The easiest best carrot soup!

Serves 4  |  10min + 20min  |  Easy

If you haven't realized it yet, we're really comfortable people who prefer our cooking times to be short. We want our dinner to be uncomplicated and quick to make so that it's done before we become cranky assholes.  This recipe is an amazing lunch and dinner option to prevent those cranky moments, and it might be our cheapest dinner.

So if you want to impress on your date but can't afford to make her/him anything fancy (--really? Whats wrong? Doesn't your boss pay you a decent salary? Are you spending it all on illegal horse races? Shopping? Drugs? Please tell us, we're very curious!) but you still want love and affection this is the perfect dinner for you! Cake & Beans promises not to tell your date that you're cheap.

  • 1 kg of carrots (costs about 1,5 euros)

  • 1 can of coconut cream (I don't know what it costs, but come on - how cheap are you?) 

  • 1 garlic clove (leave this out if you want to make out with your date) 

  • 1 onion (that's like 20c, so you can go crazy and buy 2!)

  • pumpkin seeds (optional)

  1. Chop the carrots into big chunks (slightly smaller than in the picture), dice the onion as casually as you want, and peel and slice the clove of garlic
  2. Throw a tablespoon of butter into a big saucepan and fry the onion and garlic for a minute or two, until slightly golden
  3. Add the carrots and fry for a few minutes more - remember to stir frequently
  4. Add enough water to barely cover the carrots (you can add a cube of vegetable stock here if you want) and bring to a boil
  5. Boil everything at a gentle temperature for about 20min or until the carrots are soft
  6. Pour half of the soup stock from the saucepan into a container of your choice (you might need it later!)
  7. Add the can of coconut milk and mix everything with a stick mixer, it should be oh-so creamy and smooth now (add some of the stock from Step 6 if the soup is too thick for your taste)
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste (add a lot of salt if you haven't used vegetable stock)
  9. Serve with dry roasted pumpkin seeds (optional) 
  10. Pour yourself a glass of white wine, set the table, put your favourite Barry White record on and enjoy your dinner!

Oh, and good luck on your date!

PS. How did it go? 

PPS. we like to add a can of white beans into the soup for more protein but don't do that if you're on a date. You know why.