simple recipe, but it adds so much to other meals, including flautas, eggs, tamales and more! It is perfect if you want to add a touch of freshness to any dish and it is healthy and delicious as well.  

The traditional version also has diced jalapenos, which I love. However, if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, you can omit it. 

Some people like to add it to their guacamole as well, which gives it an extra flavor that is hard to beat. 

How do you make Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo is one of the most simple recipes that you can make. To start, you will want to dice the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos if you are using them. Next, combine those ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 

tomato, onion, jalapenos, cebolla and cilantro in a bowl

Pico de gallo in a bowl with a jalapeno next to it

The next step is to squeeze the juice from one lime into the bowl and mix together. Finally, add salt to taste before serving alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. 

This is one of my favorite recipes, simply because it is so easy and yet adds so much flavor. I love other salsas as well, but a lot of them can take longer to make, so pico de gallo is a great alternative.

Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them

It uses fresh ingredients as well, so you can feel good eating it and sharing it with you family. 

I would love to know in the comments below how it turned out for you – let me know!

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Authentic Pico De Gallo Recipe

Learn the authentic way of making Pico de Gallo, which goes great with so many Mexican dishes, including tamales.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Pico de gallo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 17kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1/2 Jalapeno
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Dice the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno and place in a medium sized bowl
  • Add the juice from one lime and mix together
  • Add salt to taste a little bit at a time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Person | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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Authentic Mexican Pozole Blanco Recipe

Inside: Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit! This post was Sponsored by T-Fal. All opinions are my own.  If you have followed me for a while, you know that I am a fan of pozole. In […]

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Inside: Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit!

Pozole blanco in a brown bowl with hot salsa and tostadas

This post was Sponsored by T-Fal. All opinions are my own. 

If you have followed me for a while, you know that I am a fan of pozole. In fact, I already have two different varieties on this website, including Pozole Rojo and Pozole Verde. I love these recipes because they remind me of Mexico and because they are so delicious! They are especially perfect for cold winter days here in Colorado when I need something to warm me up. I also choose pozole when I am entertaining for small groups here at home, since it is easy to make and serves many. 

Today, I am going to share a third variety of pozole, called Pozole Blanco. The main difference between this version of Pozole is that it does not have red or green chiles to give it the color that the other ones do. That said, it is usually served with a spicy salsa on the side, so you can still get that flavor if you want it. 

How Do You Make Pozole Blanco?

Some of the ingredients you need for Pozole Blanco are:

  • Chicken
  • Hominy
  • Chicken Broth

This recipe is actually pretty easy to make. You will always start by adding the chicken, fresh herbs, garlic, and onion together in a large pot and letting them cook together. You will add the hominy next after removing the large herbs, garlic and onion from the broth.  After the pozole is done cooking, you can add some garnishments, such as raddish, lettuce, onion, tortilla chips, cilantro and lime. 

Pozole blanco close up shot with garnishes

Traditionally, pozole blanco is served also with a very spicy chile de arbol salsa. Warning – this is very spicy, so you can omit it if you prefer or use a more mild salsa. For those of you brave enough to try it, the recipe is below. 

When I made it this week, I used a couple of favorite new kitchen items – one of the pots and one of the frying pans from my T-Fal Easy Care Cookware Set. This is a 20 piece set that has everything you need. I love this set because the quality non-stick interior makes cooking and clean-up quick and easy. I usually handwash my cookware because I prefer to, but these are dishwasher safe so when you are in a hurry to clean up you don’t have to worry about that!

TFAL Easy Care Cookware set

This is important when I am entertaining, since I would rather spend time with my friends and family than cleaning up. I also love that all T-fail non-stick cookware is 100% toxin free, which gives me peace of mind when I make food for my friends and family. 

You can buy T-fal Easy Care products in-store or online at Walmart. 

Spice Bag Trick

As you can see above, this recipe includes a lot of fresh herbs, spices, and other ingredients that are better off removed at the end of the cooking process. In order to avoid picking each piece out, I like to use a spice bag.

TFAL pot with spice bag for pozole blanco

The concept is simple, you add the larger spices and ingredients that don’t typically dissolve (i.e. bay leaves, onions, oregano, etc.) and just drop it in during the cooking process. Then, prior to serving you remove the bag. This helps to maintain the delicious flavor, but also makes sure your guests aren’t accidentally getting big bits of herbs and onions!

This worked really well for this recipe, so I definitely recommend it to save time and effort. 

This is definitely one of my favorite recipes to make and I hope that you enjoy it as well. Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out!

Pozole blanco on a table ready to eat

Pozole blanco in a brown bowl with hot salsa and tostadas
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Authentic Mexican Pozole Blanco

Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword pozole, Pozole blanco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 Cups
Calories 170kcal

Ingredients

For the Pozole

  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can Hominy 25 oz
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Marjoram
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tsp salt more or less to taste

For the Chile de Arbol Salsa

  • 4 chile de arbol
  • 1 Chile ancho
  • 1 Chile guajillo
  • 3 garlic
  • salt
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or other oil

Accompaniments

  • chopped radish
  • limes
  • Tortillas Strips
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Onions
  • Avocado

Instructions

For the Pozole

  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot and add the salt.
  • Add the following ingredients either to a spice bag or directly to the water: rosemary, oregano, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, and onion. If using the spice bag, close it and add to the water.
  • Immediately add the chicken breasts and cook over medium high heat until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove the spice bag if using. If not using, remove the onion, garlic, bay leaves, and other herbs and dispose of them.
  • Remove the chicken, shred, and then add it back to the broth.
  • Add the hominy and bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with the the chile de arbol salsa (if desired) and the other accompaniments.

Chile de Arbol Salsa (Very spicy!)

  • Remove the stems from the chiles, and then saute all of the ingredients in a frying pan with the oil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients (including remaining oil) to a blender and blend well. You can add a small amount of water or broth for a thinner consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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