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Spiced carrot soup

Spiced carrot soup

Spiced carrot soup

I’ve made this soup a couple of times this winter, and it’s a real beauty. It involves ginger, coriander and lime – some of my favourite ingredients.  It’s also a doddle, and very light and healthy.   Another plus is that it can be made a day ahead of time, so it’s a great dinner party starter for those who don’t like to do too much work on the night.

The only thing that was labour-intensive was grinding the coriander and mustard seeds.  As I don’t have a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle, I used my pepper grinder.  It took an age and I felt like I’d been rock climbing afterwards because my arms were so sore.  I have admittedly pathetic hands, but I’m now mulling over investing in a spice grinder.  Thoughts?

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