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Carrot And Orange Soup For £1

I spent all but £1 of my hard-earned cash on champagne and prostitutes so I needed to totally cook something amazing on a mega tight budget. I figured vegetables are cheap so I went down to the local grocery store and bought an onion, an orange and some carrots…


All hail carrot and orange man! Soon to be painfully dismembered and chopped to bits and then tossed into a pressure cooker like an unwanted puppy.

I begin by chopping the onion and add to a pressure cooker along with 2 cloves garlic:


And I figure some spices would be nice:


1/2 tspn of fennel, cumin 1/4 tspn cardamom seeds.

Next, I chop the carrots and add them to the pressure cooker along with the juice of the orange and a pint of water.

After 15 mins pressure cooking we have:


The final step is to add the zest of the orange…


After blending I serve:


And how’s it taste?

I just knew I had put too much zest in; usually I’ll add about half that amount but I was all like super confident and stuff. Suffice to say it’s a tad orange flavoured, which is annoying because it would have turned out really nice instead of just nice but orange-y as hell.


1 orange, juice and half its zest (HALF!)

1/2 tspn fennel, cumin seeds

1/4 tspn cardamom pods

1 white onion

2 cloves garlic

4 carrots

1 stock cube (which I forgot to tell you about)


To a pressure cooker add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and bring to a medium heat. Add the seeds and fry for 3 mins. Chop the onions and garlic and fry for a further 5 mins until they have softened. Chop the carrots and add along with the juice of the orange and 1 pint water w/the stock cube. Place lid on pressure cooker and cook for 15 mins. Remove lid, add zest, blend. Jobs a good ‘un.

So, have YOU tried carrot/orange soup? Do you use ginger? Chicken stock cube? Why don’t you use the comments section and tell me!

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